Jonas Kaufmann, Jamie Barton & Rosa Feola Highlight Park Avenue Armory 2020 Season

The Park Avenue Armory has announced its 2020 seasons. Here is a look at the vocal performances from the season. Monteverdi’s “Marian Vespers” gets a North American premiere  at the Wade Thompson Drill Hall in an interpretation directed by the Armory’s Marina Kellen, French Artistic Director Pierre Audi and featuring world-renowned orchestra and choral ensemble Pygmalion under the baton of conductor Raphaël Pichon. Performance {…}

Watch ‘Die Walküre’ On Great Performances At the Met on PBS

Wagner’s “Die Walküre” is set to appear on Great Performances at the Met on August 12 at 12 p.m. The opera will feature Robert LePage’s famed production with Christine Goerke, Greer Grimsley, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton, Eva-Maria Wesbroek, and Günther Groissböck among the cast members. Philippe Jordan conducts the second installment in Wagner’s famed tetralogy. Of the opera’s opening performance, {…}

Julia Bullock, Christine Goerke & Christian Gerhaher Lead White Lights 2019 Festival

The White Lights Festival has announced its 2019 festival featuring numerous experimental works and a number of operatic and vocal evenings. For this article, we will only announce vocal events. “En Masse,” a work created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble, is set to feature selections by Swedish composer Klara Lewis interspersed with selections from Schubert’s “Winterreise” and “Schwanengesang.” Performance {…}

Pumeza Matshikiza & Scott Hendricks lead Opera National Du Rhin’s 2019-20 Season

The Opera National du Rhin has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of new productions and world premieres. Giuliano Carella conducts the opening night gala with soloists Olivier Breitman, Ambroisine Bré, Pumeza Matshikiza, and Ezgi Kutlu. Performance Dates: Sept. 25-28, 2019 Philip Venable’s “4.48 Psychosis” gets its first production by Ted Huffman, who directed the work at the Royal Opera {…}

Diana Damrau, Renée Fleming & Nina Stemme Headline Musikverein Wien’s 2019-20 Season

Musikverein Wien has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Martin Haselböck will lead the Orchester Wiener Akademie in a performance of various works by Franz Schubert as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor. Baritone Thomas Hampson will be featured. Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2019 Bass Günther Groissböck and {…}