Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Lea Desandre & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Baroque Night Livestream From Aix-en-Provence

(Credits: © Julien Benhamou / Kamil Szkopik) The Festival de Pâques will present a night of baroque music to be live-streamed on March 31, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. The performance will star mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and counter-tenor Jakub Józef Orliński. The two singers will perform works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giulio Caccini, Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Dunford, Reynaldo Hahn, {…}

Karine Deshayes & Delphine Haidan Lead Recital Livestream From Opéra de Vichy

(Credits: © Aymeric Giraudel / Seattle Symphony official website) Mezzo-sopranos Karine Deshayes and Delphine Haidan will give a recital at Opéra de Vichy on Feb. 19, 2021. The program for the concert includes the works by Adolpha Le Beau, Brahms, Strauss, Gounod, Delibes, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and Rossini. Due to the French government’s COVID-19 regulations, the concert will be held without {…}

Dario Salvi Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Complete Recording of Rare / Unrecorded Meyerbeer Operas

Conductor Dario Salvi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to complete his project of recording the rare and missing operatic works by the famed composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. The recordings, which were originally slated to record in 2020, were ultimately delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Instead, the project is now aiming for completion in  2021-22. The CD will feature Meyerbeer’s ballet {…}

Amore Opera To Present Meyerbeer’s ‘Dinorah’ And Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ In March

Amore Opera will continue its 2018-19 season with a rare Meyerbeer opera and a classic Mozart opera at the Riverside Theatre in Riverside Church on Claremont Ave in New York, NY. The company will present four performances, directed by Nathan Hull, of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s long-forgotten comedy “Dinorah,” with the original French libretto. The opera was last fully-staged at the Metropolitan Opera {…}