Classical Music and Opera This Fall: Programs, Premieres a…


AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA This hardworking new-music ensemble, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni, brings a program of premieres to Zankel Hall: works by Augusta Read Thomas, George Lewis, Jack Hughes, Guillermo Klein and Nina C. Young. (Nov. 9, Zankel Hall)

‘JENUFA’ Two reigning sopranos from two generations come together in Chicago for Janacek’s shattering opera about shame, betrayal and forgiveness: Lise Davidsen in the title role and Nina Stemme as the Kostelnicka. Jakub Hrusa conducts Claus Guth’s production from the Royal Opera in London. (Nov. 12-26, Lyric Opera of Chicago)

‘FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS’ Infused with the spirit of magical realism, Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera has an opera diva as its main character, à la “Tosca” or “Bel Canto.” It’s not subtle stuff, but it has ample lush lyricism for the riveting soprano Ailyn Pérez and the Met’s music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, to sink their teeth into; Mary Zimmerman, purveyor of fantastical whimsy, directs. (Opens Nov. 16 at the Metropolitan Opera)

HAMLET’ Louis Langrée’s final season as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra overlaps with his new job as the leader of the Opéra Comique in Paris, so naturally he will conduct a new touring production from the Comique, Ambroise Thomas’s “Hamlet,” when it comes to Cincinnati. Cyril Teste’s staging will feature a hybrid of the two institutions, with the May Festival Chorus performing alongside opera stars, including the baritone Stéphane Degout in the title role. (Nov. 17 and 19 at Music Hall, Cincinnati)

JULIA PERRY’S ‘STABAT MATER’ Returning to the Philharmonic after a successful debut in 2021, the conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads the mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in Julia Perry’s “Stabat Mater.” A Ligeti mini-fest continues with “Atmosphères,” made famous by its inclusion in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the program ends with an audience pleaser: Holst’s “The Planets.” (Nov. 22-25, David Geffen Hall)

JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ This dashing tenor made his name dispatching the coloratura curlicues of Rossini, whose works will be featured on this recital at Carnegie Hall (rescheduled from January). The program also includes songs and arias, some well known and some rarely performed, by Gluck, Donizetti, Verdi, Gounod, Puccini and others, with the pianist Vincenzo Scalera. (Nov. 29, Carnegie Hall)

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