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Updates on Opera Companies & Orchestras Throughout U.S. & North America Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

https://operawire.com/more-opera-houses-orchestras-cancel-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

***We will update this article as more cancellations are announced. A number of orchestras and opera houses have announced cancellations due to the coronavirus. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it was canceling all performances at Symphony Hall from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 28. Meanwhile, the Nashville Opera announced the cancellation of performances of its children’s opera, scheduled {…}

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Samantha Hankey to Deliver Recital At Alice Tully Hall

https://operawire.com/samantha-hankey-to-deliver-recital-at-alice-tully-hall/

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey is set to perform an Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Recital on April 1, 2020. The mezzo-soprano will be joined by pianist Brian Zeger as they interpret Haydn’s “Arianna a Naxos,” Berg’s “Sieben frühe Lieder,” Berlioz’s “Les nuits d’été,” Obradors “En el pinar” and “El vito,” and Nin’s “El amor es como un niño” and “El Jilguerito {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Soprano Joelle Harvey on Mozart, Motherhood, and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

https://operawire.com/q-a-soprano-joelle-harvey-on-mozart-motherhood-and-the-marriage-of-figaro/

From November 4th – 12, Pittsburgh Opera will be performing Mozart’s comedic opera “The Marriage of Figaro.” This production will feature not only many of Pittsburgh Opera’s veteran performers, but a number of singers making their debuts with the company, such as bass-baritone Tyler Simpson in the role of Figaro, and soprano Joelle Harvey in the role of Susanna. OperaWire {…}

IndieOpera

New York Choral Society Concludes Summer Sings With Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

https://operawire.com/new-york-choral-society-concludes-summer-sings-with-mozarts-requiem/

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the NY Choral (New York Choral Society) ends its Summer Sings Open Readings of beloved choral masterworks. This time it will present Mozart’s famed and beloved “Requiem.” The reading will feature Music Director David Hayes with a distinguished cast of soloists. Amber Daniel will sing the soprano part while Heather Johnson will serve as the mezzo. Benjamin Warschawski {…}

Cardiff Singer of the World, News

BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World Competition 2017: Kiri Te Kanawa & Grace Bumbry Among Judges

https://operawire.com/bbc-cardiff-singer-of-the-world-competition-2017-kiri-te-kanawa-grace-bumbry-among-judges/

We know the performers. Now let’s find out a little about the people that will be charged with picking the winners. The 2017 edition of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World judging panel features a total of eight major figures, all of them of international renown. Here is a quick rundown of the eight judges. Grace Bumbry Bumbry is one {…}