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Victor Cardamone Joins Athlone Artists


Victor Cardamone has joined Athlone Artists for General Management. Cardamone recently completed his second season as an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, where he performed the roles of Stone/Eunuch in Bright Sheng’s “Dream of the Red Chamber,” Rodolfo in their touring production of “Bohème Out of the Box,” and the Apparition of a Youth in “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” {…}


Vincenzo Milletarì Conducts Bergen Philharmonic’s New Year Concert


Vincenzo Milletarì is set to conduct the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year concerts. The conductor will perform on Jan. 4 and 5 in a program that includes music by Strauß, Mozart, Ponchielli, Dukas, Lumbye, Bernstein, Berlioz, and Glière. Norwegian soprano Beate Mordal will be the soloist while actor Eirik del Barco Soleglad will host the evening. In a statement, Milletarì {…}


Shannon Jennings Headlines Kentucky Opera’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration


Kentucky Opera has announced that it will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special performance on Oct. 15, 2023. “Amplify la música hispana: Shannon Jennings in Recital” will showcase the American soprano taking on music by Pablo Luna, Manuel de Falla, Gonzalo Roig, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Alberto Ginastera, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Daniel Catán, Consuelo Velázquez, and Quirino Mendoza y Cortés. {…}

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The ‘Strange New World’ of Virtual Reality Opera


Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz One of the biggest, and longest-lasting, impacts that the pandemic has had on our society has been in the area of technological adaptation and innovation. One could see this in the widespread usage of live-streamed, Zoom-based productions, as well as other digitally-manipulated processes, in opera from 2019 to 2021. The boom in streaming’s popularity was thanks {…}


Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie Announces 2023-24 Season


The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The season opens with “Concert de rentrée” conducted by Chloé Dufresne and starring Manon Lamaison, Felix Gygli, and Noëlle Gény. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2023 Francesco Angelico conducts the Gala Lyrique with Franciska Éry directing. Yunuet Laguna, Oreste Cosimo, and Gëzim Myshketa are the soloists in {…}


Olga Peretyatko, Jennifer Rowley, Lidia Fridman & Brian Mulligan Lead Teatro Regio di Torino’s 2023-24 Season


The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2023-24 season. Halévy’s “La Juive” will star Mariangela Sicilia, Gregory Kunde, Nina Minasyan, and Enkeleda Kamani. Daniel Oren conducts the production by Stefano Poda. Performance Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 3, 2023 Offenbach’s “Un mari à la porte” will star Pawel Żak, Ksenia Chubunova, Amélie Hois, and Matteo Mollica. Riccardo Bisatti conducts Anna Maria Bruzzese’s production. Performance {…}


Operatic Feminisms: Women and Femmes on and off the Opera Stage


The graduate students of the Department of Music at Columbia University held a day-long symposium, “Operatic Feminisms: Women and Femmes on and off the Opera Stage,” on Saturday, March 25th, 2023. Project Chair Gabrielle Ferrari and Project Co-Chair Lauren Shepherd hosted attendees at the special event showcasing in-depth discussions by Anne Midgette, Dr. Candace Magner, Eric Balboni, Eugenia Forteza, Megan {…}