Nicholas Phan

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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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Nicholas Phan To Release of New Solo Album ‘Illuminations’
Nicholas Phan’s new solo album for Avie Records "Illuminations" is set for release Friday, April 20, 2018. The release of the new album comes on the heels of Phan's 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. "Illuminations" reunites the tenor with his long-time recital partner, pianist Myra Huang and also joins forces with the adventurous Brooklyn-based orchestral collective, The Knights, and the award-winning Telegraph Quartet. The album, which…
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San Francisco Symphony’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Strauss & Wagner
The San Francisco Symphony has announced its 2018-19 season with some of the greatest instrumentalists playing anticipated concerts. There will also be some operatic themed concerts and one vocal event. Here is a look at those few selections that will enthrall opera lovers. Nicholas Phan sings in Stravinsky's "Perséphone" with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the concert. The program will also include Stravinsky's masterful "The Firebird." Performance Dates: Sept. 21-23, 2018 Cristian…
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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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Joélle Harvey, Ying Fang & Nicholas Phan To Be Featured In North Carolina Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 Season
The North Carolina Symphony has announced its 2018-19 season. The new season will feature some of today's greatest instrumentalists as well as some of today's greatest singers. As with the past season announcements, we will only focus on the vocal events that this has to offer. The season opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Choral Fantasy with pianist Andrew Tyson and the North Carolina Master Chorale. Music director Grant Llewellyn…
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Isabel Leonard & Lawrence Brownlee Among Featured Singers at San Francisco Performances in 2017-18
Some of the world’s greatest opera stars will appear at the San Francisco Performances in 2017-18 as part of the company’s vocal series. First up on the slate is Isabel Leonard who is slated to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein as part of his Centennial celebration. The performance takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Herbst Theatre. Three weeks later, on Oct. 26, Dawn Upshaw will be joined…
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Here Are the Singers Performing At the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Society of New York has announced its series of concerts for next season. Sure enough, there are some major opera singers putting on unique concert experiences, though the vocal offerings are minimal at best. The one that exudes the biggest star wattage takes place on Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 in a program honoring the 100th birthday celebration of Leonard Bernstein. The concert is entitled “Arias and Barcarolles” after…
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Nicholas Phan Launches 2017 with Fourth Album ‘Gods & Monsters’
Nicholas Phan will launch the New Year with his fourth solo album, "Gods & Monsters" for Avie Records. The album features his frequent collaborator Myra Huang on piano. The recording sees Phan sing a wide-ranging program of German lieder inspired by fairy tales, traversing both familiar and lesser-known works by Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven, Schumann, Wolf and Mendelssohn. According to Phan the recording was inspired by the young people and stated, “As more and more children have entered our lives, most notably my…