Eric Owens, Liv Redpath, & Nola Richardson Star in Seattle Symphony’s 2024-25 Season

The Seattle Symphony has announced its programming for the 2024-25 season. This article feature vocal works only. The full season can be found here. Soprano Liv Redpath serves as soloist in Fauré’s “Requiem,” as part of the symphonic series. Kazuki Yamada conducts the Seattle Symphony Chorale and Symphony. Performance Dates: November 21 & 23, 2024 The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices join the {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Julia Bullock, Latonia Moore & Anthony Roth Costanzo Lead Classical Grammy Nominees

The Grammy nominations have been announced. The Best Opera Recording nominees are Blanchard’s Champion featuring Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore, and Eric Owens with David Frost as the producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); and Corigliano’s “The Lord Of Cries” featuring Gil Rose, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Kathryn Henry, Jarrett Ott, and David Portillo with Gil {…}

Daniela Mack, Nicholas Phan & Michelle Bradley Lead Boston Baroque’s 2023-24 Season

The Boston Baroque has announced its 2023-24 season featuring a number of vocal performances. The Boston Baroque opens its season with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 featuring Heidi Stober, Daniela Mack, William Burden, and Eric Owens. The program also includes the “Coriolan” Overture and Elegiac Song. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-15, 2023 The company will also perform Handel’s Messiah with Amanda Forsythe, {…}

Lise Davidsen, Lisette Oropesa & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2023-24 Season

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is set to open its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the season. Tomasz Konieczny leads Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” alongside Tamara Wilson, Robert Watson, and Mika Kares. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 23, 2023 – Oct. 7, 2023 Audra MacDonald will perform in one evening. Performance Date: Oct. 6, 2023 Donizetti’s “La {…}

Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato Lead Classical Grammy Nominations

The Grammy Awards have announced their nominations for 2023 with the Metropolitan Opera leading the field in the classical categories. In the Best Opera Recording category Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice” was nominated alongside Terrence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut up in my Bones” and Anthony Davis’ “X – The Life And Times Of Malcolm X” “Eurydice” features Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, {…}

Tamara Wilson, Limmie Pulliam, Eric Owens, Kelle O’Connor Headline Cleveland Orchestra’s Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: ‘The American Dream’

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the first ever Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: “The American Dream.” “With this season’s inaugural Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: ‘The American Dream’ and future annual festivals, The Cleveland Orchestra is creating space and a forum at Severance Music Center and within the greater Cleveland community to explore broader topics through {…}

PBS to Present Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’ From Metropolitan Opera

(Credit: Ken howard) PBS has announced that it will start broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “Don Carlos” on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Verdi opera stars Sonya Yoncheva, Jamie Barton, Matthew Polenzani, Eric Owens, John Relyea, and Étienne Dupuis. Of the production, OperaWire’s Francisco Salazar noted that while the production did not really present the “original” French version of the {…}

Larisa Martinez, Eric Owens, J’Nai Bridges, Paul Appleby, Roderick Williams Headline 92NY’s 2022-23 Season

The 92YNY has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on classical vocal performances. The season kicks off with a concert featuring soprano Larisa Martinez in her company debut alongside violinist Joshua Bell. Peter Dugan performs at the piano. Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2022 Eric Owens and singers from Curtis Opera Theater, {…}