News
December 1, 2017

Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Feinstein will perform the role of Laura in Amilcare Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda at the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck (Austria) this November and December. A rarely performed piece, the production opens on November 25th. 

October 13, 2017

The October 2017 issue of Uptown Phoenix Magazine features Nokuthula Ngwenyama, describing the violinist and violist as a "poet of sound" and detailing numerous current and upcoming commissions and performances. Ngwenyama is currently the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s first composer in residence.

September 27, 2017

Baritone Matthew Worth is one of the featured soloists in a concert entitled "Arias and Barcarolles: The Bernstein Songbook" as part of Lyric Opera Kansas City's "Explorations Series," begun last year. The theme of the concert is inspired by the many celebrations across the country for the late composer's centennial. 

July 18, 2017

Jeanine De Bique performs as Annio in Mozart's 'La clemenza di Tito' at the 2017 Salzburg Festival. The production's opening performance will be broadcast live on 27 July on both Ö1 and BR radio.

June 19, 2017

On KWMU's 'St. Louis on the Air', Stephen Lord discusses his departure from the Opera Theater of St. Louis, where he was music director for more than 25 years. 

June 8, 2017

Baritone Stephen West will sing the role of King Arthur in CAMELOT with the Encore Musical Theatre Company through July 2nd, 2017. The production is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, with musical direction by Tyler Driskill. 

April 10, 2017

Composer Du Yun has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel's Bone, which featured Abigail Fischer as  Mrs. X.E. in the 2016 Prototype Festival production. 

March 1, 2017

Soprano Audrey Luna recently made her Berliner Philharmoniker debut, performing as Venus and Gepopo in György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre.

February 17, 2017

WCVE Richmond's Mike Goldberg interviews Kara Shay Thomson and the cast of Virginia Opera's 'Der Freischütz' before the performances in February 2017.

February 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 Season was announced this week, and will feature new productions of Norma, Tosca, Adès' Exterminating Angel, Cendrillon and Così fan Tutte. The 2017-18 productions feature Audrey Luna, Kevin Burdette, and Christian Zaremba. 

February 1, 2017

In May 2018, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó will make her Royal Opera House debut in the production of George Benjamin's much anticipated new opera, Lessons in Love and Violence.

 
January 5, 2017

Mary Lynn Fixler, a manager at Barrett Artists from 1987 until her recent retirement in 2016, died on December 17. She was a beloved and stalwart member of our music community, and is missed deeply.

January 3, 2017

Soprano Meredith Hansen's performances as Suzel in Mascagni's L'amico Fritz, and Serafina in Donezetti's Il Campanello with Boston Midsummer Opera were lauded as some of the best classical offerings of 2016 in the Boston area. "Susan Davenny Wyner conducted on-stage behind a winning cast and, as always, from deep inside the score. It was not only funny but deeply touching."

December 13, 2016

The 2016 world premiere recording of Carlisle Floyd's Wuthering Heights, featuring Heather Buck as Isabella Linton and Vale Rideout as Edgar Linton, is selected as a Best Recording of the Year in Opera News

November 18, 2016

Stephen Lord has been appointed to the newly created position of principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theatre, as it continues to search for a successor to retiring founder David DiChiera.

October 21, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, cellist Colin Carr will perform with pianist Thomas Sauer at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's intimate Rose Studio. 

September 29, 2016

Des Moines Metro Opera's production of 'Manon', which features Joseph Dennis in a lead role as Chevalier des Grieux, will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television at 8:30pm CT on September 30th, and 2pm CT on October 2nd, 2016. 

September 20, 2016

In a September 2016 interview on the Schmopera blog, soprano Audrey Luna discusses how she got into singing, the coloratura roles she has become known for, and what she has coming up in future seasons.

August 10, 2016

Composer David Garner's album Spoon River Songs, featuring mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, has received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the 2016 Global Music Awards.

 
May 27, 2016

Mary Lynn Fixler, long-time ​s​​​enior vice president at Barrett Artists, has announced her retirement as of June 1, the 29th anniversary of her joining Herbert Barrett Management (HBM) in 1987.

May 1, 2016

In May 2016, soprano Alexandra LoBianco makes her European stage debut with Wiener Staatsoper, performing the part of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio

April 26, 2016

Read an interview with Yevgeny Sudbin on The Guardian, in which the pianist discusses how he listens to music, the first record he ever bought, his most memorable experience as an audience member at a concert, and more. 

April 24, 2016

'JFK' recently had its world premiere on April 23rd, 2016 at Forth Worth Opera, with Matthew Worth in the starring role. Read an in-depth feature on the new production, along with video and interviews, at the NPR website. 

April 8, 2016

Baritone Matthew Worth will play the title role in Fort Worth Opera's JFK, which will have its world premiere on April 23rd, 2016. 

March 9, 2016

Kelly Kaduce returns to Minnesota Opera as the title role in Tosca, which she also performs this season with Houston Grand Opera. Performances are at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on March 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th.

February 23, 2016

Antonina Chehovska is one of six Grand Prize winners of the 2016 George London Foundation Awards Competition, held on February 19th at New York's Morgan Library.


 
December 3, 2015

Christopher Magiera has won the Grand Prize from the Partners for the Arts Competition in 2015.

November 25, 2015

Leonard Bernstein's Candide from Glimmerglass, featuring Marietta Simpson, is streaming at WQXR.

November 11, 2015

Clarinetist Alex Fiterstein stepped in at the last minute to perform Mozart with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He discusses it from the MPR studios.

November 10, 2015

Maestro Lord will become Music Director Emeritus in 2017.

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