Robert HowarthRobert Howarth will conduct James Brining’s new production of The Magic Flute for Opera North opening in Leeds on January 19, 2019 and touring to Salford and Newcastle until March 15.

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerDirector Harry Fehr stages Handel Radamisto for the Dutch National Opera Academy from January 17 to 20, 2019 at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Judith Kubitz conducting. He will shortly make his German début with Roberto Devereux at the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe collaborating with set designer Yannis Thavoris and costume designer Mark Bouman. There are performances from March 23 to July 10, 2019 under the baton of Daniele Squeo.

 

 

Aldeburgh Festival 2019Just announced is the Aldeburgh Festival programme for June 2019 which will feature tenor Samuel Boden and mezzo Kate Howden. Samuel sings the central role of the Narrator in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun as well as Britten Canticle III Still falls the rain. Kate joins The Ludwig Orchestra and Barbara Hannigan for Stravinsky Pulcinella .

 

 

 

 

Bradley Smith, tenorTenor Bradley Smith makes his début with the Odense Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Layton singing the Bach Christmas Oratorio between December 13 to 15 in Odense, Svendborg and Nyborg. Back in the UK he joins The Hanover Band and Andrew Arthur for a Messiah tour until December 22.

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKeeTenor Guy Cutting joins the Netherlands Bach Society and Marcus Creed until December 23 touring a programme of seasonal Bach Cantatas – BWV 10, 63 & 147. They are visiting Naarden, Utrecht, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Kampen, Den Bosch, Maastricht and Tilburg.

Kate Howden Scandi début

December 6, 2018

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanAs part of the Equilibrium Young Artists initiative mezzo Kate Howden appears with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan conducting. She sings Baba the Turk in Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress with performances on December 12, 14 & 15 (m).

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to work with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach Christmas Oratorio cantatas 4, 5 & 6 plus Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3. The performances in Minneapolis take place on December 8 and 9 (matinee).

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden appears on a new recording of Messiah released today by Resonus Classics.  This world premiere recording of a new arrangement for wind ensemble by Stian Aareskjold features the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the BBC Singers under David Hill.  Samuel returns to sing Messiah with the group at performances in Norway on December 6, 7 & 8.

Simon Bejer, designer hi resFollowing the great success of Love for Three Oranges for the company designer Simon Bejer returns to the Croatian National Theatre to provide sets and costumes for Die Zauberflöte. The production by Krešimir Dolenčić opens in Zagreb on November 22 and there are performances until December 3.

Bechara Mouferrej, TenorTenor Bechara Moufarrej sings Alfredo La Traviata at the Serbian National Theatre on November 14 & 17. Gianluca Marcianò conducts. His “refined, mature and flexible tenor”  as Rodolfo in Clonter Opera’s La Bohème was praised by the Manchester Theatre Awards.