Joseph Calleja, Pretty Yende, Alice Coote & Freddie De Tommaso Lead Riga Jurmala Music Festival’s 2022 Edition

(Credit: Riga Jurmala Music Festival) The Riga Jurmala Music Festival has announced its 2022 slate. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works only. Soprano Pretty Yende, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, tenor Julien Prégardien, and bass René Pape perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. The rest of a program features Sibelius’ Symphony No. 4 {…}

Riga Jurmala Music Festival Announces Creation of Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival has announced the formation of the Mariss Jansons Festival Orchestra. Per a press release, the formation of the ensemble was triggered by the cancelation of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will include members of the former Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest, the Oslo {…}