CJohn Lattimore - countertenorountertenor John Lattimore will make his German opera début in Purcell The Fairy Queen for Theater Bremen. The production by Robert Lehniger is conducted by Olof Boman and performances will take place at Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen on May 21, 30, June 1, 11, 14, 23, 25, 27 & July 1.

Robert HowarthReturning to the company after previous collaborations with The return of Ulysses and Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda conductor Robert Howarth directs Dido & Aeneas with Graham’s Vick’s Birmingham Opera Company for performances on March 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23 in Birmingham. There are two performances per evening at a ‘secret venue’.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorNicholas Kraemer makes his début appearance with Bach Collegium San Diego on February 27 at St James-by-the-Sea, San Diego and February 28 at the San Diego History Center. He directs a programme of Bach, Durante, Purcell and Handel entitled Musica Poetica

Samuel Boden c. Robert BridgensTenor Samuel Boden gives a programme of Purcell and John Blow with musicians from Les Arts Florissants as part of the Dans les Jardins de William Christie festival in Thiré on August  27. Jonathan Cohen directs.

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 043 - Hi resPurcell specialist Helen-Jane Howells sings The Fairy Queen in a new production by Julia Burbach in the charming rural setting of Bury Court Opera. Simon Over conducts The South Bank Sinfonia. Performances February 22, 26 & March 1.

Samuel Boden - Tenor Tenor Samuel Boden joins the cast of Purcell’s The Indian Queen at Opéra Théâtre de Metz Métropole. Hervé Niquet conducts Le Concert Spirituel for the production by Joachim Schloemer with performances on January 19 and 21.

David Hill 1 © John Wood Hi res 1MBDavid Hill has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum. In addition, he will hold the post of Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting for a three-year term in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music. He will appear with Yale Schola Cantorum on January 26 conducting the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir and Purcell Anthems at Christ Church Episcopal, New Haven, CT.

David Hill succeeds Masaaki Suzuki who has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the choir.

 

Samuel Boden - Tenor Just a week longer to enjoy the video stream of Sam Boden’s lovely concert with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuelle Haïm and Katy Watson. Particularly gorgeous Rameau arias at 00h54’ and 1h20’ http://liveweb.arte.tv/de/video/emmanuelle_haim_hr_sinfonieorchester/

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. Trudi Davidson 004 - high resHelen-Jane Howells works for the first time with Ensemble La Fenice directed by Jean Tubéry for Purcell’s King Arthur at the Festival de Musique Baroque in Lyon. Performances  on December 15 &  16.

Tenor Samuel  Boden will join Le Concert d’Astrée  and Emmanuelle Haïm at the Opéra de Lille on November 17 for Une Nuit à la Cour singing Purcell and Charpentier and appears with the HR Sinfonie Orchester’s Barok+ series with Haïm on November 23 & 24 for Rameau, Lully and Purcell.