Vanessa Goikoetxea, Nerea Berraondo, Toby Spence & Jonathan McGovern Lead Staged Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Teatro Arriaga

(Credit: Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao official website) The Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao has announced an upcoming fully staged performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” BWV 248 on Dec. 22, 2021. The showcase will feature Cantatas I, II and III and will star soprano Vanessa Goikoetxea, alto Nerea Berraondo, tenor Toby Spence, and baritone Jonathan McGovern. Diego Martín-Etxebarria conducts a {…}

Miah Persson, Andrea Carroll, & Jack Swanson Lead Garsington Opera’s 2021 Season

The Garsington Opera at Wormsley, England has announced the 2021 season program. The season opens with R.Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” starring Miah Perrson, Hanna Hipp, Soraya Malfi, Derrick Ballard, and Richard Burkhard. Jordan de Souza conducts Bruno Ravella’s production. Performance Dates: June 2-July 3, 2021 Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” is set to star Jonathan McGovern, Natalia Tanasii, Sam Furness, and Mathew Rose. {…}

Karen Cargill, Anne Sofie von Otter, Florian Boesch & Soraya Mafi Lead Edinburgh International Festival Summer Digital Edition

(Credits: Nadine Boyd Photography/Cristina Haldane) The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a virtual program for its 2020 edition. In partnership with Scottish artists and national arts companies, “My Light Shines On” features original performances that have been filmed inside venues such as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The King’s Theatre, Leith Theatre, The Hub, Usher Hall and The Queen’s Hall. “My {…}

Garsington Opera’s 2018-19 Season Will Feature Rare Offenbach & Monteverdi Works

Garsington Opera has announced the schedule for its 2019 season, which will be the company’s 30th Anniversary celebration. The first production will Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride,” which will star Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Stuart Jackson, Peter Savidge, Marie McLaughlin, Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Anne-Marie Owens, and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts. Jac van Steen conducts while Paul Curran directs. Performance Dates:  May 29, {…}