Conductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony for a gorgeous Bach, Handel and Purcell programme with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Amanda Forsyth, soprano. Performances at Orchestra Hall, Chicago on March 26, 27 and 28
Harry Fehr makes his US début directing Handel Orlando at San Francisco Opera with performances on June 9, 15, 18, 21 & 27. Originally a Scottish Opera production, the staging has also had success at Welsh National Opera “This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting.” The Spectator.
Tenor Samuel Boden sings Oronte in James Darrah’s production of Alcina at the International Handel Festival, Karlsruhe from February 23 to March 1 with Andreas Spering conducting. Following which he will reprise the role of Orphée in Gluck Orphée et Euridice for a semi-staged performance in Moscow on March 5 with Musica Viva under the baton of Alexander Rudin.
Director 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.
Tenor 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.
Tenor Bradley Smith makes his English National Opera début in an ENO Studio Live production as Damon Acis and Galatea directed by Sarah Tipple and conducted by Nichols Ansdell-Evans. Performances take place at Lilian Baylis House, London on June 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 & 16.
Director Harry Fehr‘s staging of L’elisir d’amore (Elskovsdrikken) for Den Jyske Opera has won the Production of the Year category at the CPHCulture Theatre Experiences of the Year Awards. Full review here. Next season Harry makes his Dutch début with Tosca for the Nederlandse Reisopera and his US début directing Orlando for San Francisco Opera.