KATRIN WUNDSAM starring as Kreisler's Lola Blau in Cologne
As a former ensemble member of the Cologne Opera, the versatile mezzo-soprano Katrin Wundsam is returning to her former company to embody once again the role of Lola Blau with which she caused a sensation in 2015, providing an impressive evidence of her vocal and dramatic diversity.
CHRISTIANE KARG at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Musikverein
In October, the internationally sought-after German soprano Christiane Karg will take part in three outstanding projects at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Wiener Musikverein, including Andres Orozco-Estrada's inaugural concert as the new chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
OLIVIA VERMEULEN wins the "Jahrespreis 2020" of the German Record Critics' Award
Heartfelt congratulations to Olivia Vermeulen and her pianist Jan Philip Schulze on the winning of the Annual Award 2020 of the German "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" with their album "Dirty minds" released with Challenge Records.
SUMI HWANG as Puccini‘s Mimì at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
The Korean soprano Sumi Hwang is to give her highly expected return to Wiesbaden as Mimì in Puccini's "La Bohème", where she had already impressed audience and critics alike with her stunning interpretation of Bizet’s Micaëla at the beginning of the past season.
THOMAS QUASTHOFF presents his new programme "FOR YOU!"
Thomas Quasthoff - the “man with the most beautiful voice in the world,” as Der Stern once called him, presents his new jazz-programme "FOR YOU!" together with Simon Oslender, Dieter Ilg and Wolfgang Haffner at the Brucknerhaus Linz!
SABINE DEVIEILHE - new album "Chanson d'Amour" at Warner Classics
Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud, united by the same passion for French music, find themselves on "Chanson d’amour", a new album dedicated to French melody.
MICHAEL SCHADE'S music.salon
Starting in September, music lovers can look forward to a new and extraordinary concert series featuring star tenor Michael Schade: under the title “Michael Schades musik.salon”, he takes his audience on a resounding journey through Lower Austria. The central focus of the four-part series, however, is not so much its initiator, but rather young musicians and artists.
BEETHOVEN'S IX. SYMPHONY - new release by Harmonia Mundi
"Freude!" Under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Zürcher Singakademie and the soloists Christiane Karg, Sophie Harmsen, Werner Güra and Florian Boesch offer us a profoundly renewed vision of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
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NEW Artist for General Management: JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN
Machreich Artists is delighted to take on the general management of Julian Prégardien, one of the most exciting young tenors active on stage today.
BERNARDA FINK sings Dvořák’s Biblical Songs with Camerata Salzburg
After a successful tour to South-America in the spring of 2018 Bernarda Fink can again be heard with the Camerata Salzburg. Together with this wonderful chamber orchestra she gives concerts in Salzburg and Erl. The programme includes Antonín Dvořák’s Biblické písně, or Biblical Songs.
OLIVIA VERMEULEN Makes her Recital Debut at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw
Just in time for her recital debut at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on February 25, the label Challenge Classics will also release the first solo album of the Dutch mezzo-soprano, entitled Dirty Minds.