Due Donne Productions to Present ‘Hansel & Gretel’ On Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Video games saw a major increase in interactivity and overall cultural importance throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. One of the games to see a boost in its popularity was “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” which captured the imaginations of gamers around the world as they created their own utopias amidst a challenging and unstable world. Now “Animal Crossing’s” popularity is crossing over {…}

Javier Arrey, Kaylee Norris, Issachah Savage Headline Classical Movements ‘Sounds of Hope & Harmony’ Garden Concert Series

(Credit: Fay Fox / Kristen Hoeberman) Classical Movements has announced a Garden Concert Series entitled “Sounds of Hope & Harmony.” The series will feature 18 concerts at the Secret Garden of the Rectory on Princess Street in Alexandria, Virginia. For the purposes of this piece, we will focus on opera and choral performances. The first major program for opera lovers {…}

Charlottesville Opera Names New General Director

 The Charlottesville Opera has announced that Christina Deaton DeMarea will become the new General Director. DeMare has worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir, during which she worked to set new standards of excellence, expanded programs, increased revenue generation, and helped the organization’s financial sustainability.  She also worked with the University of Chicago’s {…}

Umculo Opera Incubator Explores Virtual Staging with New Videos

Exploring the virtual possibilities of performance, the Umculo Opera Incubator has released two music videos which blend operatic arias with computer-generated environments and effects, titled “Arcadia,” and “Inferno.” Directed by Kobie van Rensburg, these videos come as part of South Africa’s National Arts Festival, with this year’s iteration being entirely virtual due to the ongoing closure of theaters. Both videos {…}

Little OPERA theatre of ny to Livestream ‘Mozart & Friends’

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) is set to present “Mozart & Friends,” a livestream pop-up concert on July 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm from St. John’s in the Village. The concert will spotlight several arias from little OPERA’s postponed production of Mozart’s “The Shepherd King” in a newly commissioned singing translation from Mark Herman and Ronnie Apter, based upon the libretto by Pietro Metastasio. {…}