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Pride Month 2018: 9 Major Opera Stars Who Are Out And Proud
It's Pride month, so to celebrate we return to the series we began last year. This time we celebrate some of the great singers of today who have been advocates to the LGBT community or who simply enjoy a life being out and proud. David Daniels  David Daniels has been one of the biggest proponents of the baroque repertoire and is one of the most prominent countertenors in the world.…
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Anthony Roth Costanzo, David Daniels & Layla Claire Headline Boston Baroque’s 2018-19 Season
The Boston Baroque has announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the greatest baroque artists of our generation. As with our past season announcement articles, we will focus solely on the vocal elements of the season. The company will celebrate the holiday season with Handel’s Messiah featuring the Boston Baroque orchestra and chorus, with the debuts of soprano Layla Claire, countertenor Eric Jurenas, and tenor Norman Shankle. Bass-baritone Nathan Stark…
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10 Anticipated Opera Productions Of The Fall 2017-18 Season [USA]
It's that time of the year when opera seasons return and when some of the biggest stars grace the world's most prominent stages. In the case of United States, there will be a number of world premieres as well as rising stars and established stars who have some fascinating performances planned for this year. With hundreds of different shows, OperaWire has curated a list of must-see operas for this fall and winter…
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Speranza Scapucci, Renee Fleming & David Daniels Headline Music Academy Of The West Festival
The Music Academy of the West will celebrate its 70th Anniversary with a full slate of performances and masterclasses. For its sole operatic production, the company will present Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore." The opera will be helmed by world-renowned conductor and Academy alumna Speranza Scappucci in collaboration with Los Angeles-based director James Darrah, known for creating “once-in-a-lifetime experiences." Overseen by Voice Program Director Marilyn Horne, the fully staged and costumed production will…
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Social Media Beat (4/28-5/4): A Look at How The Stars Are Preparing For The Met Gala
It's the weekend and many of the top stars in opera are getting ready for the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala. Let's find out what they were up to! Pretty Yende shared a selfie in her dressing room with Susan Graham. She shared no clues but she looked very excited to be in her presence. With the extraordinary Susan Graham❣❣❣ #MetOperaGala #Starlights #PrettyJourney A post shared by Pretty Yende (@pretty_yende_official)…
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David Daniels Is Replaced On ‘Poems of Life’ Recording
David Daniel has been replaced in the upcoming recording "Poems of Life." According to the tenor, the replacement came as a surprise to him. In fact, his first knowledge of the incident came in a rather unique and unfortunate situation. On April 5, the countertenor wrote, via social media, "To my surprise, I have been replaced on the recording of POEMS OF LIFE for Naxos. This was to be recorded…
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David Daniels Cancels Concert With Virginia Symphony
David Daniels has canceled his participation with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The countertenor was scheduled to perform Kenneth Fuch's work "Poems of Life." On his website, a statement noted, "It is with great sadness that David Daniels must withdraw from his performance with the Virginia Symphony for the premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ 'Poems of Life.' This has been a project of love with his brother, Michael Daniels, who is the principal…
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Everything You Need to Know About Houston Grand Opera 2017-18 Season
The Houston Grand Opera announced its 2017-18 season Thursday with opening night featuring Verdi’s “La Traviata.” In sum, there will be seven operas overall between October 20, 2017 and May 11, including one World Premiere. The 2017 Operas “La Traviata” opens the season for seven performances with Albina Shagimuratova. This will be the soprano’s fourth run of the work in the last four years and the first time she takes…
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David Daniels Cancels ‘Rodelinda’ Run at Bolshoi Theatre
Counter Tenor David Daniels will be cancelling his performances of his December run of “Rodelinda” at the Bolshoi Theatre due to illness. The announcement was made on the singer’s website Sunday. “He hopes to find the earliest opportunity to participate in another production at the Bolshoi Theatre. David sends his sincere thanks for the understanding of his colleagues and cast-mates, and the kind understanding of the audiences at the Bolshoi…