John Lattimore - countertenorCountertenor John Lattimore has several projects with the Academy of Ancient Music this Autumn: He sings Pisandro Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria on September 29  in a staging by Alexander Oliver and Timothy Nelson under Richard Egarr at The Barbican, London as well as Nutrice L’Incoronazione di Poppea on November 5 at La Scuola Grande di Rocco, Venice with Robert Howarth directing. John will take part in the Sound Unbound weekend at The Barbican with the AAM singing Purcell Come ye sons of art on November 1.

Samuel Boden - tenorTenor Samuel Boden will be making his début
with the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under Giovanni Antonini on September 26 & 27  at the Prinzregententheater Munich singing Bach Cantatas and Vivaldi.

Harry FehrDirector Harry Fehr  makes his Welsh National Opera début with Handel Orlando under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. There are performances on September 27 (m), October 3 & 7 (Cardiff), October 14 (Southampton), 21 (Bristol), 28 (Llandudno), November 4 (Oxford), 18 (Birmingham). The cast includes Larry Zazzo, Rebecca Evans and Robin Blaze and the production is designed by Yannis Thavoris with lighting design by Anna Watson. A co-production with Scottish Opera, you can view Harry’s preview here.

Sarah Champion sings Dorabella

September 18, 2015

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion will sing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for Scottish Opera’s small scale tour on September 24 (Stirling), 26 (Helensburgh), 29 (Ayr), October 1 (Kelso), 3 (Dundee), 6 (Elgin), 8 (Ellon), 10 (Aboyne), 13 (Kirkwall), 15 (Wick) and 17 (Inverness). Claire Haslin is music director for Lissa Lorenzo’s new production.

Cyndia Sieden - sopranoSoprano Cyndia Sieden gives the World Premiere of Sunlief Rasmussen Symphony No. 2 ‘The Earth Anew’ with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds on September 9 and 10. A recording of the work will be released on the Da Capo label. View the live web stream on September 10 at 19:00 (EEST, BST + 1) at www.helsinkikanava.fi