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Soprano Ashley Becker Joins Bellingham Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Women’s Voices’


Soprano Ashley Becker will be joining the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra in performance on Nov. 8, 2020 as part of the “Women’s Voices” series. The showcase will feature music by Frances Pollock, Willetta Parker, Florence Price, Undine Smith Moore, Gwenyth Walker, Alexandra Gardner, and Lori Laitman. Becker, who has recently performed with such companies as Riverside Opera/Orchestra, Amore Opera, and Savannah {…}


Mission Opera to Showcase West Coast Premiere of ‘Girondines’


Mission Opera is set to present the West Coast premiere of “Girondines.” The opera by Kirsten C. Kunkle and Sarah Van Sciver is set to take place on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Canyon High School Performing Arts Center. The opera explores the stories of six women of the French Revolution. “The opera’s story is timeless as women worldwide {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Glow Lyric Theatre 2023 Festival Review: The Handmaid’s Tale


Despite the weighty subject matter and current human rights issues at hand, Glow Lyric Theatre’s 2023 Festival production of Poul Ruders and Paul Bentley’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” held nothing back. The curtains open to display “Under His Eye,” one of the aphorisms used by the patriarchal, totalitarian, dystopian Republic of Gilead, at center stage. Other tenets such as “Blessed be {…}


Glow Lyric Theatre to Present ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ As Part of 2023 Festival


Glow Lyric Theatre is set to present “The Handmaid’s Tale” on July 28, 2023. The production by the South Carolina-based company will be part of the organization’s 2023 Festival season, which kicks off on July 21, 2023 and runs through August 6, 2023. The opera, which is based on Margaret Atwood’s famed novel and features a libretto by Paul Bentley {…}


Wilmington Concert Opera Announces 2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of ‘Girondines’


Delaware’s Wilmington Concert Opera (WCO) has announced its 2022 season, titled “Everything Old is New Again.” The season will feature both live and virtual performances, including a continuation of the company’s Virtual Recital Series, a new outside collaboration with Concert Operetta Theater of Philadelphia, and the world premiere of ‘Girondines.’ The Virtual Recital Series kicks things off in January with {…}


Art Song Platform Sparks & Wiry Cries to Present NYC songSLAM Festival


New York-based global art song platform Sparks & Wiry Cries will present its flagship NYC songSLAM Festival with twelve days of song in a virtual event beginning on Jan. 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The 2021 songSLAM runs through Jan. 22 and will showcase 14 emerging composer and performer teams presenting new art song competitions. After each performance, the audience {…}