Stage + to Stream ‘Tristan und Isolde’ with Camilla Nylund & Andreas Schager

Deutsche Grammophon’s Stage + is set to present Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” from the Bayreuth Festival. The stream will continue the partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival and showcase a new production by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast that includes Andreas Schager, Günther Groissböck, Camilla Nylund, Olafur Sigurdarson, Birger Radde, Ekaterina Gubanova, Daniel Jenz, Lawson Anderson, and Matthew Newlin. The opera will be {…}

Nadine Sierra, Saioa Hernández, Piotr Beczała, Sonya Yoncheva, Xabier Anduaga & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2024-25 Season

The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Josep Pons conducts Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” with Alexei Botnarciuc, Daniel Kirch, Sara Jakubiak, Ángeles Blancas, and Pavel Černoch. Àlex Ollé conducts. Performance Date: Sept. 25-Oct. 7, 2024 Maria Agresta and Saioa Hernández star in Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” with Artur Ruciński, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Brian {…}

Boston Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 Review: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Photo: Winslow Townson The first time my partner watched Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” he couldn’t believe that the composer ever thought a Stalinist regime would be pleased with the opera. The “in-your-face” power of the work made him—a (handsome) man whose political convictions ponder between socialism and cowboyism—find endearing that ‘Shosta’ could not see his censoring coming. Even today, {…}

Bayreuth Festival Announces 2024 Season

The Bayreuth Festival has announced its 2024 season. The festival will open with Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” starring Andreas Schager, Günther Groissböck, Camilla Nylund, Olafur Sigurdarson, Birger Radde, and Ekaterina Gubanova. Semyon Bychkov conducts the production by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. Performance Dates: July 25-August 26 2024 Günther Groissböck, Klaus Florian Vogt, Markus Eiche, Olafur Sigurdarson, Jens-Erik Aasbø, and Elisabeth Teige {…}

Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2023-24 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the 2023-24 season featuring new productions, revivals, and concerts. Premieres The company will showcase Tatjana Gürbaca’s production of “Il Trittico.” For “Il Tabarro,” audiences will hear Carlos Álvarez, Anja Kampe, and Joshua Guerrero. Headlining “Suor Angelica” will be Eleonora Buratto and Michaela Schuster. Finally, for “Gianni Schicchi,” the headliners including Carlos Álvarez, Serena Sáenz, Michaela {…}

Lise Davidsen, Benjamin Appl, Magdalena Kožená & Regula Mühlemann Lead Wigmore Hall’s 2023-24 Season

The Wigmore Hall has announced its 2023-24 season headlining some of the greatest recitalists and vocalist in the world. Opera Rara: present Donizetti and Friends with Lawrence Brownlee, Etienne Dupuis, and Carlo Rizzi. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023 Asmik Grigorian and Lukas Geniušas perform Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023 Ensemble Modern and George Benjamin perform music by {…}

Diana Damrau, Andrè Schuen, Camilla Nylund & Philippe Jordan Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2023-24 Season

The Musikverein Wien has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Günther Groissböck and Malcolm Martineau perform a recital of music by Bruckner, Schumann and Wolf. Performance Date: Sept. 16, 2023 Marie Jacquot will conduct the Wiener Symphoniker in a program that includes Olivier Messiaen’s Un sourire, Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste, {…}

Tamara Wilson, Günther Groissböck, Brian Mulligan, & Errin Duane Brooks to Lead Lohengrin Seminar

The Wagner Society of New York will present its “Lohengrin” seminar led by current Metropolitan Opera cast members, Tamara Wilson, Günther Groissböck, Brian Mulligan, and Errin Duane Brooks. The 42nd annual seminar by the Wagner Society which coincides with the Met’s current production “Lohengrin” will include various presentations, interviews, and live performance demonstrations. Met Opera Orchestra pianist and lecturer Jeffrey {…}