Anita Hartig, Marina Monzó, Willard White & Maria Teresa Leva Lead Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE’s 2023-24 Season

Spain’s Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Christoph König opens the season with music by Arriaga, Mozart, and Bruckner. The soloists are Marina Monzó, Štěpánka Pučálková, Airam Hernández, and Damián del Castillo. Performance Dates: Oct. 5 & 6, 2023 Marc Albrecht and Ekaterina Antipova lead a performance of music {…}

Sean Panikkar, J’Nai Bridges, Sir Willard White Headline San Francisco Symphony’s ‘Oedipus Rex’

The San Francisco Symphony is set to present Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” and “Symphony of Psalms” on June 10-12, 2022. The showcase will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and staged by Peter Sellars, in the first of a four-year collaboration during which the director will mount four large-scale productions between 2022-25. “This particular combination of two major Stravinsky pieces premiered in {…}

Erwin Schrott, Willard White, Matthew Polenzani & Klára Kolonits Lead Hungarian State Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions, revivals, and concerts. Here is a look: Premiere  Andrea Szántó stars in Calixto Bieto’s new production of Bizet’s “Carmen.” The opera also features Szabolcs Brickner , Kinga Kriszta, Gábor Bretz , and Zoltá Nagy . Balázs Kocsár conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 3-Oct. 10, 2021 Beethoven/Strauss’ “König Stephan / {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Sir Willard White, Patricia Racette, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Raven McMillan Headline Opera Philadelphia’s 2021-22 Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2021-22 season, which includes both in-person and video productions throughout the year. So let’s kick it off with the onstage performances. On Stage It all starts with “Amici e Rivali” starring Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres. This pre-season concert will showcase the two tenors alongside conductor Corrado Rovaris and the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Lawrence Brownlee, Sir Willard White Headline Opera Philadelphia’s Revamped 2020-21 Online Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced plans for a revised 2020-21 season. The company will launch the Opera Philadelphia Channel, a digital space that will feature a series of new commissions as well as other performances online. Audiences can subscribe annually for the channel at $99 a year. Among the offerings on the channel will be “Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia,” {…}

Jessica Pratt & Measha Brueggergosman Lead Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma’s New Streaming Lineup

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the upcoming two weeks of streaming. The week begins with Verdi’s “Les vêpres siciliennes” in its original French version. The production, which opened the 2019-20 season, is conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Valentina Carrasco. For those who are interested to learn more about the work can check out the company’s podcast {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Ana María Martínez & Jennifer Higdon Highlight Opera Philadelphia’ 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Ryan Donnell) Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2020-21 season with the theme Fortune & Might. O20 Festival  Jennifer Higdon and Jerre Dye’s “Woman with Eyes Closed” makes its world premiere opening the Opera Philadelphia’s festival. German director Christian Räth helms the production which is set to star Meredith Arwady, Kevin Ray, Fleur Barron, and Wei Wu Performance Dates: Sept. {…}

Arte To Stream ‘Rise & Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny’ From Festival D’Aix-En-Provence

(Credit: Festival D’aix-En-Provence) On July 11, 2019, Arte is set to stream to Kurt Weill’s “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” from the Festival D’Aix-En-Provence. The new production by Ivo van Hove, which is set to make its way to the Metropolitan Opera, stars Karita Mattila, Alan Oke, Sir Willard White, Annette Dasch, Nikolai Schukoff, Sean Panikkar, Thomas Oliemans, and Peixin Chen. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the {…}

Corinne Winters, Sarah Connolly & Sean Panikkar Headline English National Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring seven new productions and three revivals, the greatest number of new productions in five years. The season will also include four new productions that present the same story: the Orpheus myth will be seen in four operas spanning 230 years, interpreted by four directors from radically different theatrical disciplines, all within the {…}