Marina Rebeka, Serena Sáenz & Carolyn Sampson Lead BCN Classics’ 2024-25 Season

Barcelona’s BCN Classics announces its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Josep Vicent conducts Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Orfeón Donostiarra, Sabrina Gárdez, Rafael Quirant, and Milan Perišić. Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2024 Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Mozart Requiem with the Bach Collegium Japan and soloists Carolyn Sampson, Marianne Beate Kielland, Shimon Yoshida, and Dominik Wörner. {…}

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 {…}

Iréne Theorin, Lise Davidsen & Franz Welser-Möst Highlight Lincoln Center 2020-21 Great Performers Season

Lincoln Center has announced its 2020-21 Great performers Season, featuring number of vocal and orchestral works. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works only. The season will open with the first event in the series “Symphonic Masters,” featuring soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, tenor Julian Prégardien and bass Peter Kellner in his New York {…}

Benjamin Appl & Jennifer Johnston Headline Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Soprano Anna Crookes will be joined by flutist Fiona Fulton, cellist Jonathan Aasgaard, and pianist Ian Buckle of Pixels Ensemble to perform works by Hildegard of Bingen, Dani Howard, George Crumb, Luciano Berio, and Maurice Ravel. Performance Date: {…}

CD/DVD Releases -Week of Dec. 19: Warner Classics revisits Angela Gheorghiu’s Recorded Triumphs

This week  opera fans will be excited to look back at some of the most acclaimed recordings as Warner Classics will re-release a number of classic opera recordings. Angela Gheorghiu’s recital recordings For years Gheorghiu was one of Warner Classics most beloved artists. She recorded numerous complete operas and numerous recital recordings including her final one which was an homage {…}