Angel Blue, Karen Cargill & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Highlight Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal’s 2022-23 Season

The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a diverse programing and international performers from around the world. Here is a look at the Vocal Highlights. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads music by Elisapie Isaac and Rave. Performance Date: Sept. 25, 2022 Lina Gonzalez-Granados conducts Sepideh Raissadat, Naomi Sato, Zhongxi Wu, and Sharon Azrieli in a program entitled Latin Waves. Performance Dates: Nov. {…}

Alexandra Loutsion Headlines Bard College Conservatory of Music’s ‘Salome’

(Credit: Kristin Hoebermann) The Bard College Conservatory of Music is set to present Strauss’ “Salome.” Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s one-act play, “Salome” depicts the biblical story of Salome, the Judean princess who demanded, and obtained, the head of St. John the Baptist. Bard Visiting Associate Professor of Music Peter Laki writes that the first performance of “Salome,” given in Dresden {…}

Erin Wall’s Recording of ‘Thaïs’ With Toronto Symphony Orchestra Wins Major JUNO Award

(Credit: © Jag Gundu) The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album: Vocal or Choral for its recording of Massenet’s “Thaïs.” The recording stars Joshua Hopkins, Andrew Staples, Nathan Berg, Liv Redpath, Andrea Ludwig, Emilia Boteva, and Neil Aronoff. Sir Andrew Davis led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Crow leading the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. {…}

Greer Grimsley, Nathan Berg, & Denyce Graves Feature in Minnesota Opera’s 3D ‘Das Rheingold’

On November 14, 2020 Minnesota Opera will present Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” in a new, 3D format which will be available to stream online. This digital experience adapts the company’s 2016 production with the help of production company Sweet Sadie. “The sheer size and scope of ‘Das Rheingold’ presents a massive challenge for any opera company,” said President and General Director {…}

American Symphony Orchestra Launches ASO Online Streaming Service

The American Symphony Orchestra is launching ASO Online in collaboration with Bard’s Fisher Center. The streaming service kicked off with the 2019 production of Korngolds “Das Wunder der Heliane. The opera was conducted by Leon Botstein and starred Ausrine Stundyte, Alfred Walker, Daniel Brenna, Jennifer Feinstein, Nicholas Brownlee, David Cangelosi, Nathan Berg, Scott Conner, Michael J. Hawk, Derek Taylor, Kevin {…}