Melody with a Mission Raises Support for Ukraine with ‘Songs of Freedom, Resilience, and Hope’ Concert

On May 9, 2022, Melody with a Mission presented “Songs of Freedom, Resilience, and Hope,” a benefit concert in support of Ukraine held at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium. Following a brief introduction by veteran Broadway dancer and choreographer Lillian Colon, the event was opened with remarks from MLM founder Judy Segal, who spoke on the organization’s purpose, the situation {…}

American Opera Project to Present ‘First Glimpse: Songs From the Great Room’

The American Opera Project’s fellowship program, Composers & the Voice, is set to premiere the current fellows’ songs in “First Glimpse: Songs From the Great Room.” Current composers in C&V are Gabrielle Herbst, J.E. Hernández, Raquel Acevedo Klein, Paul Pinto, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Ania Vu. C&V librettist include jeesun Choi, Isabella Dawis, and Troy Defour. Performers are members of the C&V {…}

Finger Lakes Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Season

Finger Lakes Opera is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer. “FLO’s first performance in 2013 featured an illustrious cast of singers supported by the FLO orchestra,” said FLO’s Artistic Director and Founder Gerard Floriano in an official press statement. “Since then, FLO has produced seven remarkable mainstage productions, two musical revues, expanded its young artist program, and presented an array {…}

Riverside Opera Ensemble to Present ‘American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola’ at Merkin Hall

The Riverside Opera Ensemble is set to present “American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola” at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16, 2022. Among the artists appearing in the concert will be Nathan R. Matthews, who will also be producing the showcase, Christiane Noll, Edward Parks, Detra Davis, Quentin Bruno, Jamie LaVerdiere, Grace Choi, Blythe Gaissert, Thomas {…}

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn & The Vertical Player Repertory to Present Benjamin Yarmolinsky’s ‘The Constitution: A Secular Oratorio’

The in-person premiere of Benjamin Yarmolinsky’s “The Constitution: A Secular Oratorio” will be performed by the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the Vertical Player Repertory. Performances will be held at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church on May 14 at 7 p.m. and May 15 at 3 p.m. To pay homage to the language and flow of the Constitution, {…}

Loose Tea Music Theatre & Highlands Opera Studio Unveil Composer-Librettist Development Program

The Loose Tea Music Theatre and Highlands Opera Studio are teaming up to create the LTMT BIPOC Composer-Librettist Development Program. The intention of the program is for the two companies to showcase two productions for in-person performances; per an official press release, there will be 16 public performances/events in Haliburton County, including concerts, masterclasses, opera performances, and community outreach events. {…}