Michael Spyres, Elza Van Den Heever & Vannina Santoni Lead Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2022-23 season. Opera Ainārs Rubiķis conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Annabel Arden. The opera stars Sunyoung Seo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Amadi Lagha, Leon Kim, and Jacques Greg-Belobo. Performance Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2022 Noëlle Gény leads “Bach et le sacré.” Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2022 Noëlle Gény conducts “Musiques sacrées” Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2022 {…}

Corinne Winters, Lucio Gallo, Federica Lombardi & Atalla Ayan Lead Staatsoper Stuttgart’s 2022-23 Season

The Staatsoper Stuttgart has announced its 2022-23 season Premieres “Liebstod” from concept by Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert will be performed. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-25, 2022 Wagner’s “Siegfried” will star Daniel Brenna, Matthias Klink, Tommi Hakala, David Steffens, Beate Ritter, Stine Marie Fischer, and Simone Schneider. Cornelius Meister conducts the production by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.  Performance Dates: Oct. 9, {…}

Pretty Yende, Barbara Hannigan, Magdalena Kožená & Xabier Anduaga Lead Festival de Saint-Denis’ 2022 Season

(Credit: Festival de Saint-Denis official website) The Festival de Saint-Denis has announced its 2022 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works only. Soprano Selene Zanetti, mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato, tenor Xabier Anduaga, and bass Gianluca Buratto perform Mozart’s “Ave Verum” and Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” alongside conductor Myung-Whun Chung, the Chœur de Radio France, and {…}

Michael Fabiano, Jessica Pratt, Hui He, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ainhoa Arteta Headline ABAO Bilbao Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The ABAO Bilbao Opera in Spain has announced its 2021-22 season. The season opens with a production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” starring Jessica Pratt, Michael Fabiano, Elena Zhidkova, and Simón Orfila. The opera will be directed by Vincent Huguet and conducted by Carlo Montanaro. Performance Dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 1, 2021 Next up “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” will be {…}

Carmela Remigio, Lisette Oropesa, Joseph Calleja & Markus Werba Headline Festival della Valle d’Itria’s 2021 Season

The Festival Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Italy has announced its 47 edition with the theme “Fiat lux.” The festival which will be held between July 17 and August 5 will feature international stars from around the world. Operas  Haydn’s “The Creation” will be conducted by Fabio Luisi and will feature Vassily Solodkyy, Alessio Arduini, Jan Antem, and Sabrina Sanza. Fabio {…}

Carmen Giannattasio, Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak Highlight Teatro Massimo’s ‘Sotto Una Nuova Luce’

The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced a summer season entitled “Sotto Una Nuova luce.” The concerts will take place at the Teatro di Verdura and will be streamed via the company Massimo TV.  For this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. Omer Meir Wellber opens the festival with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Desirée Rancatore, Chiara Amarù, {…}