NY Opera Fest 2018 Preview: Why You Should See Heartbeat Opera’s Timely ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Fidelio’ Productions

With the New York Opera Fest 2018 officially underway, OperaWire will be showcasing small previews for each major participant at the festival, as we did during last year’s event. However, we are doing things a bit differently this year and giving the floor directly to each company to speak to you, the reader, directly. Enjoy! Heartbeat Opera has a penchant {…}

Divaria Productions To Premiere “Don Giovanni in New York” At St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

On May 23, 2018, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral will be the venue where Divaria Productions showcases their new work “Don Giovanni in New York,” which follows the historical events preceding the American premiere of Mozart’s classic work 192 years ago. The work, presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, has an original script that weaves together {…}

Hartford Opera Theater To Present ‘Speaking Her Truth: Three Vocal Works’

Hartford Opera Theater will present “Speaking Her Truth: Three Vocal Works” by Jessica Rudman. The new production by Kristy Chambrelli in collaboration with Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra will feature music by Jessica Rudman with a libretto by Jessica Rudman (Trigger) and Kendra Leonard (Lady Macbeth/Marie Curie Learns to Swim). The evening will be conducted by Dan D’Addio and will feature three different works. {…}

Preview For Upcoming Jazz Opera ‘Tabula Rasa’ To Be Featured At Areté Venue & Gallery

Composer Felix Jarrar and librettist Brittany Goodwin’s “Tabula Rasa” has been previewed extensively over the last few months as the duo, teaming up with the artists set to perform in the jazz opera’s world premiere, have put together a successful concert series to help raise funds for this independent work. Throughout that “Hello Gorgeous” series, the opera’s creators have let {…}