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Kenneth Kellogg Named to Major Position at Seattle Opera


Seattle Opera has announced that Kenneth Kellogg will be its inaugural Artistic Ambassador, taking over for Naomi André, who concluded a five-year term as Scholar-in-Residence. Kellogg will serve as a representative of the company in the Seattle community. He will advise the company on season planning, racial equity initiatives, and other community partnerships. Kellogg is set to engage in conversation {…}


Ailyn Pérez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Kenneth Kellogg, & Javier Camarena Lead Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2024-25 Season


The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the productions. Verdi’s “Rigoletto” is set to star Igor Golovatenko, Soloman Howard, Javier Camarena, and Mané Galoyan. Enrique Mazzola conducts the production by Director Mary Birnbaum. Performance Dates: Sept. 14-Oct. 6 2024 Elza van den Heever, Russell Thomas, Mika Kares, and Brian Mulligan star in {…}


Denyce Graves, Kenneth Kellogg & Vanessa Goikoetxea Lead Seattle Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The Seattle Opera has announced the 2023-24 season featuring four productions. Productions Wagner’s “Das Rheingold“ is set to open the season with Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Frederick Ballentine, Michael Mayes, and the Seattle Opera debut of internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. The cast is rounded by Martin Bakari, Melody Wilson, Kenneth Kellogg, Peixin Chen, and Sarah Larsen. Performance Dates: August {…}


Krysty Swann, Aaron Crouch, Kenneth Kellogg, Gordon Hawkins to Headline Michigan Opera Theatre’s ‘Blue’


Michigan Opera Theatre has officially announced details for its upcoming production of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s “Blue.” The company, which had announced the opera as part of its 2021-22 season, has revealed that it will be directed by Kaneza Schall, whose work has been shown at Brooklyn Academy of Music, LA Philharmonic, The Shed, The Kennedy Center, Walker Arts {…}


David Portillo, Zanda Švēde & Kenneth Kellogg Lead Pittsburgh Opera’s 2021-22 Season


The Pittsburgh Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring two repertory staples and three modern masterpieces. Here is a look. Benedum Center Productions Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will open the 2021-22 season with David Portillo as Tamino, Kathryn Bowden as Queen of the Night, Adelaide Boedecker as Pamina, Véronique Filloux as Papagena, and Tom McNichols as Sarastro. Antony Walker conducts. {…}

News, Streaming

Opera Parallèle Announces Recital Series Featuring Kenneth Kellogg & Shawnette Sulker


Opera Parallèle has announced a monthly series of free, online streamed recitals. The recitals will begin in March and run through June. These “Close-Up” performances will combine music and stories celebrating spring themes and will feature artists from OP’s 10-year history of innovative contemporary opera. The series will premiere on March 25 with a recital celebrating the Spring Equinox featuring Shawnette {…}


Pocket Opera Unveils 2024 Season


California’s Pocket Opera has announced its 2024 season. The season opens with “La Cenerentola.” Performance Dates: Feb. 25- March 10, 2024 Next up is “Cunning Little Vixen” with Amy Foote, Spencer Dodd, and Hope Nelson. Donald Pippin provides a new translation of the Janacek opera. Performance Dates: April 14 – 28, 2024 Third on the schedule is “The Merry Wives of Windsor” {…}


Seattle Opera to Present ‘X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X’


Seattle Opera is set to present “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” this February. The famed opera by Thulani Davis and Anthony Davis will be presented in a production by Robert O’Hara and stars Kenneth Kellogg in the title role. He is joined by Joshua Stewart, Joshua Conyers, Leah Hawkins, Ronnita Miller, and Allison Pohl, among others. Kazem {…}