Anna Netrebko, Luca Salsi, Francesco Meli & Ludovic Tézier Lead ‘O Sole Nostro’ Gala

The Wiener Konzerthaus is set to present a gala entitled “O Sole Nostro” on Nov. 11, 2023. The gala will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ristorante Sole and the concert will benefit the St. Anna children’s cancer research. The evening will showcase some of the greatest opera singers in the world including Anna Netrebko, Antonino Siragusa, Boris Pinkhasovich, Camilla Nylund, Clemens Unterreiner, Dmitry Korchak, Fabio Armiliato, {…}

Thomas Hampson & Matthias Goerne Lead Ibermusica’s 2023-24 Season

Madrid’s Ibermusica has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the vocal performances. Josep Vicent conducts the Orquesta ADDA Sinfónica and Orfeón Donostiarra coro in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Montsalvatge’s “Canto espiritual de Joan Maragall” for chorus and orchestra. Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2023 Brahms’ “German Requiem” will be performed by Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble and Thomas Hengelbrock. The {…}

Simon Keenlyside, Thomas Hampson, Barbara Hannigan, Josefina Maldonado Headline The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. The season opens with performances of “Amadeus” featuring The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Richard Kaufman conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 21 – 24, 2023 Simon Keenlyside leads a program featuring music by Mahler. Franz Welser-Möst conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 12 {…}

Thomas Hampson, Susan Zarrabi, Nikola Hillebrand, Kieran Carrel Headline Schubert Week 2023

(Credit: Frances Marshall) The program for “Schubert Week” has been unveiled. The program, which will take place between Jan. 16-22, 2023 at Pierre Boulez Saal, will kick off with Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger in performance. The duo will present music by Carl Loewe, Schubert, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Hindemith, Ives, and Daugherty. Performance Date: Jan. 16, 2023 Next up, mezzo-soprano Susan {…}

Thomas Hampson, Christian Gerhaher & Florian Sempey Lead CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences get to experience new albums from great baritones and some rising stars. Here is a look at the releases. Così fan tutte The Maggio Musicale releases Mozart’s masterpiece on Naxos. Conductor Zubin Mehta leads the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The recording from March 2021 stars Thomas Hampson, Valentina Nafornita, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Matthew Swenson, Mattia Olivieri, and Benedetta Torre. L’Orfeo Opus Arte {…}

Günther Groissböck Replaces Thomas Hampson at Heidelberger Frühling Festival

(Credit: © Gerhard Ringhofer) The 25th Heidelberger Frühling Festival has announced a program change for its concert on April 22. The festival said, “unfortunately Thomas Hampson, who is suffering from long-term COVID effects, has to cancel his full-length song recital at the festival. His piano partner Elena Bashkirova cannot perform either as she is helping her husband, Daniel Barenboim, who {…}