Tara Erraught, Joshua Ellicott, Dietrich Henschel Headline Oxford Lieder Virtual Weekend of Song

Following a successful online festival last October, Oxford Lieder is set to present a virtual weekend of song on February 27 and 28, 2021. Titled “Winter into Spring: The Changing Seasons,” the program is comprised of nine events featuring renowned and rising artists and pianists. The first day (Feb. 27) will see Joshua Ellicott and Anna Tilbrook performing Britten’s “Winter {…}

Natalya Romaniw & Philadelphia Orchestra Triumph At Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020

(Credit: The Gramophone) The Gramophone has announced the winners of its Classical Music Awards 2020. Recording of the Year prize went to Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica for the recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Symphonies No. 2 & No. 21. Israeli-American violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman was presented with the Lifetime {…}

English National Opera Announces Drive-In ‘La Bohème’

The English National Opera has announced its drive-in production of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The 90-minute version of Puccini’s beloved opera will be led by Natalya Romaniw and Sinéad Campbell-Wallace sharing the role of Mimì and David Butt-Philip and David Junghoon Kim as Rodolfo. The cast will also include Soraya Mafi, Nardus Williams, Matthew Durkan, William Thomas, Jonathan Lemalu, and Benson Wilson. The {…}

Natalya Romaniw, Toby Spence & Christine Rice To Feature In Garsington Opera’s 2020 Season

The Garsington Opera has announced its 2020 season which will feature four staged operas including two repertory staples and two rarities. Here is a look. Verdi and Romani’s “Un giorno di regno” gets a new staging by Christopher Alden with Tobias Ringborg conducting. Richard Burkhard, Henry Waddington, Christine Rice, Siobhan Stagg, Konu Kim, and Grant Doyle star in the production. Performance {…}

Watch Garsington Opera’s ‘The Bartered Bride’ Live Via OperaVision

(Credit: Clive Barda) OperaVision will showcase the Garsington Opera production of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” on Nov. 29, 2019. The famed opera will star Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Stuart Jackson, Peter Savidge, Heather Shipp, Paul Whelan, Anne-Marie Owens, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, and Lara Marie Müller. Jac van Steen conducts a production directed by Paul Curran. The stream kicks off {…}

Jamie Barton, Joyce DiDonato & Sarah Connolly Headline BBC Proms 2019

The BBC Proms has announced its 2019 festival featuring some of the great singers, performers and orchestras in the world. For this season announcement we will concentrate on the vocal performances. Omer Meir Wellber leads the BBC Proms Youth Choir and BBC Philharmonic in Haydn’s “The Creation.” He is joined by soloists Sarah-Jane Brandon, Benjamin Hulett, and Christoph Pohl. Performance Date: July 29, {…}