Corinne Winters, Nicky Spence & Tomasz Konieczny Lead Janáček Brno Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Janáček Brno Festival) Janáček Brno Festival has announced its 2022 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works only. A double bill of “From the House of the Dead” and “Glagolitic Mass” spotlights Roman Hoza, Gianluca Zampieri, Tigran Hakobyan, Lukáš Bařák, Jan Šťáva, Kateřina Kněžíková, and Jarmila Balážová. Jakub Hrůša conducts a production {…}

Victoria Randem & Linard Vrielink Lead Peter Eötvös’ Opera ‘Sleepless’ at Staatsoper Berlin

(Credit: Szilvia Csibi, Müpa Budapest) Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced the upcoming big premiere of Peter Eötvös’s opera “Sleepless.” The work has been co-commissioned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Grand Théâtre de Genève. The libretto was written by Mari Mezei, based on “Trilogy” by the Norwegian author Jon Fosse. “I decided very early on to view this {…}

Paula Murrihy, Tara Erraught & Sinéad Campbell-Wallace Lead Irish National Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Irish National Opera has announced its 2021-22 season which will begin with streamed performances and then continue with a return to live performances. Here is a look: Streamed Performances  The company will world premiere a new film version of Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber opera “The Lighthouse” directed by Edwina Casey presented in outdoor screenings at locations across Ireland. Brenton {…}

Elsa Dreisig, Anita Rachvelishvili & Corinne Winters Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2021-22 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2021-22 season with a variety of programs including opera, recitals and ballet as well as family events. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the opera and recitals. Opera Leonardo Marino and Pablo Jakob’s “Huit Minutes” will make its world premiere in François Renou’s production. The new opera will {…}

Francesca Dotto, Enea Scala, & Pretty Yende Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2020-21 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of opera performances and recitals. Ingela Brimberg stars in the title role of Puccini’s “Turandot” with Aleksey Tikhomirov, Teodor Ilincai, Martin Muehle, and Elena Guseva. Antonino Fogliani conducts Daniel Kramer’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 15-26, 2020 Marc Minkowski conducts Robert Wilson’s production of Handel’s “Messiah” with Elena {…}