Les Arts Florissants’ 2020 Dans Les Jardins de William Christie Festival Concludes This Weekend

Les Arts Florissants’ 2020 “Dans Les Jardins de William Christie” Festival opened in Thiré, France on August 22 with a performance of Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” the composer’s pastoral based on the poetry of John Milton. The production kicked off the annual event that combines the thrilling beauty of Baroque music and the art of gardens. The {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Miriam Allan, Hannah Morrison Headline Les Arts Florissants’ Streaming Lineup

Les Arts Florissants has made several performances available online to stream on its YouTube channel and website. Among these videos is “La Finta Giardiniera” which features young singers from Le Jardin de Voix. The concert from Nov. 17, 2019 was directed by William Christie. The company is also showcasing a number of concert performances centering on Gesualdo’s Madrigals. The first {…}

Cecilia Bartoli, Christiane Karg & Philippe Jaroussky Headline Philharmonie Luxembourg’s 2019-20 Season

Philharmonie Luxembourg has announced its 15th anniversary season. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. The 2019-20 season will kick off with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Soprano Rebecca Nelsen will be featured vocally. The program will include Berg’s “Lulu” Suite and Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Performance Date: Oct. 3, 2019 William Christie will lead {…}

Placido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann & Cecilia Bartoli Headline Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2018 summer festival. This season the festival will showcase eight operas in concert and staged performances. “Die Zauberflöte” will be the festival’s sole Mozart offering starring Matthias Goerne as Sarastro, Mauro Peter as Tamino, Albina Shagimuratova in the role of the Queen of the Night, Christiane Karg as Pamina, and Adam Plachetka as Papageno. Constantinos Carydis conducts Lydia Steier’s new production. {…}