Renée Fleming, Isabel Leonard & Miah Persson Lead New York Philharmonic’s 2024-25 Season

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Miah Persson lead a performance of music by Sibelius, Julia Wolfe, and R. Strauss. Performance Dates: Nov. 7-12, 2024 Ton Koopman conducts Händel’s “Messiah”  with soloists Maya Kherani, Maarten Engeltjes, and Klaus Mertens. Performance Dates: Dec. 11-14, 2024 Kevin John Edusei and Isabel {…}

San Francisco Opera 2023-24 Season to Star Aleksandra Kurzak, Angel Blue, Jamez McCorkle, Julie Fuchs, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2023-24 season, the 101st in the company’s history. The season will open with an Opera Ball featuring Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak. Eun Sun Kim conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias and duets. Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2023 Next up is “Il Trovatore” starring Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Angel Blue, Anita {…}

Angel Blue, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard & Nahuel di Pierro Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season featuring operatic productions. Here is a look. Verdi’s “La Traviata” opens the season with Angel Blue and Cecilia Violetta López sharing the title role. They are joined by Bryan Hymel, Ricardo Garcia, Andrei Kymach, and Anthony Clark Evans. Matthew Aucoin conducts the production by Arin Arbus. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2022 Dame Ethel Smyth’s {…}

Renée Fleming, J’Nai Bridges, Lawrence Brownlee & Joshua Guerrero Headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2022-23 Season

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced its 2022-23 season featuring two newly-commissioned world premieres, three premieres of works never before seen on Lyric’s stage, and a host of classic favorites. Here is a look. Russell Thomas sings the title role in Verdi’s “Ernani.” He is joined by Tamara Wilson, Quinn Kelsey, and Christian Van Horn. Enrique Mazzola conducts the production by Louisa {…}

Isabel Leonard, Pretty Yende, Michael Fabiano & J’Nai Bridges Headline Washington National Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Washington National Opera has announced its 2021–2022 season featuring four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary and several debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars. The season opens with “Come Home: A Celebration of Return,” a concert performance of opera excerpts highlighting liberty and artistic idealism, themes embraced by John F. Kennedy and featuring a musical tribute {…}

Karen Slack, Christine Goerke, Adriana Gonzalez Headline Houston Grand Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2021-22 season, which will feature six productions. It all starts with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, Christian Pursell, and Heidi Stober. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts a production directed by Rob Ashford. Performance Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 2021 Next up is the world premiere of “The Snowy Day.” The new {…}