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December 20, 2013
La Donna del Lago at Santa Fe Opera sung by the great American mezzo Joyce DiDonato conducted by Stephen Lord, made this Huffington Post best of the year list.
Catalina Cuervo and Jeremias Masseda in FGO's club staging of Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires."
December 20, 2013
Florida Grand Opera's Maria de Buenos Aires, directed by Jose Maria Condemi, was a South Florida Classical Review "Top 10 Performance of 2013."
December 10, 2013
The Tempest, conducted by (its composer) Thomas Adès, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra on Deutsche Grammophon, received a Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording. BVA's Audrey Luna sings the role of Ariel, and Kevin Burdette sings Stefano.
December 10, 2013
James Whitbourn's Annelies, featuring soprano Arianna Zukerman, the Lincoln Trio, and Westminster Williamson Voices, conducted by James Jordan for Naxos, received a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance.
December 4, 2013
The DVD release of the Metropolitan Opera's production of The Tempest, on Deutsche Grammophon, was awarded a 2013 French Diapason d’Or. Audrey Luna performs the role of Ariel.
November 18, 2013
Irelands RTÉ Lyric FM broadcast the Wexford Opera production of Foroni's Cristina, regina di Svezia, featuring John Bellemer in the role of Gabriele.
 
November 1, 2013
Soprano Alexandra LoBianco was awarded a $15,000 grant by the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation.
 
November 1, 2013

Baritones Dan Kempson was awarded a $7500 Career Development Award by the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation.

October 27, 2013
Bob Simon reports on the Metropolitan Opera's mission: to make opera as popular -- and populist -- as it once was. Whether it's streaming live feeds around the world or updating the classics, GM Peter Gelb is reinventing the art form. Baritone Zeljko Lucic discusses what it means to sing at the Met.
 
October 8, 2013
Alexandra LoBianco is the First Prize Winner of the 2013 Altamura International Vocal Competition.
 
September 19, 2013
Baritone Dan Kempson was awarded the Donald Gramm Memorial Award by the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singer Program.
 
September 19, 2013
Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin was awarded the 2013 UK Critics' Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in the Instrumental category.
 
September 18, 2013
Turkish pianist/composer Fazil Say has been named winner of Germany's ECHO Klassik Special Jury Award for his album Istanbul Senfonisi (Istanbul Symphony).
September 18, 2013
Mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy is featured in the "Opera Watch" segment of the October editon of Opera News.
 
September 17, 2013
Madrid's Teatro Real will stage the world premiere of a new opera based on Anne Proulx's 1997 short story "Brokeback Mountain" on Jan. 28, 2014. The cast includes Heather Buck and Ryan MacPherson.
 
September 3, 2013
Soprano Korliss Uecker will be the featured soloist in a newly commissioned work by internationally-acclaimed composer Adolphus Hailstork.
 
August 27, 2013
Mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook will sing the title role in the new Tobias Picker opera with San Francisco Opera.
July 9, 2013
Deustche Grammophon has announced the release of The Metropolitan Opera's production of The Tempest. The DVD is slated for release in August and stars Audrey Luna, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader and Alan Oke.
 
July 3, 2013
Verdi's La traviata will be performed by the Wolf Trap Opera Company for one night only, Friday, July 19 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. José María Condemi directs this new, fully-staged production.
July 1, 2013
Watch Sudbin and the Verbier Festival Orchestra under Charles Dutoit perform Beethoven on Medici.TV on July 22.
 
June 20, 2013
Sandra Piques Eddy discusses the singing life, motherhood and more in the June issue of Classical Singer magazine.
 
June 11, 2013
José-Luis Novo is staying with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for five more years. The ASO announced the contract extension for its music director Thursday.
June 11, 2013
Iowa Public Radio features Yevgeny Sudbin performing Beethoven's Third Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska.
May 16, 2013
The Metropolitan Opera's production of Rigoletto will be aired on PBS's Great Performances on Friday, May 17 at 9PM EST. Viewers will see Diana Damrau as Gilda and Zeljko Lucic as Rigoletto.
May 2, 2013
Elizabeth Bishop has a rare Metropolitan Opera "double header" on Saturday, performing in the matinee broadcast as Mere Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and as Fricka in Das Rheingold at 8PM.
 
April 3, 2013
Medici.tv broadcasts the Dijon Opera production of Don Giovanni, featuring Damien Pass in the role of Masetto.
March 26, 2013
On Thursday, March 28 at 11AM EST Music of the Baroque offers a Holy Week special: Bach's Mass in B Minor conducted by Jane Glover. The soloists include mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and baritone Stephen Powell.
 
March 26, 2013
BVA pianist (and Swed) Per Tengstrand recently performed for the King and Queen of Sweden at the celebration of their 40th year on the thone. Per also played the afterparty, which consisted of some Schubert, Chopin and Grieg in the royal salon.
March 13, 2013
On March 21 and 24 (depending on your location), PBS' Great Performances will air Thomas Adès operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest at The Metropolitan Opera. BVA's Audrey Luna has received accolades for her performance in the role of Ariel, as has bass Kevin Burdette in the role of Stefano.
 
March 7, 2013
Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin will make his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 March 28-30, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.
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