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July 13, 2018

Soprano Alexandra Schoeny will join the Philadelphia Orchestra on July 18th for a program entitled "Bernstein: Broadway & Beyond," in celebration of the late composer's centennial. Ms. Schoeny is joined by baritone Joseph Lattanzi and pianist Stewart Goodyear.

July 13, 2018

Soprano Meredith Hansen and bass-baritone Nathan Stark will join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the iconic Esplanade Hatch Shell for their performance of Verdi's Requiem on August 1st. They are joined by Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano, Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor and conductor Christopher Wilkins.

July 11, 2018

Mezzo-Soprano Marietta Simpson is set to premiere Lembit Beecher's opera Sky on Swings, which will be Opera Philadelphia's season-opening festival. Alongside mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, the chamber opera explores Alzheimer's Disease during World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign mounted each September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

July 11, 2018

Cellist Colin Carr is set to perform all 6 of Bach's cello suites as part of the last week of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on Thursday, July 12th. This last week of the festival will focus on the Dover Quartet, with Mr. Carr as a visiting artist. The festival runs through July 15th. 

July 11, 2018

Tenor Dinyar Vania will perform the tenor solo in Haydn's The Creation with the Shippenburg Festival Symphony on Sunday, July 15th. Other soloists include Amanda Pabyan, soprano; and Brad Jungwirth, bass.

July 9, 2018

Baritone Matthew Worth will sing the role of "Hannah Before" in Laura Kaminsky's new opera As One, which details the transition of a transgendered woman named Hannah. Mezzo-Soprano Amber Fasquelle will sing the role of "Hannah After". The opera will premiere in a co-production with Cincinatti Opera and the Chatauqua Opera Company on August 7th.   

July 9, 2018

Tenor Joseph Dennis will sing the role of Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, which will open Central City Opera's summer festival season. The production will also feature Jeni Houser, Kevin Langan, Katherine Manley, and Ashraf Sewailam. The Magic Flute opens on July 7th and runs through August 5th. 

July 1, 2018

Chelsea Shephard will sing the soprano solo in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with The Choral Society of the Hamptons in two performances on July 7th, at 5pm and 7:30pm at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Ms. Shephard is joined by soloists Alex Guerrero, Tenor; and Dominic Inferrera, Baritone, and conducted by Mark Mangini.  

June 29, 2018

Baritone William Sharp and Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi have been announced in San Francisco Conservatory of Music's 2018-19 season programming. Mr. Sharp will be featured in a concert with American Bach Soloists, on March 18th, and Mr. Condemi will direct Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro on April 5th and 7th. 

June 25, 2018

Soprano Kara Shay Thomson will return to the Sarasota Opera for their 60th season, as the title role in Puccini's Turandot. Jonathan Burton will sing the role of Prince Calaf. Performances will begin February 9th and run through March 22nd.   

June 22, 2018

Soloist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama was recently interviewed for a segment on YourClassical called "My Name Is," where she discusses her life as both an instrumentalist and creator/producer, as well as her upcoming works. 

June 22, 2018

Cellist Colin Carr will be a featured artists at the Off the Hook Arts Festival, taking place in Colorado between June 24th and July 20th. This is the festival's seventh year, and will "take a deep and thoughtful look at climate change and its impact on the planet over the next month by bringing together music, visual arts and science in the form of concerts, lectures, films, art exhibitions and STEAM-based educational events for all ages."

June 15, 2018

Soprano Maeve Höglund will sing the role of Susanna in Opera Maine's summer opera Le Nozze di Figaro. The production will open on July 25 with an additional showcase on July 27. "Figaro” will be the opera featured as part of Macy’s new “Opera For All!” initiative.

June 12, 2018

Bass-Baritone Eduardo Chama has been announced in the upcoming 2018-19 Portland Opera season.  Mr. Chama will sing the role of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which opens in June 2019. 

June 8, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić will be featured on the PBS Great Performances Series, as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca, alongside Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo, filmed at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this year. The broadcast will be shown on June 15th at 9pm EDT. 

June 5, 2018

Conductor Stephen Lord, Director Jose Maria Condemi, Mezzo-Soprano Phyllis Pancella, Soprano Kelly Kaduce, and Baritone Christopher Magiera have all been featured in a round-up of the best operas in the past 20 years from Opera Theatre of St. Louis. 

May 17, 2018

The inaugural Rockport Chamber Music Festival will occur this summer from June 15th to July 15th in Rockport, Massachusetts, and will feature many world-class artists, including cellist Colin Carr. Mr. Carr will perform in several concerts, playing the complete Bach cello suites, and works by Debussy, Schumann and Popper.

May 17, 2018

Counter tenor Matthew Deming will perform in the "Wall to Wall Leonard Bernstein" celebration on Saturday, May 19th at Symphony Space. Mr. Deming will perform in Chichester Psalms, arranged for choir, piano, harp, and percussion.

 

 
May 11, 2018

Mezzo-Soprano Krisztina Szabó has just begun performances of George Benjamin's widely anticipated world premiere of Lessons on Love and Violence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and it has been announced that the classical music streaming website, Medici.tv will present the production live for online viewers. The livestream will occur on May 26th at 2pm EST for subscribers. 

May 10, 2018

The Bethlehem Bach Festival is celebrating its 111th year this summer, with baritone William Sharp as soloist. It is a return to the festival for Mr. Sharp, and he will be featured in several concerts, including Bach's Mass in B Minor, and Cantatas #21, 106 and 156. 

May 9, 2018

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein will be one of the featured performers in several concerts for the inaugural Classical Bridges Music Festival, taking place this summer in New York City. In addition to appearing in two concerts, Mr. Fiterstein will also participate by teaching a variety of studio lessons, masterclasses, and will speak on several panels. The festival will occur from August 4-11th. 

May 8, 2018

Soprano Chelsea Shephard is one of the featured soloists in Dame Ethel Smyth's last major work The Prison, to be performed at Carnegie Hall on May 11th. The Prison adapts "a metaphysical text by [Smyth's] friend Harry Brewster, in which a condemned man communes with his own soul," and features a baritone prisoner (Tobias Greenhalgh) and a soprano interlocuter (Shephard).

May 8, 2018

Soprano Alexandra Schoeny will sing Cunegonde in a co-production of Candide with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre. The operetta by Leonard Bernstein will be performed at Symphony Hall, Atlanta GA from May 9-20th, and will also feature the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and ASO chorus. 

May 8, 2018

Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama is featured in the culminating performance for the Brattleboro Music Center's 2017-18 chamber music series. The two performances of "Two Glorious Sextets of Brahms" will also feature violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, violinist Pamela Frank, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Keith Robinson. 

May 1, 2018

Soprano Alexandra LoBianco will perform the title role of Puccini's Tosca in North Carolina Opera's 2018-19 season. Scott Quinn is Cavaradossi, Malcolm MacKenzie sings the villainous role of Scarpia while Joseph Rescigno conducts.

April 25, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić will sing the role of Seid in Verdi's Il Corsaro in Oper Frankfurt's 2018-19 season. The concert performances will be the house's debut of Verdi's opera, and will also feature Mario Chang, Roberta Mantegna, Dorothea Röschmann, and Brandon Cedel, with Francesco Lanzillotta conducting.

April 24, 2018

David Hertzberg's opera The Wake World premiered in September 2017 as part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival, and has now been honored with the MCANA award for Best New Opera, presented by the Music Critics Association of North America. Soprano Maeve Höglund starred as Lola in the production, and her performance garnered widespread praise. 

April 20, 2018

Audrey Luna has been announced as part of the Vienna State Opera's 2018-19 season. Ms. Luna will sing the role of Hermione in a new production of Manfred Trojhan's Orest, first perfomed in Amsterdam in 2011. The production will run from March 31-April 13, 2019. 

April 20, 2018

Mezzo soprano Stacey Rishoi is one of the soloists to perform Verdi's Requiem with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, alongside her husband, bass Gustav Andreassen. The work will be performed on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Springfield Symphony Hall.

April 20, 2018

Violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama will return to the Santa Rosa Symphony as a soloist in their upcoming 2018-19 season. Ms. Ngwenyama will be featured in the "Viva Italia" program, conducted by Jayce Ogren, and will perform in Berlioz’ “Harold in Italy.”

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