Renée Fleming, Erin Morley, Jakub Józef Orliński, Joyce DiDonato, & Julie Roset Lead New CD/DVD Releases

Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week audiences will experience numerous debut albums, a few complete operas, and some special choral works. Here is a look at the new releases. Orfeo ed Euridice Erato releases Jakub Józef Orliński’s interpretation of Gluck’s masterpiece. Recorded in Orliński’s native city, Warsaw, {…}

Susan Graham, Renée Fleming, Amanda Majeski, Christina Goerke & J’Nai Bridges Lead Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performance. Andris Nelsons conducts the opening night concert with Lang Lang and Gina Alice Redlinger as well as Susan Graham and Keila Wakao. The program includes music by Carlos Simon, Ravel, Canteloube, Saint-Saens, and Ravel. Performance Date: Sept. 19, 2024  Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s {…}

Erin Morley, David Butt Philip, Pretty Yende, Maria Agresta & Maria Bengtsson Lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2024-25 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele” is conducted by Andrea Battistoni and directed by Eva-Maria Höckmayr. The production will star Krzysztof Bączyk, Bekhzod Davronov, Marjukka Tepponen, and Martina Gedeck. Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 24, 2024 Richard Strauss’s “Intermezzo” will be conducted by Patrick Hahn and directed by Axel Ranisch. The cast will include Maria {…}

Erin Morley Announces First Album ‘Rose in Bloom’

Erin Morley has announced her debut album. The soprano took to social media to share the news and noted that the album will be titled “Rose in Bloom.” The album will feature pianist Gerald Martin Moore and music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alban Berg, Ricky Ian Gordon, Darius Milhaud, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Zemlinsky, Johannes Brahms, Michael Head, Arthur Sullivan, and Ivor Novello. In a statement regarding the album Morley {…}

Erin Morley, Nicholas Phan, Ying Fang, Joélle Harvey Headline Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2023-24 Season

The Orchestra of St. Luke has announced its 2023-24 season. “Orchestra of St. Luke’s enters the 23-24 season with a bold stride, performing 12 concerts at Carnegie Hall, including curated series in each of the storied venue’s three halls, featuring Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and the world’s leading guest artists,” said the company’s President and Executive Director, James Roe, in {…}

Erin Morley & Lawrence Brownlee Headline Met Opera’s Live in HD Performance of ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credit: Karen Almond) The Metropolitan Opera is set to present a Live in HD transmission of “Die Zauberflöte” on June 3, 2023. The opera stars Erin Morley, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Milling, Kathryn Lewek, and Thomas Oliemans. Nathalie Stutzmann conducts and Ben Bliss hosts the performance, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. local time. Of the opening night performance, OperaWire said, {…}