Saioa Hernández, Levy Sekgapane, Piotr Beczała & Ariel Hernández Lead Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España’s 2024-25 Season

The Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Ciclo Sinfónico David Afkham conducts Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with soloists Eleanor Lyons, Maximilian Schmitt, Peter Rose, Werner Van Mechelen, Elena Sancho, Roger Padullés, Matthias Winckhler, and Joaquín Notario. Performance Dates: Sept. 20 & 22, 2024 Pablo González conducts a program of music by Prokofiev, {…}

Leeds Lieder Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

(Photo credit: Christian Kleiner & Theo Williams) The Leeds Lieder Festival has announced the 2024 event schedule. For its 20th anniversary celebration soprano Nikola Hillebrand, Joseph Middleton and Oliver Casanovas Nuevo perform the “Schubertiade lunchtime opening recital.” Performance Date: April 14, 2024 The “Young Artists Schubertiade” features Richard Stokes and the Leeds Lieder Young Artists. Performance Date: April 14, 2024 {…}

Anna Catarina Antonacci, Roberta Mantegna, Jacquelyn Wagner & Andrè Schuen Lead Theater an der Wien’s 2023-24 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera productions and opera in concert. Opera Jérémie Rhorer conducts Donizetti’s “Les Martyrs” with Cezary Tomaszewski directing. Roberta Mantegna and John Osborn lead the cast, which also includes Mattia Olivieri, David Steffens, Nicolò Donini, and Patrick Kabongo. Performance Date: Sept. 18-28, 2023 Philip Venables’s “Denis & Katya” will star {…}

Thomas Hampson, Susan Zarrabi, Nikola Hillebrand, Kieran Carrel Headline Schubert Week 2023

(Credit: Frances Marshall) The program for “Schubert Week” has been unveiled. The program, which will take place between Jan. 16-22, 2023 at Pierre Boulez Saal, will kick off with Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger in performance. The duo will present music by Carl Loewe, Schubert, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Hindemith, Ives, and Daugherty. Performance Date: Jan. 16, 2023 Next up, mezzo-soprano Susan {…}

Piotr Beczała, Camilla Nylund, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller & Saimir Pirgu Headline Staatskapelle Dresden’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Johannes Ifkovits / © anna.s. / Hanna-Elisabeth Müller official website / LA Opera official website) The Staatskapelle Dresden has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Baritone Matthias Goerne presents works by Richard Wagner alongside conductor Manfred Honeck and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Performance date: Aug. 31, 2021 Soprano {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Klaus Florian Vogt, Julia Muzychenko & René Pape Headline Semperoper Dresden’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’

(Credit: Semperoper Dresden official website) The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it will broadcast Mozart and Schikaneder’s popular singspiel “Die Zauberflöte.” The opera will star Klaus Florian Vogt, René Pape, Julia Muzychenko, Sebastian Wartig, Evelin Novak, Alexandros Stavrakakis, Nikola Hillebrand, Menna Cazel, Michal Doron, Lawson Anderson, Gerald Hupach, Doğukan Kuran, Jürgen Müller, Anna Kudriashova-Stepanets, and Aaron Pegram. Christoph Gedschold conducts {…}

Saioa Hernández, Angel Blue & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Semperoper Fall 2020 Performances

(Credits: Lourdes Balduque / Angel Blue Facebook page/ Cosmin Gogu) The Semperoper Dresden has announced a revised program for November and December 2020. The opera house will present three new productions, Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte,” Udo Zimmermann’s “Weiße Rose,” and Simone Fontanelli’s “Pinocchio.” Here is the look. Mozart’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” will star René Pape, Nikola Hillebrand, Tuuli Takala, Sebastian {…}

Anja Harteros, Kristine Opolais, Jonathan Tetelman Headline Revised Semperoper Dresden 2020-21 Season

The Semperoper Dresden has announced a revised schedule for its 2020-21 season. The German company announced that all productions between August through October 2020 will be replaced by small-format events under the title of “Semper Essenz.” The series will feature musical highlights from previously-scheduled operas with a reduced orchestra and cast of singers. Among the operas featured in this series {…}

Semperoper Dresden Announces Cast Change For ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

The Semperoper Dresden has announced a cast change for “Der Rosenkavalier” on Oct. 31, 2019. The company announced that Elena Gorshunova will sing Sophie in the performance, replacing Nikola Hillebrand. The soprano joins a cast that includes Anne Schwanewilms, Albert Pesendorfer, Sophie Koch, and Martin Gantner. Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conducts the production by Uwe Eric Laufenberg. Gorshunova has performed at the Semperoper {…}