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Florida Grand Opera 2024 Review: La Bohème


(Photo credit: Daniel Azoulay) Florida Grand Opera’s final production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” on May 4 was merely spectacular. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL was alive with the spirit of opera. The nearly 3,000-seat theatre was packed with culture, diversity, and love for the arts. Illuminating Authenticity The curtain rose revealing the familiar scene, {…}


Sae-Kyung Rim, Kang Wang, & Phillip Rhodes To Perform at Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Gala


Soprano Sae-Kyung Rim, tenor Kang Wang, and baritone Phillip Rhodes are set to perform at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Gala. The trio will perform selections by Giacomo Puccini, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death. They are joined by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Voices of Birralie Choir. Guest conductor Maestro Giordano Bellincampi directs. Opera {…}


The English Concert Marks 50th Anniversary With New ‘Handel for All’ Releases


(Photo credit: Paul Marc Mitchell) The English Concert marks its 50th anniversary with new releases of its legacy project, “Handel for All.” This spring the group will put on a number of special concerts and events in celebration, whilst continuing to build its library of recordings of Händel’s works that are free and accessible. Sopranos Jeanine de Bique and Liv {…}


Central City Opera Appoints New Artistic Director


Central City Opera has announced the appointment of stage director Alison Moritz as its new Artistic Director. Moritz was selected from a vast pool of talented applicants through a rigorous and highly competitive national search process led by Jonathan West on behalf of Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA) and CCO’s volunteer Search Committee, chaired by CCO Board of Directors {…}


The Adelaide Festival Unveils 2024 Season


Photo credit: Jörg Brüggemann The Adelaide Festival has announced its lineup for the 2024 festival. First up is “Guuranda,” commissioned by the Adelaide Festival. The work was created by a collective of First Nations artists, Narungga Elders and non-Indigenous artists. “Guuranda” is written and directed by Jacob Boehme with artwork by Narungga visual artist Kylie O’Loughlin and sung by Narungga {…}


Carriageworks to Present ‘earth.voice.body’


Photo credit: Zan Wimberley “earth.voice.body” will be presented by Carriageworks from Sept. 28 – Oct. 7. The triple bill of new solo works by resident company Sydney Chamber Opera features a new Australian work, a radical interpretation of a 20th century classic, and a major work by a leading 21st century international composer. The program is reflects the major musical {…}


Glyndebourne Festivals Announces 2018 Casting


The Glyndebourne Festival has been announced its casting for the upcoming 2018 festival. The season will include 17 singers making Glyndebourne debuts including German baritone Markus Brück, Austrian soprano Christina Gansch, American baritone John Chest and French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez. The event opens with the Festival debut of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” which is set to star Olga Busuioc as Cio-Cio-San, Joshua Guerrero {…}