Barn Opera Announces October Surprise: The World Premiere of Jarrar-Goodwin’s ‘Patience & Pearl’

Frequent collaborators, composer Felix Jarrar and librettist Bea Goodwin, continue their string of operatic works with “Patience and Pearl,” a micro-opera relating the story of Pearl Curran, a historical 20th-century medium with the ability to channel the words and poetry of the supposed spirit of Patience Worth. The filmed performance, scheduled for October 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET, is a {…}

Derrell Acon, Curtis Bannister, & Kelly Griffin Headline Heartbeat Opera’s ‘Breathing Free’ Online Series

Heartbeat Opera  has announced a brand new six-part series entitled “Breathing Free.” The visual album, which will premiere on YouTube between Dec. 4-12, will showcase nine interconnected music videos highlighting works by Beethoven, Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis, Thulani Davis, and Negro spirituals. The series features three singers including Derrell Acon, Curtis Bannister, and Kelly Griffin {…}

Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! to Present ‘Heart O’Mine’

The Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! will present “Heart O’Mine” on Nov. 17-22. The online showcase will focus on Irish-themes by Victor Herbert and his grandfather Samuel Lover and can be streamed via the company’s official website. The performance will feature Drew Bolander, Joanie Brittingham, Jovani Demetrie, Alexa Devlin, Jonathan Hare, Andrew Klima, Caitlin Ruddy, Christopher Robin Sapp, and David {…}