Heartbeat Opera’s 2018 Festival to Feature Radical ‘Fidelio’ & ‘Don Giovanni’

Heartbeat Opera has just announced that it will be showcasing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Beethoven’s “Fidelio” this May in radical interpretations. “Don Giovanni,” which will play for six evenings will feature a mostly female creative team with orchestration inspired by Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. The production will be directed by Louisa Proske with Felicia Moore as Donna Elvira, Leela Subramaniam as {…}

New Amsterdam Opera Announces ‘La Favorita’ Cast & Dedicates Performance To Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced the cast of Donizetti’s “La Favorita.” The opera will star Catherine Martin as Leonora, Steven LaBrie as Alfonso XI, Peter Scott Drackley as Fernando, and Kevin Thompson as Baldassare. April Martin will sing Inez while Eamon Pereyra rounds out the cast as Don Gaspar. Artistic Director Keith Chambers will conduct the production which will mark the first {…}

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Announces Nomination in JerseyArts People’s Choice Awards

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has been nominated for Favorite Opera Company in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. The awards program, headed by Discover Jersey Arts, is in its 10th year of celebrating the organizations of New Jersey that work in devotion to the arts. “Our state is rich with cultural and artistic opportunities,” says Adam Perle, {…}

Beth Morrison Projects Announces ‘BMP: Next Generation’ Finalists For March 2018 Concert

The Beth Morrison Projects has announced the “BMP: Next Generation” Composer Initiative Finalists, who will be showcased on March 17, 2018 at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn. The program will feature 10 vocal pieces from such emerging composers as Jessie Downs, Noah Kaplan, Molly Joyce, Michael Lanci, Matt McBane, Emma O’Halloran, Gemma Peacocke, Matthew Recio, Daniel Sabzghabaei, and Leaha Maria {…}