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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 31, 2018

Tenor David Gordon, considered an expert on all things Bach, will join the 2018 Bach Festival, presented by the Bach Society of St. Louis, as a lecturer and coach. Running April 8 through 28, its events include everything from soprano Marlissa Hudson singing “From Bach to Bernstein” to a complete performance of Bach’s great St. Matthew Passion, conducted by artistic director A. Dennis Sparger.

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. 

March 23, 2018

Soprano Audrey Luna will perform in a concert entitled "Americana" with the Maui Chamber Orchestra this sunday, March 25th at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The concert will feature works by Aaron Copland and others. 

March 22, 2018

Tenor Vale Rideout will perform in one of a series of concerts in celebration of what would have been composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. The series is entitled "Happy Birthday Lenny", and this concert will occur on March 24th at 7pm. 

March 21, 2018

Mezzo soprano Marietta Simpson will star alongside Frederica von Stade in the new opera Sky on Swings, by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch, as part of Opera Philadelphia's 2018-19 season. The opera centers around the effects of Alzheimer's disease. 

March 21, 2018

Thomas Adès's opera The Exterminating Angel will premiere on the PBS series "Great Performances" this Sunday, March 25th at 12pm. The production stars soprano Audrey Luna as Leticia, and features mezzo soprano Catherine Cook as Camila. 

March 20, 2018

Soprano Heather Buck, contralto Malin Fritz and tenor David Blalock have been announced in West Edge Opera's 2018 Festival. Ms. Buck will sing the role of the Marquise de Merteuil in Luca Francesconi's opera Quartett, Mr. Blalock will sing Pelléas in Debussy's Pelléas & Mélisande, with Ms. Fritz to sing Geneviéve in the same opera. 

March 16, 2018

Mezzo soprano Theodora Hanslowe is one of the soloists in the Westminster Choir College's concert celebrating 100 years since Leonard Bernstein's birth, occuring on Sunday, March 25 at 7:30pm in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. The concert is entitled "Happy Birthday Lenny". 

March 14, 2018

Pianist Cecile Licad started the year with a bang, getting a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on January 18th. She obliged with two encores by Gotschalk and Ravel, after performing a program of Liszt (“Sonata in B minor,” and the “Mephisto Waltz No. 1” as arranged by Ferruccio Busoni), and American composers Edward MacDowell and Elie Siegmeister.

March 14, 2018

Soprano Jeanine De Bique will perform music by Mozart, Wolf, and others, along with Caribbean folk tunes at Bennett Gordon Hall on March 24.  Ms. De Bique makes her debut with Ravinia Festival as part of their winter concert series. 

 

March 13, 2018

Baritone Stephen Powell will sing the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto in San Diego Opera's 2018-19 season. In addition, he will join soprano Ailyn Pérez for "One Amazing Night," an evening of favorite arias and duets which will mark the final event of the upcoming season.

March 13, 2018

Boston Lyric Opera’s upcoming 2018–2019 season will feature a new production of Poul Ruders and Paul Bentley’s opera adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. Performances will run May 3–11, 2019, with Anne Bogart directing. Tenor Matthew DiBattista will sing the role of the Doctor. 

 

March 6, 2018

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2018-19 Season, and Barrett Artist Joseph Dennis will be featured in six upcoming productions. The tenor will sing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as featured roles in Fidelio and Die Entführung aus dem Serail.  

March 2, 2018

Baritone Stephen Powell and tenor Vale Rideout were recently announced in North Carolina Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season, as soloists in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in May of 2019, Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting.  

March 2, 2018

Bass-baritone Nathan Stark has been announced as part of Boston Baroque's 2018-19 season, where he will perform as soloist in Handel's Messiah, and as Rocco in Beethoven's Fidelio. Music Director Martin Pearlman will conduct. 

March 2, 2018

Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama will be one of the judges in the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition, to be held in Los Angeles from June 10-16. The competition is  presented by The Colburn School and the American Viola Society in conjunction with the American Viola Society Festival.

March 1, 2018

Baritone Christopher Magiera will sing the role of Gardiner in Jake Heggie's opera Moby Dick, which will be performed for Chicago audiences for the first time during Chicago Opera Theater's 2018-19 season. 

 

 

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