Christine Brewer to Star in ‘Albert Herring’ at Union Avenue Opera

This summer over 30 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera debut during its 23rd Festival Season. The seven-week season opens Friday, July 7, 2017, with Christine Brewer as Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s “Albert Herring.” The season will also feature Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” and Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel.” Artistic director Scott Schoonover noted in a press release, “Our {…}

The Crossing to Give World Premiere of Michael Gordon’s ‘Anonymous Man’

Michael Gordon’s choral work “Anonymous Man” will be getting its world premiere on July 1, 2017, in Philadelphia in a performance featuring the Donald Nally-led choir, The Crossing. The concert-length work for solo chorus was written for the 24-voice organization and was inspired by Gordon’s real-life experiences in an ever-changing Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife, raising a family. But one {…}

Lucine Amara & Verismo Opera Announce Registration for 29th Annual International Vocal Competiton

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 29th Annual International Vocal Competition is right around the corner and artistic director Lucine Amara is making a formal invitation for competitors of all ages to submit their applications. The competition itself will take place later this fall, but the registration period has two major deadlines. The early bird registration ends on July {…}