Ryan McKinny, Hera Hyesang Park & Joélle Harvey Lead Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2025 Season

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2025 Festival Season. “The 2025 Festival Season builds on the company’s reputation for curating a daring collection of works. These three fascinating pieces—legends, myths and parables—are drawn from far-flung corners of the operatic repertory and each elevates the intrinsic appeal of the other in beautiful ways,” said  Linda Koehn General and Artistic {…}

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Catalina Cuervo & Jennifer Johnson Cano Lead Cincinnati Symphony’s 2024-25 Season

The Cincinnati Symphony has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances on offer. Larisa Martínez and Peter Dugan join Joshua Bell for an evening of Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Puccini, and more. Performance Date: Oct. 6, 2024 Marin Alsop conducts the May Festival Chorus in a Shostakovich and Bernstein program. Performance Dates: Nov. 16 & 17, 2024 {…}

John Osborn, Amanda Forsythe, Joélle Harvey & Christian Van Horn Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Nicholas Kraemer conducts a program that includes the music of Händel, Beethoven, and Mozart. Soloists include Amanda Forsythe, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Josh Lovell, and Michael Sumuel. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Fabien Gabel and Konstantin Krimmel team up for a program of music by Britten, Mahler, {…}

Erin Morley, Nicholas Phan, Ying Fang, Joélle Harvey Headline Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2023-24 Season

The Orchestra of St. Luke has announced its 2023-24 season. “Orchestra of St. Luke’s enters the 23-24 season with a bold stride, performing 12 concerts at Carnegie Hall, including curated series in each of the storied venue’s three halls, featuring Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and the world’s leading guest artists,” said the company’s President and Executive Director, James Roe, in {…}

Iestyn Davies, Lucy Crowe, & Tim Mead Headline The English Concert’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo credits: Chris Sorensen, Victoria Cadisch, Andrew Staples) The English Concert has announced its 2023-24 season. This article features vocal works only. Countertenor Iestyn Davies returns to the BBC Proms to perform “Late Night Bach.” Davies will perform two of Bach’s solo cantatas, “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust” and “Geist und Seele wird verdwirret” at the Royal Albert Hall. Performance Date: {…}

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. {…}