News
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. 

 

 

February 28, 2018

The University of Chicago has announced their 2018-19 season of concerts, which will include a new university-centered contemporary music series, and a new world music series. Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is among the artists appearing in their "Classic Concert Series".

February 23, 2018

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced its 2018-19 season, which will include Andrew Sinclair’s production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, conducted by Antony Walker. Soprano Maeve Höglund will sing the role of the princess Leila, while bass Christian Zaremba is Nourabad. 

February 22, 2018

Tenor Scott Ramsay will join with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and Apollo Chorus of Chicago, under the baton of Conductor Stephen Alltop, to perform Verdi's "Requiem" on March 11. 

 

February 22, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić will return to the Metropolitan Opera for their 2018-19 season to sing Iago in a revival of Bartlett Sher’s 2015 production of Verdi's Otello, beginning in December 2018. Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut conducting, Stuart Skelton will sing the title role, with Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona.

 
February 20, 2018

Baritone Matthew Worth will sing the role of "An Algerian" in a performance of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium with the American Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 1st. The one-act opera focuses on themes of dictatorship and facism. 

February 20, 2018

Baritone Matthew Worth will sing the role of "An Algerian" in a performance of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium with the American Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 1st. The one-act opera focuses on themes of dictatorship and facism. 

February 7, 2018

Željko Lučić has been announced as one of the artists in Lyric Opera of Chicago's dynamic new season. Mr. Lučić will sing the role of Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, which will run from February to March 2019. 

February 6, 2018

A recent recording of the Dvořák String Sextet, Op 48 was recently released by Harmonia Mundi, performed by the Jerusalem Quartet and featuring cellist Gary Hoffman. Gramophone UK calls it "gloriously melodic and atmospheric". 

February 2, 2018

Stephen Lord will conduct Eugene Onegin as part of Atlanta Opera's 2018-19 season, which returns to the stage in a co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Seattle Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre.

 

January 30, 2018

Baritone Željko Lučić was featured in the recent Metropolitan Opera DVD recording of Verdi's Otello as Iago, for which David Frost has won the 2018 Grammy for Producer of the Year. 

January 30, 2018

Soprano Kelly Kaduce will sing the role of Polly Peachum in Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, presented by Boston Lyric Opera this March. 

January 30, 2018

Tenor Joseph Dennis, Baritone Ben Edquist and Bass-Baritone Christian Zaremba have been announced as part of the cast for Austin Opera's Silent Night by Kevin Puts, which will run beginning January 2019. For Mr. Dennis and Mr. Edquist, it will be a house debut. 

January 23, 2018

Soprano Audrey Luna performs alongside the Calder Quartet in composer Peter Eotvos' album String Quartets, released in October 2017 through Bmc Records. 

 

 

January 19, 2018

Soprano Karen Foster returns to Bayerische Staatsoper as Gerhilde in Die Walküre (Kirill Petrenko conducting). A live stream of the Monday, January 22nd performance will be broadcasted at 5:00 PM Munich time.

 

January 19, 2018

Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi and mezzo soprano Catherine Cook were both announced as part of the San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 season, which opens September 7th. 

January 16, 2018

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is one of the co-founders of Chamber Music Sedona's Winter Music Festival. They are celebrating their fifth year with a special focus on community service and youth.  

January 16, 2018

Soprano Heather Buck and tenor David Blalock will sing the roles of Tytania and Lysander, respectively, in Virginia Opera's upcoming Midsummer Night's Dream, by Benjamin Britten.  

January 12, 2018

Cecile Licad will perform a solo piano recital with selections by Liszt, Siegmeister and MacDowell in the Weill Recital Hall this upcoming Thursday, January 18th.

January 9, 2018

Kara Shay Thomson and Stephen Powell were included in the Washington Classical Review's "Top Ten Performances of 2017", for their performances in Von Weber's Der Freischütz and Wagner's Parsifal, respectively. 

January 9, 2018

Heather Buck and Stephen Powell were named one of Boston Classical Review's "Top Ten Performances of 2017" for their renditions of Joan of Arc and Bishop Pierre Cauchon in Norman Dello Joio's The Trial at Rouen, presented by Odyssey Opera. 

January 5, 2018

The second volume of pianist Cecile Licad’s latest CD of American composers earned for Grammy awardee Judith Sherman another nomination as Producer of the Year in the 60th Grammy Awards to be held in New York on Jan. 28.

January 5, 2018

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, PA, will perform a new version of Telemann’s Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo in first "Bach at Noon" program of the year on Tuesday, January 9th at Central Moravian Church. The program features bass William Sharp, among others.

December 20, 2017

Bass-Baritone Damien Pass will sing the Four Villians in a new production of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Opera de Dijon this December. The production is called an "un-Catholic" Christmas romp, and will run from the 14 to the 23rd of December. 

December 12, 2017

The December issue of Opera News includes a feature on Christian Zaremba, who makes his Metropolitan Opera debut as Angelotti in Tosca in the 2017-18 season. 

December 7, 2017

In an interview published on the Vandoren Paris website, clarinetist Alex Fiterstein discusses the power of social media, his teaching philosophies, and travel. 

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