Deborah Voigt News

Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline MondayMerola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Merola Opera Program in San Francisco invites currently enrolled students to experience the exciting world of opera and classical music this summer with our free Merola Student ConneXion Program. (more...)

Soprano Deborah Voigt Cancels Tonight's Performance of VOIGT LESSONS for SF Opera LabSoprano Deborah Voigt Cancels Tonight's Performance of VOIGT LESSONS for SF Opera Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced the sudden cancellation of this evening's performance of American soprano Deborah Voigt in her eponymous show Voigt Lessons, to be presented by SF Opera Lab at the Wilsey Center's Taube Atrium Theater. (more...)

Opera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This FallOpera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigthas been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Beginning in the fall of 2016, Voigt, known the world over for her "majestic voice" (WSJ), will bring to SFCM the benefit of singing experience that spans an extraordinary spectrum, from her renowned performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, to her celebrated recital appearances and acclaimed presentations of Broadway standards and popular songs. Through private lessons and masterclasses with Voigt, select SFCM voice students will have the unique opportunity to gain insight and training from one of the world's most versatile singers and music's most endearing personalities. (more...)

Deborah Voigt Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music FacultyDeborah Voigt Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigt has been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8SF Opera Lab to Present VOIGT LESSONS with Deborah Voigt, 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? SF Opera Lab presents the West Coast premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring soprano and musical personality Deborah Voigt with music direction by Kevin Stites, May 6 and 8, 2016 at the Taube Atrium Theater. The intimate and acclaimed one-woman show weaves songs and arias, ranging from music by the Carpenters to Strauss, into a vivid and moving account of the superstar soprano's life and career. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE Cine-Concert This AprilSF Opera Lab Presents THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE Cine-Concert This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Season One of SF Opera Lab in the new Taube Atrium Theater continues with The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert. Running April 14-23 for ten performances, The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert features a screening of Sylvain Chomet's Oscar-nominated animated film The Triplets of Belleville as composer-conductor Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score for the film, including his Academy Award and Grammy-nominated song, 'Belleville Rendez-vous." (more...)

Well-Strung to Premiere New Show in New OrleansWell-Strung to Premiere New Show in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Producer Mark Cortale has announced the world premiere of "Party in the USA," a brand new show by the internationally acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung, and directed by New Orleans' own drag superstar, Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor QueensBWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS). Now he's working his mojo on no less than Elisabetta (Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England), in the new production of Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Met, premiering March 24. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces New SeasonAmerican Symphony Orchestra Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The American Symphony Orchestra and music director Leon Botstein return to Carnegie Hall for the ensemble's 55th season of concerts, the Vanguard Series, on October 19, 2016, and continue through May 12, 2017. Four programs of wide-ranging and distinct repertoire will explore notable topics, including an opera and an oratorio, in addition to orchestral works.  (more...)

BWW Review: Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates with a Spectacular Grand OpeningBWW Review: Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates with a Spectacular Grand Opening
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 21, 2016

It was indeed an auspicious occasion at Chapman University on Saturday night where over a thousand guests gathered for the much-anticipated official opening of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. The black tie event featured a concert performance by luminaries of the opera world, including Placido Domingo, Deborah Voigt, and Milena Kitic, joined by a number of Chapman alumni, the Chapman University Singers, and Alumni Choir.  (more...)

Maestro Eduardo Marturet, Rudy Perez & Richard Jay-Alexander Will Lead the The Miami Symphony Orchestra in MIAMI ROCKSMaestro Eduardo Marturet, Rudy Perez & Richard Jay-Alexander Will Lead the The Miami Symphony Orchestra in MIAMI ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

On Sunday, March 20th 2016, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) led by Maestro Eduardo Marturet, alongside Stage Director Richard Jay-Alexander and Classical-Crossover Director Rudy Perez, will perform with an awe-inspiring list of artists which include Afro-Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre, virtuoso pianist-composer Lola Astanova, electric guitarist Brev Sullivan, vocalists Louis Amanti, Haven Star, EnVee, Malena Burke, Victor Valdez, King David, and R&B legend Sam Moore, who will be honored at the concert. (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Berg's 'Lulu', Starring Marlis Petersen, 4/10GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Berg's 'Lulu', Starring Marlis Petersen, 4/10
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Alban Berg's tragedy of a sexually irresistible woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her, Lulu, airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 10 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council AuditionsFive Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016; Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)

Met Opera Announces Finalists in Vocal CompetitionMet Opera Announces Finalists in Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The winners will receive individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigious-and potentially career-launching-title of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert will feature Antony Walker conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias. (more...)

RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the MoviesRIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present a free screening of Verdi's opera RIGOLETTO at the next Merola Goes to the Movies, on Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Admission is free. (more...)

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