Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Benjamin Appl, Sir Bryn Terfel, Roderick Williams, Elena Pankratova Headline Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

(Credit: Chris Christodoulou) The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. The season opens with  a concert featuring soprano Sarah Wegener. The program includes Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” and works by Juan Bautista Plaza and Mahler. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 17 & 20, 2024 Next up is {…}

The Philharmonia Orchestra & The Bach Choir Team Up for World Premiere by Roderick Williams

(Credit: Frances Marshall) The Philharmonia Orchestra is set to present “The Bach Choir: The Dream of Gerontius” on May 16, 2024 at the Royal Festival Hall. The showcase will be conducted by David Hill and features mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Daniel Norman, and baritone Roderick Williams as the vocal soloists. The program includes the world premiere of Roderick Williams’ “Cusp,” {…}

Leeds Lieder Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

(Photo credit: Christian Kleiner & Theo Williams) The Leeds Lieder Festival has announced the 2024 event schedule. For its 20th anniversary celebration soprano Nikola Hillebrand, Joseph Middleton and Oliver Casanovas Nuevo perform the “Schubertiade lunchtime opening recital.” Performance Date: April 14, 2024 The “Young Artists Schubertiade” features Richard Stokes and the Leeds Lieder Young Artists. Performance Date: April 14, 2024 {…}

Andrea Bocelli, Piotr Beczala, Adriana González & Riccardo Fassi Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will get a chance to hear a new album by a great tenor and complete operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Moniuszko, and Gluck. Romances Star tenor Piotr Beczala presents a selection of romances by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, together with the acclaimed accompanist Helmut Deutsch. In a statement, Beczala noted, “When I first began to study singing at the Katowice Academy of {…}

Benjamin Appl, Miah Persson, Dame Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha Headline Oxford International Song Festival 2023

The Oxford International Song Festival has unveiled the schedule for its 2023 season. Kicking off the festival will be “Quiet Music: A Draw-Along,” featuring mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallet, pianist Natalie Burch, and Julia Thaxton. The program includes works by Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Hildegard von Bingen, among others. Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2023  Soprano Soraya Mafi will be joined by such {…}