‘Spontini Days’ Takes Place as Part of the XXIV Pergolesi Spontini Festival

The XXIV Pergolesi Spontini Festival will honor the work and memory of composer Gaspare Spontini in “Spontini Days.” In recognition of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, “Spontini Days” will take place in his hometown of Maiolati Spontini, between July and Sept. Events will feature original and contemporary reinterpretations of the composer’s operas and arias performed by soprano Khatia {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili, Philippe Jaroussky & Ragaa Eldin Lead Clermont Auvergne Opéra’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Simon Fowler / Deutsche Oper Berlin official website) Clermont Auvergne Opéra in Clermont-Ferrand, France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works. Opera  Gaetano Donizetti‘s “Lucia di Lammermoor” showcases Jiwon Song as Enrico, Ragaa Eldin as Edgardo, and Heera Bae in the title role. The cast {…}

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, {…}