J’Nai Bridges, Yonghoon Lee, Russell Thomas, Diego Torre, Vanessa Goikoetxea Headline Seattle Opera’s 2024-25 Season

Seattle Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. “The 2024-25 season really offers something for everybody,” said general director Christina Scheppelmann in an official press statement. “We’re bringing in some of our audiences’ all-time favorite operas, like ‘Tosca’ and ‘The Magic Flute,’ in addition to a pair of remarkable new pieces from some of today’s most acclaimed and imaginative creators. And {…}

Swedish Radio Choir Review 2023: Rachmaninoff’s 150th Anniversary, ‘The Bells’

(Photo Credits: Arne Hyckenberg) The Swedish Radio Choir, on December 9, performed one of Rachmaninoff’s last pieces before his emigration from Russia, namely his choral symphony, “The Bells” (Op. 35), composed right before his English tour and other notable works like his “All-Night Vigil” (Op. 37) and his acclaimed “Vocalize” (Op. 34, No. 14). Accompanied by the Swedish Radio Symphonic {…}

Raven McMillon, Briana Hunter & Adam Smith Lead Cincinnati Opera’s 2023 Season

The Cincinnati Opera has announced its 2023 season featuring four productions. The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” featuring a cast that includes Raven McMillon, Santiago Ballerini, Anthony Clark Evans, Griffen Hogan Tracy, Terrence Chin-Loy, and Sahel Salam. Renato Balsadonna conducts the production by Jose Maria Condemi. Performance Dates: June 22 & 24, 2023 The World Stage Premiere of {…}

Luca Pisaroni, J’Nai Bridges & Mané Galoyan Lead Seattle Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Seattle Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of debuts, new productions, and a world premiere. Salome Jicia and Amitati Pati star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Rodion Pogossov and Luca Pisaroni. Stephen Lawless directs the production with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting. Performance Dates: August 6-20, 2022 Stefan Vinke, May Elizabeth Williams, and Alexandra LoBianco take on the {…}

Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena, Sonya Yoncheva & Sondra Radvanovsky Highlight Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2021-22 Season

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, concerts, and a special 175th-anniversary gala. Here is a look at the new season. Opera The first opera of the season is set to be Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” starring Iréne Theorin and Johanni van Oostrum sharing the title role. They will be accompanied by Samantha Hankey, {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Announces Revised 2021 Season

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced a revised 2021 season that will run from May 20 to August 29. “Kát’a Kabanová” will open the festival in a new production by Damiano Michieletto. The cast will include Kateřina Knĕžíková, Aigul Akhmetshina, Katarina Dalayman, Nicky Spence, Alexander Vassiliev, David Butt Philip, and Thomas Atkins.  Performance Dates: May 29-June 19, 2021 Giancarlo Andretta conducts Mariame Clément’s production of Rossini’s {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Netrebko, Ben Heppner, Sonya Yoncheva Headline Week 17 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 17th week of its nightly streams. This week’s streams include such opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Luciano Pavarotti, Ben Heppner, and Eva Marton. Monday, July 6 – Puccini’s La Bohème Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018. Tuesday, {…}