Jonas Kaufmann & Genia Kühmeier Highlight Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of choral pieces, operatic performances and great singers. For this article we are only putting emphasis on the choral and vocal performances. Andris Nelsons conducts the opening night performance of in a program that includes Poulenc’s Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra, Beethoven’s Fantasy in C {…}

Anna Netrebko, Klaus-Florian Vogt & Emily Magee Headline Semperoper Dresden’s 2019-20 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its slate for 2019-20, which will include seven new productions to go along with 23 revivals. New Productions  Rossini’s “Il Viaggio a Reims” is directed by Laura Scozzi with a cast that includes Elena Gorshunova, Maria Kataeva, Tuuli Takala, Iulia Maria Dan, Taylor Stayton, Edgardo Rocha, Georg Zeppenfeld, Maurizio Muraro, Martin-Jan Nijhof, Christoph Pohl, Tilmann {…}

Semperoper Dresden 2017-18 Review – La Forza del Destino: Mark Wigglesworth’s Music Making Overcomes Uneven Leads in Unique Production

Dresden’s Semperoper’s production of “La Forza del Destino” showed how Verdi once again cut a big swathe in subject matter: the idea of fate, “schicksal,” “destino”, destiny, and its power over human emotions and actions. Prize-winning British conductor Mark Wigglesworth led the orchestra through the highs and lows of the tension in such a dialectic, never sacrificing the glories of {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Netrebko & Nina Stemme To Be Featured In Vienna State Opera’s 2018-19 Season

The Vienna State Opera has announced the 2018-19 season, which is incidentally the company’s 150-anniversary year.  The season will include six new productions, including a world premiere production. Here is a breakdown of what’s to come. New Productions (In Order of Opening) Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” will be the first new production, starting on Oct. 14, 2018. David McVicar directs while {…}

Pretty Yende, Diana Damrau & Russell Thomas Headline Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2018-19 Season

( Photo credit: Manfred Brückels) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced its 2018-19 season featuring seven new productions and numerous revivals. The season will also include some of today’s biggest stars as well numerous ensemble members. Here is a look! New Productions  Johan Reuter takes on the title role in Berg’s “Wozzeck” in a new production by Ole Anders Tanberg’s {…}