Sarah Aristidou, Joel Prieto, Sidney Mancasola & Ramona Zaharia Headline Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2024-25 Season

The Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. OPÉRA The season opens with “Festival Hip Hop’Era.”  Performance Date: Sept. 7, 2024 Hélène Guilmette, Valentine Lemercier, Enguerrand de Hys, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Matthieu Lécroart, Floriane Derthe, Antoine Foulon, Geoffrey Carey, and Matthieu Walendzik star in Charles Lecoq’s “La Fille de Madame Angot.” {…}

Sasha Cooke, Ingela Brimberg, Mark S. Doss & Eve-Maud Hubeaux Lead La Monnaie de Munt’s 2024-25 Season

La Monnaie de Munt has announced the 2024-25 season. Opera Wagner’s “Siegfried” will star Magnus Vigilius, Peter Hoare, Gábor Bretz, Scott Hendricks, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Ingela Brimberg, Nora Gubisch, and Liv Redpath. Alain Altinoglu conducts Pierre Audi’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 11-Oct. 4, 2024 Kris Defoort’s “The Time of Our Singing ” will star Mark S. Doss, Claron Mcfadden, Simon Bailey, Levy {…}

Asmik Grigorian, Latonia Moore & Sarah Aristidou Lead Cleveland Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 Season. Here are the vocal performances. Klaus Mäkelä and Jennifer Johnston perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Franz Welser-Möst conducts Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and a new work by Bernd Richard Deutsch. Limmie Pulliam and Iurii Samoilov are the soloists Performance Dates: Nov. 21 -23, 2025 Fabio {…}

Benjamin Bernheim Asmik Grigorian, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2024 Season

(Credit: © SF / Peter Rigaud) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2024 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Strauss’ “Caprricio” is set to be performed in concert form with Elsa Dreisig and Bo Skovhus as Countess and Count. The cast also includes Sebastian Kohlhepp (Flamand), Konstantin Krimmel (Olivier), Mika Kares (La Roche), Ève-Maud Hubeaux (Clairon), {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Alice Coote & Christian Gerhaher Lead Berlin Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Iván Fischer conducts Michael Nagy in works by Jörg Widmann and Gustav Mahler. Performance Date: August 26, 2023 Alexander Rudin, Alexander Melnikov, Nadezhda Pavlova, and Olga Pashchenko perform works by Sergei Rachmaninov. Performance Date: August 27, 2023 Robin Ticciati conducts Wu Wei Sheng, Karen {…}

Sarah Aristidou Wins the Belmont Prize

The French-Cypriot soprano Sarah Aristidou has received the Belmont Prize for Contemporary Music. The soprano will receive €20,000 from the Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung. The Prize is a music award named after the place of destiny in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The Munich-based Forberg Schneider Foundation seeks to promote outstanding achievements in the field of contemporary music and biennially-awards prizes endowed with {…}

Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2021 Season

(Credits: © Dario Acosta / Charles Castronovo official website / Deutsche Oper am Rhein official website / Kristian Schuller/Decca) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2021 edition, featuring 8 operas and numerous concert performances. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will feature Mika Kares as Il Commendatore, Nadezhda Pavlova as Donna Anna, Michael Spyres in the role of Don Ottavio, Federica Lombardi as {…}

Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli & Plácido Domingo To Headline Salzburg Festival’s 2020 Season

The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2020 season celebrating its 100th anniversary with a number of operatic productions from many repertory staples and numerous rarely performed gems. Here is a look at the operatic works to be performed. Opera Franz Welser-Möst is set to conduct a new production of R. Strauss’ “Elektra” with Krzysztof Warlikowski. Aušrine Stundyte sings the title {…}