Günther Groissböck Replaces Thomas Hampson at Heidelberger Frühling Festival

(Credit: © Gerhard Ringhofer) The 25th Heidelberger Frühling Festival has announced a program change for its concert on April 22. The festival said, “unfortunately Thomas Hampson, who is suffering from long-term COVID effects, has to cancel his full-length song recital at the festival. His piano partner Elena Bashkirova cannot perform either as she is helping her husband, Daniel Barenboim, who {…}

Regula Mühlemann, Diana Damrau, Karita Mattila, & Christian Gerhaher Lead Wigmore Hall’s 2022-23 Autumn Season

Wigmore Hall has announced details for its Autumn 2022 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Regula Mühlemann soprano and La Folia Barockorchester open the season with Cleopatra featuring music by Hasse, Vivaldi, Legrenzi, Graun, and Händel. Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2022 Elizabeth Llewellyn and Simon Lepper perform a program of music by Coleridge-Taylor, G Mahler and Strauss. {…}

Elina Garanča, Brian Jagde, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi & J’Nai Bridges Lead Arena di Verona’s 2022 Season

The Arena di Verona has announced the casting for its 2022 season. The season will open with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Elina Garanča, Clémentine Margaine, J’Nai Bridges, and Yulia Matochkina in the title role. The cast will also include Karen Gardeazabal, Gilda Fiume, Maria Teresa Leva, Lavinia Bini, Brian Jagde, Vittorio Grigòlo, Roberto Alagna, Luca Micheletti, Gëzim Myshketa, and Claudio Sgura. Performance Dates: June 17-August 27, 2022 Liudmyla Monastyrska, {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Nino Machaidze & Iréne Theorin Lead Müpa Budapest’s 2022-23 Season

Müpa Budapest has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of concerts and great artists. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Musical Stage Aapo Häkkinen conducts Schubert’s “Alfonso und Estrella” with Patrick Grahl, Lydia Teuscher, Krešimir Stražanac, Johannes Weisser, and Arttu Kataja. Performance Dates: Nov. 17, 2022 Nikolas Nägele conducts the Bel Canto Aria evening {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Sarasota Opera’s 2021 Summer Movie Series

Sarasota Opera has announced the initial lineup for its 2021 summer movie series, which brings filmed performances of opera, orchestral, and musical theatre productions worldwide to the Sarasota Opera House. First among the opera selections will be Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” on June 6. This production was staged at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany. Director Herbert Wernicke and conductor Christian Thielemann {…}