Magdalena Kožená, Peter Mattei, Golda Schultz Headline Verbier Festival 2024

The Verbier Festival has unveiled its 2024 edition. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal performances on offer. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the VF Orchestra and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Performance Date: July 19, 2024 Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts “Le Nozze di Figaro” with a cast starring Peter Mattei, Golda Schultz, Tommaso Barea, Anna El-Khashem, Rebecka Wallroth, {…}

Golda Schultz, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Andrè Schuen, Ian Bostridge, Fatma Said Headline Schubertiade 2024

Austria’s Schubertiade has announced its 2024 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Hohenems Soprano Nikola Hillebrand and pianist Helmut Deutsch will perform works by Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Strauss. Performance Date: April 28, 2024 Bass David Steffens and pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz will take on music by Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss. Performance Date: April 29, 2024 Tenor Mauro Peter joins {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: The Dialogue of the Carmelites

(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith) Whether you like Barrie Kosky’s stagings or not, they always have an enormous presence. Think of the Marlene Dietrich-inspired gorilla suit in his “Carmen” for the Royal Opera House, the inflatable Beckmesser caricature in the Nuremberg trial “Meistersinger”, or the eerie sea of ash and candles in his “Saul” for Glyndebourne. The latter, highly acclaimed, meant {…}

Golda Schultz & Chanticleer Headline Princeton University Concerts’ 2023-24 Season

Princeton University Concerts has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Chanticleer will present “Music of a Silent World” alongside the Princeton University Glee Club. Performance Date: Oct. 12, 2023  Soprano Golda Schultz and pianist Jonathan Ware will join forces for “This Be Her Verse.” The performance will feature {…}

Ewa Płonka, Lucas Meachem, Sasha Cooke, Lawrence Brownlee, Denyce Graves & Angela Meade Lead The Dallas Opera 2023-24 Season

The Dallas Opera (TDO) has announced its 2023-24 Season, featuring a world premiere production of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Kicking off the season, opening with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Ewa Płonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Cavaradossi, Gihoon Kim as Scarpia, Andrew Potter as Angelotti, Thomas Cilluffo as Spoletta, and Darren Drone as Sacristan in this Andrew {…}

Metropolitan Opera to Present ‘For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope’

(Credit: Richard Termine) The Metropolitan Opera is set to present “For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope” on Feb. 24, 2023. The event will be presented to commemorate and honor the Ukrainians fighting to defend their country from Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion. Audiences will hear a performance of Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony under the musical direction {…}