Pinchgut Opera 2024 Review: Dido & Aeneas

(Photo Credit: Cassandra Hannagan) Audience-members arriving at Sydney’s Angel Place Recital Hall for Pinchgut Opera’s latest production, Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas,” walked in on a boxed theatrical space in which ensemble-members crossed and re-crossed the stage folding linen. While some audience-members were to be heard wondering what the folding signified, the repeated activity, minutes before the opera started, could {…}

Peter Mattei, Julia Kleiter & Klaus Florian Vogt Lead Duisburger Philharmoniker’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Håkan Flank / Theodora Richter / Harald Hoffmann) The Duisburger Philharmoniker has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal works only. A performance of Beethoven‘s “Missa Solemnis” stars soprano Julia Kleiter, tenor Christoph Prégardien, alto Ingeborg Danz, and bass Tareq Nazmi. Christoph Spering conducts the Chorus Musicus Köln. Performance dates: Sep. {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Lise Davidsen & Ian Bostridge Lead Elbphilharmonie Hamburg’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Operabase official website / Jiyang Chen / Simon Pauly / Ray Burmiston / Opus 3 Artists official website) The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Baritone Matthias Goerne presents works by Richard Wagner alongside conductor Manfred Honeck. Performance date: Aug. 29, 2021 Soprano Diana {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča, Christine Goerke Headline Philharmonie Essen’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical /  Jiyang Chen / Chris Singer / Paul Schirnhofer/DG / Opus 3 Artists official website) Philharmonie Essen has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Christine Goerke and Klaus Florian Vogt perform works by Richard Wagner. Andris Nelsons conducts the Bayreuther Festspielorchester. {…}

Sydney Mancasola, David Portillo, Jarrett Ott & Marie-Nicole Lemieux Lead Opéra de Lille’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Kristen Hoebermann / Dario Acosta / Opéra National de Paris official website) Opéra de Lille has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look. Operas André Campra’s “Idoménée” spotlights Tassis Christoyannis, Samuel Boden, Chiara Skerath, Hélène Carpentier, Eva Zaïcik, Yoann Dubruque, Victor Sicard, Enguerrand de Hys, and Frédéric Caton. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts the production {…}