Leeds Lieder Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

(Photo credit: Christian Kleiner & Theo Williams) The Leeds Lieder Festival has announced the 2024 event schedule. For its 20th anniversary celebration soprano Nikola Hillebrand, Joseph Middleton and Oliver Casanovas Nuevo perform the “Schubertiade lunchtime opening recital.” Performance Date: April 14, 2024 The “Young Artists Schubertiade” features Richard Stokes and the Leeds Lieder Young Artists. Performance Date: April 14, 2024 {…}

Ema Nikolovska, James Newby, Alessandro Fisher, Theodore Platt Among Winners of Borletti-Buitoni Trust Prizes

The Borletti-Buitoni Trust has announced the recipients of their 2022 awards and fellowships. The four award winners are cellist Anastasia Kobekina, violinist Geneva Lewis, baritone James Newby, and mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska; they will each receive a prize of 30k Pounds. The five fellowships winners are Consone Quartet ensemble, tenor Alessandro Fisher, cellist Zlatomir Fung, recordist Lucie Horsch, and baritone Theodore {…}

Matthias Goerne, Caroline Wettergreen & Gyula Orendt Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credits: © Marie Staggat, Deutsche Grammophon / Bayerische Staatsoper official website / Gregor Hohenberg) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden will present the August Everding’s production of Mozart‘s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” in December 2021. The opera stars Matthias Goerne and Grigory Shkarupa in the role of Sarastro; Siyabonga Maqungo and Peter Sonn as Tamino; Caroline Wettergreen as Die Königin der Nacht; {…}

Anna Prohaska, Magdalena Kožená, Max Emanuel Cenčić, Eva Zaïcik & Reinoud Van Mechelen Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s Barocktage 2021

(Credit: Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Marcus Ebener) The Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin has announced its Barocktage. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal works only. Here is a look. Baritone Adam Kutny kicks off the festival with the children opera “Theseus’ Reise in die Unterwelt.” Carolina Nees is the moderator. Performance Dates: Nov. {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Barbara Hannigan & Charles Castronovo Lead L’Instant Lyrique 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Shervin Lainez / Raphael Brand / Pia Clodi) The L’Instant Lyrique in France has announced its 2021-22 season featuring many leading singers from around the world. The season will open with sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Jeanne Gérard, mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and bass-baritone Yannis François alongside pianist Michalis Boliakis. Performance date: Sep. 27, 2021 Tenor Michael Spyres sings alongside pianist {…}