Lise Davidsen, Andrè Schuen, Fleur Barron & Michael Volle Lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” will be conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and star Mark Padmore, Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kožená, Andrew Staples, Roderick Williams, and Georg Nigl. Performance Dates: Sept. 26 & 27, 2024 Sir Simon Rattle conducts music by De {…}

Asmik Grigorian, Latonia Moore & Sarah Aristidou Lead Cleveland Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 Season. Here are the vocal performances. Klaus Mäkelä and Jennifer Johnston perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Performance Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2024 Franz Welser-Möst conducts Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and a new work by Bernd Richard Deutsch. Limmie Pulliam and Iurii Samoilov are the soloists Performance Dates: Nov. 21 -23, 2025 Fabio {…}

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 {…}

Iestyn Davies, Lucy Crowe, & Tim Mead Headline The English Concert’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo credits: Chris Sorensen, Victoria Cadisch, Andrew Staples) The English Concert has announced its 2023-24 season. This article features vocal works only. Countertenor Iestyn Davies returns to the BBC Proms to perform “Late Night Bach.” Davies will perform two of Bach’s solo cantatas, “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust” and “Geist und Seele wird verdwirret” at the Royal Albert Hall. Performance Date: {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Tristram Kenton Normally, ‘heritage’ productions make me nervous. The established stagings summon to mind lumbering Zeffirelli-esque spectacles and unwieldy, moth-eaten costumes. Opera houses resting on their artistic laurels, unwilling take artistic risks. The ingrained conservatism in the opera business that could even prove fatal for the art form.  But, Peter Hall’s production of Benjamin {…}

Tim Mead & Olesya Golovneva Lead Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa’s 2023-24 Season

Spain’s Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa has announced its 2023-24 season featuring three vocal performances. Here is a look at those concerts. Olesya Golovneva joins the orchestra for a concert of music by Verdi, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky. Erik Nielsen conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 19-20, 2023 Katharina Ruckgaber sings a Christmas concert with Daniel Squeo conducting music by Nino Rota, Poulenc, and Respighi. {…}

Tim Mead, Reginald Mobley, & Nicole Heaston Headline Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo credit: Andy Staples) The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) has announced its 2023-24 season. PBO’s season focuses on the concept of “classical music in an encouraging and explorative environment.” While sticking to its roots, audiences will hear plenty of Baroque works along with other historically informed performances. The season opens with a reprise performance of “Garden of Good {…}

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 {…}