News
March 1, 2017

Soprano Audrey Luna recently made her Berliner Philharmoniker debut, performing as Venus and Gepopo in György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre.

February 17, 2017

WCVE Richmond's Mike Goldberg interviews Kara Shay Thomson and the cast of Virginia Opera's 'Der Freischütz' before the performances in February 2017.

February 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 Season was announced this week, and will feature new productions of Norma, Tosca, Adès' Exterminating Angel, Cendrillon and Così fan Tutte. The 2017-18 productions feature Audrey Luna, Kevin Burdette, and Christian Zaremba. 

February 1, 2017

In May 2018, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó will make her Royal Opera House debut in the production of George Benjamin's much anticipated new opera, Lessons in Love and Violence.

 
January 5, 2017

Mary Lynn Fixler, a manager at Barrett Artists from 1987 until her recent retirement in 2016, died on December 17. She was a beloved and stalwart member of our music community, and is missed deeply.

December 13, 2016

The 2016 world premiere recording of Carlisle Floyd's Wuthering Heights, featuring Heather Buck as Isabella Linton and Vale Rideout as Edgar Linton, is selected as a Best Recording of the Year in Opera News

November 18, 2016

Stephen Lord has been appointed to the newly created position of principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theatre, as it continues to search for a successor to retiring founder David DiChiera.

October 21, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, cellist Colin Carr will perform with pianist Thomas Sauer at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's intimate Rose Studio. 

September 29, 2016

Des Moines Metro Opera's production of 'Manon', which features Joseph Dennis in a lead role as Chevalier des Grieux, will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television at 8:30pm CT on September 30th, and 2pm CT on October 2nd, 2016. 

September 20, 2016

In a September 2016 interview on the Schmopera blog, soprano Audrey Luna discusses how she got into singing, the coloratura roles she has become known for, and what she has coming up in future seasons.

August 10, 2016

Composer David Garner's album Spoon River Songs, featuring mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, has received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the 2016 Global Music Awards.

June 2, 2016

Claire Huangci's album of Scarlatti piano sonatas is Classical CD Of The Week at Forbes. 

 
May 27, 2016

Mary Lynn Fixler, long-time ​s​​​enior vice president at Barrett Artists, has announced her retirement as of June 1, the 29th anniversary of her joining Herbert Barrett Management (HBM) in 1987.

May 1, 2016

In May 2016, soprano Alexandra LoBianco makes her European stage debut with Wiener Staatsoper, performing the part of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio

April 26, 2016

Read an interview with Yevgeny Sudbin on The Guardian, in which the pianist discusses how he listens to music, the first record he ever bought, his most memorable experience as an audience member at a concert, and more. 

April 24, 2016

'JFK' recently had its world premiere on April 23rd, 2016 at Forth Worth Opera, with Matthew Worth in the starring role. Read an in-depth feature on the new production, along with video and interviews, at the NPR website. 

April 16, 2016

Alessio Bax has been appointed Artistic Director of Italy’s Incontri in Terra di Siena Festival. Bax will hold the position for a three-year term beginning in 2017, when the festival will run from July 28 – August 6.

April 8, 2016

Baritone Matthew Worth will play the title role in Fort Worth Opera's JFK, which will have its world premiere on April 23rd, 2016. 

March 9, 2016

Kelly Kaduce returns to Minnesota Opera as the title role in Tosca, which she also performs this season with Houston Grand Opera. Performances are at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on March 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th.

February 23, 2016

Antonina Chehovska is one of six Grand Prize winners of the 2016 George London Foundation Awards Competition, held on February 19th at New York's Morgan Library.


February 19, 2016

Joaquín Achúcarro celebrates 25 years of teaching at SMU Meadows School of the Arts on February 19, 2016,

January 29, 2016

Dan Zhu will embark on a February 2016 tour with a performance celebrating the Chinese New Year at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on February 8th, 2016. 


January 28, 2016

Classic FM features Alessio Bax's latest album Lullabies for Mila, a collection of songs dedicated to his daughter, in an article entitled "How to calm your baby: pianist Alessio Bax has the answer."

 
December 3, 2015

Christopher Magiera has won the Grand Prize from the Partners for the Arts Competition in 2015.

November 25, 2015

Leonard Bernstein's Candide from Glimmerglass, featuring Marietta Simpson, is streaming at WQXR.

November 11, 2015

Clarinetist Alex Fiterstein stepped in at the last minute to perform Mozart with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He discusses it from the MPR studios.

November 10, 2015

Maestro Lord will become Music Director Emeritus in 2017.

November 5, 2015

Fiterstein will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the SPCO in St. Paul on Nov. 11 and 12, then tour Asia with them immediately after.

 
October 28, 2015

Sherrill Milnes Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Met Debut as Honoree of Guild Luncheon and Gives National Opera Center Masterclass.

October 23, 2015

Alexander Fiterstein performs in Mozart's Trio in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" in the October 22, 2015 edition of American Public Media's Performance Today.

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