Patrizia Ciofi, Olga Peretyatko & Sandrine Piau Lead Opera Grand Avignon’s 2022-23 Season

The Opera Grand Avignon has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances for season. Concert  Bertrand Cuiller conducts Handel’s “Rinaldo” in a production by Claire Dancoisne. Paul Figuier, Blandine de Sansal, Maïlys de Villoutreys, Aurore Bucher, Timothée Varon, Rita Tchenko and Marion Zaboitzeff. Performance Dates: Nov. 20 & 22, 2022 “La Sérénade” will be conductedcby Débora {…}

Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Karine Deshayes & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Opéra de Rouen’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of productions, concerts and special guests. Here is a look. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Sergio Vitale, Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Agnès Letestu, and Paul Gay. Ben Glassberg conducts the production by Richard Brunel. Performance Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 2022 “Mon amant de Saint-Jean” will {…}

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo and 13 Guest Artist Debuts

San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has announced its exciting 2022-23 season spotlighting rare works by Handel and featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo, along with 13 guest artist debuts. Here’s what’s in store for Bay Area audiences. For this article, only vocal performances are listed. First up is Händel’s oratorio “Theodora,” featuring mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston in her PBO and American debut, soprano {…}

Festival d’Aix-En-Provence 2021 Review: Combattimento, La Théorie du Cygne Noir

(Photo: Monika Ritterhaus) “Combattimento, La Théorie du Cygne Noir” is a staged work for eight singers, consisting of madrigals, arias, lamentations, and instrumental pieces from the baroque period taken from the years 1630 to 1650. Put together by musical director Sébastien Daucé and stage director Silvia Costa for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, it includes works by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Messaino, Carissimi, Merula, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 Season

Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look. Operas Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights  Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts. Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris {…}

Siobhan Stagg, Michael Spyres & Julie Fuchs Lead Opéra Comique 2021 Season

(Credits: Todd Rosenberg / © Marco Borrelli / OnP / Sarah Bousasse) L’Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2021 season. Here is the full slate. Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville’s “Titon et l’Aurore” will feature Reinoud Van Mechelen, Gwendoline Blondeel, Julie Roset, Emmanuelle de Negri, Marc Mauillon, and Renato Dolcini. William Christie will conduct the production by Basil Twist. The performances {…}