Sir Simon Rattle & Lester Lynch to Present Concert at Carnegie Hall

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra is set to present a concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert will be performed on May 2 at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Sir Simon Rattle conducting a program featuring baritone Lester Lynch. The evening will include Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, Hindemith’s “Ragtime (Well-Tempered),” and Zemlinsky’s “Symphonische Gesänge, Op. 20.” The latter works {…}

Louise Alder, Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle & Siobhan Stagg Lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Bavarian Radio Symphony has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances. Sir Simon Rattle conducts Haydn’s “The Creation” with Lucy Crowe, Benjamin Bruns, and Christian Gerhaher. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-24, 2023 Sir Simon Rattle and the Bavarian Radio Chorus perform Berio and Vito Zuraj.  Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2023 Constantinos Carydis conducts Louise Alder in a program {…}

Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Barbara Hannigan & Fabio Luisi Among Signatories Petitioning Against the Canceling of Russian Artists

(Credit: Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera) One hundred and nineteen artists and conductors are signing a petition to end the war and end the boycott against boycotting Russian artists. The petition, which is signed by such prominent artists as Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Cornelius Meister, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Barrie Kosky, Matthew Rose, Fabio Luisi, Barbara Hannigan, and {…}

Sir Simon Rattle Leads New Live Recording of Janáček’s ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ & ‘Sinfonietta’

The London Symphony Orchestra announced the pre-sale of a new live recording of Janáček’s “Cunning Little Vixen” & “Sinfonietta.” Orders will be accepted starting on August 7. The album is set to release on September 4 and features the LSO’s Music Director Sir Simon Rattle on the podium conducting the Peter Sellars semi-staged production. Lucy Crowe stars as the Vixen, {…}

Sabine Devieilhe, Jakub Józef Orliński, Waltraud Meier, Magdalena Kožená Headline Revamped Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

(Photo Credit / Source: Magdalena Kozena Facebook / Kamil Szkopik / Warner Classic) The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence has announced a revamped approach to its 202 Festival which is set to take place online due to the continued impact of COVID-19. For 10 days, audience members will get the opportunity to engage with four distinct events which will be accessible via Arte {…}

Lincoln Center Great Performers 2019-20 Review: Magdalena Kožená

(Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola) On November 26, 2019, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall was host to the latest iteration of its Great Performers series. This installment saw Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená joined by a number of distinguished artists, including Simon Rattle, violinists Giovanni Guzzo and Rahel Maria Rilling, violist Amihai Grosz, cellist David Adorjan, flutist Kaspar Zehnder and clarinetist Andrew {…}

Never-Ending Discovery – Mezzo-Soprano Magdalena Kožená On Lincoln Center Recital, Met Opera ‘Rosenkavalier,’ Making Music With Sir Simon Rattle

(Credit: Oleg Rostovstev) Singing a recital in New York City is a rare occasion for an artist of any caliber. So, it is understandable that when a major opera star gets a chance to perform in one of the city’s hallowed halls, their choice of repertory would truly highlight their vocal and interpretative prowess. The idea of programming a recital {…}

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change in “Der Rosenkavalier” on Dec. 28, 2019 with conductor Gareth Morrell replacing Sir. Simon Rattle in the performance. Morrell made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1999 in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and has conducted 21 performances since his debut. He has also led musical performances of “Fidelio,” “Don Giovanni,” “Aida,” “La Bohème,” {…}