Masabane Cecilia Rangwanash, Asmik Grigorian & Barbara Hannigan Lead London Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For this article, here is a look at the vocal performances. Barbara Hannigan and Fleur Barron lead a concert that includes music by Haydn, Strauss, Ligeti, Luigi Nono, and Claude Vivier. Performance Dates: Sept. 14 & 17, 2023 Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” will be conducted by Barbara Hannigan. The concert will also {…}

Ermonela Jaho, Piotr Beczala, Cecilia Bartoli & Olga Peretyatko Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2023-24 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2023-24 season featuring more than 20 productions, concerts, and reictals. Ermonela Jaho stars in Puccini’s “La Rondine” with Sandra Hamaoui, Benjamin Bernheim, Juan Francisco Gatell, and Vladimir Stoyanov. Marco Armiliato conducts the production by Christof Loy. Performance Dates: Sept. 17-Oct. 28, 2023 Nahuel Di Pierro, Olga Peretyatko, Renato Girolami, Alasdair Kent, Pietro Spagnoli, and {…}

Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan & Melody Moore Lead Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Baltimore Symphony announces the 2023-24 season featuring Jonathan Heyward in his first season as Music Director. David Danzmayr conducts Christine Goerke in a program that includes Anna Clyne, Barber, and Sibelius. Performance Dates: Oct. 21 & 22, 2023  A baroque Christmas will include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Händel’s “Messiah,” and more with Baroque masters at their most irrepressibly joyful and {…}

Elliot Madore, Lester Lynch & Lauren Margison Lead Edmonton Opera’s 2023-24 Season

Edmonton Opera has announced its 2023-24 season celebrating its 60th anniversary. Opera  The season will open with Bizet’s “Carmen“ featuring mezzo-soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay in the title role and her company debut. She will be joined by tenor Adam Luther, baritone Lester Lynch, and two Rumbold Vocal Prize winners, soprano Lauren Margison and tenor Spencer Britten. Performance Dates: Oct. 19, 21, {…}

Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke & Elliot Madore Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature Riccardo Muti’s final season as the CSO’s music director. Muti has served as Music Director for 13 years. Here is a look at the vocal performances for the season. Thomas Søndergård conducts a program with music by Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Sibelius with soloist Francesco Piemontesi and Chicago Symphony {…}

Xabier Anduaga, Francesco Meli, Lawrence Brownlee & Saioa Hernández Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) Italy’s Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the 2021-22 season featuring world premieres, rarely staged works, and star singers. Here is a look at the operatic performances of the season. Pre-Opening Before opening night, the fall season will see Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco.” The work will be presented for the first time in Rome since 1972 {…}

Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier 2021 Announces Repertoire Change

(Credit: Lim Kiihwan) The Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier 2021 has announced the cancellation of the concert version of Massenet’s opera “Bacchus” that was scheduled for July 26. The opera was set to star Catherine Hunold, John Osborn, Virginie Verrez, Nicolas Testé, Jérôme Boutillier, Sébastien Droy, Florie Valiquette, and Philippe Nicolas-Martin alongside conductor Michael Schønwandt. As a replacement, the festival {…}

Against the Grain Theatre Commissions ‘Identity: A Song Cycle’ Exploring Multiple and Shifting Identities

Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) has announced the commission of composer Dinuk Wijeratne and writer/poet Shauntay Grant’s “Identity: A Song Cycle.” Baritone Elliot Madore will perform the cycle that charts the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery. The song cycle will premiere as a film in 2022 with an eye toward producing a live show in the future. Madore opened up {…}