Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Premiere David Briggs’ ‘Stabat Mater’

Continuing its 2022-23 season “Great Music in a Great Space,” The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will give David Briggs’ “Stabat Mater” its world premiere as part of the Cathedral’s “Light of Paradise” concert. Kent Tritle conducts the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra. Briggs’s “Stabat Mater” was a co-commission with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, and features the Cathedral {…}

Clifton International Festival of Music 2022 Review: Pergolesi’s ’Stabat Mater’

The eighth concert in Clifton International Festival of Music’s 11-concert series, Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater,” was hosted at the Clifton Cathedral on a bright and temperate Friday evening. Coupled with Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” earlier in the evening, Pergolesi’s work made a lovely complement to an evening full of baroque refinement. The soloists for the evening’s concert was Daisy Walford (soprano) and {…}

Angela Meade & Michele Angelini Headline Rossini in Wildbad 2022 Belcanto Opera Festival

(Credit: Rossini in Wildbad Festival official website) The Belcanto Festival Rossini in Wildbad has announced its 2022 slate, with two out of three operas taking place in the Trinkhalle. The festival will begin with a concert performance of “Armida” starring Angela Meade and Michele Angelini, with five more tenor roles. José Miguel Pérez Sierra will conduct. “Ermione” will be presented {…}

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. {…}

Anita Rachvelishvili, Philippe Jaroussky & Ragaa Eldin Lead Clermont Auvergne Opéra’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Dario Acosta / Simon Fowler / Deutsche Oper Berlin official website) Clermont Auvergne Opéra in Clermont-Ferrand, France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works. Opera  Gaetano Donizetti‘s “Lucia di Lammermoor” showcases Jiwon Song as Enrico, Ragaa Eldin as Edgardo, and Heera Bae in the title role. The cast {…}