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Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‘Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists’. On stage, Mikaela made her professional debut in 2017 starring as Penelope in The Golden Apple at City Center Encores! In 2018 Mikaela originated the role of Norma in Dick Scanlan and Carmel Dean’s new musical Renascence in New York City and at the 2018 Prototype Festival she originated the title role of Acquanetta in a new opera composed by Michael Gordon and directed by Daniel Fish.

In the concert hall Mikaela has made her debuts with some of the world’s leading orchestras and foremost conductors in America and the United Kingdom. In August 2018 Mikaela made her BBC Proms debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall starring as Maria in the John Wilson Orchestra’s concert production of West Side Story to critical and public acclaim. She has made her debuts with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Slatkin and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Mikaela performed as a featured soloist in Bernstein on Broadway as part of the Leonard Bernstein 2018 centennial celebrations at the Kennedy Center directed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by Rob Fisher. Mikaela has collaborated multiple times with conductor Ted Sperling, most recently at Carnegie Hall performing the soprano soloist in Händel’s Israel in Egypt with MasterVoices. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New World Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, for the world premiere of his work, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind. Mikaela has performed in New York City’s prestigious cabaret venues including Joe’s Pub at the Public and solo concerts at Feinstein’s 54 below. Mikaela is a native of Ottawa, Canada.

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Opera Saratoga Announces Additional Casting And Concert Series For 62nd Annual Summer Festival

Opera Saratoga announces additional casting and concert series for the company's 62nd annual Summer Festival.

Talia Suskauer, Kimberly Marable, Carrie St. Louis, Rashidra Scott & More to Star in DIVIDED Concert

The cast has been set for Abingdon Theatre Company's next Broadway on the Bowery event, a concert performance of Divided, a new musical composed by Kristen Rosenfeld with book and lyrics by Luanne Rosenfeld.

GUYS AND DOLLS, COSI FAN TUTTE & More Set for Opera Saratoga 2024 Season

Opera Saratoga announces its 2024 season featuring 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Così fan tutte'. The festival will run from June 27 to July 7 at Universal Preservation Hall. All access passes go on sale on December 4.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City

Now being performed at the Kauffman Center and concluding this weekend is a wonderful rendition by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final composition together, “The Sound of Music”  This production is as good as it gets. Framed by massive settings by Peter J. Davison and glorious costumes by Alex Valasek, “Sound of Music” is the incredible, mostly true tale of the Von Trapp family singers and their escape from the Nazis taken from the Matriarch Maria Von Trapp’s 1949 memoir.

Kerry Butler, Christine Ebersole, and More Set For CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY Holiday Concert in Columbus Circle

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle will present New York's newest holiday tradition, Christmas Time in the City, a holiday concert celebrating the magic that lights up the city at Christmas. 

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced the beloved American Broadway Musical, The Sound of Music, Nov. 4-12, 2023 at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Lyric Opera of Kansas City in November

Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced the next production of the 2023-2024 season, The Sound of Music. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

Caramoor Summer Season Opens With Audra McDonald & Orchestra of St. Luke, June 17

Caramoor officially opens its 2023 summer season on June 17 with a concert featuring vocalist Audra McDonald, alongside Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL).

Max Chernin, Ashley Pérez Flanagan & More Join OUT OF MYSELF �" SONGS OF PETER FOLEY

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have announced final additional performers for Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Julie Benko, Andréa Burns, Carolee Carmello & More to Honor Rebecca Luker at Benefit Concert

Symphony Space has announced full details for The Rebecca Luker Songbook: A Benefit Concert, a star-studded concert paying tribute to the beloved Broadway star who passed away in 2020 due to ALS. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Announces Additional Performers For OUT OF MYSELF - SONGS OF PETER FOLEY

Prospect Theater Company and the newly launched Peter Foley Music Project have announced additional performers for Out of Myself—Songs of Peter Foley, a concert celebrating the legacy of the late award-winning composer and lyricist, held Monday, June 5th at Peter Norton Symphony Space.

PRONOUN SHOWDOWN, Charles Busch, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below This Month

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Caramoor Announces Summer Season Lineup Featuring Six-Time Tony-Winner Audra McDonald And More

 Caramoor – long a byword for the transformative power of live music coupled with spectacular open-air venues, intimate indoor spaces, and world-renowned artists – officially opens its 2023 summer season (June 17–Aug 18; grounds open June 4) with a very special concert featuring stellar vocalist Audra McDonald, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) led by Andy Einhorn.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 2023/24 Season

Today, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces its highly anticipated 2023/24 season, featuring a wide variety of musical experiences that celebrate exceptional talent across genres and reflect Toronto's diverse communities.

Review: CARMEN (in English Translation) Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center

If you were under the impression that the term 'Opéra Comique' meant a 'comic opera', you might be literally correct, but truthfully the joke would be on you. What does it really mean? Opéra Comique is a genre of French opera first developed in the eighteenth century.

Photos: AN EVENING WITH JASON GOTAY Opens at The Minetta Lane Theatre

For three nights only, from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, stage and screen performer Jason Gotay (“Gossip Girl,” Evita) brought his breathtaking vocals and gift of storytelling to the Minetta Lane Theatre in a musical narrative about the indelible role that women have played in his life. See photos here!

Mastervoices Presents CARMEN Original Version In Sheldon Harnick's English Translation Next Month at Lincoln Center

MasterVoices begins its 2022-23 season on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Ted Sperling leading a staged performance of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, sung in an English translation by legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events

Juilliard has announced full programming for its 2022-23 season, including live music, dance, and drama performances at venues throughout the city with numerous livestreams and on-demand opportunities for global audiences to witness the future of the performing arts today.

St. Ann's Warehouse to Kick Off Summer Concerts Tonight with Eli Fola

St. Ann’s Warehouse is presenting Get Back! Summer Concerts 2022, a series of free performances presented on four consecutive Wednesday evenings on the panoramic Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn, adjacent to Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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