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Lawrence Brownlee & Carl Tanner Featured In North Carolina Opera’s 2019-20 Season


Four productions will headline the North Carolina Opera’s 2019-20 season. The company will open its 2019-20 season opens with a concert performance of the third act of Wagner’s “Siegfried.” Timothy Myers returns to conduct the NCO Orchestra with a stellar cast featuring Richard Cox in the title role and soprano Alexandra LoBianco as Brünnhilde. Performance Dates: Nov. 10, 2019 Carl Tanner leads {…}


Leah Crocetto To Star in ‘Norma’ At North Carolina Opera


North Carolina Opera is set to showcase a special concert performance of Bellini’s “Norma.” For one afternoon only, that of Oct. 21, 2018, the company will perform the famed opera at the Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The opera will star Leah Crocetto in the iconic title role with Elizabeth DeShong as her {…}


Leah Crocetto, Aleks Romano & Hei-Kyung Hong To Headline North Carolina Opera’s 2018-19 Season


The North Carolina Opera’s 2018-19 season has been announced, featuring three operas and one recital. The season will showcase many rising stars and some of today’s biggest international artists. The season with a concert performance of Bellini’s “Norma” in a concert performance. Leah Crocetto sings the title role alongside Elizabeth DeShong and Chad Shelton. Anthony Walker conducts the performance at {…}


North Carolina Opera to Stage World Premiere of ‘Family Secrets: Kith and Kin’


The North Carolina Opera is set to present the world premiere staged production of “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin” by Daniel Thomas Davis. Performances are slated for Feb. 15-16, 2018 at the Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. The work was originally commissioned for soprano Andrea Edith Moore, who will star in the production. The opera features texts from {…}


North Carolina Opera To Perform World Premiere Staging Of ‘Family Secrets: Kith And Kin’


On Feb. 15 and 16, 2018, North Carolina Opera presents the world premiere staged production of “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin” by composer Daniel Thomas Davis. The work, which was commissioned for soprano Andrea Edith Moore, who is also the featured performer, brings together original music by Davis, and newly commissioned texts from seven internationally acclaimed Southern authors (Allan Gurganus, Randall {…}


CRB Classical 99.5 to Broadcast Boston Lyric Opera’s Production of ‘Omar’


CRB Classical 99.5 is set to broadcast the New England premiere of Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ “Omar.” The work, which had its local premiere back in May, will be broadcast on Sept. 10, 2023 starting at 7 p.m. The opera stars Jamez McCorkle, Cierra Byrd, Daniel Okulitch, Brianna J. Robinson, Emma Sorenson, Catherine Anne Daniel, Nicholas Lagesse, Fred C. {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Opera Lafayette’s Ryan Brown & Patrick Quigley on Leading Company & Making the Transition to a New Future


Nearly thirty years ago, Ryan Brown created Opera Lafayette (OL), an organization dedicated to exploring baroque opera and its history via implementing period-instruments. But after being at the helm of the company and shepherding its growth into one of the major torchbearers for early opera performance tradition around the world, he’s decided to step away in 2025. In his place {…}


Q & A: American Baritone Lucas Meachem on Evolving Opera Through His Compassion Towards Humanity in His Roles & Love of Karaoke


Lucas Meachem is an American, Grammy Award winning baritone whose compelling lyric baritone voice and dramatic interpretations have led him to the world’s most important operatic stages. He was discovered by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, with the encouragement of tenor Paul Groves, after he sang a karaoke stint in Paris. Graham persuaded William Mason, the then director general of the Lyric {…}


Opera Philadelphia Unveils Upcoming Free Outdoor Performances


Opera Philadelphia has announced its lineup of upcoming free outdoor performances. First up, the company and the East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) will team together to present an operatic concert at the Center City District’s “Arts on Center Stage” in Dilworth Park. Aubry Ballarò, Kathryn Leemhuis, Taylor-Alexis Dupont, John Viscardi, Jorell Williams, and Aurelien Eulert are solists Performance Date: August 24, {…}