Christine Goerke, Sasha Cooke & Simon Keenlyside Lead LA Philharmonic’s 2024-25 Season

The LA Philharmonic has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Gustavo Dudamel opens the season with Lang Lang and Gustavo Castillo performing the music of Ginastera and Rachmaninoff. Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2024 Gustavo Dudamel conducts the music of Gabriela Ortiz and Mendelssohn alongside Alisa Weilerstein and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Performance Dates: {…}

Irina Lungu, Nicola Alaimo, Vittorio Grigolo, Arturo Chacón-Cruz & Lianna Haroutounian Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2024-25 Season

The Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting a production by Thaddeus Strassberger. Irina Lungu, Dmitry Korchak, and Simone Piazzola star. Performance Dates: Sept. 13-24, 2024 Leoš Janáček’s “Kát’a Kabanová” will star Anush Hovhannisyan, Anton Rositskiy, Nino Surguladze, Sergei Skorokhodov, Jana Kurucová, Dmitry Cheblykov, {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Aigul Akhmetshina, Aušrine Stundyte, David Butt Philip & Sondra Radvanovsky lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2024-25 Season

The Deustche Oper Berlin has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Respighi’s “La Fiamma” will be directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Carlo Rizzi. The cast will include Aušrine Stundyte, Georgy Vasiliev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Martina Serafin, Sua Jo, Cristina Toledo, Martina Baroni, Karis Tucker, Caren Van Oijen, Doris Soffel, and Patrick Guetti. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 18, 2024 Enrique Mazzola {…}

Simon Keenlyside, Christine Goerke & Elsa Benoit Lead LA Philharmonic’s 2024-25 Season

The LA Philharmonic has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Zubin Mehta will conduct Schoenberg’s “Gurrelieder” with Christine Goerke, Brandon Jovanovich, Violeta Urmana, and Gerhard Siegel. Performance Date: Dec. 13 & 15, 2024 Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Keenlyside perform in an all-Mayler program that includes Blumine, Symphony No. 10: Adagio, and Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Performance Dates: Feb. 20-23, {…}

Benjamin Bernheim Asmik Grigorian, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Salzburg Festival’s 2024 Season

(Credit: © SF / Peter Rigaud) The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2024 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Opera Strauss’ “Caprricio” is set to be performed in concert form with Elsa Dreisig and Bo Skovhus as Countess and Count. The cast also includes Sebastian Kohlhepp (Flamand), Konstantin Krimmel (Olivier), Mika Kares (La Roche), Ève-Maud Hubeaux (Clairon), {…}

Jonathan Tetelman, Maria Agresta, Nina Stemme, Yusif Eyvazov Lead Teatro Massimo di Palermo’s 2023-24 Season

The Teatro Massimo di Palermo has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “I Capuleti e Montecchi.” Omer Meir Wellber conducts the production by Idan Cohen. The cast includes Maria Kataeva and Anna Pennisi as Romeo and Marina Monzó and Francesca Pia Vitale as Giulietta. Ioan Hotea, Mert Süngü, Marco Spotti, and Gabriele Sagona round out the {…}

Lise Lindstrom, Anush Hovhannisyan & Raehann Bryce-Davis Lead Royal Danish Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Royal Danish Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring operatic productions, musicals and concerts. Opera i Roskilde will feature Sine Bundgaard, Hanne Fischer, Niels Jørgen Riis, and Magnus Berg. Performance Date: July 31, 2022 “Papageno og Papagena” will be performed by pianist Kristoffer Hyldig and soloists Julie Meera Albertsen and Frederik Rolin. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-Nov. 6, 2022 Steven Moore conducts Stefan {…}

Belgian Government Reopens Theaters Following Council of State’s Ruling

(Credit: Johan Jacobs) The government of Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has officially reopened theaters following a decision by the Council of State. Using an emergency procedure, the Council of State ruled that the government’s closure measures were not proportionate, and didn’t provide enough motives to understand why attending cultural performances was particularly dangerous for public health. Per the {…}

Aušriné Stundyté, Jennifer Holloway, Violeta Urmana & Lauri Vasar Headline New Production of ‘Elektra’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

(Credit: Dominik Odenkirchen) Staatsoper Hamburg has announced the upcoming premiere of Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra.” The cast includes Violeta Urmana as Klytämnestra, Jennifer Holloway as Chrysothemis, John Daszak as Aegisth, Lauri Vasar as Orest, and Aušriné Stundyté in the title role. The cast is rounded out by Chao Deng, Luminita Andrei, Tahnee Niboro, Thomas Ebenstein, Hubert Kowalczyk, {…}