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Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Indoor Full Capacity Summer Season Photo Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Indoor Full Capacity Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2021

The fast-growing Berkshire Opera Festival moves full steam ahead after last summer's pandemic cancellations and virtual programs. In accordance with Massachusetts' revised reopening timeline, the two featured operas this summer—at both venues—will be offered at full capacity. Tickets are on sale through the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center box office. 

Seattle Opera to Welcome Back Audiences With Outdoor DIE WALKURE Concert Photo Seattle Opera to Welcome Back Audiences With Outdoor DIE WALKURE Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Come delight in the return of live music at Seattle Opera's Welcome Back Concert: Die WalkĂĽre. Before returning to McCaw Hall this fall, the company will offer an outdoor concert featuring highlights of the Ring's most popular opera. T

Jennifer Hudson, Michael Fabiano, Roberto Bolle and More to be Featured at FESTIVAL N Photo Jennifer Hudson, Michael Fabiano, Roberto Bolle and More to be Featured at FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

Festival Napa Valley has announced it will welcome back audiences for a full program of events, July 16-25, 2021, all to be held in outdoor settings. From symphonic concerts, opera, and dance to chamber music and jazz – the 2021 Season will see the launch of three major new initiatives.

Michigan Opera Theatre Will Present X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X Photo Michigan Opera Theatre Will Present X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021

Michigan Opera Theater has announced that it will present X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X in Detroit in May 2022.

Washington Performing Arts Honors The Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg With Tribute Featuring Photo Washington Performing Arts Honors The Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg With Tribute Featuring Renée Fleming & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021

On Monday, March 15—what would have been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 88th birthday—Washington Performing Arts premieres The Muse and the Musicale: A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Friends in the Arts, a compilation of video tributes to the late Justice.

The Dallas Opera Returns Live To The Winspear On March 31 Photo The Dallas Opera Returns Live To The Winspear On March 31
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 10, 2021

The Dallas Opera announced today that it will be launching a new, three-event “Welcome Back” Song Series in the Winspear Opera House commencing March 31, 2021.

San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and  Photo San Diego Opera Announces Spring Drive-In Season Featuring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and ONE AMAZING NIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021

Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.

Baritone Will Liverman Releases DREAMS OF A NEW DAY: Songs by Black Composers on Cedi Photo Baritone Will Liverman Releases DREAMS OF A NEW DAY: Songs by Black Composers on Cedille Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2021

Today, baritone Will Liverman has released Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers with pianist Paul Sánchez on Cedille Records. Liverman says, “Right now, it is more important than ever to celebrate the contributions of Black composers, and I’m honored to give voice to the art songs on this album.'

The Atlanta Opera Presents Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette and Morris Robinson in LOVE L Photo The Atlanta Opera Presents Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette and Morris Robinson in LOVE LETTERS TO ATLANTA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2021

The Atlanta Opera has now released the first three Love Letters to Atlanta. Hailed as “a series of affecting short films” (Wall Street Journal), this new video series gives individual members of the Atlanta Opera Company Players – twelve world-class singers hired for the duration of the season, all of whom are resident in Atlanta and the southeast – the chance to celebrate the Georgia capital and its inhabitants by singing a song of personal significance at an iconic Atlanta venue.

San Francisco Opera Present January 2021 Free Opera Streams and Department Of Diversi Photo San Francisco Opera Present January 2021 Free Opera Streams and Department Of Diversity, Equity And Community Offerings
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 16, 2020

Full-length free opera streams continue in January with three titles that were simulcast previously from the War Memorial Opera House to the stadium of the San Francisco Giants.

Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Denyce Graves To Join Juilliard  As Distinguished Visiting Fac Photo Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Denyce Graves To Join Juilliard As Distinguished Visiting Faculty
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 2, 2020

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will join Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty beginning this month. Recognized worldwide as one of today's most exciting vocal artists, Graves continues to garner acclaim for her work on the world's opera and concert stages.

BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson Photo BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2020

Today on Leading Ladies is special guest: Broadway veteran, Janelle Robinson. For the past ten years, Janelle Anne Robinson has enjoyed an ongoing professional career on the operatic and musical theater stage. She has performed in France and Japan, and also toured extensively within the United States. Janelle has also been honored with several awards, including The Richard Tucker Study Grant and the MacAllister Award. 

Columbia Artists Management Inc. Will Close its Doors Photo Columbia Artists Management Inc. Will Close its Doors
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2020

The legendary Columbia Artists Management Inc. has announced that it is shutting down.

Houston Grand Opera Debuts LIVE FROM THE CULLEN RECITAL SERIES Photo Houston Grand Opera Debuts LIVE FROM THE CULLEN RECITAL SERIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2020

Houston Grand Opera is opening its 66th season with the debut of the Live from the Cullen Recital Series. On September 11, viewers will be transported to the Wortham Theater Centera??s Cullen Theater for a performance by soprano Tamara Wilson, an HGO Studio alumna internationally known for her interpretations of Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner.

What's Streaming: Classical Week Of August 24â€"30 Photo What's Streaming: Classical Week Of August 24â€"30
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2020

WHAT'S STREAMING: CLASSICAL (WEEK OF AUGUST 24–30)

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE) Photo Berkshire Opera Festival Announces FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2020

Berkshire Opera Festival is launching its first virtual concert comprised of musical selections from across the operatic spectrum and beyond. The concert will feature performances from the internationally-renowned cast of BOF's (recently canceled) 2020 production of Don Giovanni.

Atlanta Opera Announces Atlanta Opera Company Players Photo Atlanta Opera Announces Atlanta Opera Company Players
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? The Atlanta Opera announces the formation of the Atlanta Opera Company Players, featuring twelve world-class singers, all resident in Atlanta and the southeast, who will collaborate with the company's leadership team to reimagine its 2020a?'21 season.

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially-Charged Comments Photo The Richard Tucker Music Foundation Removes Trustee for Racially-Charged Comments
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2020

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced the removal of trustee David N. Tucker from its board of directors on Monday evening following a backlash over racially-charged comments Tucker made on Facebook.

Pride at National Sawdust Presents Jamie Barton, Adam Tendler and More Photo Pride at National Sawdust Presents Jamie Barton, Adam Tendler and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2020

Though much of the celebration and NYC's annual parade has been postponed by the ongoing pandemic, National Sawdust is proud to support Pride in June by commemorating the history and future of our city's vibrant community and by celebrating artists who are creating music and theater with an explicitly LGBT+ perspective.

Latonia Moore Discusses AIDA, Race in the Opera Industry, and More Photo Latonia Moore Discusses AIDA, Race in the Opera Industry, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2020

Latonia Moore recently talked with OperaWire about her experiences as a black woman in the opera industry. She talked about playing the role of Aida, as well as times when her skin has been painted different colors, and why that doesn't bother her.

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