Arianna Vendittelli, Jakub Józef Orliński, Luigi De Donato, & Benedetta Mazzucato Star in the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Programming for the 2024 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has been announced. This article only features vocal performances. First up is a workshop for the upcoming performances of Giacomelli’s “Cesare in Egitto.” Soloists include Arianna Vendittelli, Emőke Barath, Filippo Mineccia, Margherita Maria Sala, Valerio Contaldo, and Federico Fiorio. Ottavio Dantone conducts the Accademia Bizantina. Performance Date: July 27, 2024 (Tyrolean {…}

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Announces 2023-24 Season

The Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the opera productions. Rubén Dubrovsky and  Michael Balke conducts Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in a production by Josef E. Köpplinger. Performance Dates: Oct. 22, 2023-July 7, 2024 Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” returns in Brigitte Fassbaender’s production. Oleg Ptashnikov conducts.  Performance Dates: Nov. 3-Dec. 19, 2023 Bernd Mottl directs Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Performance Dates: {…}

Anna Catarina Antonacci, Roberta Mantegna, Jacquelyn Wagner & Andrè Schuen Lead Theater an der Wien’s 2023-24 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2023-24 season featuring opera productions and opera in concert. Opera Jérémie Rhorer conducts Donizetti’s “Les Martyrs” with Cezary Tomaszewski directing. Roberta Mantegna and John Osborn lead the cast, which also includes Mattia Olivieri, David Steffens, Nicolò Donini, and Patrick Kabongo. Performance Date: Sept. 18-28, 2023 Philip Venables’s “Denis & Katya” will star {…}

Regula Muhlemann, Christoph Prégardien, Fatma Said, Andrè Schuen Headline Schubertiade 2023

Austria’s Schubertiade has announced its 2023 program As always, this will focus solely on vocal and operatic performances. It all kicks off with soprano Fatma Said and pianist Joseph Middleton taking on music by Haydn, Schubert, and Schumann. Performance Date: April 30, 2023 Mattias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Performance Date: June 17, 2023 Soprano Christiane {…}

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, {…}

Diana Damrau, Andrè Schuen, Brenda Rae & Pavol Breslik Lead the 2022 Schubertiade

The 2022 Schubertiade in Austria has announced its program featuring numerous Schubert works and international soloists. For this article, we are looking at the vocal performances. Hohenems Christoph Prégardien and Julius Drake perform lieder by Schubert and Schumann. Performance Date: April 30, 2022 Tara Erraught and James Baillieu perform Schubert’s “Die junge Nonne,” “Nacht und Träume,” “Die Sterne, and “Ave {…}

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Ekaterina Semenchuk & Christian Gerhaher Lead Musikverein Wien’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Julian Hargreaves / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical / Jürgen Frank / Alexey Kostromin / Sony / Gregor Hohenberg) The famed Austrian venue Musikverein Wien has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring concerts and recitals with some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate. Baritone Christian Gerhaher performs works by Schönberg and Berlioz alongside seven {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Elīna Garanča, Christine Goerke Headline Philharmonie Essen’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical /  Jiyang Chen / Chris Singer / Paul Schirnhofer/DG / Opus 3 Artists official website) Philharmonie Essen has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Christine Goerke and Klaus Florian Vogt perform works by Richard Wagner. Andris Nelsons conducts the Bayreuther Festspielorchester. {…}