Kosciuszko Foundation Announces the 2024 Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition

The Kosciuszko Foundation has announced details of the 2024 Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition. This year’s competition is open to singers of all voice types and nationalities between the ages of 20 and 32. The jury panel includes conductor Daniele Callegari and bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny. Under the artistic direction of Thomas Lausmann, Director of Music Administration at the Metropolitan Opera, {…}

Tomasz Konieczny, Anthony Clark Evans, Elena Tsallagova & Sinéad Campbell Wallace Lead Staatstheater Wiesbaden’s 2024-25 Season

The Staatstheater Wiesbaden has announced its 2024-25 Season. Premieres Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre” will be conducted by GMD Leo McFall with Pınar Karabulut directing. Seth Carico, Cornel Frey, Galina Benevich, Josefine Mindus, Sion Goronwy, Ariana Lucas, Aaron Cawley, Hovhannes Karapetyan, Inna Fedorii, Fleuranne Brockway, Wooseok Shim, James Young, and Fabian-Jakob Balkhausen starring. Premiere Date: Sept. 28, 2024 Christian Rohrbach conducts {…}

Liudmyla Monastyrska & Rafał Siwek Headline the 2024 Baltic Opera Festival

(Photo credit: LA Opera, Karpati&Zarewicz) The Baltic Opera Festival has announced its 2024 season lineup. Liudmyla Monastyrska and Rafał Siwek perform the lead roles in “Turandot.” Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra. Waldemar Zawodziński directs. Performance Dates: July 20 & 25, 2024 (Forest Opera in Sopot) Natalia Babińska’s production of Engelbert Humperdinck, “Hansel and Gretel” is next. The cast {…}

René Barbera, Austrine Stundyte, Tomasz Konieczny & Issachah Savage Lead Dutch National Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Dutch National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera René Barbera, Roman Burdenko, Aigul Khismatullina, Alexander Köpeczi, and Maya Gour Star in a revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Yi-Chen Lin conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 2-29, 2024 Britten’s “Peter Grimes” will get a new production by Barbora Horáková. Lorenzo Viotti conducts a cast that includes Issachah Savage, Johanni van Oostrum, and {…}

Ermonela Jaho, Freddie de Tommaso, Elsa Dreisig, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Tomasz Konieczny Headline Staatsoper Hamburg’s 2024-25 Season

Staatsoper Hamburg has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres First up is Carl Orff’s “Trionfi.” Calixto Bieito directs a cast starring Nicole Chevalier, Florian Panzieri, Sandra Hamaoui, and Oleksiy Palchykov, among others. Kent Nagano conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 21 – Oct. 12, 2024 “Der Freischütz” stars Andrzej Dobber, Hubert Kowalczyk, Julia Kleiter, Alina Wunderlin, and Johan Reuter. Yoel Gamzou conducts and Andreas {…}