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Cincinnati Opera Announces 100th Anniversary Season & Programming Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces 100th Anniversary Season & Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced a host of programs celebrating the company's upcoming 100th anniversary in 2020, along with repertoire and casting highlights of the 2020 Summer Festival.

NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE Photo NY City Opera to Feature Rotating Cast in AS ONE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019

New York City Opera has announced that Blythe Gaissert & Michael Kelly and Briana Elyse Hunter & Jorell Williams will comprise the rotating casts of its upcoming production of AS ONE.

Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April Photo Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine.

Composer/Performer Kate Soper Hosts & Curates NYFOS Photo Composer/Performer Kate Soper Hosts & Curates NYFOS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2019

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and Radcliffe alum, Kate Soper's music has been described as 'exquisitely quirky' (The New York Times) and 'epic' (WQXR). As a performer, she has been praised as a 'dazzling vocalist' (The New Yorker) and likened to 'Lucille Ball reinterpreted by Linda Blair' (Pitchfork). 

Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty Photo Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of baritone Matthew Worth to its voice faculty. Worth will lead a full studio at SFCM beginning in Fall 2019, joining the voice department led by chair Cesar Ulloa. Worth's appointment comes just after the announcement of Rhoslyn Jones joining SFCM's faculty.

The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series Photo The Verdi Chorus Announces Spring 2019 Concert Series
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine.

Portland Opera Presents The Portland Premiere Of Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE Photo Portland Opera Presents The Portland Premiere Of Laura Kaminsky's AS ONE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2019

Portland Opera is delighted to bring Laura Kaminsky's beautiful chamber opera to Portland audiences for the first time. In this stunning coming-of-age story, two voices-a mezzo-soprano and a baritone-share the role of our transgender heroine Hannah as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. Celebrated as one of the most important new works in the world of opera, Hannah's story sheds light on universal truths of self-love and identity.

POV Acquires Sixth Oscar-Shortlisted Film, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS Photo POV Acquires Sixth Oscar-Shortlisted Film, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 19, 2018

Five POV feature films and one POV Shorts documentary have made it to the shortlists of their respective categories. Minding the Gap, Dark Money, The Distant Barking of Dogs On Her Shoulders and The Silence of Others are among 15 feature films being considered for the Documentary Feature Oscar for the 91st Academy Awards. A Night at the Garden, which was produced by Field of Vision, is among ten films that will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category. 

BWW Review: Utopia Opera Takes on Thea Musgrave's STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN Photo BWW Review: Utopia Opera Takes on Thea Musgrave's STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 15, 2018

Short on financial resources but long on ambition, Utopia Opera started its eighth season last weekend with a New York premiere: Thea Musgrave's THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN. It's a 90-minute chamber version, orchestrated by composer Julian Grant, of Musgrave's full-length, two-act HARRIET, THE WOMAN CALLED MOSES, which debuted in 1985 at the Virginia Opera, with some fervent portrayals by its cast of about two dozen, including the stellar soprano MaKayla McDonald as Harriet and mezzo Karmesha Peake as her mother, Rit.

FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP Lead Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Photo FREE SOLO, MINDING THE GAP Lead Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Nominations
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 15, 2018

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the third annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event, hosted by science educator and television personality Bill Nye, on Saturday, November 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

DARK MONEY to Debut on PBS Television Series POV Photo DARK MONEY to Debut on PBS Television Series POV
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 19, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. Dark Money traces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY Photo PBS to Premiere Political Thriller Documentary DARK MONEY
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 6, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. Dark Money traces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

New York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 Season Photo New York City Opera Announces Additional Productions For Its 2018-2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2018

The New York City Opera, under the leadership of General Director Michael Capasso, announces three new productions in addition to its previously announced June 2019 premiere of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell's opera, STONEWALL. City Opera's 2018-19 season will open Monday, October 22 at (le) Poisson Rouge with a production of Astor Piazzolla's ‚Äútango operita‚ÄĚ MARIA de BUENOS AIRES. The fourth installment in the company's popular √ďpera en Espa√Īol series, this co-production with Atlanta Opera features soprano Catalina Cuervo, the world's foremost interpreter of the title role. The intimate production, conducted by Jorge Parodi and directed by Atlanta Opera General director Tomer Zvulun, has been praised by Opera News for its ‚Äúundeniable authenticity.‚ÄĚ

Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies Photo Cincinnati Opera Fusion New Works Announces Fall 2018 Residencies
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking joint program, Opera Fusion: New Works, will host two new operas in November and December of 2018.

DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October Photo DARK MONEY to Premiere on PBS Series POV this October
by Macon Prickett - Jul 17, 2018

Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? Dark Money follows local Montana journalist John S. Adams, who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state's elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. Dark Moneytraces Adams' steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.

Kaufman Music Center Announces 2018/2019 Season At Merkin Hall Photo Kaufman Music Center Announces 2018/2019 Season At Merkin Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2018

The new classical series Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight, featuring, among others, the world-renowned pianists Andre Watts and Ursula Oppens; the world premiere of a piano quintet by acclaimed new music composer Laura Kaminsky; and presentations by Academy and Grammy Awards winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen); Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Academy Awards winner Bobby Lopez (Frozen); Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal); and 10-time Tony winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine) are among the numerous highlights of the Kaufman Music Center's diverse 2018-19 season at Merkin Hall.

PBS Series POV Releases Schedule for 31st Season Photo PBS Series POV Releases Schedule for 31st Season
by Macon Prickett - Jul 3, 2018

Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television's premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world's boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces Programming For 2018-19 Season Photo Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces Programming For 2018-19 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) announces programming for its 2018-2019 season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, world-class performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City. The upcoming slate of concerts marks the organization's most collaborative season to date, including partnerships with GEMAS (Gotham Early Music / Americas Society), ClassicalCafe, Brooklyn Art Song Society, New York Festival of Song, and the LGBT Center ("The Center").

PBS' POV Releases Full Schedule for 31st Season Kicking Off June 18 Photo PBS' POV Releases Full Schedule for 31st Season Kicking Off June 18
by Macon Prickett - Jun 13, 2018

PBS series POV kicks off its 31st Season with the national TV debut of the acclaimed documentary feature film QUEST this Monday, June 18 at 10 PM. POV is the longest-running independent documentary series on American television. Screeners and interviews available now. POV films have won 37 Emmy¬ģ Awards. ‚Äď Adam Segal, The 2050 Group - Publicity

Portland Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Portland Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2018

Portland Opera is pleased to announce programming for the company's 55th season, scheduled to begin in November 2018. The season will launch with the recently announced "November classic" - Verdi's heartbreaking romance La Traviata - bringing opera back to Portland in the fall months. In March, Portland Opera will present Laura Kaminsky's brave and beautiful coming-of-age story, As One, where two voices, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone, share the role of the transgender heroine Hannah. The season will continue in the spring with the company's annual Big Night concert and a bright and vibrant production of Rossini's great Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In July, the company will present Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera for the first time, followed by the company premiere of Philip Glass's exploration of the nature of justice, In the Penal Colony, based on Franz Kafka's short story.

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