Fresh Squeezed Opera Company Announces New ‘Showcase’ For November

Fresh Squeezed Opera Company is slated to do a “Showcase” on Nov. 2, 2017, which will feature a number of new songs and arias. Per a press released, the performance will feature such pieces as “Epitaphs” (World Premiere) by Marcus Maroney, “Leda Songs” (U.S. Premiere) by Monica Pearce, “Body Maps” by Paola Prestini, “Random Blackouts I” by Dr. Greg A. Steinke, and “The Gorgeous Nothings” by Ingrid Stölzel. Soprano Maggie Finnegan and cellist Maureen Kelly will perform “Body Maps.” Meanwhile {…}

Welsh Company Issues Statement After London Cancellation of “The Golden Dragon”

Following a wave of criticism over Music Theatre Wales’ all-white cast, London’s Hackney Empire venue has cancelled its premiere of “The Golden Dragon,” originally set for October 31, 2017. The theatre issued a statement on Thursday, saying: “The debate aroused by the non-Asian casting in The Golden Dragon compromises the Empire’s commitment and position as a champion of diversity and accessibility {…}

Verdi Chorus to Showcase ‘Love’s Passions & Potions’ in Fall Concerts

The Verdi Chorus has announced its fall concert, “Love’s Passions and Potions,” which will feature two performances at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, California, on November 18th and 19th. The concert will showcase selections from Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” and “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “The Elixir of Love,” Massenet’s “Manon,” and even some selections from Romberg’s “The Student Prince,” among others. The {…}

Soundstreams To World Premiere Vivier’s ‘Musik fur das Ende’ As Part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Canadian production company Soundstreams will be presenting the world premiere of “Musik fur das Ende,” which follows the life of Quebecois composer Claude Vivier and draws upon his various works. The production will run from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. “Musik fur das Ende” will be a three-part show staged in Crow’s Theatre, a locale {…}