Mirror Visions Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season

The Mirror Visions Ensemble has announced its 2017-18 season. The season, which kicks off on August 7, 2017 runs through March 2018, with performances in Quebec, Maine, Philadelphia, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York. The ensemble includes soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree, baritones Jesse Blumberg, and Mischa Bouvier, and pianists Grant Wenaus, and Margaret Kampmeier. There will also be a plethora of guest artists {…}

American Opera Projects Picks Next Batch of Librettists & Composers To Prepare New Operas

American Opera Projects and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood has announced the selection of six composers and three librettists who will receive fellowships for the upcoming ninth season of “Composers & the Voice.” The composers include Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein, while the librettists are Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. These artists will get a chance to {…}

Opera America Picks 13 To Develop Administrative Skills At Week-Long Program

Opera America continues its busy summer, recently announcing 13 participants from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America that will join its 2017 Leadership intensive Program. The 13 include Lyric Opera of Chicago’s director of community programs Alejandra Boyer, Austin Opera’s chief development officer Jennifer Dubin, Minnesota Opera’s assistant production director Julia Gallagher, Opera Memphis’  director of development Jason Hardy, Opera Philadelphia’s {…}

American Opera Projects Announces Resident Ensemble for 2017-18

American Opera Projects has announced the six singers who will comprise the organization’s Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. They include soprano Tookah Sapper, soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, tenor Blake Friedman, baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and bass Adrian Rosas. For one year, these young artists with work with composers and librettists who have received fellowships. The Resident {…}

Opera North To Feature AV Showcase of ‘L’Orfeo’ At Latitude Forest

Opera North will take over the Latitude Festival from July 13 to 16 with “Underworld,” an audio-visual installation based on Monteverdi’s famed “L’Orfeo” at the Faraway Forest. The installation will feature several recordings from the opera including baritone Simon Keenlyside in the lead role. The recording was originally made for “She, So Beloved,” an installation by cult animators The Brothers Quay, {…}

Des Moines Opera Announces 5 Operas for 2017-18 Season

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced the repertory for its 2018 season which will also include the company’s 46th Summer Festival and two Stages Series. The company’s season will include such operas as “Die Fledermaus,” “Rusalka,” Jonathan Dove’s ever-popular “Flight,” and a production of Kaminsky/Campbell/Reed’s one-act opera “As One. There will also be a production of Aaron Copland’s “The Tender {…}