May 12, 2010
BVA is happy to announce that we can now be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Stop by and say hello!
May 11, 2010
Set to a musical score by Wynton Marsalis and Louis Moreau Gottschalk and performed by the Wynton Marsalis Septet and pianist Cecile Licad, Louis is a film homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin and the birth of the great American art form, jazz.
May 5, 2010
An ordinary rehearsal for the recent production of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme became a master class when opera director Jose Maria Condemi paid a visit to Northeastern Illinois University's Opera Workshop on March 16.
May 3, 2010
Colorado Public Radio host Monika Vischer talks with Yevgeny Sudbin about his recital at the Newman Center, followed by his recordings in the Performance Studio.
March 29, 2010
The Board of Directors of Opera Santa Barbara and General Director Steven Sharpe are pleased to announce that José Maria Condemi has accepted the position of Artistic Director effective immediately. Read the full press release here.
March 25, 2010
In January 2010 Ransom Wilson conducted the London Symphony in a recording of composer Michael Colina's music at the Abbey Road Studios in London.
March 17, 2010
The Monday, March 8th edition of Performance Today features Yevgeny Sudbin's performance of Chopin's Mazurka in B-flat minor from his performance at Spivey Hall in March 2009.
March 1, 2010
Maryland's Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has released Three Symphonic Centuries, its first CD, under Music Director José-Luis Novo. The recording commemorates the 300th anniversary of Annapolis's Royal Charter and emerged from the ASO's three-year project commemorating the charter giving the city of Annapolis the right to govern itself.
January 19, 2010
Karen Foster won The Susan Bergholtz Memorial Award at the 2010 Liederkranz Competition. The award is given to the second prize winner in the Wagner Division.
January 14, 2010
The Met: Live in HD series will feature the new Richard Eyre production of Bizet's Carmen, with Ms. Eddy in the role of Mercédès.
Host Bill Richardson
January 12, 2010
CBC Radio 2's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, with host Bill Richardson, will feature the Met's new Richard Eyre production of Bizet's Carmen, with Ms. Eddy in the role of Mercédès.
December 7, 2009
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it plans to embark on a three-week tour of Japan during the summer of 2011, in which the company will present thirteen fully-staged performances of La Bohème, Don Carlo and Lucia di Lammermoor in Tokyo and Nagoya.
November 10, 2009
The North Carolina Symphony announced the release of its internationally distributed recording featuring pianist Yevgeny Sudbin, the second of two compact discs with renowned Scandinavian classical music label BIS Records.
October 30, 2009
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and director Jose Maria Condemi join dramaturg Roger Pines for an enlightening exchange on Lyric's new production of Verdi's Ernani.
October 19, 2009
Barrett Vantage Artists chosen as new corporate name.
October 13, 2009
Director José Maria Condemi eagerly anticipates the opening of Ernani on October 27 with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
October 10, 2009
The Saturday, October 10th edition of Performance Today features Yevgeny Sudbin's performance of Scriabin's
Mazurkas No. 3 in G Minor and No. 6 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3 from his performance at the Frick Collection.
Audrey Elizabeth Luna accepts her award with Teresa Berganza at her side.<br />
October 5, 2009
Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna took the top prize at the 2009 Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition. Luna was awarded Second Prize. No singer was awarded First Prize at this year's competition. For complete details see the competition press release.
September 30, 2009
Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó will be returning to Wexford in October to perform the role of Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles.
September 26, 2009
Korliss Uecker performed as part of a memorial for American conductor and musical theatre archivist John McGlinn at Merkin Hall on September 18.
September 25, 2009
Kelly Kaduce and Arturo Chacón-Cruz sat down with Bob Kingston of dramma per musica to discuss their roles of Mimi and Rodolfo in Portland Opera's upcoming production of La bohème -- and much more.
August 25, 2009
Abigail Nims' 1:00 PM recital at Trinity Wall Street on October 8th will be webcast live from the church website. Visit the site now to set yourself a reminder to tune in!
August 23, 2009
On August 23, Lee Poulis was named Bester Nachwuchsänger (Best Young Singer) of the 2008-2009 season by Die Welt's annual survey of German music critics.
Kelley O'Connor as Federico Garcia Lorca, Dawn Upshaw as Margarita Xirgu and Jessica Rivera as Nuria.
July 9, 2009
Cincinnati Opera Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi talks about his vision for 'Ainadamar' on WCPO Television. You can see/hear the interview here.
June 22, 2009
Audrey Elizabeth Luna was awarded third place and took the American Prize at the 2009 José Iturbi International Music Competition at UCLA. The José Iturbi International Music Competition is the largest classical music competition in the world.
June 17, 2009
The New York Philharmonic's weekly national broadcast features Lorin Maazel conducting Britten's War Requiem, with soloist Vale Rideout. The national broadcast is Wednesday, June 17. There is a second NYC-area broadcast on WQXR on Thursday, June 18.
June 9, 2009
The San Francisco Opera set an attendance record Friday for its continuing simulcasts of live performances from the War Memorial Opera House to AT&T Park. An audience estimated by the Opera at 27,000 showed up for the free simulcast of Puccini's Tosca, shown on the scoreboard screen.
June 3, 2009
Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues its new series of videos with a set to go with its second offering of the 2009 season, Richard Strauss's Salome.
June 1, 2009
Audrey Elizabeth Luna took first prize in the 2009 Zachary Society Competion.
April 28, 2009
Per Tengstrand will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 during the first week of May with Neeme Jarvi, as part of the conductor's official farewell performances as music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
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