Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Barbara Hannigan & Fabio Luisi Among Signatories Petitioning Against the Canceling of Russian Artists

(Credit: Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera) One hundred and nineteen artists and conductors are signing a petition to end the war and end the boycott against boycotting Russian artists. The petition, which is signed by such prominent artists as Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Cornelius Meister, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Barrie Kosky, Matthew Rose, Fabio Luisi, Barbara Hannigan, and {…}

Latonia Moore, Andrea Carroll, Tamara Wilson, Fatma Saïd Headline Cleveland Orchestra’s 2021-22 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this performance, our focus will be mainly on operatic and vocal performances. It all starts with Andrea Carroll’s Severance Hall debut alongside bass-baritone Dashon Burton as the two perform a two-piano arrangement of Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem.” Lisa Wong conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Performance Date: Oct. 28, {…}

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Promotion of Vinay Parameswaran to Associate Conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra announced the immediate promotion of Vinay Parameswaran to Associate Conductor, continuing his three-and-a-half-year tenure with the Orchestra through the 2021-22 season. Parameswaran, who served as the Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor since 2017, will continue to hold the Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Assistant Conductor Endowed Chair, despite his new title. Parameswaran will remain The Cleveland Orchestra Youth {…}

The Cleveland Orchestra Launches Third Edition of Classics Concerts

(Credit: Jennifer Taylor) On Thursday, August 20, 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra launched its third collection of full-length concerts on TCO Classics, showcasing some of the orchestra’s most memorable performances across its first half-century at the Blossom Music Center. The collection spotlights performances by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, clarinetist Benny Goodman, pianist Van Cliburn, violinist Itzhak Perlman, soprano Roberta Peters, and {…}

Q & A: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner on Klytämnestra at Salzburg, the ‘New Normal’ After COVID-19

(Credit: Dario Acosta NY) German mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner is one of the most sought-after opera singers of our time. Baumgartner has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since the 2009-10 season. During her time in Frankfurt, Tanja Baumgartner made appearances in numerous operas including “Carmen,” “Giulio Cesare in Egitto,” “Don Carlo,” “Medea,” “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” {…}

Karen Cargill, Anne Sofie von Otter, Florian Boesch & Soraya Mafi Lead Edinburgh International Festival Summer Digital Edition

(Credits: Nadine Boyd Photography/Cristina Haldane) The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a virtual program for its 2020 edition. In partnership with Scottish artists and national arts companies, “My Light Shines On” features original performances that have been filmed inside venues such as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The King’s Theatre, Leith Theatre, The Hub, Usher Hall and The Queen’s Hall. “My {…}