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Houston Grand Opera Opens the 2023-24 Season With INTELLIGENCE

On October 20, 2023, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will launch its new season with a company-commissioned world premiere, the new American epic Intelligence, produced in collaboration with the Urban Bush Women. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Baritone Michael Mayes Returns To Texas For INTELLIGENCE at Houston Grand Opera

Cut and Shoot native Michael Mayes will return to Houston Grand Opera to take on the villainous leading role in World Premiere opera Intelligence. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Lise Davidsen Comes to BroadStage in September

With a unique and powerful voice that has been described as 'one-in-a-million,' soprano Lise Davidsen makes her much-anticipated BroadStage debut as part of the Celebrity Opera Recital Series on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center. 

Patti LuPone, David Foster & Katharine McPhee and More Set for 2023�"2024 Season of Renée Fleming VOICES

Discover the incredible lineup of performances and special events for the 2023–2024 season of Renée Fleming VOICES at the Kennedy Center. From renowned artists to captivating concerts, get ready for an unforgettable experience.

Six Singers Named Winners of the 2023 Met Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition

The Met presents the winners of the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition: tenor Anthony León, mezzo-soprano Natalie Lewis, soprano Teresa Perrotta, mezzo-soprano Sarah Saturnino, bass-baritone Christian Simmons, and soprano Meredith Wohlgemuth.

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green Wins Met's 2023 Beverly Sills Artist Award

The Metropolitan Opera has named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green the winner of the 2023 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the second time that Green has received this honor. Previously, Green shared the award with four other artists in 2021, the season that had been canceled due to the pandemic.

Metropolitan Opera Names 20 Semifinalists in 2023 Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition

The 20 opera singers who have won regional auditions across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will compete in the semifinal round of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition on Monday, April 17, beginning at 10AM ET.

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.

Park Avenue Armory to Celebrate Recital Series In 2023 Season, Marking 15 Recital Debuts And 15 Premieres

Park Avenue Armory's 2023 season will mark the tenth year of its celebrated Recital Series, bringing chamber music programs by world-renowned artists to the restored Board of Officers Room.

Review: Exquisitely Subtle CARMELITES Makes Another of Its Brief Stops at the Met

I’ve heard the opera a number of times at the Met over the years and this year’s run holds up with the most breathtaking of them. Despite the number of star performances among the magnificent ensemble currently being heard at the Met, the star of the show doesn’t have a single word to say or note to sing. It's the John Dexter production that does it.

Renée Fleming to Return For Fifth Year To Lead SongStudio Workshop Beginning This Month

​​​​​​​From January 30-February 4, 2023, renowned soprano Renée Fleming will mentor 10 aspiring young singers and 10 collaborative pianists from around the world in the fifth year of SongStudio, an innovative program exploring the future of the vocal recital. The annual intensive workshop—hosted by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI)—brings emerging vocalists and pianists together with leading artists and coaches for a week of instruction and performance at Carnegie Hall.

Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES to Return to the Metropolitan Opera This Month

John Dexter’s classic production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites will return to the Met stage for five performances, starting January 15.

Review: DON CARLO Returns to the Met, This Time in Italian

Last season, the company gave its first presentation of the French version (that’s the one called DON CARLOS, with a final S to his first name), in the five-act version that lasted almost 5 hours. This year, we’re back to Italian, under Carlo Rizzi’s firm baton, in one of a number of versions (this one running about 4 hours) of DON CARLO, which uses shortcuts to tell the story elements deleted with the excision of the first act (usually referred to as “the Fontainebleau scene”).

San Francisco Opera Releases New Free Episode of Award-Winning Video Portrait Series

San Francisco Opera's Webby Award-winning In Song video portrait series continues with the release of In Song: Pretty Yende. Filmed on location in Piet Retief and Cape Town, this new episode features the enthralling South African soprano Pretty Yende, who makes her Company debut as Violetta in a new production of Verdi's La Traviata opening November 11.

Madrid's Teatro Real To Host The 2022 International Opera Awards Next Month

The International Opera Awards, sponsored by Mazars, has announced that this year's Awards will be held at Madrid's Teatro Real – the first time the Awards have been held outside of the UK.

Conductor James Gaffigan Announces 2022-2023 Season Highlights

Recognized worldwide for his natural ease and extraordinary collaborative spirit, American conductor James Gaffigan has attracted international attention for his equitable prowess as both a conductor of symphony orchestras and opera. With numerous appointments and guest engagements throughout Europe and North America, Gaffigan is known for empowering and nurturing artists and ensembles to cultivate the highest art possible.

A CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Recorded Live at The Met Out Today

The Metropolitan Opera, Decca Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon present A Concert for Ukraine, an album recorded live at the Met on March 14, 2022, that features the company’s complete special concert expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Houston Grand Opera Appoints Maureen Zoltek as Music Director of the HGO Studio

Houston Grand Opera has announced Dr. Maureen Zoltek as the incoming Music Director of the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious training program for the next generation of opera artists. When she assumes the position in September 2022, Zoltek will occupy the Mr. & Mrs. Albert B. Alkek Chair.

Christy Altomare and Brandon Victor Dixon to Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC IN CONCERT in Aspen

The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen announced the complete casting for a very special concert production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent .

San Francisco Opera Releases 'In Song: Meigui Zhang' This Week

San Francisco Opera announces the release of In Song: Meigui Zhang, the newest episode in its free, Webby Award-winning In Song video portrait series.

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