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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.

November 5, 2015

Fiterstein will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the SPCO in St. Paul on Nov. 11 and 12, then tour Asia with them immediately after.

 
October 28, 2015

Sherrill Milnes Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Met Debut as Honoree of Guild Luncheon and Gives National Opera Center Masterclass.

October 23, 2015

Alexander Fiterstein performs in Mozart's Trio in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" in the October 22, 2015 edition of American Public Media's Performance Today.

October 23, 2015

Baritone Matthew Worth is featured as a 'Noteworthy & Now' artist in the November 2015 issue of Opera News

 
September 22, 2015

Krisztina Szabó blends brand new and Baroque in a triple bill at Canadian Opera Company beginning on Oct. 20.

June 17, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein is featured in the Caramoor Festival opening night on June 20th, 2015. The event is broadcast live online at the WQXR website. 

June 2, 2015

Tenor Joseph Dennis is Musical America's New Artist of the Month for June 2015. 

 
May 26, 2015

Tenor Placido Domingo canceled his Nabucco performance at the Vienna State Opera scheduled for Friday for personal reasons, according to the opera house in Vienna. Baritone Zeljko Lucic will replace Domingo in the performance.

 
April 8, 2015

The universally acclaimed baritone Sherrill Milnes will be overseeing the grand finale of the 9th annual Opera Idol at The Merion in Evanston, IL. 

March 26, 2015

Tenor Joseph Dennis is an Eastern Region Winner in the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers.

March 10, 2015

Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin's album of Scriabin and Medtner Piano Concertos is featured in BBC Music Magazine as a 'Concerto Choice' for February 2015. 

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