Joyce DiDonato & Michael Spyres Lead Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg 2023-24 Season

(Photo credit: Marco Borrelli & Simon Pauly) The Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg has announced its 2023-24 season starring Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres. “Don Giovanni in the Underworld” is presented by the Choir of the Opéra national du Rhin. Performance Dates: September 16-21, 2023 Ernst van Tiel conducts the Strasbourg Philharmonic Choir in “Amadeus Live.” Performance Dates: October 13-14, 2023 {…}

Festival Cap Rocat Dedicates Closing Concert to Pretty Yende’s Mother

The Festival Cap Rocat is dedicating Nadine Sierra and Francesco Demuro’s August 6 concert to Pretty Yende’s mother. Yende took to social media and said, “I’m terribly saddened to miss the concert tonight Festival CapRrocat with Nadine Sierra. I’m very grateful to Francesco Demuro for performing tonight and sending my sincerest gratitude for the entire management team for dedicating the concert {…}

Anna Netrebko & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Screenings at Film Festival am Wiener Rathausplatz

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that three operas will be presented as part of the Film Festival am Wiener Rathausplatz. The festival will first present Puccini’s “Tosca” from a 2020 recording. The legendary production by Margarethe Wallmann stars Anna Netrebko in the role of Tosca, Yusif Eyvazov as Cavaradossi, and Wolfgang Koch as Scarpia. Conducting the production is Bertrand de Billy. Presentation: July 5, 2023 {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Natalie Dessay & Ying Fang Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2023-24 Season

The Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Cristina Pasaroiu sings the title role of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” with Tomislav Mužek, Irina Stopina, and Wojtek Smilek. Domingo Hindoyan conducts the production by Olivier Deloeuil and Jean-Philippe Clarac. Performance Dates: Nov. 8-12, 2023 Louise Foor, Jonah Hoskins, Florian Sempey, and Matthieu Lécroart star in Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles.” {…}

Renée Fleming & Pretty Yende Named WHO Goodwill Ambassadors for Arts and Health

Leading sopranos Renée Fleming and Pretty Yende have been named the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassadors for Arts and Health for 2023. Fleming and Yende were selected for their “artistic achievement and advocacy for improved health outcomes through creative means.” Their duties began on April 8 with a concert titled “Healing Arts” which was dedicated to WHO’s 75th anniversary {…}

Adriana González, Elena Villalón, Pretty Yende, Nino Machaidze, Varduhi Abrahamyan Headline Oper Frankfurt’s 2023-24 Season

Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2023-24 season. New Productions The season will feature Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” in a production by Caterina Panti Liberovici. Simone De Felice conducts. The opera stars Bozidar Smiljanic, Donato Di Stefano, MIkolaj Tabka, Liviu Holender, Pablo Martinez, Brayan Ávila Martínez Martínez, Bianca Tognocchi, and Clara Kim. Performance Date: Sept. 23 – Oct. 15, 2023 Next up {…}