Stéphanie d’Oustrac Leads ‘Agrippina’ at Dutch National Opera

(Credit: © Marta Syrko) The Dutch National Opera is set to present Händel’s “Agrippina” with conductor Ottavio Dantone. The opera will be presented in a production by Barrie Kosky, which is a Co-production with Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), Royal Opera House (London), and Hamburgische Staatsoper. The cast includes Stéphanie d’Oustrac, John Holiday, Ying Fang, Gianluca Buratto, Tim Mead, Jake Ingbar, and {…}

Andrea Bocelli, Piotr Beczala, Adriana González & Riccardo Fassi Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will get a chance to hear a new album by a great tenor and complete operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Moniuszko, and Gluck. Romances Star tenor Piotr Beczala presents a selection of romances by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, together with the acclaimed accompanist Helmut Deutsch. In a statement, Beczala noted, “When I first began to study singing at the Katowice Academy of {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho & Ludovic Tézier Lead 2023 Concert de Paris

(Image Source: Sony Classical Official Website) The Concert de Paris on July 14 has announced its 2023 lineup. The concert, which celebrates the country’s independence at the Eiffel Tower, will showcase soloists Ermonela Jaho, Marie-Laure Garnier, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Jonas Kaufmann, and Ludovic Tézier. The concert will also see violinist Vilde Frang, and pianist Daniil Trifonov. Cristian Măcelaru will lead the {…}

Nicky Spence, Mariya Kaganskaya & Stéphanie d’Oustrac Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will get to hear music from Britain, Kenneth Leighton, and a rarely-heard Offenbach work. Here are the new releases: Kenneth Leighton (1929-88) Every Living Creature SOMM Recordings has released the latest offering from the chamber choir Londinium, directed by Andrew Griffiths, titled “Every Living Creature.” This album commemorates the 35th anniversary of the death of Kenneth Leighton and {…}

Adela Zaharia, Eric Cutler & Malin Byström Lead Dutch National Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Dutch National Opera has released its lineup for the 2023-24 season. This season features many fan-favorite operas and premieres. Only vocal pieces are listed down below. Kicking things off is Kurt Veill’s “Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.” Evelyn Herlitzius, Alan Oke, and Thomas Johannes Mayer are among the cast. Markus Stenz conducts with Ivo van Hove directing. Performance {…}

Stefano Secco, Lea Desandre, Stéphanie d’Oustrac & Patricia Petibon Lead Opéra de Dijon’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Dijon has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the operas and vocal performances. Opera The season opens with Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” with Ensemble Klangforum Wien and soloists Christina Daletska and Maximilian Schmitt. Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2022 Verdi’s “Stiffelio” will star Stefano Secco, Erika Beretti, Dario Solari, Raffaele Abete, and Önay Köse. {…}

Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Karine Deshayes & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Opéra de Rouen’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of productions, concerts and special guests. Here is a look. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Sergio Vitale, Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Agnès Letestu, and Paul Gay. Ben Glassberg conducts the production by Richard Brunel. Performance Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 2022 “Mon amant de Saint-Jean” will {…}

Natalie Dessay, Jakub Józef Orliński, Joyce DiDonato & Sabine Devieilhe Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’s 2022-23 Season

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2022-23 season featuring productions, operas in concerts, recitals, and orchestra performances. Here is a look at the vocal performances this season. Productions  Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” will star Jakub Józef Orliński and Regula Mühlemann. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts the production by Robert Carsen which also stars Elena Galitskaya. Performance Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 1, 2022 {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Benjamin Bernheim & Anja Harteros Lead Opernhaus Zürich’s 2022-23 Season

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced its 2022-23 season with 12 new productions and numerous revivals. Premieres Eric Cutler, Christof Fischesser, Tomasz Konieczny, Katie van Kooten, Patricia Bardon, and Camilla Nylund star in Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” The new production by Andreas Homoki will be conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Performance Dates: Sept. 18-Oct. 29, 2022 Offenbach’s “Barkouf” will see Jérémie Rhorer conduct the {…}

Stéphane Degout, Sally Matthews, Olga Peretyatko & Enea Scala Lead La Monnaie ‘s 2022-23 Season

La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels has announced its 2022-23 season featuring eight productions and a number of concerts. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera Nathalie Stutzmann conducts David Marton’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” with Dmitry Golovnin, Laurent Naouri, Jacques Imbrailo, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Anna Nechaeva, and Charlotte Hellekant. Performance Date: {…}