Jamie Barton, Mary Bevan, & Dame Sarah Connolly Star in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

(Photo credit: Thalhammer & Pledger) The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for the 2024-25 season. This article only features vocal works. Soprano Mary Bevan opens the season with a program of works by Schubert. Edward Gardner conducts. Performance Date: July 17, 2024 Soprano Lucy Crowe, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Nicky Spence, and baritone Jonathan Lemalu serves {…}

Glyndebourne Adds an Extra Performance of ‘Semele’ to its Festival Schedule

Photo Credit: Richard Hubert Smith Glyndebourne has added an extra performance of Handel’s “Semele” to the Festival 2023 schedule. In response to the high demand for tickets, the company’s new production of “Semele” will have an added performance on August 21. Adele Thomas directs the debut performance of “Semele” starring soprano Joélle Harvey, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, and tenor Stuart Jackson. {…}

Jennifer Johnston, Miah Persson, Sophie Bevan, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams Headline Leeds Lieder’s Spring 2023 Program

Leeds Lieder has announced a series of recitals that it will be present this spring in anticipation of its festival, which is set to take place between June 9-17, 2023. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and pianist and Festival Director Joseph Middleton, will showcase music from 20th and 21st century British and American composers. Audiences will hear music by Jonathan Dove, Benjamin {…}

Bryn Terfel, Adela Zaharia, Benjamin Appl, Jennifer Johnston, Katerina Kneziková Headline Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s 2022-23 Season

(Image Source: Domingo Hindoyan Official Website) The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on classical vocal performances. The Opening Concert will feature soprano Katerina Kneziková in a performance of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Domingo Hindoyan will also conduct Janácek’s Sinfonietta. Performance Dates: Sept. 17, 2022 Soprano Katie Coventry and {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Christian Gerhaher & Michael Spyres Lead Presto Music’s 2021 Awards Winners

(Credit: Presto Music official website) Presto Music has announced its 2021 awards. Tenor Michael Spyres was awarded for the CD “BariTenor” on the Erato label. The album ranges wide, encompassing repertoire normally assigned to both tenors and baritones. Programming 18 arias by 15 composers, it covers three centuries of opera in Italian, French and German. Marko Letonja conducts the Orchestre {…}

Jennifer Johnston, English National Opera & Bristol Choral Society Among Recipients of Royal Philharmonic Society Awards

(Credits: Bayerische Staatsoper official website / Opera Online) The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced the recipients of its awards for 2021. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston has been awarded in the Singer Category, while the English National Opera’s ENO Breathe received the Impact Award for the program to help Long Covid sufferers across the UK address their breathing and anxiety. The Inspiration {…}

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Jennifer Johnston, and Nicky Spence Shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Award

Photo credits: Jennifer Johnston/RT Dunphy, Elizabeth Llewellyn/Frances Marshall The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the 2021 shortlist for the Society’s annual awards. This year’s shortlist of artists and initiatives shows the important role classical music has played during an unprecedented 18-month stretch of closures and lockdowns, and how, despite the pandemic, artists have persisted in creating, collaborating, and connecting {…}

Jennifer Johnston & Roderick Williams Lead Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Fall Performances

(Credits:  Gerard Collett / Groves Artists official website) The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has announced a series of October and November performances. Fourteen socially-distanced concerts will take place from Oct. 1 to Nov.  4, 2020. For the purpose of this article, we will focus only on vocal works. Baritone Roderick Williams will perform a program that includes works by Finzi, Ireland, {…}

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, {…}

Benjamin Appl & Jennifer Johnston Headline Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Soprano Anna Crookes will be joined by flutist Fiona Fulton, cellist Jonathan Aasgaard, and pianist Ian Buckle of Pixels Ensemble to perform works by Hildegard of Bingen, Dani Howard, George Crumb, Luciano Berio, and Maurice Ravel. Performance Date: {…}