Felix Jarrar and Thomas Barrett Blakeley’s Chamber Opera ‘Washington Square’ Releases on Apple Podcasts

Composer/pianist Felix Jarrar and lyricist/librettist Thomas Barrett Blakeley have announced the digital release of Act one of “Washington Square” exclusively on Apple Podcasts. Act two of the opera will be available later in 2021. The chamber opera, based on Henry James’ novel of the same title, is Jarrar’s tenth operatic work and a first for Blakeley. The libretto relates the {…}

Opera Santa Barbara to Kick Off Season with Mariachi Opera ‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’

Opera Santa Barbara is set to kickstart its 2021-22 season with “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna.” The mariachi opera by José “Pepe” Martínez and Leonard Foglia will be directed by Octavio Cardenas and conducted by David Hanlon. It will star Mariachi Los Campers alongside Daniel Montenegro, Efraín Solís, Kelly Guerra, Bernardo Bermudez, Sergio Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, and Raphaella Medina.  {…}

The American Opera Project to Preview New Works in ‘C&V Scene and Heard 2021’ Concert

(Image Source: The American Opera Project) This September, The American Opera Project will launch their 33rd season with music from five new operas in an outdoor concert, titled “C&V Scene and Heard 2021.” The concert will showcase works from emerging composers: “Marble House,” by Matt Frey; “Simone de Beauvoir at the Museum,” by Alaina Ferris; “28th Ave” by Michael Lanci; {…}