Renée Fleming, Christina Nilsson, & Janai Brugger Lead Atlanta Symphony’s 2023-24 Season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Orchestra in a program of music by Brahms, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, and Brahms. Performance Dates: Nov. 2-4, 2023 Norman Mackenzie conducts a Christmas concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club, Atlanta Symphony {…}

San Francisco Opera 2023-24 Season to Star Aleksandra Kurzak, Angel Blue, Jamez McCorkle, Julie Fuchs, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2023-24 season, the 101st in the company’s history. The season will open with an Opera Ball featuring Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak. Eun Sun Kim conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias and duets. Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2023 Next up is “Il Trovatore” starring Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Angel Blue, Anita {…}

Iwona Sobotka, Mariusz Godlewski, Miles Mykkanen, Jonathan Michie, Joseph Leppek Headline Chicago Opera Theater’s 2022-23 Season

Chicago Opera Theater has announced its 2022-23 season, which will celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. The season opens with Szymanowski’s “King Roger.” The work will be presented in partnership with Lira Ensemble as well as Apollo Chorus. Lidiya Yankovskaya, who has extended her contract with the company through 2024, will conduct with Dylan Evans directing. The cast includes Iwona Sobotka, {…}

Kristian Benedikt, Asmik Grigorian & Francesca Sassu Highlight Lithuanian National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Lithuanian National Opera has announced its 2020-21 season. Here is a look at the operas and operettas for the upcoming season. Opera  Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena“ opens the season with Sesto Quatrini and Ričardas Šumila conducting. Francesca Sassu and Joana Gedmintaitė headline the cast in the title role, with Raffaella Lupinacci, Justina Gringytė, and Eglė Šidlauskaitė as Giovanna, Tadas Girininkas {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Anja Kampe, Magdalena Kožená Headline 2020 Aix-en-Provence Festival

(Credit: Sasha Vasiljev / Mathias Bothor, Deutsche Grammophon) The Festival Aix-en-Provence has just announced the program for 2020 season, which will include  a total of six works. The season will open with Berg’s opera “Wozzeck,” starring Christian Gerhaher, Anja Kampe, Daniel Brenna, Peter Hoare, Brindley Sherratt, Evan LeRoy Johnson, J’Nai Bridges, Alexander Kiechle, Tomasz Kumięga, and Graham Clark. Sir Simon {…}