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 {…}

Salzburg Festival 2020 Preview: Franz Welser-Möst & Krzysztof Warlikowski Discuss ‘Elektra’

(Credit: Anne Zeuner / Salzburg Festival) Strauss’ opera “Elektra” will open this year’s Festival in Salzburg, in quite unique circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conductor Franz Welser-Möst and stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski discussed their views of the production in a recent press release from the Salzburg Festival. “The danger of becoming inebriated with the opulence of sound and losing {…}

The Cleveland Orchestra Expands Digital Offerings, Featuring Beethoven Celebration Festival

(Credit: © Julia Wesely) The Cleveland Orchestra has launched the second collection of their concert audio recordings, featuring their celebrated “Prometheus Project.” Dedicated to exploring the works of Beethoven, this festival closed out the orchestra’s centennial season in 2018. The “TCO Classics” can be streamed for free on the company’s website. This collection of recordings includes all nine of Beethoven’s {…}

Fabio Sartori, Tamara Wilson & Franz Welser-Möst Highlight Cleveland Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season. For the purposes of this article we will only highlight vocal performances. Franz Welser-Möst conducts Eldman’s Rothko Chapel and Mozart’s Requiem and Ave verum corpus. The concert features soloists Lauren Snouffer, Daryl Freedman, Julian Prégardien, Matthew Plenk, Peter Kellner, and violist Wesley Collins. Performance Dates: Sept. 24-30, 2020 Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven’s {…}

Cleveland Orchestra Extends Franz Welser-Möst’s Contract, Announces New Opera Performances Including Piotr Beczala As ‘Parsifal’

(Credit: Julia Wesely) The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a new five-year extension of Franz Welser-Möst’s contract as Music Director. The new contract will continue the conductor and orchestra’s partnership that began in 2002 and will now be extended until 2027. “I am delighted to announce this extended contract, ensuring The Cleveland Orchestra’s acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Möst for an additional {…}