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American Modern Opera Company Announces ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’ U.S. Tour


American Modern Opera Company has announced a U.S. tour for “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” this December. From Dec. 11-21, 2023, the organization will tour the famed John Adams work in a new chamber-music arrangement. Audiences will hear the work in Omaha, Stanford, New Haven, and then at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The work {…}


Opera Omaha Adds Performance of ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’


Opera Omaha has announced that it has added “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” as a special addition to the company’s 23-24 Season. The performance will be held on Dec. 11 at the Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton University campus. Performed by the American Modern Opera Project, John Adams and Peter Sellars’ “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” celebrates Latin {…}


American Modern Opera Company Announces US Tour of ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’


(Photo credit: Allison-Michael-Orenstein, Thomas Leonard, Stefan Ruiz, & the Lyric Opera of Chicago) The American Modern Opera Company has announced its US Tour of “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” for Dec. 11-22. John Adams and Peter Sellars’ chamber work celebrates Latin American poets and the voices of women. Performing alongside the concept designer of the performance soprano Julia Bullock, is contralto {…}


American Modern Opera Company to Present John Adams’ ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’


On December 21, 2022, American Modern Opera Company will present John Adam’s “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This chamber work, with libretto by Peter Sellars and concept by Julia Bullock, first made its premiere in San Martín at Fuentidueña chapel of The Met Cloisters in 2018. The case of this one-night concert features {…}

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Opera Profile: ‘El Niño,’ John Adams’ Nativity Opera


Though more famous for works such as “Doctor Atomic” and “Nixon in China,” John Adams also composed the memorable Christmas-themed opera, “El Niño” or “The Baby,” which tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christmas. The opera-oratorio premiered on December 15, 2000 in Paris and has been performed many times since as holiday entertainment. The first performance featured soloists {…}


Cultural Exchange Foundation to Present ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Rachmaninoff’ at Carnegie Hall


The Cultural Exchange Foundation is set to present “Celebrating 150 Years of Rachmaninoff” on Oct. 21, 2023 at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The showcase will feature a number of artists including sopranos Sarah Coburn, Elizaveta Ulakhovitch, Diana Skavronskaya, and Maia Gonzalez; baritone Navasard Hakobyan; bass-baritones Joseph Parrish and Ben Strong,; mezzo-soprano Ani Kushyan; tenor Victor {…}


Adriana González, Elena Villalón, Pretty Yende, Nino Machaidze, Varduhi Abrahamyan Headline Oper Frankfurt’s 2023-24 Season


Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2023-24 season. New Productions The season will feature Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” in a production by Caterina Panti Liberovici. Simone De Felice conducts. The opera stars Bozidar Smiljanic, Donato Di Stefano, MIkolaj Tabka, Liviu Holender, Pablo Martinez, Brayan Ávila Martínez Martínez, Bianca Tognocchi, and Clara Kim. Performance Date: Sept. 23 – Oct. 15, 2023 Next up {…}


Brian Jagde & Nino Machaidze Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s ‘Pagliacci’


The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is set to celebrate Franco Zeffirelli’s centenary with Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.” The work, which is set to be presented between March 12 and 19, was created in 1992 for the Opera di Roma. Daniel Oren conducts the production with Nino Machaidze and Valeria Sepe singing the role of Nedda, Brian Jagde and Luciano Ganci as Canio, {…}


Eleonora Buratto, Nino Machaidze & Ruth Iniesta Lead Macerata Opera Festival’s 2023 Season


The Macerata Opera Festival has announced the operas for its 2023 season. The administrative board of the Associazione Arena Sferisterio noted that the showcase will take place between July 20 and August 19, 2023. The season opens with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Ketevan Kemoklidze, Ragaa Eldin, Roberta Mantegna, and Fabrizio Beggi. DonatoRenzetti conducts the production Daniele Menghini. Performance Dates: July 20-August {…}