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OrpheusPDX Presents ACIS, GALATEA & POLYPHEMUS (ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO)

Portland's professional opera company OrpheusPDX kicks off its third season with George Frideric Handel's Acis, Galatea & Polyphemus (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo).
Opera Theatre of St. Louis Announces Their 50th Anniversary Festival Season

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announced repertory and celebrations for a landmark 50th season in 2025, celebrating five decades of artistic innovation and discovery since the company’s founding in 1976. The 2025 Festival Season opens on May 24, 2025, with Johann Strauss II’s effervescent Die Fledermaus, which has not been seen at Opera Theatre since 1989. The season continues with the company’s 44th world premiere, This House, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage and her daughter Ruby Aiyo Gerber. Next, Opera Theatre will present an all-new staging of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale — the very first opera that the company ever performed. Britten’s enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream rounds out the season. In addition to four mainstage productions, Opera Theatre will continue to present the annual young artist showcase, Center Stage. This concert shines a spotlight on the members of OTSL’s highly selective Young Artist Programs, accompanied onstage by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, which has served as OTSL’s Festival Season orchestra since 1978.
PORGY AND BESS, World Premieres & More Set for Washington National Opera 2024�"2025 Season

The Washington National Opera will present a 2024–2025 season that pays tribute to the grand tradition of opera, while shaping its future with two new productions. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
VIDEO: Washington National Opera Presents The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative (AOI), an acclaimed initiative to commission and present new American operas, on January 19, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. T
Washington National Opera to Present The 11th Season Of American Opera Initiative Featuring Three World Premieres

Washington National Opera will present the 11th season of American Opera Initiative featuring three world premieres of 20-minute chamber operas.
Review: TREEMONISHA at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis

Last Saturday Opera Theatre of St. Louis premiered a new adaptation of Scott Joplin’s legendary opera Treemonisha.  It is a bright and worthy addition to our recent flurry of adoration of some of America’s major black composers;  the Black Rep closed their stunningly fine evening of Eubie Blake’s music three days earlier.
Greenwich Village Orchestra Presents Season Finale Barbara Yahr, Music Director With Xiao Wang, May 7​​​​​​​

On Sunday March 7, 2023 at 3:00pm at All Saints Church, the GVO presents its Season Finale, featuring award-winning violinist Xiao Wang in Paganini's First Violin Concerto, plus the eloquent and expressive Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms, conducted by Music Director Barbara Yahr. Tickets available at www.gvo.org
Washington National Opera Presents Tenth Season Of American Opera Initiative, January 21

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the tenth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative (AOI) with world premieres of three new operas on January 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.
American Composers Orchestra Announces 2022 EarShot Readings Commission For Elijah Daniel Smith

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces that composer Elijah Daniel Smith is the recipient of its 2022 EarShot Readings Commission, supported by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.
All Tickets On Sale For New Jersey Symphony's 2022�"23 Centennial Season

All tickets are on sale now for the New Jersey Symphony's landmark centennial season, led by Music Director Xian Zhang. Patrons can purchase tickets for individual concerts and can save through subscriptions and Compose Your Own series packages of three or more mainstage concerts.
American Composers Orchestra Hosts 2022 EarShot Readings In New York City For Emerging Composers, June 16-17

American Composers Orchestra continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestra music, and to the next generation of composers, through its 2022 ACO EarShot Readings in New York City on June 16 and 17, 2022 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St.).
Arizona Opera Announces Casting For Its 2022/23 Season

Arizona Opera announced casting today for their vibrant 2022/23 Season, which will feature an exciting array of productions, ranging from beloved classics to new works, including a return to five in-theater shows in both Phoenix and Tucson.
Portland Opera To Celebrate George Manahan In George & Friends Concert

In a special one-night-only event, Portland Opera will celebrate Maestro George Manahan's tenure as Portland Opera's Music Director with a concert in his honor. The Portland Opera Chorus and Orchestra will be featured, as well as guest artists and friends performing arias and ensemble pieces in a night of celebration. The George & Friends Concert will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 7:30PM at the Keller Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.    
Music Director Delta David Gier Wins 2022 Ditson Conductor's Award

Delta David Gier, distinguished conductor, is the recipient of the 2022 Ditson Conductor's Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced. Gier will receive $5,000 and a citation on behalf of Columbia's President Lee C. Bollinger. Previous recipients include Gustav Meier, David Zinman, Alan Gilbert, George Manahan, Leonard Bernstein, Marin Alsop, Oliver Knussen, and John Adams.
American Composers Orchestra Supports Nineteen Emerging Composers In 2022 EarShot Readings

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestra music, and to the next generation of composers, through its 2022 ACO EarShot Readings program.
New Jersey Symphony Announces 2022�"23 Centennial Season, Extends Xian Zhang's Contract

The New Jersey Symphony and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Symphony's landmark 2022–23 centennial season—and an extension of Zhang's music director contract through the 2027–28 season.
American Composers Orchestra Announces Spring 2022 Programming

American Composers Orchestra continues its 2021-2022 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and President Melissa Ngan, with new and ongoing partnerships with the Apollo, National Black Theatre, and Carnegie Hall in spring 2022.
Portland Opera Music Director George Manahan Steps Down After 9 Seasons

George Manahan, Portland Opera's esteemed Music Director, will step down from the role after 9 years with the company. Portland Opera will celebrate his leadership and tenure with a concert in his honor, featuring the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus, as well as special guests, on May 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM, at the Keller Auditorium. 
Conductor And Organist Kent Tritle's Full 2021-22 Season Of Events Announced

Kent Tritle's 2021-22 season schedule features a full slate of events: he leads five concerts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with the Cathedral Choir, four with Oratorio Society of New York, four with Musica Sacra, and three with groups at the Manhattan School of Music.
American Composers Orchestra Announces 2021-22 Season

American Composers Orchestra announces its 2021-2022 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and President Melissa Ngan. ACO continues its commitment to the creation, performance, preservation, and promotion of music by American composers with programming that sparks curiosity and reflects geographic, stylistic, racial, and gender diversity.

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