Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Barbara Hannigan & Charles Castronovo Lead L’Instant Lyrique 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Shervin Lainez / Raphael Brand / Pia Clodi) The L’Instant Lyrique in France has announced its 2021-22 season featuring many leading singers from around the world. The season will open with sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Jeanne Gérard, mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and bass-baritone Yannis François alongside pianist Michalis Boliakis. Performance date: Sep. 27, 2021 Tenor Michael Spyres sings alongside pianist {…}

Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Amanda Majeski, Christian Van Horn Headline Opéra National de Paris’ ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ Production

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will be presenting Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Palais Garnier, starting on June 30, 2021. The production will star Stanislas de Barbeyrac in the title role alongside Amanda Majeski, Anna El-Khashem, Christian Van Horn, Michèle Losier, and Jeanne Ireland. Mark Wigglesworth will conduct the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Roberto Alagna, Elīna Garanča, Saioa Hernández & Camilla Nylund Lead Staatsoper Berlin’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Sonya Yoncheva official website / © Gregor Hohenberg / Kasskara/DG / Operabase official website / Staatsoper Berlin official website) The Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will open the season. The opera stars Roman Trekel, Matthias Goerne, Pavel Černoch, Andreas Schager, Simone Schneider, {…}

Michael Fabiano, Lucy Crowe, Alice Coote, Danielle De Niese Headline Glyndebourne’s Summer 2021 Streaming Slate

The Glyndebourne Open House series is set to return this May with four streamed operas on its official website and YouTube channel. “Last year’s Open House broadcasts were hugely popular so we’re delighted to be offering more free online operas, and hope that people will once again take the opportunity to create their own Festival experience at home,” said Stephen {…}

Danielle De Niese & Marlis Petersen Lead La Monnaie’s Holiday Festival Opera Streaming

Credits: LA Opera official website / © Yiorgos Mavropoulos La Monnaie/de Munt has announced that it will stream four operas as its holiday streaming package. Among the streams on offer are Leoš Janáček’s “Jenůfa” starring Sally Matthews, Charles Workman, Nicky Spence, and Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet. Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” features Danielle De Niese, Michele Pertusi, Joel Prieto and Lionel Lhote, while Korngold’s {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča & Plácido Domingo Highlight Wiener Staatsoper’s 2020-21 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its massive 2020-21 season. Here is a rundown. Premieres Philippe Jordan conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly“ in Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production. The production from 2005 arrived in Vienna with Asmik Grigorian in the title role, Virginie Verrez, Freddie De Tommaso, and Boris Pinkhasovich. In January, Grigorian is joined by Noa Beinart and Marcelo Puente. A third {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads Orchestre de Montreal’s 2020-21’s Season

(Credit: HANS VAN DER WOERD) The Orchestre Metropolitan de Montreal has announced its 2020-21 season. For this article we will only include highlight vocal performances. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mendelssohn’s “Elias” with Lucy Crowe, Karen Cargill, Andrew Staples, and John Relyea. Performance Dates: Dec. 5 & 6, 2020 Simone Young conducts Adrianne Pieczonka in Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. Performance Dates: April 9-10, 2021 {…}

Francesco Meli, Michael Fabiano & Camilla Nylund Lead Top 5 to See Internationally (2/7-9)

(Credit: Ruth Walz) This weekend is all about new productions, a rarely performed work and an acclaimed run of performances in Paris. Here is what we recommend. Viva La Diva – Salzburg Landsteater, Austria Adrian Kelly conducts Stephen Medcalf’s production of the rarely performed work by Donizetti and librettist Gilardoni. The opera stars Anne-Fleur Werner, Raimundas Juzuitis,Hazel McBain, George Humphreys, {…}