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Leah Crocetto, Aleks Romano & Hei-Kyung Hong To Headline North Carolina Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The North Carolina Opera's 2018-19 season has been announced, featuring three operas and one recital. The season will showcase many rising stars and some of today's biggest international artists. The season with a concert performance of Bellini's "Norma" in a concert performance. Leah Crocetto sings the title role alongside Elizabeth DeShong and Chad Shelton. Anthony Walker conducts the performance at the Meymandi Concert Hall. Performance Date: Oct. 21, 2018 Aleks…
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Washington National Opera 2017-18 Review – Don Carlo: Great Voices & A Brilliant, Fatalist Production Make Verdi Masterwork More Relevant Than Ever
It’s somewhat of a cliché for Golden Age thinking to creep into the dialogue of the opera world. How many times have you heard someone make the claim that they don’t make great voices the way they used to? The obvious answer is that they don’t because the world has changed and so have tastes. But sometimes, you’ll find those performances where the singing does remind you of that great…
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Leah Crocetto, Lawrence Brownlee & Ailyn Pérez To Be Featured In LA Philharmonic’s 2018-19 Season
The LA Philharmonic has announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the greatest stars in the world. For this season announcement, we will solely concentrate on the operatic and vocal events. Take a look. Baroque  The LA Phil kicks off its baroque series with "L'arpeggiata" featuring musical director Christina Pluhar, soprano Céline Scheen, male soprano Vincenzo Capezzuto, and dancer Anna Dego. The concert will embark on a feisty and joyous exploration of Baroque and…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko & Renée Fleming Headline Star-Studded Carnegie Hall 2018-19 Season
Carnegie Hall announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the world's greatest singers and musicians. To stick with opera, we will only be highlighting the singers who will be featured in the season. Orchestras  Mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot will be featured with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner in an all-Berlioz program. The program will feature selections from "Les Troyens." Performance Date: Oct. 14, 2018 Tenor…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (1/5-7): Leah Crocetto, Jonas Kaufmann & Jessica Pratt Headline Weekend
This weekend opera audiences are in for some classic gems with some rising stars. Jonas Kaufmann also returns to the stage while the Prague National Opera showcases a rare opera two times. "No Man" - Prague National Opera, Czech Republic The Prague National Opera gives audiences a rare chance to see Jiří Kadeřábek's music drama with an all-Czech cast on the New Stage. Per the Opera company's website the work…
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Angela Meade, Leah Crocetto & Steve Jobs Headline Seattle Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Seattle Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five fully staged works. The season opens on August 11, 2018, with George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." Angel Blue stars as Bess alternating with Elizabeth Llewellyn while Alfred Walker and Kevin Short will alternate the role of Porgy. Lester Lynch and May Elizabeth Williams round out the cast. Francesca Zambello directs the production, which will be conducted by John Demain. The opera will…
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San Francisco Opera 2017-18 Review – Turandot: Exquisite Nina Stemme, Leah Crocetto, Brian Jagde Lead Socially Relevant Interpretation of Puccini Masterwork
To wait for one whole act, plus a quarter of a second, just to glimpse the heroine, let alone hear her, is practically a crime. Especially, with all the talk. From the moment the curtain rises, what do we hear? Turandot, Turandot, Turandot. And so, where is she? On and on, troops of "the people" - boy chorus, various authorities dressed in fantastic colorful garb, ministers of ranks we never…
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Maestro Gianandrea Noseda To Lead National Symphony Orchestra In Numerous Opera Star-Laden Concerts
Maestro Gianandrea Noseda is slated for a busy winter season in the US, performing for the first time as the new Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra and also taking on some performances with the New York Philharmonic. The maestro was granted the post of Music Director back in Jan. 2016 and officially kicked it off in September 2017 with a Leonard Bernstein celebration. Many of the upcoming concerts…
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Pittsburgh Opera 2017-18 Review – Tosca: Leah Crocetto Triumphs In Her First Tosca
Leah Crocetto is having an epic season. While performing at Glimmerglass in upstate New York late this summer, she got the call as a late replacement for the Washington National Opera's "Aida," which she squeezed in just prior to her triumphant role debut last night as Tosca with the Pittsburgh Opera. If that last minute opportunity to portray Verdi’s final great heroine interfered with her preparation for perhaps Puccini’s most…
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Social Media Beat (Week of 9/16-21): What Were the World’s Greatest Sopranos Up To?
As the title might indicate, we are doing things a bit differently this week with the social media showcase. Here is a rundown of what some of the world's greatest sopranos are up to! To kick things off we take a look at Angela Meade, who paid hommage to the legendary Maria Callas with a new photograph. In honor of #mariacallas and the day we lost her I wanted to…