BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017
Grace Bumbry and Xian Zhang will join Thomas Quasthoff, Sumi Jo and Chair David Pountney as jury members for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition. Read more
Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera Sukanya to tour UK in World Premiere Production
Friday 12 May 2017 (world premiere) – Curve, Leicester
Sunday 14 May 2017 – The Lowry, Salford
Monday 15 May 2017 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Friday 19 May 2017 – Royal Festival Hall (in association with Southbank Centre, London)
The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve present the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s only opera Sukanya which tours venues across the UK in May 2017. With a libretto by Amit Chaudhuri, the semi-staged opera is directed by Suba Das and conducted by David Murphy, with soprano Susanna Hurrell in the title role, bass-baritone Keel Watson, Brazilian baritone Michel de Souza, the BBC Singers and the full force of a 60-strong London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra is supplemented with Indian classical instruments including the sitar, shennai, tabla, mridangam and ghatam. The innovative Aakash Odedra Company provide the choreography and dancers and Tony Award-winning 59 Productions are providing production design.
Leeds Lieder announces 2016-2017 concert series (and advance information about 2017 Festival)
In collaboration with partner organizations Opera North, University of Leeds, Leeds College of Music and BBC Radio 3, Leeds Lieder is delighted to announce its 2016-17 season of concerts. Read more
Classical Opera announces 2016/17 season – 8 September 2016 – 23 June 2017
Classical Opera – the leading Mozart specialist and period-instrument ensemble – today announces its 2016/17 season. Under the inspiring leadership of conductor and artistic director, Ian Page, the programme encompasses two staged productions, the continuation of the ground-breaking MOZART 250 series, two European tours, a return to Middle Temple Hall and the latest CD release in the company’s complete Mozart Opera Cycle. Now in its third year, the twenty-seven-year MOZART 250 project follows the chronological trajectory of the composer’s life, works and influences. Read more
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup – Festival Guests to include William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Paige Hernandez, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and more.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule.
The 2017 Festival will include mainstage productions of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Handel’s Xerxes and Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. The season also includes the world premiere of Stomping Grounds, a piece from Victor Simonson and Paige Hernandez that blends hip-hop, spoken word and opera, and Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg, starring 2017 Artist in Residence William Burden. Read more
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Announces 2016/17 Season Read more
Visiting Orchestras Tour Switzerland 2016/2017
Courtesy of Migros Kulturprozent Classics a number of prestigious foreign (and Swiss) orchestras will be on tour in a number of major Swiss cities next season. Zurich’s concert life is dominated by its orchestra, the Tonhalle, and Geneva by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, both very fine, but all visitors are always warmly welcomed. Read more
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2016-17 season, the first of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s tenure as Osborn Music Director