Q & A: Conductor, Pianist, and Vocal Coach Lada Valešová on Her Musical Journey

Photos credit: Frances Marshall/Marshall Light Studio Lada Valešová, with her multifaceted role as a conductor, pianist, and coach, has a particular love for Janáček and Tchaikovsky. At 12 years old, an essential audition nudged Valešová towards a musical journey. Years later, she was working on operas such as “Cunning Little Vixen” and “Eugene Onegin.” Valešová has been recognized with a {…}

Cecilia Molinari, Airam Hernández, Zarina Abaeva & Anna Stephany Highlight Teatro Nacional de São Carlos’ 2021 Fall Performances

(Credit: https://www.visitlisboa.com/) Portugal’s Teatro Nacional de São Carlos has announced the schedule until January 2022. Here is a look at operatic and vocal performances. Operas The season opens with concert performances of Tchaikovsky‘s “Iolanta.” The opera spotlights Misha Didyk, Evgeny Stavinsky, Guriy Guryev, and Zarina Abaeva in the title role. Graeme Jenkins conducts. Performance Dates: Sep. 29 – Oct. 3, 2021 {…}

Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildar Abdrazakov, María José Siri & Zuzana Marková Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège in Belgium has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Here is the full slate. Opera  Verdi‘s “La Forza del Destino” will star Marcelo Álvarez as Don Alvaro, María José Siri as Donna Leonora, and Simone Piazzola as Don Carlo di Vargas. The cast also {…}

Golda Schultz, John Holiday & Anthony Roth Costanzo Lead New York Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: The New York Philharmonic official website) The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring several concerts across different venues from Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Theater, and Carnegie Hall. Anthony Roth Costanzo will also serve as the Artist in Residence. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Handel‘s “Messiah” will be performed {…}

Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Sonya Yoncheva, Anita Rachvelishvili & Lise Davidsen Headline Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Andrew Eccles/Decca / Javier del Real / Dario Acosta / Ray Burmiston) The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season, spotlighting some of the world’s greatest performers. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works. Here is the full slate: The Bundesjugendchor presents works by Brahms, Schumann, di Laso, Harvey, Rihm, and {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Christian Gerhaher Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Julian Hargreaves / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Jürgen Frank / Alexey Kostromin / Sony / Gregor Hohenberg) The famed Austrian venue Musikverein Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring concerts and recitals with some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate. Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Schönberg and Berlioz alongside seven {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 Season

Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look. Operas Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights  Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts. Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris {…}