John Osborn, Amanda Forsythe, Joélle Harvey & Christian Van Horn Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Nicholas Kraemer conducts a program that includes the music of Händel, Beethoven, and Mozart. Soloists include Amanda Forsythe, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Josh Lovell, and Michael Sumuel. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Fabien Gabel and Konstantin Krimmel team up for a program of music by Britten, Mahler, {…}

Karah Son, Samantha Hankey & David Portillo Lead Detroit Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Detroit Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring a wide array of repertory. Matthew Ozawa directs a new production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Kensho Watanabe conducting. Karah Son sings the title role alongside Eric Taylor, Kristen Choi, and Nmon Ford Performance Dates: Oct. 7-15, 2023 The company is set to present the site-specific operatic experience composer John Cage’s “Europeras {…}

Ying Fang & Lauren Snouffer Lead Handel & Haydn Society’s 2022-23 Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The Handel and Haydn Society has announced its 2022-23 season featuring important vocal performances. The season opens an all-Bach program at Symphony Hall. Bernard Labadie conducts The Glories of Bach with featured soloist soprano Lauren Snouffer, countertenor Cody Bowers, tenor Andrew Haji, and bass Michael Sumuel. Performance Dates: Oct. 7 & 9, 2022 Raphaël Pichon will return {…}

Adam Smith, Danielle de Niese, John Relyea &  Sean Panikkar Lead English National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring eight productions and seven operas. Leo Hussain conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” in a new production by Christof Loy. The cast will include Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Adam Smith, and Noel Bouley. Performance Dates: Sept. 30–Nov. 4 2022 Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard” will include Anthony Gregory, Neal Davies, Alexandra Oomens, Heather {…}

Elizabeth DeShong, Amanda Forsythe, Michael Sumuel Headline Music of the Baroque Winter/Spring 2022 Concerts

Photo credit: Elliot  Mandel Chicago’s Music of the Baroque (MOB) has lined up five concerts as its season continues into winter and spring 2022. Here are the vocal performances MOB has slated. “Classical Heroines,” conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, features baroque specialist, soprano Amanda Forsythe singing Cleopatra’s aria “Da tempeste” from Händel’s “Giulio Cesare,” Haydn’s “Scena di Berenice,” Dido’s famous lament {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Catalina Cuervo Headline Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend In North America

It’s time for another weekend of opera, with a wide range of impressive offerings coming from around the continent. This week’s selections include a number of repertory staples as well as some unique modern operas by living composers. Frida – Atlanta Opera, Georgia The Atlanta Opera closes out its production of “Frida” with two performances on Friday and Sunday. The {…}