Pretty Yende, Allan Clayton, Matthew Polenzani & Anna Lucia Richter Lead Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2023-24 Season

The Konzerthaus Dortmund has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahav Shani open the season with Hila Baggio. The concert will include music by Paul Ben-Haim, Betty Olivero, and Gustav Mahler. Performance Date: Sept. 3, 2023 Anna Lucia Richter and Ammiel Bushakevitz perform a recital of music by Wolkenstein, {…}

Diana Damrau, Elīna Garanča, Patricia Nolz & Fatma Said Lead Wiener Konzerthaus’ 2023-24 Season

The Wiener Konzerthaus has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Riccardo Chailly conducts a Verdi program with the chorus and orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala. Performance Date: Sept. 4, 2023 The Bayerisches Staatsorchester will perform alongside Yefim Bronfman and Elsa Dreisig in a Schumann, Wagner, and Mahler program. Vladimir Jurowski conducts. Performance Date: {…}

Soprano Fatma Said Headlines Through the Noise’s Classical Club Nights Series

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said will open Through the Noise’s Classical Club Nights series in “noisenight19.” Said’s set will feature pieces from her latest release, “Kaleidoscope” with a focus on tango-inspired music and jazz. Award-winning composer and jazz pianist Harry Baker and bandoneon player Julian Rowlands will accompany her. “Kaleidoscope” shares a blend of cultures and genres, as well as showcases {…}

Regula Muhlemann, Christoph Prégardien, Fatma Said, Andrè Schuen Headline Schubertiade 2023

Austria’s Schubertiade has announced its 2023 program As always, this will focus solely on vocal and operatic performances. It all kicks off with soprano Fatma Said and pianist Joseph Middleton taking on music by Haydn, Schubert, and Schumann. Performance Date: April 30, 2023 Mattias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Performance Date: June 17, 2023 Soprano Christiane {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Magdalena Kožená & Anja Harteros Lead Philharmonie Essen’s 2022-23 Season

The Philharmonie Essen has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal and operatic highlights. Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman perform a recital of music by Brahms, Dvořák, Martinů, Mussorgsky, and Bartók. Performance Date: Sept. 5, 2022 Regensburger Domspatzen, Knabenchor Hannover, and Essener Domsingknaben perform in concert. Performance Date: Sept. 17, 2022 Evelyn Ziegler performs alongside Udo {…}

Peter Mattei, Freddie De Tommaso, Angela Meade & Ekaterina Semenchuk Headline Verbier Festival’s 2022 Season

The Verbier Festival has announced its 2022 season, featuring operas and several concerts. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Operas Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” kicks off the festival with Olga Peretyatko as Donna Anna, Magdalena Kožená as Donna Elvira, Bogdan Volkov as Don Ottavio, Mikhail Petrenko as Leporello, Alexandros Stavrakakis as Il Commendatore, Julien {…}

Rolando Villazón to Celebrate 50th Birthday

Rolando Villazón will celebrate his 50th birthday with a concert “Cinquentañero.” The concert, which will be held on Feb. 21, 2022, one day before his 50th birthday, will take place at the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg. Many of Villazón’s closest collaborators will celebrate the famed tenor’s milestone birthday including Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Charles Castronovo, Magdalena Kozena, Regula Muehlemann, Fatma Said, {…}