Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in Tokyo

(Credit: Fernando Sancho) Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo for the performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Dec. 23, 25 & 26, 2020. The famed “Choral” symphony will showcase soprano Eri Takahashi, mezzo-soprano Etsuko Kanoh, tenor Naoki Miyasato, and baritone Shin Taniguchi. The presentation will also feature New National Theatre Chorus. Heras-Casado recently {…}

Karina Gauvin, Magali Simard-Galdès, Marie-Nicole Lemieux & Julie Boulianne Lead Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 2020 Fall Season

(Credits: Art Song Foundation of Canada official website / Brent Calis / Denis Rouvre / Julien Faugère) The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal has announced its 2020 fall season. Per an official statement on the company’s website, the number of spectators who can be admitted into the concert hall will strictly obey the health rules of the Public Health of Quebec. {…}

Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (5/18-20): Anna Caterina Antonacci, Cecilia Bartoli & Juan Diego Florez Headline Productions

The weekend will offer a lot of Bel canto, verismo, 20th-century masterpieces, and one world premiere that should not be missed by anyone. And it also includes a number of legendary stars, as well as some of the most famous in the world. Here are top six to see this weekend. L’Italiana in Algeri – Salzburg Festival, Austria Cecilia Bartoli {…}

Q&A: Pablo Heras-Casado On The Spanish Premiere Of ‘Die Soldaten’

Madrid’s Teatro Real is set to present the first-ever performances of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s “Die Soldaten” in Spain. The occasion will see Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, the theater’s Principal Guest Conductor, in the pit with a distinguished cast and Calixto Bieto directing. Zimmermann’s only opera is one of the most challenging and extraordinary pieces in the 20th-century and when  Oper {…}

Pablo Heras-Casado and Alex Olle Host Facebook Live for Wagner’s ‘Der Fliegende Hollander’ at the Teatro Real

On Dec. 7 Pablo Heras-Casado and Alex Olle will be live on Facebook to answer questions about the upcoming production of Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Hollander” at the Teatro Real de Madrid. Heras-Casado and Olle will talk about Wagner’s early work and what audiences should expect from the new production. They will also answer questions from audience members asked on Facebook, {…}