Pacific Opera Project To Close 2017 Season With Modern Take on ‘La Bohème’

The Pacific Opera Project will close its 2017 season with five performances of its 2012 production of “La Bohème: AKA ‘The Hipsters.’” In POP’s production of “La Bohème: AKA ‘The Hipsters,’” an 1830’s Parisian garret becomes a present-day Los Angeles loft apartment during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA’s housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, {…}

New Amsterdam Opera Announces Messiah Performances

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” The company announced that it would perform Handel’s oratorio on Dec. 2 and 3 with four distinguished soloists. Soprano Joanie Brittingham, mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh, tenor Johnathan Riesen, and baritone Steven Herring star with Keith Chambers in the podium. Brittingham recently performed at Carnegie Hall as well as with the Victor Herbert Renaissance {…}

IRCPA Names Singers For Encounters With Brett Polegato

Ten young professional singers have been selected to perform in “Singing Stars: The Next Generation,” presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organization for Canada’s musicians. The ten performers include sopranos Brianna de Santis and Vania Margani, mezzo-soprano Beste Kalendar, as well as tenors Asitha Tennekoon, Jacques Arsenault and Jean-Philippe Lazure. Baritones Andrey Andreychik, Bradley Christensen, {…}

Central City Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival To Feature Mozart & Verdi Classics

Central City Opera has announced its 2018 Summer Festival. The festival, which will run between July 7 and August 5, 2018, will feature productions of “The Magic Flute” and “Il Trovatore.” There will also be showcases of one-act productions of “Acis and Galatea” and the 40th Anniversary of Henry Mollicone’s “Face on the Barroom floor,” a Central City Opera commissioned work. “The Magic {…}

Bridge Records Celebrates George Crumb’s 88th Birthday with “Complete Crumb Edition” CD

In honor of the 88th birthday of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb, Bridge Records has released the 18th volume of its “Complete Crumb Edition.” Released on October 24, 2017, this CD will feature the world premiere of two recordings, “The Yellow Moon of Andalusia” for voice and piano, and “Yesteryear” for voice, piano and percussion. Bridge Records has {…}