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Karen Slack, Lunga Eric Hallam & Jasmine Habersham Lead Minnesota Opera’s 2024-25 Season


The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Monét X Change, Jasmine Habersham, Ellie Dehn, Symone Harcum, Adriana Zabala, and Catherine Martin star “Glam Jam: A Star-Studded Benefit Concert.” Christopher Franklin conducts. Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2024 Christopher Franklin conducts Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” with Evan Leroy Johnson, Jasmine Habersham, Adam Lau, Charles H. Eaton, John Mburu, Ángel Vargas, Kara Morgan, Victoria Vargas, and David Wolfe. Performance Dates: Nov. 2-10, 2024 {…}


Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Piotr Beczala, Gabriella Reyes, Angel Blue Headline Carnegie Hall’s 2024-25 Season


Carnegie Hall has unveiled its 2024-25 season. Here is a breakdown of the vocal events on offer. Opening Night will feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they present works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. Baritone Gustavo Castillo and pianist Lang Lang will be the soloists. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2024 Joyce DiDonato will give several masterclasses. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}


The Association of Performing Arts Professionals Announces its 67th Annual Conference Details


(Photo credit: Cedric Angeles & The Kennedy Center) The Association of Performing Arts Professionals has released the lineup for its 67th annual conference “APAP|NYC 2024.” The Emerging Leadership Institute New Cohort Meeting kicks off the conference. Performance Date: January 12, 2024 Networking forums, affinity groups, info sessions, and learning sessions take place. Performance Date: January 12-15, 2024 EXPO booths are {…}


Tiara Abraham, Andrew Gellen, Lukas Palys, & Detola Badmus are Among the Winners of the 2024 YoungArts Award


YoungArts announced its 2024 YoungArts award winners. This article features classical voice winners only. A complete list of the 2024 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12 can be found here. In the classical voice category the winners include sopranos Tiara Abraham, Grace Chung, Olivia Gonzales, Theo Hsu, Ava Maha, Milena Manocchia, Esther Puderbaugh, Felicity Robles, and Viveka {…}


UPDATED: Julian Prégardien, Ludwig Mittelhammer, Christina Landshamer, Kathryn Lewek Headline Cleveland Orchestra’s Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival


The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its second annual Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival. “Building on last season’s successful launch of the Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival, the 2024 edition will continue to bring together our community and several of Cleveland’s great cultural institutions for exploration, discussion, and reflection around the theme of ‘Power,’” said André Gremillet, {…}

Special Features

A Stroll Through The Many Genres of Opera (Part Three)


Having explored the tricky terrain of opera’s more conventional genres, as well as its regional varieties, what is left are the rather obscure versions of opera that have grown from different types of traditions and histories. What would happen if modern politics and opera were combined? What do you get when you feature a small break between each scene of {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Latonia Moore on ‘Dead Man Walking, ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ & Taking Her Career into Her Own Hands


This past week Latonia Moore opened the Metropolitan Opera season for the third time in her career, singing the role of  Sister Rose in “Dead Man Walking.” Moore has become one of the most acclaimed Met stars in the past years following powerful turns in “Porgy and Bess,” “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” and “Aida.” She has been praised {…}


Lincoln Center Announces its Fall/Winter 2023 Programming


Photo credit: Guggenheim Museum Lincoln Center’s Fall/Winter programming has been announced. The lineup includes a variety of contemporary and classical works, as well as a series of new collaborations. This article will feature vocal events only. Tenor and drag queen Jasmine Rice LaBeija stars in “보바 Gays Take Lincoln Center!” Korean-American comedians Alex Kim and Kenny Park Yi join LaBejia for {…}


Jake Heggie to Open OPERA America 2023-24 America Onstage Season


OPERA America Onstage has announced its 2023-24 season with a lineup of big name artists Terence Blanchard, Anthony Davis, Samantha Hankey, and Jake Heggie are just a few of the luminaries included in this year’s season. Audiences can either attend events in-person at OPERA America’s National Opera Center in New York, or watch the free livestreams. Here’s what OPERA America {…}