IRCPA Names Singers For Encounters With Brett Polegato

Ten young professional singers have been selected to perform in “Singing Stars: The Next Generation,” presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organization for Canada’s musicians. The ten performers include sopranos Brianna de Santis and Vania Margani, mezzo-soprano Beste Kalendar, as well as tenors Asitha Tennekoon, Jacques Arsenault and Jean-Philippe Lazure. Baritones Andrey Andreychik, Bradley Christensen, {…}

Central City Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival To Feature Mozart & Verdi Classics

Central City Opera has announced its 2018 Summer Festival. The festival, which will run between July 7 and August 5, 2018, will feature productions of “The Magic Flute” and “Il Trovatore.” There will also be showcases of one-act productions of “Acis and Galatea” and the 40th Anniversary of Henry Mollicone’s “Face on the Barroom floor,” a Central City Opera commissioned work. “The Magic {…}

Bridge Records Celebrates George Crumb’s 88th Birthday with “Complete Crumb Edition” CD

In honor of the 88th birthday of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb, Bridge Records has released the 18th volume of its “Complete Crumb Edition.” Released on October 24, 2017, this CD will feature the world premiere of two recordings, “The Yellow Moon of Andalusia” for voice and piano, and “Yesteryear” for voice, piano and percussion. Bridge Records has {…}

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 {…}