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Bass-Baritone Kevin Short Appointed to Juilliard Voice Faculty


The Juilliard School has announced that bass-baritone and alumnus Kevin Short will join its voice faculty, beginning this fall. In a statement, the Juilliard School noted, “We’re excited to welcome bass-baritone and Juilliard alum Kevin Short to the Juilliard voice faculty beginning in the fall!” A graduate of the ‘89 voice and opera program at Juilliard, Short has performed with {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Kevin Short on Systemic Racism, ‘Aida’ & the Future of Opera


Kevin Short is one of today’s most versatile bass-baritones performing at some of the world’s greatest theaters and taking on leading roles in a wide variety of repertoire from Verdi to Gershwin to Stravinsky. In the summer, he was scheduled to perform the title role in Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s world premiere opera “Castor and Patience” at the {…}


Marianne Cornetti, Kevin Short, Christine Goerke Headline Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s ‘UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival’


Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a brand new season entitled “UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival.” The updated slate will take place between July 10-26 and features a number of online events, live digital performances, and inside looks. “We were disappointed that the pandemic upended our fabulous planned season,” said Artistic Director Marianne Cornetti in a press release. “While we’ve moved some {…}


Lisa Chavez & Kevin Short Highlight Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season


The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season, which will feature a number of concerts and guest performers. As always, our focus will be on vocal highlights of the season. Te Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will present “Holiday Joy” with Alex Raszkazoff and Michael Butler interpreting famed holiday music. Julien Benichou conducts the concerts. Performance Dates: Dec. 3-6, 2020 The orchestra {…}


Kevin Short & Rochelle Bard Headline Mid-Atlantic Symphony’s Holiday Concerts


The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will continue its 22nd season with two exciting programs dedicated to the Holiday Season. MSO will present its annual Holiday Joy Concert on Dec. 6 in Easton, MD, Dec. 7 in Lewes, DE and Dec. 8 in Ocean City, MD. The concert will pay tribute to the great Pops Orchestras of America and will feature international opera {…}


International Opera Awards 2023 Announces Shortlist of Nominees


The International Opera Awards has unveiled its shortlist of nominees for the 2023 edition. Winners will revealed on Nov. 9 when the event will take place at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Poland. “This year’s International Opera Awards shortlist once again celebrates talent from around the world and proves that opera is truly the most international of artforms. Huge congratulations {…}


The New York Choral Society Premieres Latest Digital Short ‘Morning Light’


On Dec. 1, 2021, The New York Choral Society premiered its latest multidisciplinary and collaborative digital short, “Morning Light,” which pays homage to Black queer Shaker Rebecca Cox Jackson. In the film, composer Kevin Siegfried and choreographer David Hamilton Thomson bring the 1870s text New York Shaker Lydia Annas life in this digital film collaboration. Jackson, who becomes physically ill {…}


Obituary: Deutsche Oper Berlin Conductor Kevin McCutcheon Dies at 66


Kevin McCutcheon had died at the age of 66 due to COVID-19. Born in  Johnstown, Pennsylvania, McCutcheon studied conducting, piano, and composition at the Philadelphia Music Academy and went on to appear as a soloist and accompanist for well-known instrumentalists. Additionally, from 1976 to 1979 he conducted at the Opera of Philadelphia. In 1985 McCutcheon made his debut as a {…}


‘Traffic Opera’ Short Film To Get Screening At NYC’s Anthology Film Archives


New York Women in Film & Television will be presenting “Traffic Opera” on Jan. 28, 2020 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. The short film produced by Cool Ath Filmth in Reading, Pennsylvania with two crews shooting at the same time in the same intersection between 6th and Court Streets. The work showcases an opera that takes {…}