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Andriana Chuchman, Mario Chang, Larisa Martínez Headline Festival Napa Valley 2022


Festival Napa Valley has unveiled its 2022 festival, which is set to take place between July 9-23, 2022. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal events. Kicking things off will be the Novack Concert for Kids starring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Performance Date: July 14, 2022 The Young People’s Chorus of {…}


Tenor Mario Chang Joins Promethean Artists


(Credit: Christian Monterroso) Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang has joined the roster of Promethean Artists for General Management. Chang is a well-known tenor who has performed with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Washington National Opera, Den Norske Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Theater Bonn, among others. “The next few years will be a very exciting {…}

News, Streaming

Marina Rebeka, Piero Pretti, Elsa Benoit & Mario Chang Headline OperaVision’s December 2021 Streaming Lineup


(Credit: Mikel Ponce / Miguel Lorenzo) OperaVision has announced its streams for the month of December. Clément Hervieu-Léger’s production of Philippe Hersant and Jean Echenoz’s “Les Éclairs” from Opéra Comique kicks off the streaming slate. The opera features Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, François Rougier, Elsa Benoit, André Heyboer, Jérôme Boutillier, Alban Dufourt, and Mathieu Dubroca. Ariane Matiakh conducts. Streaming dates: {…}


J’Nai Bridges, Rihab Chaieb, Andriana Chuchman, Mario Chang, Jennifer Rowley Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2022 Season


Florida-based Palm Beach Opera has announced its 2022 season.  It all kicks off with “Dido and Aeneas” in an outdoor performance. The work will be conducted by Gregory Ritchey.  Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2021 The first production of the year will be “Carmen” with J’Nai Bridges and Rihab Chaieb sharing the title role. Jonathan Burton and Migran Agadzhanyan will share {…}


Latonia Moore, Mario Chang & Adrian Timpau To Be Featured In The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018 Summer Recital Series


The 2018 Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2018 Summer Recital Series. The company will once again bring free outdoor showcases, featuring rising young stars of the opera world to New Yorkers in all five boroughs. The series kicks off on June 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. at Central Park SummerStage and June 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge {…}


Teatro alla Scala Announces Cast Change for ‘Guillaume Tell’


The Teatro alla Scala has announced a cast change for its production of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell.” The company said, “We inform you that the role of Mathilde in ‘Guillaume Tell’ is entrusted to Salome Jicia instead of Marina Rebeka, forced to withdraw from the production due to health reasons.” Jicia has performed worldwide including Poland, Georgia, and Berlin as well {…}

Opera Meets Film, Special Features

Opera Meets Film: In Conversation With Mario Bergmann About the ‘Opera Music Video’


Having grown up with opera in the traditional format, meaning either you go and sit quietly while the opera is performed and only then do you show your adoration or you perform in the opera following a very strict set of procedures which you’re lucky if you get to extend as a soloist. My gut reaction to opera innovation is {…}


Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Announces Cast Change for ‘Tosca’


The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced a cast change for its production of “Tosca.” The company noted that Fabio Sartori will replace Vittorio Grigolo in the role of  Cavaradossi. This season Sartori is set to perform at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, and Berlin State Opera. He has performed “Tosca” in Rovigo, Palermo, Berlin, {…}