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October 9, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook returns to San Francisco Opera as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. The production opens on October 11, with further performances on October 13(m), 16, 19, 22, 25, and 27(m), and November 1, at the War Memorial Opera House.

October 3, 2019

Jose Maria Condemi returns to Atlanta Opera to direct his production of Robert Xavier Rodríguez's Frida, based on the life of the celebrated artist. Frida will be performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 5, 9, 11, and 13(m).

September 25, 2019

Soprano Antonina Chehovska will sing Tatiana in Livermore Valley Opera's 2019-20 season-opening production of Eugene Onegin. The opera will run for four performances on September 28 and 29(m), and October 5 and 6(m), at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, California.

September 20, 2019

Tenor Matthew DiBattista will sing the Earl of Surrey in Saint-Saëns' Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera. Part of the company's Tudor-themed 2019-20 season, this production of the rarely-heard opera will play on September 21 at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.

September 19, 2019

Soprano Abigail Fischer, in a return to Da Camera Houston, sings Julia Child in Lee-Hoiby's one-woman opera Bon Appetit! on September 21 at the Cullen Theater. Performing the opera in a chamber arrangement for voice, piano, and wind quintet, Ms. Fischer will sing with the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds.

September 17, 2019

Bass-baritone Zachary Altman will return to Opera Philadelphia this season as Leandro in the company's first-ever production of Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges. The opera will play on September 20, 22(m), 27, and 29(m) at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

September 16, 2019

Baritone Ben Edquist will sing Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia in his debut with Painted Sky Opera on September 20, 22(m), and 27. Performances will run at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.

September 12, 2019

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and the Tesla String Quartet will release their new album Joy & Desolation (Orchid Classics) on October 18th, 2019. The album features performances of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, Finzi's Five Bagatelles arranged for clarinet and string quartet, Corigliano's Soliloquy, and Heredia's Ius in Bello.

September 9, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó has been highlighted in the Chicago Tribune's "Fall preview: 11 of the season’s most promising classical concerts" for the fall of 2019. Ms. Szabó sings as mezzo-soprano soloist with in Bach's Mass in B Minor with Music of the Baroque on September 14 and 15(m).

September 4, 2019

Opera Wire recently published the North American edition of its "10 Must See Operas For The Fall Season 2019," featuring three productions involving Barrett Artists. These productions include Frida with Atlanta Opera, directed by Jose Maria Condemi; The Love for Three Oranges with Opera Philadelphia, featuring Zachary Altman as Leandro; and Ali Baba with Opera Southwest, featuring Christopher Bozeka as Nadir.

August 29, 2019

Soprano Heather Buck will open Opera in Williamsburg's 2019-20 season as Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles. The opera will be performed at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia, on September 4, 6, and 8(m).

August 22, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson will reprise Martha in Lembit Beecher's Sky on Swings with Opera Saratoga in its 2020 summer season. Ms. Simpson created the role of Martha in the opera's world premiere with Opera Philadelphia in 2018. Performances will run on June 20 at 7:30PM, June 27 at 2PM, and July 2 at 7:30PM at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs, NY.

July 22, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein returns to the Bard SummerScape Festival as the Messenger in the U.S. premiere of Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane (The Miracle of Heliane) at Bard College's Fisher Center. Performances will run on July 26, 2019 at 7:30PM, July 28 and 31 at 2PM, August 2 at 4PM, and August 4 at 2PM.

July 19, 2019

Soprano Maeve Höglund has been announced in Oratorio Society of New York's 2019-20 season closing concert. Ms. Höglund will sing as soloist in the world premiere of Paul Moravec's A Nation of Others, an oratorio about Ellis Island, at Carnegie Hall on May 6, 2020, at 8:00PM.

June 19, 2019

Pianist Cecile Licad will record the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with a Danish orchestra, under the baton of Gerard Salonga. This new recording is the next part of her acclaimed, on-going American music project on Danacord, Anthology of American Piano Music.

June 6, 2019

Opera Parallèle has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and baritone Matthew Worth. Mr. Worth sings the title role and Ms. Cook sings as Mama in Stewart Wallace's Harvey Milk. Ms. Cook will also reprise the role of Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!, and will sing in the company's benefit gala.

May 29, 2019

Tenor Dinyar Vania will debut with Irish National Opera in the 2019-20 season as Don José in Carmen. Performances will run on March 22, 24, 26, and 28, 2020, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin.

May 9, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein has been nominated for the Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis award for Best Female Singer in a Lead Role (Beste Weibliche Hauptrolle) in Austria for 2018, for her performance as Laura in La Gioconda with Tiroler Landestheater. The prestigious Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis awards are given annually for outstanding achievements in opera and musical theatre in Austria in the past year.

May 8, 2019

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester's final performance of Ligeti's Le grand macabre, featuring soprano Audrey Luna as Gepopo, and with Alan Gilbert conducting, will be livestreamed for free on May 13th, 2019, at 8:00PM CEST (2:00PM EDT). The performance can be viewed on the Elbphilharmonie's website and YouTube channel, and on NDR.de local television.

April 25, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has honored achievement and excellence in the arts, academics, business, and government.

April 24, 2019

Baritone Christopher Magiera will return to Chicago Opera Theater as Gardiner in Moby-Dick, with performances on April 25 and 28(m). Mr. Magiera sang in the company's Iolanta as Robert in November, for which he was praised by Opera News for performing with "plush-velvet elegance."

April 19, 2019

Tenor Scott Ramsay will perform as soloist in Verdi's Requiem with the combined forces of the Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri Symphonies and Choruses on April 23 and 25, 2019. Mr. Ramsay will be joined by soloists Christine Brewer, Debra Hillabrand, and David Dillard.

April 16, 2019

The Erato DVD of the HD Metropolitan Opera performance of The Exterminating Angel, featuring soprano Audrey Luna as Leticia, has been named "DVD of the Month" for April 2019 by Opera Now magazine.

April 16, 2019

Stephen Lord will make his Utah Opera debut conducting the company's cast, chorus, and Utah Symphony musicians in a semi-staged, concert version of Bellini's Norma at Abravanel Hall on May 4 and 6.

April 9, 2019

Soprano Alexandra Schoeny sings as soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Reno Philharmonic on April 27 and 28. In advance of these performances, Ms. Schoeny was featured in an interview with Maria Nockin of Broadway World.

April 5, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Stacey Rishoi will perform in the finale of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota's 2018-19 season, 'An Afternoon of Operetta,' on May 12, 2019. "An Afternoon of Operetta" will feature a condensed concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, as well as selections from operettas by Offenbach and von Suppé.

 
March 21, 2019

Ms. Luna returns to Wiener Staatsoper to sing the role of Hermione in Trojahn's Orest (March 31, April 5, 7, 10 & 13), followed by debuts with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester as Gepopo in Ligeti's Le grand macabre (May 10, 12, & 13), and with Irish National Opera as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte (May 19, 21, 22, 23, 25).

March 1, 2019

Pianist Cecile Licad's newest album, Anthology of American Piano Music, Vol. 3: American Landscapes (Danacord), has been named Classical New Release Of The Month for March 2019 by 90.5FM WKAR Classical radio.

February 28, 2019

Michigan Opera Theatre's 2019-20 production of Sweeney Todd will feature baritone Stephen Powell as the title role, and tenor Scott Ramsay as Beadle Bamford. Performances will run on November 16, 20, and 22 at 7:30PM, and November 24 at 2:30PM, at the Detroit Opera House.

February 22, 2019

Tenor Joseph Dennis will return to Semperoper Dresden in the 2019-20 season to sing as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Pylades in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Jaquino in Fidelio.

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