Barbara Hannigan, Véronique Gens & Philippe Estephe Lead the 2024 Festival Ravel

The Festival Ravel has announced its programming for 2024. Only vocal works are featured in this article. Sopranos Pauline Gaillard and Alice Cremades, and pianist Ionah Maiatsky present a concert of works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and more. Performance Date: July 15, 2024 Mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet, tenors John Heuzenroeder, Benoit Rameau, baritone Thomas Dolié, and bass {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Barbara Hannigan & Charles Castronovo Lead L’Instant Lyrique 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Shervin Lainez / Raphael Brand / Pia Clodi) The L’Instant Lyrique in France has announced its 2021-22 season featuring many leading singers from around the world. The season will open with sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Jeanne Gérard, mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and bass-baritone Yannis François alongside pianist Michalis Boliakis. Performance date: Sep. 27, 2021 Tenor Michael Spyres sings alongside pianist {…}

Simon Keenlyside, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Michele Losier Headline Opéra de Lyon’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Lyon has unveiled its 2020-21 season. It all kicks off with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Le Coq d’Or” in a production directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Aziz Shokhakimov. Andrei Popov, Sabine Devieilhe, Dmitry Ulyanov, and Mischa Schelomianski star. Performance Dates: Oct. 10-22, 2020 Next up is Massenet’s “Werther” starring Simon Keenlyside, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Jean-Sébastien Bou, and Marc Barrard. {…}