Jonas Kaufmann, Lisette Oropesa & Anita Rachvelishvili Lead Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s 2023 Season

Today, Pierre Audi announced the program for the seventieth-fifth Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The festival will take place between the 4 th and 24th of July, 2023, staging six works, three operas in concert, and many recitals. The full program is below: The season opens with “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, and Elisabeth Hauptmann. Maxime Pascal conducts the production {…}

Nicole Cabell, Russell Braun & Camilla Tilling Lead Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announces its 2022-23 season featuring numerous artists. Nathalie Stutzmann conducts Beethiven’s Symphony No. 9 with Talise Trevigne, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Robin Tritschler, and Leon Košavić. Performance Dates: Oct. 6-9, 2022 Norman Mackenzie conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Christmas with ASO. Performance Dates: Dec. 15–18, 2022 Norman Mackenzie conducts the Atlanta {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Natalie Dessay Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 69th Week of Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 69th straight week of streams. Per a press release, this week’s streams, which will be dedicated to the operas of Richard Strauss, will include several first-time broadcasts. Here is a breakdown of the schedule. Week 69 – Strauss Week  Monday, July 5 – Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Blegen, Luciano Pavarotti, Derek Hammond-Stroud, and Kurt {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angel Blue, Roberto Alagna, Joyce DiDonato Headline Weeks 64 & 65 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of nightly streams. The first week will center on operas featured in the “Aria Code” podcast. The second week will focus on reimagined settings of classic operas. Week 64 – Aria Code: The Operas Behind the Podcast Monday, May 31 – Puccini’s Turandot Starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov, and James Morris, {…}

Renée Fleming, Renata Scotto, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Mirella Freni Headline Weeks 32 & 33 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next two weeks of its streaming slate which will focus on opera’s greatest comedies and political dramas. Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato lead the way, appearing in three different streams each over the course of the two weeks. Here is a full rundown. Week 32– Operatic Comedies Monday, October 19 – Rossini’s Il Barbiere di {…}

Magdalena Kožená, Camilla Nylund & Christian Gerhaher Highlight Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks’s 2020-21 Season

The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of vocal performances. For this article we will focus on the vocal highlights of the season. Stéphane Denève conducts Christian Gerhaher in a program with music by Berlioz, Roussel, and Ravel. Performance Dates: Oct. 8 & 9, 2020 John Adams‘ “Harmonium” for choir and orchestra is set to be {…}

Leah Crocetto & Russell Braun Highlight Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Atlanta Symphony has announced its 2020-21 season. For this article we will highlight the vocal performances. Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” will be conducted by Robert Spano with soloists Jessica Rivera, Kelley O’Connor, Thomas Cooley, and Nmon Ford. Performance Dates: Nov. 19 & 21, 2020 Handel’s Messiah will be conducted by Norman Mackenzie and the ASO Chamber Chorus. Performance Dates: Dec. 17 & {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, J’Nai Bridges, Michael Fabiano Headline Canadian Opera Company’s 2020-21 Season

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2020-21 season, which will feature six operas and some special events. The season opens with François Girard’s famed production of Wagner’s “Parsifal.” Christopher Ventris and Vikor Antipenko will alternate the title role with Johan Reuter as Amfortas and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner will take on Kundry. Robert Pomakov will interpret Klingsor while Mika Kares {…}