Janai Brugger & Elīna Garanča Headline Great Performances Lineup for August 2023

(Photo Credit: Dario Acosta) Great Performances on PBS has announced two essential presentations. First up, the organization will broadcast a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony. The showcase will feature Uniting Voices, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductor and Bernstein protégé Marin Alsop. Janai Brugger appears as the soprano soloist. The performance, which was recorded {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Janai Brugger & Spencer Britten Lead Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal’s 2023-24 Season

The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal has announced its 2023-24 season. here is a look at the vocal performances. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Händel’s “Messiah“ with soloists Magali Simard-Galdès, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Spencer Britten, and Philippe Sly. Performance Dates: Dec. 19 & 20,  2023 Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a concert of music by Poulenc, Boulanger, and Amy Beach. Janai Brugger and Karen Cargill are the soloists. Performance Date: Feb. 3, {…}

Renée Fleming, Christina Nilsson, & Janai Brugger Lead Atlanta Symphony’s 2023-24 Season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Orchestra in a program of music by Brahms, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, and Brahms. Performance Dates: Nov. 2-4, 2023 Norman Mackenzie conducts a Christmas concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club, Atlanta Symphony {…}

Laura Wilde, Brandie Sutton & Janai Brugger Lead Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2023 Season

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced its 2023 season. The season opens with “Treemonisha,” Scott Joplin’s landmark opera. The work will see an expanded version, reimagined for the modern day with an added prologue and epilogue by composer Damien Sneed and librettist Karen Chilton. Charlotte Brathwaite directs the opera with George Manahan conducting. The cast includes Justin Austin, {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Sondra Radvanovsky, Anna Netrebko & Renée Fleming Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions. Here is a breakdown of the season. New Productions Sir. David McVicar directs a new production of Cherubini’s “Medea” with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. The cast will be rounded out by Janai Brugger, Ekaterina Gubanova, Matthew Polenzani, and Michele Pertusi. Carlo Rizzi conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. {…}

Dutch National Opera to Stream Haydn’s “Missa in tempore belli”

On Feb. 11, the Dutch National Opera, in collaboration with OperaVision, will stream Haydn’s “Missa in tempore belli.” The company staged the work in a production by Barbora Horáková and revealed the flipside of the steadfast faith that runs through every note of Haydn’s mass, poignantly portraying individuals who suffer under the heavy burden of a narrow-minded, one-sided ideology. Swiss-Israeli {…}