Joélle Harvey, Nicholas Phan & Mary Bevan Lead Handel and Haydn Society’s 2021-22 Season

The Handel and Haydn Society in Boston has announced its 2021-22 season returning to live performances. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. For the 168th consecutive year, the company will celebrate the holiday season with performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” at Symphony Hall. For the last time as Artistic Director, Harry Christophers will lead {…}

Ben Bliss, Tyler Duncan, Joélle Harvey, Samantha Hankey Headline Bard Music Festival’s ‘Nadia Boulanger and Her World’

The Bard Music Festival has unveiled the full slate of its “Nadia Boulanger and Her World.” For the purposes of this article, the focus will be on operatic and vocal programs and performers. First up is “Program One: The Exemplary” which will feature Boulanger’s music alongside that of Lili Boulanger, Praulx Rainier, Louise Talma, Grazyna Bacewiz, and Julia Perry. The {…}

Joelle Harvey to Headline Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Fridays on the Farm: American Masters’

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will present “Fridays on the Farm: American Masters” on July 2, 2021. The performance, which will take place at The Venue at Goebberts in Pinegree Grove, Illinois will feature soprano Joelle Harvey as she takes on Barber’s iconic “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Harvey is an internationally renowned soprano who has performed at {…}

Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Anja Harteros, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała Highlight Opernhaus Zürich’s 2021-22 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas – Premieres Richard Strauss‘ “Salome” will star Elena Stikhina, Kostas Smoriginas, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Michaela Schuster, Mauro Peter, and Siena Licht Miller. Simone Young conducts the production by Andreas Homoki. Performance dates: Sep. 12 – Oct. 17, 2021 Verdi‘s “Il Trovatore” will spotlight Quinn Kelsey, Marina Rebeka, {…}

Handel and Haydn Society To Present Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

The Handel and Haydn Society will perform Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on Friday, April 3 and Sunday, April 5 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The famed work will be conducted by Artistic Director Harry Christophers with soloists tenor Joshua Ellicott, bass-baritone Matthew Brook, soprano Joélle Harvey, mezzosoprano Paula Murrihy, tenor Jeremy Budd, and bass-baritone Stephan Macleod. Christophers last did the famed {…}

Renée Fleming, Angel Blue & Anna Caterina Antonacci Headline Washington National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Washington National Opera) The Washington National Opera has announced its 2020–2021 season offering up some ambitious repertoire. The season with WNO’s new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Robert Spano makes his WNO debut conducting a cast that includes Elza van den Heever, Brandon Jovanovich, Brian Mulligan, Ryan Speedo Green, Joshua Blue, and Eric Owens. Performance Dates: Oct. 24–Nov. 9, 202o {…}

Handel & Haydn Society With A Mozart Celebration

The Handel and Haydn Society will opens its 205th season with A Mozart Celebration. The season will commence with a cherished selection of Mozart favorites, including “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” Mass in C Minor, K.427, Great, Concert aria, “Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gonner!,” and Concert aria “Ah, lo previdi!” – “Ah t’invola” – “Deh, non varcar.” The concert will feature award-winning soprano Joelle Harvey, who will {…}