Annalisa Stroppa, Lise Davidsen, Luciano Pavarotti & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Lead New CD/DVD Releases

Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week you get albums from two very famous singers, a soundtrack to one of this year’s Oscar contenders, and two complete opera recordings you cannot miss. Maestro Deutsche Grammophon releases the official soundtrack to Bradley Cooper’s new film “Maestro.” The recording features {…}

Serena Sáenz, Xabier Anduaga & Lester Lynch Lead Festival Napa Valley’s 2023 Season

The Festival Napa Valley has announced the 2023 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Gordon Getty’s “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” will be shown. Performance Date: July 12, 2023 Festival Live! Concert Series will feature the 2023 Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Fellows. Performance Date: July 14, 2023 Serena Sáenz, Francisco Fullana, Sophia Bacelar, and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas {…}

Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan & Melody Moore Lead Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Baltimore Symphony announces the 2023-24 season featuring Jonathan Heyward in his first season as Music Director. David Danzmayr conducts Christine Goerke in a program that includes Anna Clyne, Barber, and Sibelius. Performance Dates: Oct. 21 & 22, 2023  A baroque Christmas will include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Händel’s “Messiah,” and more with Baroque masters at their most irrepressibly joyful and {…}

Michael Fabiano, Julia Bullock, Karah Son, Pretty Yende, Nina Stemme Headline San Francisco Opera’s Centennial 2022-23 Season

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2022-23 season, which represents the 100th anniversary of the organization. To that effect, the company will aim to honor its history as just the third American opera company to ever reach the centennial milestone. The season will kick off with an “Opera Ball – The Centennial Celebration” which will feature such performers as Nadine {…}