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Bastille Day “Concert de Paris 2024”: artists, programme and broadcasts

Before the traditional Bastille Day fireworks on 14 July, the Concert de Paris has become a must for music lovers. This year, Nadine Sierra, Fatma Saïd, Adèle Charvet and Pene Pati will perform “great classical works on the theme of Olympism” in the square in front of the Paris City Hall. The Concert de Paris has become an eagerly awaited event for music lovers, bringing together instrumentalists and opera singers every year on Bastille Day, 14 July, for an...


Lotte de Beer reappointed as director of the Vienna Volksoper

Lotte de Beer, artistic director of the Vienna Volksoper since 2022, has helped change the image of Vienna's "popular and folk" opera house by "trying new things". The public has responded. Her mandate has been extended until 2032. The programming of an opera house takes place over a long period of time: the choice of productions and the engagement of directors and artists are orchestrated years in advance, implying that the artistic directors of an opera house...


Interview with Corinne Winters, double Iphigénie at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Soprano Corinne Winters' career sounds like a series of challenges, the latest of which is a Gluck double bill at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2024, where she will sing the title role in both Iphigénie en Aulide and Iphigénie en Tauride on the same night with maestra Emmanuelle Haïm and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. After a glorious debut as Katja Kabanova at the Salzburg Festival in 2022, she took over the Janáček character in Geneva,...


Turandot with Anna Netrebko to be broadcast from La Scala in Milan

From 25 June, Milan's La Scala will be staging a new production of Turandot by director Davide Livermore, starring Anna Netrebko in the role of the Ice Princess. The production, which will be broadcast live on 4 July on ScalaTV and Arte Concert, is generating a certain amount of curiosity. As part of the commemoration of the centenary of Puccini's death, La Scala has programmed two new productions of the composer's operas this season. The first was La Rondine, performed...


Death of Jodie Devos, aged 35

The young Belgian soprano Jodie Devos died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 35. Her death comes after a sunny young career that left a lasting impression on all those who saw her perform. Astonishment and deep sadness. These are the words that come to mind when reading the news from Intermezzo, the agency of Belgian soprano Jodie Devos, “who died in Paris on 16th June, surrounded by her family and close friends, at the age of 35, from breast cancer, which had forced her to...


Missy Mazzoli's The Listeners opens Opera Philadelphia's 2024-25 season

For its 2024-25 season, Opera Philadelphia welcomes the American premiere of Missy Mazzoli's opera The Listeners (following its premiere at Oslo Opera in 2022), as well as Chevalier de Saint-Georges Joseph Bologne's rare comic opera L'Amant Anonyme. Philadelphia may not be the most vibrant of American cities when it comes to opera, but its Academy of Music (home of the Opera Company of Philadelphia) boasts the oldest opera house within the United States to be continuously...