Riccardo Muti, Francesco Meli & Luca Salsi Headline Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Verdi Streams

(Credit: Silvia Lelli) The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has teamed RMMUSIC (riccardomutimusic.com) to showcase three Verdi operas. The works, which are all conducted by Riccardo Muti, will be available to stream for two months on the company’s Youtube page and Riccardo Muti’s official website. Here is a look. The presentation will be “Simon Boccanegra“ from the 2012-13 season. The production {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili, Lise Davidsen & Malin Byström Lead Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season featuring internationally acclaimed guest soloists and recognized conductors. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Yuja Wang and the Philharmonia Voices in Beethoven’s “The Creatures of Prometheus” and Scriabin’s Prometheus: The Poem of Fire. Perfomance Date: Sept. 24, 2020 The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Walton’s {…}

Diana Damrau, Renée Fleming & Nina Stemme Headline Musikverein Wien’s 2019-20 Season

Musikverein Wien has announced its 2019-20 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Martin Haselböck will lead the Orchester Wiener Akademie in a performance of various works by Franz Schubert as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor. Baritone Thomas Hampson will be featured. Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2019 Bass Günther Groissböck and {…}

Anita Rachvelshvili, Iestyn Davies & Renée Fleming Highlight Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring a number of important soloists and important works. For this season announcement, we will only focus on vocal showcases or programs related to opera in any way. Here is a look. Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 as well as Joyce DiDonato in {…}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 Review: Sublime Schubert & DeShong Debut Mark Enthralling Evening

Celebrating 60 years of the Chicago Symphony Chorus was no easy task given the unit’s reputation for quality. That anniversary was marked this past weekend with a program highlighted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus putting forth an absolutely sublime Schubert Mass in E-Flat major. The three-part program began with maestro Riccardo Muti and the CSO performing the overture {…}