Lisette Oropesa, Lawrence Brownlee, Maria José Siri, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller Headline Dresden Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo Credit: Steven Harris) The Dresden Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be vocal and operatic performances. Robert Treviño leads a program of music by Janácek, Martinu, and Brahms with the Prager Philharmonischer Chor. Performance Dates: Oct. 26, 2023 François Leleux leads a program featuring music by Mendelssohn and Lera Auerbach’s {…}

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 {…}

Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala & Sarah Connolly Highlight Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season with many vocal highlights. Here is a look. Philippe Herreweghe conducts Dorothee Mields, Sophie Harmsen, Alex Potter, Reinoud Van Mechelen, and Krešimir Stražanac in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Performance Dates: Feb. 13 & 14, 2023 Christian Thielemann and Diana Damrau team up for an evening of Richard Strauss. Performance Dates: April {…}

Adela Zaharia, Tuuli Takala, Rolando Villazón & Maria José Siri lead Semperoper Dresden’s 2022-23 Season

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 brand new and 30 returning productions in both opera & ballet and its Junge Szene program.  Here is a look at the opera productions Premieres  “chasing waterfalls Angus Lee/phase7/kling klang klong” makes its world premiere conducted by the composer Angus Lee and staged by Sven Sören Beyer. The cast includes Eir {…}

Saimir Pirgu & Hanna-Elisabeth Müller Lead Staatskapelle Dresden’s New Years Eve Concert

The Staatskapelle Dresden is set to present its Silver Concert on New Year’s Eve. The evening, which was canceled for live audiences, will be performed for livestreamed audiences on ZDF on Dec. 31, 2021. Christian Thielemann will conduct soloists soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, tenor Saimir Pirgu, and pianist Igor Levit in a program of music by Huppertz, Erwin, Heymann, Profes, Gershwin, {…}

Kyle Ketelsen, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Kate Lindsey & Philippe Sly Headline ‘Don Giovanni’ at Wiener Staatsoper

(Credit: © Peter Mayr) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the upcoming premiere of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” which due to the nationwide lockdown in Austria, will be performed without live audiences. The cast for the opera includes Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Donna Anna, Kate Lindsey as Donna Elvira, Philippe Sly as Leporello, Stanislas de Barbeyrac in the role of Don Ottavio, Ain {…}

Kyle Ketelsen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Isabel Leonard & Andrea Carroll Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s Streaming Slate

(Credit: Wiener Staatsoper official website) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced the slate of operas that it will be presenting on its streaming platform over the next week. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” from 2020 kicks off the slate. The opera spotlights Helene Schneiderman, Nicole Car, Anna Goryachova, Larissa Diadkova, Andrè Schuen, Bogdan Volkov, Dimitry Ivashchenko, Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Mykola Erdyk, and Johanna {…}