Elizabeth Llewellyn, Jennifer Johnston, and Nicky Spence Shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Award

Photo credits: Jennifer Johnston/RT Dunphy, Elizabeth Llewellyn/Frances Marshall The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the 2021 shortlist for the Society’s annual awards. This year’s shortlist of artists and initiatives shows the important role classical music has played during an unprecedented 18-month stretch of closures and lockdowns, and how, despite the pandemic, artists have persisted in creating, collaborating, and connecting {…}

Roderick Williams, Diana Damrau, Elizabeth Llewellyn & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Wigmore Hall’s Fall Season

London’s Wigmore Hall has announced the first part of its 2021-22 season. Here are the vocal highlights. Elizabeth Llewellyn and Simon Lepper perform an evening of Finzi, Puccini, Verdi, and Walton. Performance Date: Sept. 3, 2021 Ed Lyon and Theatre of the Ayre join forces for Boësset, Cavalli, Dowland,  and more. Performance Date: Sept. 5, 2021 Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre {…}

Lise Davidsen, Christian Gerhaher & Elizabeth Llewellyn Lead Wigmore Hall January 2021 Slate

(Credits: Ray Burmiston/Decca Classics / Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music Entertainment /  Shirley Suarez) The Wigmore Hall has announced January 2021 slate. All concerts will be streamed on the company’s website in HD. Additionally, all live-streamed concerts will be available on-demand for 30 days after the date of the concert. If the epidemiological situation permits, concerts will allow up to 200 spectators. {…}

Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Angel Blue, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Cecilia Bartoli Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream this Week

This week, audiences worldwide will get a unique opportunity to experience multiple opening night events from several major companies. The recommendations also extend to unique new opera experiences as well as some famed classics featuring opera’s biggest stars. Deceiver of Citizens (Now) Music and video director Jonathan Khuner and composer/librettist Michael Senturia’s short opera tells the story of a Deceiver {…}

Elina Garanča, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Marina Rebeka, Angela Gheorghiu Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

An operetta, a VR opera, a couple of star-studded galas, recitals led by some of opera’s greatest and rising stars, and some classic productions from opera’s greatest theaters. Our digital recommendations this week span a wide range of operatic experiences that we think will reach a similarly diverse audience. La Rondine – Metropolitan Opera (Sept. 21) The Met will dedicated {…}

Dame Sarah Connolly & Elizabeth Llewellyn Lead English National Opera’s Mozart Requiem

(Credit: Christopher Pledger/ Shirley Suarez / English National Opera official website / Gerard Collett) The English National Opera has announced that it will reopen the London Coliseum on Nov. 6 & 7, 2020, for the two special performances of Mozart’s “Requiem.” The performances will star mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly, soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn, tenor Toby Spence, and bass Brindley Sherratt. The {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn & Samuel Sakker Lead Scottish Opera September 2020 Performances

(Credits: Shirley Suarez / English National Ballet official website) The Scottish Opera has announced a September program of seated outdoor performances, following the Scottish Government’s decision from August 20. The Scottish Opera will bring live performances back to the stage with physical distancing observed at all times by the performers, backstage staff, and the audience. “We are delighted we can {…}

Simon Keenlyside, Sarah Connolly, Elizabeth Llewellyn & Christian Gerhaher Highlight Wigmore Hall’s Fall 2020 Season

(Credits: ROH/Bill Cooper / Christopher Pledger / Shirley Suarez / Gregor Hohenberg/Sony) Wigmore Hall has announced the full slate for the 2020 fall season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. All the concerts will be live-streamed on the Wigmore Hall’s website in HD. Here is the rundown. Baritone Christian Gerhaher and the {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Maxim Mironov & Patricia Racette Headline International Weekend (2/21-23)

(Credit: Courtesy of English National Opera ) This weekend there are a number of new productions including two comedies, three modern masterpieces, and one classic repertoire staple. Here is a look at our recommendations. Egmont – Theater an der Wien, Austria Edgaras Montvidas, Bo Skovhus, Maria Bengtsson, Angelika Kirchschlager, Theresa Kronthaler, and Károly Szemerédy star in Christian Jost and Christoph {…}