Freddie De Tommaso & Saioa Hernández Lead new CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences are in for a complete Verdi recording and an album of music by Antonio Caldara. Un Ballo in Maschera  Maestro Marek Janowski, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir present Verdi’s masterwork. The cast includes Freddie De Tommaso, Lester Lynch, Saioa Hernández, Elisabeth Kulman, and Annika Gerhards. On this recording, Freddie De Tommaso and Saioa Hernández make their Pentatone debut. Après {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dawn Upshaw, Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader Headline Caramoor 2022 Summer Festival

Caramoor has announced its 2022 summer season, which runs between June 18 through August 19, 2022. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on opera and vocal performances. Soprano Christine Taylor Price and baritone Thomas West headline “Pops & Patriots” alongside the Westchester Symphony Winds and conductor Curt Ebersole. The showcase features music by Smith, Porter, Thomas, {…}

Joélle Harvey, Nicholas Phan & Mary Bevan Lead Handel and Haydn Society’s 2021-22 Season

The Handel and Haydn Society in Boston has announced its 2021-22 season returning to live performances. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. For the 168th consecutive year, the company will celebrate the holiday season with performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” at Symphony Hall. For the last time as Artistic Director, Harry Christophers will lead {…}

Ben Bliss, Tyler Duncan, Joélle Harvey, Samantha Hankey Headline Bard Music Festival’s ‘Nadia Boulanger and Her World’

The Bard Music Festival has unveiled the full slate of its “Nadia Boulanger and Her World.” For the purposes of this article, the focus will be on operatic and vocal programs and performers. First up is “Program One: The Exemplary” which will feature Boulanger’s music alongside that of Lili Boulanger, Praulx Rainier, Louise Talma, Grazyna Bacewiz, and Julia Perry. The {…}

Mary Bevan, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Iestyn Davies Headline Handel + Haydn Society 2020-21 Season

The Handel + Haydn Society has announced its 2020-21 season, which features a wide range of performances, including 10 company premieres. As always, our focus will be on performances of the operatic and vocal variety. The season kicks off with a performance of Brahms’ “A German Requiem” featuring soprano Amanda Majeski and baritone Ryan McKinny. Conductor Harry Bicket will lead {…}