Hana Blažíková, Alexander Chance, Jun Suzuki, Takaoki Onishi to Headline Bach Collegium Japan’s ‘Messiah’

The Bach Collegium Japan is set to present Händel’s “Messiah” at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Masaaki Suzuki will conduct the performance, which is set for Dec. 24, 2022, with such soloists as soprano Hana Blažíková, countertenor Alexander Chance, tenor Jun Suzuki, and baritone Takaoki Onishi. Blažíková has appeared regularly with the Bach Collegium Japan and has also performed with such {…}

Alexandra LoBianco, Scot Quinn & Rainelle Krause Lead North Carolina Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The North Carolina Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring four works. Alexandra LoBianco stars as Leonore in Beethoven’s “Fidelio“ alongside Mark Delavan, Kenneth Kellogg, Takaoki Onishi, and Jason Karn. Arthur Fagen conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 14, 2021 Lucia Cesaroni and Scott Quinn take the lead roles in Puccini’s “La Bohème“ with Shannon Kessler Dooley, Steven LaBrie, and Adam Lau. {…}

Susanna Phillips, Takaoki Onishi & Jennifer Zetlan Headline Oratorio Society of New York’s 2019-20 Season

The Oratorio Society of New York has revealed details of its upcoming 147th season, which will include two world premieres. The season will kick off with “Rachmaninoff and Duruflé” at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program will include excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, an “a cappella work of remarkable spirituality,” along with Duruflé’s Requiem. Featured vocalists will include contralto Kirsten {…}