Philadelphia Orchestra Cancels California Tour

The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled its California tour. The company said that “due to unforeseen circumstances, The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled all scheduled appearances in California in spring 2024. The Philadelphia Orchestra was scheduled to tour with pianist Haochen Zhang under the direction of its principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. Instead, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra—for which Stutzmann serves as music {…}

Nathalie Stutzmann Leads Metropolitan Opera’s New Productions of ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Die Zauberflöte’

The Metropolitan Opera is set to close out its 2022–23 season with two Mozart works in new productions. The productions will be “Don Giovanni” with Ivo van Hove directing and “Die Zauberflöte” with Simon McBurney directing. “Don Giovanni,” which will be performed between May 5 and June 2, will star Peter Mattei in the title role, Adam Plachetka, Federica Lombardi, {…}

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces 2023-24 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Nicholas McGegan conducts Händel’s “Messiah.” Performance Date: Dec. 21, 2023 Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Gil Shaham in the Bates Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Peña Laguna’s Oraison, for chorus and orchestra and Brahms’ A German Requiem. Performance Dates: Jan. 26-28, 2023 {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Sondra Radvanovsky, Anna Netrebko & Renée Fleming Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions. Here is a breakdown of the season. New Productions Sir. David McVicar directs a new production of Cherubini’s “Medea” with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. The cast will be rounded out by Janai Brugger, Ekaterina Gubanova, Matthew Polenzani, and Michele Pertusi. Carlo Rizzi conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. {…}

Atlanta Symphony Symphony Makes History Naming Nathalie Stutzmann Music Director

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Nathalie Stutzmann as its fifth Music Director. Stutzmann, who is currently Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chief Conductor of Norway’s Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, will succeed Music Director Robert Spano. She will also become the first woman to serve as the ASO’s music director and only the second woman {…}