Julia Bullock, Iestyn Davies, Louise Kwong, Ilker Arcayürek, Catriona Morison Headline Edinburgh International Festival’s 2023 Season

The Edinburgh International Festival has unveiled its 2023 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with a performance of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion,” conducted by the composer himself. Soloists include Louise Kwong, Samantha Chong, Chen Chen, Sun Li, Batubagen, Tan Weiwei, and Chen Yining. Performance Dates: August 5, {…}

Raehann Bryce-Davis, Ian Bostridge, Lawrence Brownlee, Ilker Arcayürek Headline San Francisco Performances’ 2023-24 Season

San Francisco Performances has unveiled its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Tenor Ian Bostridge will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Performance Date: Oct. 21, 2023 Mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis will present a program featuring the music of Amy Beach, Wagner, Melissa Dunphy, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Maria Thompson Corley, and Peter Ashbourne. {…}

Michael Spyres, Elza Van Den Heever & Vannina Santoni Lead Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2022-23 season. Opera Ainārs Rubiķis conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Annabel Arden. The opera stars Sunyoung Seo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Amadi Lagha, Leon Kim, and Jacques Greg-Belobo. Performance Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2022 Noëlle Gény leads “Bach et le sacré.” Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2022 Noëlle Gény conducts “Musiques sacrées” Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2022 {…}

Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Xavier Sabata & Franco Fagioli Lead Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala’s 2022-23 Season

The Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala has announced its 2022-23 season featuring many operatic performances and vocal highlights. Here is a look. Marta Mathéu and Alex Potter join the Vespres d’Arnadí and Dani Espasa for works by Händel, Porpora, Geminiani, Steffani, and Bononcini. Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2022 “Only the sound remains” by Kaija Saariaho will feature Michał Sławecki, {…}

Natalie Dessay, Diana Damrau & Marina Rebeka Lead Konzerthaus Dortmund’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Sony Classical/Baden-Baden/Tatiana Vlasova) The Konzerthaus Dortmund in Germany has unveiled its 2020-21 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal or operatic performances. The season opens with Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” with soloists Robin Johannsen, David Fischer, and Florian Boesch. The Collegium Vocale Gent and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is led by Philippe Herreweghe. Performance Date: {…}