Fleur Barron, Axelle Fanyo, Nicholas Phan, Christopher Purves Headline San Francisco Symphony’s Presentation of ‘Adriana Mater’

The San Francisco Symphony has released the full casting details for its upcoming production of Kaija Saariaho’s “Adriana Mater.” Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars, the work, which will be presented on June 8-11, 2023, will star mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron as Adriana, soprano Axelle Fanyo as Refka, tenor Nicholas Phan as Yonas, and baritone Christopher Purves as {…}

Erin Morley, Kate Lindsey, Nicholas Phan & Jonathon Adams to Perform at Lincoln Center’s ‘Summer for the City’

“Summer in the City” at Lincoln Center features free events with thousands of artists celebrating New York City. The program is full of dance, international pop, stage plays, and more. For this article, only classical vocal performances are listed. Things kick off in June with “Nehanda,” an opera conceived and created by Nora Chipaumire. Billed as a juridical opera, Chipaumire’s sonic {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Hera Hyesang Park, Meigui Zhang, Nicholas Phan, Karen Slack Headline New York Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Jeanette Sorrell conducts Händel’s “Israel in Egypt” with Amanda Forsythe, Sonya Headlam, Cody Bowers, Jacob Perry, Edward Vogel, and Apollo’s Singers. Performance Dates: Oct. 25 & 26, 2023  J’Nai Bridges headlines a program featuring music by Holst, {…}

Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan & Melody Moore Lead Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Baltimore Symphony announces the 2023-24 season featuring Jonathan Heyward in his first season as Music Director. David Danzmayr conducts Christine Goerke in a program that includes Anna Clyne, Barber, and Sibelius. Performance Dates: Oct. 21 & 22, 2023  A baroque Christmas will include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Händel’s “Messiah,” and more with Baroque masters at their most irrepressibly joyful and {…}

Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato Lead Classical Grammy Nominations

The Grammy Awards have announced their nominations for 2023 with the Metropolitan Opera leading the field in the classical categories. In the Best Opera Recording category Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice” was nominated alongside Terrence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut up in my Bones” and Anthony Davis’ “X – The Life And Times Of Malcolm X” “Eurydice” features Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, {…}

Q & A: Composer Lembit Beecher Talks About His New Song Cycle ‘A Year to the Day’

Photo: Jamie Jung American composer Lembit Beecher has collaborated with librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell to write “A Year to the Day,” a new song cycle rooted in, but not about, the pandemic. The concept was Campbell’s, and it was he who approached the composer. Together, they wrote six songs, along with five instrumental interludes for tenor Nicholas Phan, violinist Augustin Hadelich, {…}