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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.”

April 20, 2018

Bass-baritone Zachary Altman and tenor David Blalock have been announced in Virginia Opera's 2018-19 season. Mr. Altman will sing Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Mr. Blalock will sing Sam in Kurt Weill's Street Scene

April 18, 2018

Mezzo soprano Catherine Cook will be one of four singers, alongside Frederica von Stade, Laura Krumm and Renée Rapier, to perform in a concert in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. The event “What a Wonderful World: an Earth Day Celebration,” has been programmed by composer Jake Heggie, in conjunction with the Noe Valley Chamber Music Series. 

April 18, 2018

In addition to performing in Chicago Opera Theater's upcoming Moby Dick, baritone Christopher Magiera will also be featured in the company's first production of Iolanta, singing the role of Robert. The production will run in November 2018. 

April 17, 2018

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is one of the featured artists that will perform at the 2nd annual Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, occurring from August 31-September 2nd, 2018. Mr. Fiterstein will perform works by Brahms, Ravel, and Shulamit Ran. 

April 10, 2018

Baritone William Sharp was one of the featured artists in the documentary Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, released recently on DVD through Zen Violence Films.  The film, released in 2017, explored the relationship of the composer to his melancholy music, with many industry experts weighing in on Barber's legacy. 

April 10, 2018

Baritone Stephen Powell will return to the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto at Portland Opera. 

The production will begin on May 4, 2018, with subsequent performances on the 6th, 10th and 12th. All of the presentations will be at the Keller Auditorium.

April 10, 2018

Mezzo soprano Marietta Simpson will be the soloist alongside the St. Paul, Minnesota-based choir VocalEssence to premiere composer John Rutter's new cycle "Feel the Spirit," which compiles his arrangements of spirituals for choir and chamber orchestra. Mr. Rutter will also conduct.

April 6, 2018

The New York Festival of Song has announced the singers for its 30th Anniversary Celebration, which will occur on April 24th at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center. Among the "star-studded" cast is soprano Antonina Chehovska and baritone William Sharp.  

April 6, 2018

Stephen Lord has again been confirmed as the principal conductor of Michigan Opera Theatre; it will be Mr. Lord's second season in the post. Tenor Matthew DiBattista has also been cast as Triquet in Eugene Onegin, as part of the opera's 2018-19 season. 

April 4, 2018

Soprano Chelsea Shephard will sing the role of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the Madison Bach Musicians on April 7th and 8th, for the culminating performances of their season. The vocalists will be joined by dancers and a 14-piece Baroque ensemble. 

April 4, 2018

Soprano Kelly Kaduce will sing the title role of Tosca with Michigan Opera Theatre beginning Saturday at the Detroit Opera House, with Stephen Lord conducting. The opera is a co-production with the Cincinatti Opera. Mr. Lord calls Puccini’s work “a timeless story of power and manipulation” whose themes are relevant today.

April 4, 2018

Joseph Dennis will sing the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with the Virginia Opera, as well as the tenor solo in Beethoven's ninth Symphony with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra next weekend. "Lucia" is the last production of Virginia Opera's 2017-18 season. The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra calls their soloists "...some of the most sought-after opera singers today."

March 28, 2018

Cellist Colin Carr will perform in the season-opening concert for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. In the company's words: "Liverpool-born Colin Carr is a bonafide cello celebrity, a mesmerizing artist who’s appeared with the world’s top orchestras and conductors, from Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Simon Rattle. Winnipeggers flock to see Carr, so we suggest ordering your tickets to our season-opening concert with him on the double!"

March 27, 2018

Soprano Audrey Luna will sing the role of Controller in Jonathan Dove's 1998 opera Flight with the Des Moines Metro Opera 46th summer festival. It will be the work's company premiere. 

March 27, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić sings the title role of Verdi's Macbeth, with Anna Netrebko as his doomed wife, in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden production that opened on March 25th. The April 4th performance of the opera will be broadcast live in cinemas around the globe. 

March 23, 2018

Soprano Jeanine De Bique will sing the title role in Handel's Rodelinda, in the Theatre Des Champs-Élysées' 2018-19 Season. Emmanuelle Haïm will conduct Le Concert d’Astrée ensemble during the performance on December 10th, 2018. 

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