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All Classical Portland Kick-Off its 40th Birthday Celebrations With Brand Realignment


The independent, community-focused radio network All Classical Portland celebrates its 40th birthday by announcing a rebrand. Its new logo and visual language were created in partnership with London-based boutique creative consultancy Hyper Beau. The President and CEO Suzanne Nance shared this in a press release stating, “We are honored to be recognized as a leader in public media, for high {…}


Portland Opera & All Classical Portland to Broadcast ‘Winter Wonderland Sing-Along’


On December 20, 2020, Portland Opera and All Classical Portland will team up to present “Winter Wonderland Sing-Along,” a virtual program of seasonal music and stories to be broadcast by ACP. Hosted by ACP On-Air Hosts, as well as soprano/PO Artistic Co-Advisor Karen Slack, the event will feature countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, flutist Adam Eccleston, and pianist David Saffert. The {…}

Business, News

All Classical Radio Earns Historic Gift from M.J. Murdock Charitable trust


All Classical Radio has announced that it is the recipient of the largest gift in its history. The organization revealed that the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded the radio station with a $750,000 gift to support its new media arts center as part of the organization’s relocation campaign. All Classical Radio is building its new headquarters in downtown Portland {…}


Katherine Goforth Awarded the First “True Voice Award” on International Transgender Day of Visibility


Photo credit: Dallas Symphony In recognition of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Washinton National Opera announced Katherine Goforth as the first recipient of the “True Voice Award.” The new award was created specifically for transgender or nonbinary opera artists by the creators of “As One,” Kimberly Reed, Laura Kaminsky, and Mark Campbell in collaboration with Washington National Opera. The “True {…}


National Children’s Chorus Announces New Opera Division & Who Will Lead It


The National Children’s Chorus is set to launch an opera division and the new VAIL OPERA CAMP Initiative. The organization announced that it would appoint Jonathan McCullough as its Opera Program Director with Dylan F. Thomas set to take on the role of Opera Program Coordinator. McCullough is a Grammy-nominated baritone and director who led David T. Little’s “Soldier Songs” {…}


Opera Philadelphia Announces First Annual Opera on Film Series


Opera Philadelphia has announced its first annual opera on film series. The event will be part of the O 2022 Festival and will show 30 cinematic operas over 12 screenings at the Philadelphia Film Center. Opera on Film will be presented from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 2 and will feature a big-screen binge of the operatic art form’s {…}

News, Streaming

J’Nai Bridges, Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Annette Dasch, Catalina Cuervo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


One thing you’ll notice in this week’s streaming recommendations is that classical repertory staples are not at a premium. However, there are a ton of unique projects and works to experience for the first time, some really pushing the boundaries of the audiovisual medium and opera. Here are our top 10 operas to stream this week. Sāvitri – Against the {…}


Washington Chorus Opens 2020-21 Virtual Season With a Cantata


(Credit: ShannonFinney Photography) Washington Chorus has announced that it will open its 2020-21 virtual season with Damien Geter’s “Cantata for a more hopeful tomorrow.” The work will feature soprano Aundi Marie Moore, cellist Seth Parker Woods, and over 100 singers of the Washington Chorus. “COVID-19 has impacted people across the globe, but the catalyst for commissioning this work derives from {…}


Sondra Radvanovsky, Elina Garanča, Karen Slack, Mariusz Kwicien, Ferruccio Furlanetto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


One brand new opera with three endings. A 20th-century work from a noted Czech composer. Two gala performances. A recital of new songs. A Shakespeare / Verdi / Ring Mashup. Beethoven. And three Italian operas with some of opera’s biggest stars for those looking for more standard repertory. That eclectic list comprises our top 10 operas to stream this week. {…}