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New Plays Take Center Stage In The Premiere Stages 2024 Season

Discover the new plays set to take the spotlight in the Premiere Stages 2024 Season. This year, expect innovative storytelling and unique performances from a diverse range of playwrights.
92NY to Present COTTON: Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano And Justin Austin, Baritone

Join the 92nd Street Y for COTTON: Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano and Justin Austin, baritone. See when you can catch the performance and learn how to purchase tickets.
Justin Austin to Star In New York Premiere Of Damien Geter's COTTON at 92NY

2024 Marian Anderson Vocal Award winner Justin Austin will star in composer Damien Geter's COTTON, presented by The 92nd Street Y, New York. Learn more about the premiere and see how to purchase tickets.
Premiere Stages at Kean University Reveals Play Festival Winners and Commission Recipients

Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced four playwrights selected for expanded development as part of the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Learn more about the playwrights here!
Feature: A SHINING East Coast Premiere in Atlanta for Moravec and Campbell's Operatic Re-Telling of the Stephen King Novel

Nearly a decade ago, when composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell started work on an operatic version of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” for the Minnesota Opera they were dealing with one of the most popular psychological thrillers of the 20th century—as well as one of the scarier movies of the ‘70s. It's having its East Coast premiere at Atlanta Opera, co-presented by the Alliance Theatre.
Composer, Conductor & Bass-Baritone Damien Geter Reveals His 2023-2024 Season Featuring a World Premiere & More

Composer, conductor, and bass-baritone Damien Geter has revealed his 2023-2024 season.
OPERA America Awards $200,000 In Next Stage Grants Supporting Subsequent Productions Of North American Works

OPERA America has announced grants totaling $200,000 to six American opera companies through its Next Stage Grants program.
George And Nora London Foundation Presents Benjamin Taylor, Baritone In Recital At The Morgan, April 16

George and Nora London Foundation for Singers presents Benjamin Taylor, Baritone, in Recital with Katelan Terrell, Piano, Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 4 pm at The Morgan Library and Museum.
Northern Liberties Celebrates Black History Month With New Audio Tour and Debut Of WINDOW STORIES

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces plans to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich history this February. Launching for Black History Month are two new activations, including a new Audio Walking Tour: Northern Liberties Black History and Window Stories, a series of vinyl window clings that tell the stories of Black residents who lived in Northern Liberties in the 1800’s.
Review: Oratorio Society Debuts Stunning NATION OF OTHERS by Moravec and Campbell at Carnegie Hall

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), under Kent Tritle, gave its second stirring world premiere by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell with Tuesday’s outstanding performance of A NATION OF OTHERS.
Interview: Inside Paul Moravec's 'Method' of Composing A NATION OF OTHERS

When Paul Moravec calls himself as “a sort of Method composer,” in describing his work on A NATION OF OTHERS, commissioned for the Oratorio Society of NY, debuting at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 15, he’s likening his writing to the “Method Acting” technique: getting inside the heads of his characters, understanding their inner motivation and emotions, connecting his own life to theirs.
Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather Appointed As Director Of The New York Philharmonic Chorus

New York City-based conductor and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather has been appointed as the director of the New York Philharmonic Chorus.
Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces 2022-23 Season

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE) led by Music Director Craig Hella Johnson announced its 2022-2023 season, the first complete season since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with music inspired by the resilience of the human spirit, wildlife, and the changing natural state of the world.  
George London Foundation For Singers Announced 2022-23 Season

The George London Foundation for Singers presents three events at The Morgan Library & Museum in the 2022-23 season: the 51st annual George London Foundation Competition for American and Canadian opera singers, one of the opera world's most prestigious competitions, and two recitals showcasing recent winners: rising stars mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis and baritone Benjamin Taylor, who both won their George London Awards in 2018.
North Carolina Opera Announces 2021-22 Season

North Carolina Opera's General Director, Eric Mitchko has announced the company's upcoming 2021-22 season. The season will open on November 14 with Beethoven's only opera FIDELIO, followed by two timeless classics, Puccini's LA BOHÈME (Jan. 28 & 30) and Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Apr. 8 & 10).
BWW Review: HIGHWAY 1, USA Opens at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Opera Theatre Saint Louis continues its refreshing festival season with a revival of the rarely seen Highway 1, U.S.A. by William Grant Still, the 'dean of African-American composers'.
OWN to Air John Legend Hosted Special REVISITING UNDERGROUND

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air “Revisiting Underground,” an all-new half-hour special from Sony Pictures Television, immediately following the previously announced January 5 premiere on OWN of the critically acclaimed historical drama “Underground on OWN” at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Kent Tritle Leads 'OSNY Messiah 2020' Holiday Concert

The Oratorio Society of New York's 147th annual performance of Messiah had been slated to take place on Monday, December 21, 2020, at Carnegie Hall. When it became clear that this could not happen, OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle and the organization's leadership came up with a Plan B.
NC Opera Awarded NEA Grant To Produce Staged Version Of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's Oratorio SANCTUARY ROAD

North Carolina Opera has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a staged version of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's acclaimed oratorio Sanctuary Road.

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