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Michael Chioldi Headlines Odyssey Opera’s ‘Henry VIII’


The Odyssey Opera is set to open its 2019-20 season with a concert performance of “Henry VIII” by Camille Saint-Saëns. Michael Chioldi is set to star in the title role as King Henry, with soprano Ellie Dehn as Henry’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and mezzo-soprano Hilary Ginther as Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. The company, which has been dedicated {…}


Michael Adams, Michael Chioldi & Nicole Heaston Highlight Utah Opera’s 2019-20 Season


Utah Opera has announced its 2019-20 season. The season will open with Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Garnett Bruce, in the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Anya Matanovic will star as Violetta Valéry, alongside Rafael Moras making his Utah Opera debut as Alfredo and Metropolitan Opera-regular Michael Chioldi as Germont. Steven White will conduct. Performance Dates: Oct. 12 {…}


Cecilia Violetta Lopez, Michael Chioldi, Kang Wang Headline Austin Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Austin Opera has announced its 2019-20 season which will include a new opera and two classics of the standard repertory.  “Next season continues the excellence that our audiences have come to expect—pairing beautiful productions of classic works with the thought-provoking voices of the new masters of 21st-century opera,” said Annie Buridge, General Director & CEO of Austin Opera in {…}


Michael Fabiano, Latonia Moore, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ana María Martinez Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2021 Festival


Palm Beach Opera has announced its star-studded, outdoor 2021 Festival which will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre. The festival will kick off with Puccini’s “La Bohème” starring Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Latonia Moore as Mimì, Isabel Leonard as Musetta, Quinn Kelsey as Marcello, Ryan Speedo Green as Colline, and Samuel Ramey as Benoit / Alcindoro. {…}


Jennifer Larmore, Morris Robinson & Michael Mayes Headline The Atlanta Opera’s 2019-20 Season


The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2019-20 season. According to the press release, for its 40th anniversary season, The Atlanta Opera will present operas which fall under the overarching theme of “dangerous liaisons,” where the “protagonists share a propensity for self-destructive relationships that threaten to bring about their downfall.” Additionally, during this season four internationally acclaimed artists will return home to {…}


Art Park to Present Puccini’s Greatest: A Gala Opera Concert Featuring Latonia Moore


Art Park is set to present “Puccini’s Greatest: A Gala Opera Concert” on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the Artpark Mainstage Theater. The concert was crafted by Michael Capasso, General Director of the New York City Opera, and will celebrate the timeless works of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The concert will feature excerpts from “Le Villi,” “Edgar,” “Manon Lescaut,” “La {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces 2024 Summer HD Festival


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024 Summer HD Festival. the company will present HD recordings on the Lincoln Center Plaza from August 23, through September 2. The free festival will feature ten screenings from the Met’s celebrated Live in HD series and will also include a special screening of the 1998 film “The Red Violin,” directed by François Girard {…}


Vuvu Mpofu Leads Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘La Traviata’


Pittsburgh Opera is set to perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” for the first time in seven years. The opera is set to be performed by Vuvu Mpofu in her Pittsburgh debut, Duke Kim, also making his Pittsburgh Opera debut and Michael Chioldi. The cast also includes Julia Swan Laird, Fran Daniel Laucerica, Brandon Bell, Evan Lazdowski, Oren Gradus, and Leah Heater. Antony Walker will {…}


Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, Angel Blue, Lise Davidsen & Freddie De Tommaso Lead Metropolitan Opera’s 2024-25 Season


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. New Productions  Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a new production by Michael Mayer. Angel Blue, Judit Kutasi, Piotr Beczała, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and Morris Robbinson. Alexander Soddy conducts the second cast with Christina Nilsson, Elīna Garanča, Brian Jagde, Eri Owens, Michael Chioldi, Amartüvshin Enkhbatyn, Alexander Vinogradov, and Krzysztof Bączyk. John {…}