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

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***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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Gian Carlo Menotti Archive Released on YouTube

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A Gian Carlo Menotti archive has been created on YouTube for fans of the composer’s work. The new channel was created with the purpose of restoring old recordings of unseen performances including rare productions of his operas, chamber music and orchestral pieces. Among the works that have already been uploaded include NBC Theatre productions of “Maria Golovin,” “Labyrinth,” and “Martins {…}

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George London Foundation Announces 2020 Competition Finalists

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The George London Foundation has announced the 2020 finalists for its 2020 George London Award Competition. This year, the finalists are Justin Austin, Katherine Beck, Danielle Beckvermit, Nicole Brooks, Lindsay Kate Brown, Teresa Castillo, Terrence Chin-Loy, Cheyanne Coss, Monica Dewey, Jessica Faselt, Ryan Johnson, Alisa Jordheim, Tesia Kwarteng, Anne Maguire, and Jana McIntyre. The finals will take place on Feb. {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Tenor Joshua Dennis On Huang Ruo, Poul Ruders, & Realizing the Life-Changing Effects of Positive Affirmations

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(Photo credit: Simon Pauly) Today tenor Joshua Dennis is on a roll. A look back at his 2018-19 season reveals a whopping seven productions across such U.S. cities as New Orleans, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Saint Paul, and Santa Fe in repertory ranging from classic romantics such as Verdi and Gounod to world premieres with modern masters like Joel Puckett {…}

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Opera America Announces Recipients of 6 Opera Grants For Female Composers

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Opera America has announced the recipients for the grants given to female composers. The recipients include Du Yun, for her opera “Sweet Land;” this work is set to be presented by The Industry in Los Angeles, California. The work was written by Douglas Kearny and Aja Couchois and will also be co-composed by Raven Chacon. Next up is Caroline Shaw {…}

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Daniel Catán’s ‘Salsipuedes’ & Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America

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You’ll likely notice that when you come to check out these top five picks from NORTH AMERICA, you’ll usually find just shows in the U.S. But this week, we have made a few selections truly do encapsulate North America. Pandora – FAWN Chamber Creative, Canada FAWN Chamber Creative will world premiere this opera-ballet by David James Brock and and such {…}

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Artist Of The Week: John Holiday Is A Countertenor On The Rise

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John Holiday is one of the most promising countertenors of his generation. Holiday’s star is rising and this week he will once again have a chance to prove it at the Bruce R. Foote Foundation Concert. The tenor, who is a recipient of the Bruce R. Foote award, will perform a concert that will show his talent in distinct repertoire, which {…}