Monteverdi Festival Cremona 2024 Review: Quando Farinelli Incontrò Monteverdi

(Photo: Francesca Faelutti) After hotfooting it across the city, the enthusiastic audience members from the festival’s first concert of the evening arrived at the Museo del Violino for concert number two, starring male soprano Samuel Mariño and the Concerto De’ Cavalieri, directed by Marcello di Lisa. Entitled “When Farinelli met Monteverdi,” the concert was described as an “imaginary but impossible {…}

Javier Camarena, Samuel Mariño & Nina Minasyan Leads Fundación Baluarte’s 2024-25 Season

The Fundación Baluarte has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances from the Pamplona season in Spain. Hannah Morrison, Maartgen Engeltjes, Krystian Adams, and Kresimir Strazanac lead Händel’s “Messiah.”  Performance Date: Dec. 19, 2024 Perry So conducts Vedi’s “La Traviata” with Nina Minasyan, Santiago Ballerini, and Juan Jesús Rodríguez starring. Henning Brockhaus directs. Performance Dates: Jan. 31 & {…}

Samuel Mariño, Hélène Brunet, Cecilia Duarte, & Jacob Perry Featured in Tafelmusik’s 2024-25 Season

Tafelmusik has announced the details of its 2024-25 season. This article includes vocal works only. Soprano Hélène Brunet, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, and baritone Jesse Blumberg make their Tafelmusik debuts in Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio.” Tenor Charles Daniels joins them. Ivars Taurins directs the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Performance Dates: November 22, 23, & 24, 2024 Handle’s “Messiah” stars soprano Myriam {…}

Male Soprano Samuel Mariño to Make Canadian Debut

Photo: Olivier Allard Male soprano Samuel Mariño will make his Canadian debut with Tafelmusik in the upcoming concert “Higher Love: Virtuoso Arias.” Mariño will perform select arias from Handel’s “Arminio” and “Atalanta,” Vivaldi’s “Il Giustino,” Scarlatti’s “Il Sedecia Re di Gerusalemme,” and Hasse’s “Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra.” He is joined by the Tafelmusik baroque orchestra with Julia Wedman directing. The Venezuelan {…}

Camerata Pacfica to Present U.S. Premiere of Male Soprano Samuel Mariño

On May 12, 2023, Camerata Pacifica will present the U.S. premiere of Venezuelan male soprano Samuel Mariño in recital. The program will feature Bach’s cantata “Non sa che sia dolore,” and Pergolesi’s “Salve Regina in C Minor.” The ensemble will also perform John Adams’ “Shaker Loops.” Ensemble members include violinists Joseph Lin, Tricia Park, Jason Uyeyama, and Agnes Gottschewski; violists {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča & Bryn Terfel Lead Teatro Colón’s 2023 Season

The Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the operatic vocal performances. Opera Charles Dutoit conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in a production by Romeo Castellucci. Jaquelina Livieri and Guadalupe Barrientos star. Performance Dates: March 7-12, 2023 Jan Latham-Koenig conducts a production of Gounod’s “Faust” by Stefano Poda. The cast includes {…}

Bejun Mehta, Sophie Rennert, Francesca Ascioti & Giuseppina Bridelli Headline Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Innsbruck Festival of Early Music official website) The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2022 season, featuring three operas and a number of concerts. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works. Here is a full slate. Operas  Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera “Silla” spotlights Bejun Mehta, Eleonora Bellocci, Valer Sabadus, Roberta Invernizzi, {…}

Sabine Devieilhe, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge & Stéphane Degout Headline Opéra Comique’s 2022 Season

(Credit: © Julia Lamoureux) Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2022 season, featuring seven operas. Here is the full slate. Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet” opens the season with Sabine Devieilhe as Ophélie and Stéphane Degout in the title role. The cast also includes Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Pierre Derhet, Jérôme Varnier, Yu Shao, Geoffroy Buffière, and Nicolas Legoux. Louis Langrée {…}