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Marcelo Lombardero To Host Mozart Recital At Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo


Argentine director Marcelo Lombardero is set to present a recital of Mozart arias at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia. The concert is set for Oct. 1, 2019. Lombardero, alongside pianist Alejandro Roca and the Teatro Julio Mario’s Program director Juan Carlos Adrianzén, came together to select a group of young singers to perform in a {…}


Kiera Duffy & Nathan Gunn Lead Beth Morrison Projects’ 2019-20 Season


Beth Morrison Projects has announced its 2019-20 season, which will include 64 performances on four continents. James Darrah will direct Ellen Reid’s “Prism.” The production will star mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb as Lumee and soprano Anna Schubert as her ill daughter, Bibi. Performances will be held at Teatro Municipal in São Paulo (in its South American premiere) and at the {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Glow Lyric Theatre’s Jenna Tamisiea Elser On Illuminating the Female Perspective In ‘Carmen’ & Other Works of 2019 Season


Every year, the Glow Lyric Theatre does something that few other opera or musical theatres companies are willing to do – embrace the distinct art forms as siblings and celebrate their unique differences and similarities. For several years the company has put on three shows in its summer season: an opera, an operetta, and a piece of musical theatre. But {…}

Pride Month, Special Features

Pride Month 2019: 13 Contemporary Composers & Librettists Who Are Out & Proud


It’s Pride Month, so to celebrate we return to the series we began two years. This time we celebrate some of the great composers and librettists of today who have made a great impact in the opera world and whose works have given a voice to the voiceless. Jake Heggie Heggie is one of the most prolific composers of the {…}


Juventus Lyrica Offers Free Tickets To Millennials For 2019 Season


The Juventus Lyrica, which operates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is inviting millennials to the opera in hopes of expanding their experience of the art form. The company sent out the invitation via Instagram, noting that 20 free tickets would be available for millennials. The company will allow them to attend a performance and enhance their experience via social media with {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

The Crypt Sessions 2019 Review: Lucas & Irina Meachem


On March 7, 2019, lovers of classical music gathered at the Church of the Intercession for the latest installment of Unison Media’s celebrated series, The Crypt Sessions. These concerts, curated by company president Andrew Ousley, often sell-out in minutes due to not only the limited size of the crypt, but the world-class performers that fill its depth with music. This {…}


Alexandra LoBianco Replaces Elza Van Den Heever In ‘Elektra’


Elza van den Heever has canceled tonight’s performance of Strauss’ “Elektra.” The Lyric Opera of Chicago announced Van den Heever is suffering from a cold and as a result the role of Chrysothemis will be sung by Alexandra LoBianco. This season, LoBianco has been at the Lyric Opera covering the role of Brünnhilde in “Siegfried” and Chrysothemis in “Elektra.” She has {…}


Here Are The Winners Of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Competition


The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Competition has announced its winners. The competition’s goal is to award the top singers from around the globe we are enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music. First place went to soprano Carolina López Moreno, show studies at Manahattan Schol of Music. She is also the {…}


The Crypt Sessions To Present Lucas Meachem


The Crypt Sessions has announced that Lucas Meachem will perform in a concert featuring Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. Per a press release, the baritone will be accompanied by his wife Irina Meachem, who will be six months pregnant when the concert will be presented. The baritone will also perform opera arias from Tchiakovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride,” and John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts {…}