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Alexandra LoBianco Headlines Seattle Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Stream


(Credit: © Philip Newton) The Seattle Opera is set to stream Puccini’s “Tosca” from June 25-27, 2021. The streamed performance was filmed on location and will star Alexandra LoBianco as Tosca, Michael Chioldi as Scarpia, and Dominick Chenes as Cavaradossi. The cast will be rounded out by Adam Lau, Matthew Burns, Andrew Stenson, Jose Rubio, Ryan Bede, and Eliana Lewis. {…}


Aural Compass Projects Announces #StopAsianHate Benefit Concert


As part of its Wear Yellow Proudly initiative, Aural Compass Projects has announced its upcoming benefit concert #StopAsianHate in response to the precipitous rise in violence against Asians. The concert will stream on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. EDT via the Wear Yellow Proudly Facebook page and YouTube channel. #StopAsianHate is produced in partnership with the Asian American {…}

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Seattle Opera to Stream ‘Don Giovanni’ Production


Seattle Opera will be streaming Mozart and Da Ponte’s “Don Giovanni” on March 19-21, 2021. The famed opera will star Jared Bybee in the title role with Vanessa Goikotxea as Donna Anna and Laura Wilde as Donna Elvira. Michael Sumuel will take on the role of Leporello while Jasmine Habersham will interpret Zerlina. Kenneth Kellogg will appear as the Commendatore {…}


Karine Babajanyan, Daniel Okulitch & Lucio Gallo Lead Seattle Opera’s Spring Digital Season


The Seattle Opera has announced its Spring digital series after canceling its originally planned 2020-21 season. Andrew Stenson presents a recital on YouTube Streaming Date: Jan. 29, 2021 Jasmine Habersham and WIll Thomas in Recital will perform a new recital. Streaming Dates: Feb. 19-March 12, 2021 Randall Scotting, Jeni Houser, Joshua Kohl, Karen Vuong, Maya Gour, Margaret Gawrysiak, Joseph Lattanzi, {…}


Juan Diego Flórez, Leontyne Price, June Anderson, Leo Nucci, Sondra Radvanovsky Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week


In keeping with last week’s themes of dialogue regarding racial equality in the opera world, we highly recommend checking out the several online shows such as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and The Sitdown with LB,” hosted by Lawrence Brownlee. There is also a new conversation from Long Beach Opera regarding “Equity & Diversity in the Arts” that is {…}


Long Beach Opera to Showcase Online Community Conversations This June


Long Beach Opera has announced that it will be presenting three community conversations via Facebook Live this June. The series was inspired by the 2019 premiere of “The Central Park Five.” “While we are all struggling with the new normal of remaining socially distant, the virtual nature of this new set of conversations will allow artists and activists from all {…}


Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America (1/25-27)


If you checked out last week’s edition, you may have noticed a stark preference for 20th century works. Things continue this week with a number of 21st century operas making the list; the only standard repertory piece in this week’s edition is a controversial one. Here is the list (in alphabetical order by company).  Silent Night – Austin Opera The {…}


On Site Opera To Present Work Premiere of ‘Murasaki’s Moon’


On Site Opera will present the world premiere of Michi Wiancko and Deborah Brevoort’s “Murasaki’s Moon” this May. The world premiere is set to take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Astor Chinese Garden Court. Per a press release, the opera is inspired by the life and work of Lady Murasaki, a member of the Japanese Imperial Court in {…}


MasterVoices Opens Seasons At Carnegie Hall With Handel’s ‘Israel In Egypt’


Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt” will open MasterVoices’ 77th season on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at Carnegie Hall. The performance, led by the ensemble’s Artistic Director Ted Sperling will feature the New York premiere of a multi-media version of the Handel piece. The performances on the evening will include Mikaela Bennett, Jessica Niles, John Holiday, Gregory Feldmann, Andrew Stenson, and {…}