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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.

January 24, 2019

Minnesota Opera’s production of Doubt, which stars Matthew Worth in the lead role of Father Flynn, premieres on the PBS program Great Performances on Friday, January 25. 

December 14, 2018

The November 18, 2017 HD Metropolitan Opera performance of The Exterminating Angel will be released on DVD in February 2019, on the Erato label. The production features Audrey Luna as Leticia, and Catherine Cooke as  Camila. 

November 9, 2018

Baritone William Sharp will be the baritone soloist in "A Christmas Messe: A Banquet of Seasonal English Music," a concert of English holiday pieces, from Medival times to Renaissance era composers, to Yuletide classics. The concerts will be held between December 14th and 23rd at the Folger Shakespeare Library.  

November 7, 2018

Mezzo Soprano Krisztina Szabó will be soloist in a concert of Steffani's Stabat Mater, as well as selected arias, entited "Steffani: Drama and Devotion" with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Along with the Tafelmusik chamber choir, Ms. Szabó will perform from November 8th to 11th at Jeanne Lamon Hall. 

November 2, 2018

Baritone William Sharp will be soloist at the Washington National Cathedral in a recital titled "I Sing the Body Electoral: Celebrating Walt Whitman" on Monday, November 5th. Mr. Sharp is joined by pianist Wan-Chi Su in a program of Kurt Weill’s “Four Whitman Songs” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Three Poems by Walt Whitman.”

 
November 2, 2018

Tenor Matthew DiBattista will be one of the soloists in Britten's War Requiem, to be performed with the Wichita Symphony on November 10th and 11th. In advance of these dates, Mr. DiBattista will be featured on Channel 10 KAKE TV for an interview and preview of Briitten's work on Wednesday, November 7th. 

October 23, 2018

The New York Classical Review has released a comprehensive list of the best in classical music this season, with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and baritone Željko Lučić being mentioned. Click through to see where these artists will be performing in the coming weeks.  

October 19, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić will return to the role of the police chief Scarpia in the Metropolitan Opera's Tosca, replacing Wolfgang Koch, who has left the production due to illness. Mr. Lučić will sing the role on October 25th. He is also currently performing the role of Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West at the Metropolitan Opera. 

October 16, 2018

Michigan Opera Theatre's Principal Conductor Stephen Lord will open the company's 2018-19 season with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Detroit Opera House. Says Mr. Lord of the opera, "'It is a story of squandered romance and tragic honor, of regret and longing for the road not taken...[w]ith Tchaikovsky’s rich orchestration, it is the epitome of Russian Lyric Opera.'” Eugene Onegin will run from October 13-21st. 

October 10, 2018

Baritone Matthew Worth will sing the role of Figaro in Boston Lyric Opera's upcoming The Barber of Seville in a new production directed by Rosetta Cucchi. The production will run for five performances at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater from Oct. 12 to 21, 2018.  

October 10, 2018

Soprano Kara Shay Thomson will perform in a recital entitled "The Diamond Anniversary Recital" to mark the 60th anniversary of Sarasota Opera on April 5th, 2019. Ms. Thomson will share the stage with tenor Jonathan Burton, baritone Marco Nisticò, and bass Young Bok Kim. 

October 10, 2018

Baritone William Sharp will join with soprano Lisa Vroman and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert entitled "'Change the World, It Needs It!' A Weill, Blitzstein, Brecht Cabaret." This event is part of the 2018-19 Kurt Weill festival.  

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