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 {…}

Valentina Nafornița, Gaëlle Arquez & Franco Fagioli Headline Opéra Royal de Versailles’ 2021-22 Season

(Credit: EPV / Christian Millet) Opéra Royal de Versailles has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring number of rarely performed operas and vocal works. Here is the full slate. Opera  André Grétry’s opera “Richard Cœur de Lion” features Rémy Mathieu as Blondel and Pierre Derhet in the title role. The cast will be rounded out by Melody Louledjian, Marie Perbost Antonio, {…}

John Holiday, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, & Samuel Marino to Appear in 92Y’s ‘Countertenor-Palooza’

On January 23, 92Y School of Music will host “Countertenor-Palooza,” an online discussion featuring some of opera’s leading countertenors. Host Naomi Lewin will be joined by countertenors John Holiday, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, and Samuel Marino. Making his debut with the Metropolitan Opera next fall in Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice,” Holiday recently received national acclaim as a finalist on this year’s season {…}