Jakub Hrůša Named Music Director of Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

(©Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Musacchio Ianniello Pasqualini) The Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has named Jakub Hrůša its new Music Director. Hrůša’s contract will last three years and will see the conductor perform at least three productions, special projects, and lead international and national tours. The conductor will begin his tenure in the 2021-22 season conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Joyce DiDonato, Józef Orliński, Benjamin Bernheim Among Nominees for Gramophone Awards 2020

Credit: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Gramophone has announced the recordings that have advanced to the final round of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal, choral, and opera categories. The first contestant in the opera category is the Barber’s “Vanessa,” performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Chorus, under the musical {…}

Ruxandra Donose & Kateřina Kněžíková Highlight Bamberger Symphoniker’s 2019-20 Season

Bamberger Symphoniker has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal and opera-related performances. Jakub Hrůša will conduct the Bamberger Symphoniker during a performance of Wagner’s Prelude to “Lohengrin.” The program will also include Bohuslav Martinů’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G Minor, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, {…}

Royal Opera House 2017-18 Live Cinema Preview: Controversial ‘Carmen’ Hits Silver Screen

On March 6, 2018, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden will showcase its new production of Bizet’s “Carmen.” The production, directed by Barrie Kosky, stars mezzo Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Kostas Smoriginas, Kristina Mkhitaryan, David Soar, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmesthina, Pierre Doyen, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, and Gyula Nagy under the musical direction of Jakub Hrůša. The production has been getting mixed {…}