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August 24, 2018

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein will perform Shulamit Ran's For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (in A) at the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival on September 1st. Says Ran of Fiterstein: "“He’s a beautiful player. He’s very smooth, wonderfully accomplished playing, very musical."

August 21, 2018

Soprano Audrey Luna will sing the soprano solo in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in concert with the Cleveland Orchestra on Saturday, August 25th. Ms. Luna is joined by soloists Matthew Plenk and Elliot Madore, and led by Adrien Perruchon and the Blossom Festival Chorus. 

August 21, 2018

Baritone William Sharp will return to the Dryden Ensemble in their 2018-19 season as part of the Bach Cantata Fest on October 20 and 21st. Mr. Sharp will be joined by mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith and tenor Jason McStoots. 

August 21, 2018

Soprano Kara Shay Thomson will make her role debut in the title role of Gounod's rarely-performed opera La Reine de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) with Odyssey Opera in September. The premiere of the opera will open Odyssey Opera's 2018-19 season, and will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Gounod's birth. 

August 15, 2018

Baritone Ben Edquist is at the Grand Teton Music Festival this month, performing as Bernardo in West Side Story and in a "Broadway Review," singing musical theater favorites alongside other performers. Mr. Edquist will perform "Some Enchanted Evening” from “South Pacific” (1949), among others.

August 12, 2018

Soprano Jamilynn Manning-White will sing the notorious Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute with the Lake Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN on August 18th and 19th. The performances will open the festival, now in its 10th season. 

July 27, 2018

Contralto Malin Fritz and tenor David Blalock perform the roles of Geneviève and Pelléas in Debussy's only opera Pelléas and Mélisande with West Edge Opera, opening August 4th. The story is a tale of two lovers moving through the elusive world of the symbolist playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.

July 26, 2018

Tenor John Bellemer will be featured in the opening night concert of the Salt Bay Chamberfest on August 7th. Along with cellist Wilhemina Smith, Mr. Bellemer will perform works by Ventadorn, Dowland, Britten, Piazzolla, Golijov, Schubert and Labro - composers whose music spans 9 centuries.

July 25, 2018

Mezzo-Soprano Phyllis Pancella will be featured in composer Ingrid Stölzel's first solo commerical recording, entitled "The Gorgeous Nothings," released July 13 on Navona Records. Ms. Pancella is joined by oboist Margaret Marco and pianist Ellen Sommer. The album's title is based on a 2013 collection of Emily Dickinson’s previously unpublished writings.

July 21, 2018

Soprano Alexandra Schoeny will perform the experimental new opera The Bradbury Tattoos - based on four short stories by author Ray Bradbury - in encore performances on July 22nd (5 and 8pm), with the group Concert: Nova. The production, composed by Zac Greenberg and libretto by Michael Burnham, opened on July 13th in Memorial Hall, Cincinnati. 

July 20, 2018

Bass-Baritone Nathan Stark will perform the roles of Pangloss/Voltaire with Angels Vocal Arts, Pasadena, in their production of Candide, celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, on July 20th and 21st. The production is conducted by Kristof Van Grysperre and directed by Tanya Kane-Parry.

July 13, 2018

Soprano Alexandra Schoeny will join the Philadelphia Orchestra on July 18th for a program entitled "Bernstein: Broadway & Beyond," in celebration of the late composer's centennial. Ms. Schoeny is joined by baritone Joseph Lattanzi and pianist Stewart Goodyear.

July 13, 2018

Soprano Meredith Hansen and bass-baritone Nathan Stark will join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the iconic Esplanade Hatch Shell for their performance of Verdi's Requiem on August 1st. They are joined by Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano, Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor and conductor Christopher Wilkins.

July 11, 2018

Mezzo-Soprano Marietta Simpson is set to premiere Lembit Beecher's opera Sky on Swings, which will be Opera Philadelphia's season-opening festival. Alongside mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, the chamber opera explores Alzheimer's Disease during World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign mounted each September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

July 11, 2018

Cellist Colin Carr is set to perform all 6 of Bach's cello suites as part of the last week of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on Thursday, July 12th. This last week of the festival will focus on the Dover Quartet, with Mr. Carr as a visiting artist. The festival runs through July 15th. 

July 11, 2018

Tenor Dinyar Vania will perform the tenor solo in Haydn's The Creation with the Shippenburg Festival Symphony on Sunday, July 15th. Other soloists include Amanda Pabyan, soprano; and Brad Jungwirth, bass.

July 9, 2018

Baritone Matthew Worth will sing the role of "Hannah Before" in Laura Kaminsky's new opera As One, which details the transition of a transgendered woman named Hannah. Mezzo-Soprano Amber Fasquelle will sing the role of "Hannah After". The opera will premiere in a co-production with Cincinatti Opera and the Chatauqua Opera Company on August 7th.   

July 9, 2018

Tenor Joseph Dennis will sing the role of Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, which will open Central City Opera's summer festival season. The production will also feature Jeni Houser, Kevin Langan, Katherine Manley, and Ashraf Sewailam. The Magic Flute opens on July 7th and runs through August 5th. 

July 1, 2018

Chelsea Shephard will sing the soprano solo in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with The Choral Society of the Hamptons in two performances on July 7th, at 5pm and 7:30pm at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Ms. Shephard is joined by soloists Alex Guerrero, Tenor; and Dominic Inferrera, Baritone, and conducted by Mark Mangini.  

June 29, 2018

Baritone William Sharp and Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi have been announced in San Francisco Conservatory of Music's 2018-19 season programming. Mr. Sharp will be featured in a concert with American Bach Soloists, on March 18th, and Mr. Condemi will direct Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro on April 5th and 7th. 

June 25, 2018

Soprano Kara Shay Thomson will return to the Sarasota Opera for their 60th season, as the title role in Puccini's Turandot. Jonathan Burton will sing the role of Prince Calaf. Performances will begin February 9th and run through March 22nd.   

June 22, 2018

Soloist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama was recently interviewed for a segment on YourClassical called "My Name Is," where she discusses her life as both an instrumentalist and creator/producer, as well as her upcoming works. 

June 22, 2018

Cellist Colin Carr will be a featured artists at the Off the Hook Arts Festival, taking place in Colorado between June 24th and July 20th. This is the festival's seventh year, and will "take a deep and thoughtful look at climate change and its impact on the planet over the next month by bringing together music, visual arts and science in the form of concerts, lectures, films, art exhibitions and STEAM-based educational events for all ages."

June 15, 2018

Soprano Maeve Höglund will sing the role of Susanna in Opera Maine's summer opera Le Nozze di Figaro. The production will open on July 25 with an additional showcase on July 27. "Figaro” will be the opera featured as part of Macy’s new “Opera For All!” initiative.

June 12, 2018

Bass-Baritone Eduardo Chama has been announced in the upcoming 2018-19 Portland Opera season.  Mr. Chama will sing the role of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which opens in June 2019. 

June 8, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić will be featured on the PBS Great Performances Series, as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca, alongside Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo, filmed at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this year. The broadcast will be shown on June 15th at 9pm EDT. 

June 5, 2018

Conductor Stephen Lord, Director Jose Maria Condemi, Mezzo-Soprano Phyllis Pancella, Soprano Kelly Kaduce, and Baritone Christopher Magiera have all been featured in a round-up of the best operas in the past 20 years from Opera Theatre of St. Louis. 

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. 

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