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Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents CIRCLES V: THE MINNESOTA CONNECTION

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) continues its seasons on Friday, February 2 at 7:30PM at First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn with Circles V: The Minnesota Connection.

Odyssey Opera Performs THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE in April

Odyssey Opera, in partnership with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), presents the New England premiere of Dominick Argento’s opera The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Poe’s birthplace of Boston.

Brooklyn Art Song Society to Present CIRCLES IV: LES SIX at First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Art Song Society presents Circles IV: Les Six, a program exploring the rebellious French composers who revolutionized music in the early 20th century. Don't miss this unique musical experience.

Soundbox Ventures Opens Season of LISTEN HEAR Salon Concerts in December

 Soundbox Ventures opens its season of the “Listen Hear” Salon Concerts at St. Boniface Episcopal Church with “Preludes with Marisa,” Saturday, December 16, 7 p.m. The program features the world premiere of the young Catalan composer Marc Migó’s “L’illa deserta,” a collection of 12 preludes for solo piano performed by the Paris-based American pianist Marisa Gupta

Brooklyn Art Song Society Announces 2023�"24 Season

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) announced its 2023-24 season, which features Circles, a six-part series following friendships between composers throughout history, as well as the return of the Dichter Project and New Voices Festival. Led by Artistic Director Michael Brofman, the organization, which plays a vital role in keeping the tradition of art song alive, presents ten full-length concerts highlighting 37 composers and 56 performers.

VocalEssence Announces 2023-2024 Season: "Together We Sing"

​​​​​​​VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral music organizations, is gearing up for its 'speed limit' season-55 years of making music and celebrating the joy of singing together. In honor of this auspicious occasion the new season will feature collaborations with the St. Olaf Choir, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and Northrop, as well as exciting commissions by vocal activist Melanie DeMore, Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, and Minnesotans Jocelyn Hagen and Kyle Pederson.

VIDEO: Susan Graham On How She Got Her Start

Legendary mezzo-soprano and LAO Young Artist Artist Director Susan Graham is back on the DCP stage in her role debut as Geneviève in 'Pelléas and Mélisande.' We sat down with her to ask about her inspiring start in opera, her role as a mentor, and the advice she has for the up-and-coming generation of singers.

Michael Schelle Wins Crossroads Of America: Composer Competition

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Michael Schelle won the South Bend Symphony Orchestra's first Crossroads of America: Composers Competition!

Verdi's FALSTAFF to be Presented at Opera San José in February

Women take charge in Opera San José’s rollicking production of Verdi’s Falstaff. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2.

Boston Opera Collaborative Presents LOVE IN THE TIME OF Next Month

Boston Opera Collaborative returns to live, indoor performances with Love in the Time Of, a musical pairing of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe with a brand-new song cycle commissioned during the pandemic.


O Theatro São Pedro apresenta duas obras com libretos adaptados de Anton Tchekhov: a primeira estreia mundial de O Canto do Cisne, de Leonardo Martinelli e Palestra sobre Pássaros Aquáticos, de Dominick Argento. Composta em 1974, Palestra sobre Pássaros Aquáticos foi inspirada na peça Os Males do Tabaco, de Tchekhov.

Pegasus Opera Company In Association With Hagemann Rosenthal Associates Presents THE ASPERN PAPERS

Hagemann Rosenthal Associates has announced their first full opera composed by Philip Hagemann in association with Pegasus Opera Company.

National Opera Association Awards Four Inaugural Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships at Annual Conference

The National Opera Association (NOA) awarded the first ever Argento Fellowships to four recipients at the closing awards ceremony of the NOA 2022 Conference which took place recently in St. Augustine, Florida.

WEST SIDE STORY and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro Sao Pedro's 2022 Season

Theatro Sao Pedro announces its 2022 season. The lyrical series will include eleven titles: La Serva Padrona; Livietta and Tracollo; The Capulets and the Montechios, by Bellini; West Side Story; Lecture on Waterbirds; Threepenny Opera, by Weill; Ariadne in Naxos, by Strauss; Viva La Mamma, by Donizetti and El Barberillo de Lavapies, among others.

National Opera Association Introduces New Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships

The National Opera Association launches two new fellowship programs to support graduate study in vocal performance and opera composition. Thanks to a generous endowment established by the prominent American composer, Dominick Argento (1927-2019), and his wife, the soprano, Carolyn Bailey Argento (1930-2006), the fellowships will provide full tuition and living expenses for graduate study for two recipients - one in vocal performance and the other in composition, up to $50,000 per year each. 

Merola Unveils Digital Film BACK HOME Streaming Starts August 13

The acclaimed Merola Opera Program continues its summer season with Back Home: Through the Stage Door, a thrilling new digital production.

BWW Interview: Michael Chioldi of TOSCA at St. Paul's Cathedral

The New York City-based award-winning baritone and Pittsburgh, PA, native specializes in dramatic roles of Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss


The cast of the opera is waiting at a train station. They are all happy to reveal their identities but certainly not what is in their baggage. A puppeteer who lives at the station attempts to control and manipulate the passengers.

On Site Opera Produces First Opera By Mail Experience With THE BEAUTY THAT STILL REMAINS: DIARIES IN SONG

On Site Opera, New York's pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, is taking music to the mail with The Beauty That Still Remains: Diaries in Song beginning this November and available for purchase through February.

On Site Opera Announces Opera-by-Mail Experience This Fall

On Site Opera, New York's pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, is taking music to the mail with The Beauty That Still Remains: Diaries in Song beginning this November and available for purchase through February.


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