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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 {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Manhattan School of Music 2018-19 Review: `I Due Timidi´& `Suor Angelica´


The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) showcased two one-act operas this past fall in its newly renovated Neidorff-Karpati Hall that set the bar high for an exciting season ahead. First Up, Rota The first opera, Nino Rota’s “I Due Timidi” was the perfect choice of scenery to have on display for the new stage. Scenic Designer Lee Savage showcased an {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: María José Montiel On Her Return To The U.S. & Her Upcoming ‘La Gioconda’ At The Liceu


It’s a big return for María José Montiel. The Spanish mezzo-soprano, who is recognized throughout Spain, has forged a career in opera, recitals, and concerts and has become one of the country’s most acclaimed classical singers of her generations. But rarely has she traversed the Atlantic to perform in the United States. Her last appearances in the States have been {…}


‘Carmina Burina’ Returns to Bogotá’s Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo After Popular Demand


The Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo is set to showcase Carl Orff’s famed “Carmina Burana” on June 21, 22, 23 and 24. Per the company’s official website, the work was brought to the theater in 2013 and was a major hit. Its upcoming revival is the result of popular demand and will feature the joint efforts of the Orquesta {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Spoleto Festival USA 2018 Review – Tree of Codes: Liza Lim’s Work Provides Visual Dazzle But No Vocal Highlights


The Australian composer Liza Lim received royal treatment at the 2018 edition of South Carolina’s Spoleto USA Festival in May, with the premiere of a new opera and two chamber works scheduled for the program and the esteemed JACK Quartet, adding another work to the proceedings upon hearing that she would be in residency. In addition to the quartet, the instrumental works {…}


Teatro Mayor To Present “Indigenismo”


Soprano Carolina Plata  and pianist Luis Gabriel Mesa Martínez are set to bring their recital “Indigenismo” to the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. The recital incorporates Latin American songs that use Indigenous elements. The program will include songs in Quechua, Náhuatl, Mapudungún and Spanish, which are composed during the 20th century. It will also feature composers from Perú, México, Bolivia, {…}


Mezzo Victoria Livengood To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Boston Conservatory At Berklee


Opera star Victoria Livengood will be presented with an honorary doctorate by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee at this year’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She will be honored alongside Tony-winning performer Billy Porter. “It is a pleasure to honor two artistic luminaries at our commencement ceremony this year,” said Cathy Young, the Executive Director of Boston Conservatory {…}