Russell Thomas, Joyce DiDonato, J’Nai Bridges, Pene Patti, Brenda Rae Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

Operatic masterpieces make up half of the recommendations this week. But there are several unique competitions, recitals, modern operas, and the like on offer. Let’s jump {…}

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Celebrating Native American Music in Montana – Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s Interim Artistic Director Michael Sakir & Soprano Kirsten Kunkle on ‘Circle of Resilience’

(Photos: Gillian Riesen; Intermountain Opera Bozeman; Jason Dick) Montana, where Grizzly Bear wade in chilly rivers fed by snowmelt from mountaintops and gobble up Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout. Fly-fishers do much the same but with gentle whips of line. It’s “The Treasure State,” whose motto is “Oro y Plata (Gold and Silver).” The treasure nowadays is the grandeur of the Rocky {…}

Q & A : Dingle Yandell on Digital Opera & Popular Music Videos With ‘What Power Art Thou’

(Credit: Zen Grisdale) The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is actively creating new life in the digital realm of opera by evolving the genre’s traditional standards and exploring alternate creative interpretations to share with audience members at a broader level through a new series called “music video remake” films. The aesthetic concept underlying OAE’s recent film which features bass-baritone {…}