Lucas Meachem, Valeriano Lanchas, Wallis Giunta Headline The Dallas Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’

The Dallas Opera is set to present Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” starting on March 19, 2022. The opera will be headlined by Lucas Meachem, Alasdair Kent, Wallis Giunta, Valeriano Lanchas, Adam Lau, Courtney Maina and Prosper Makhanya. Conductor Lina González-Granados, a TDO Hart Institute for Women Directors alumna, will make her debut in the pit. Tara Faircloth directs. The {…}

Alexandra LoBianco, Scot Quinn & Rainelle Krause Lead North Carolina Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The North Carolina Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring four works. Alexandra LoBianco stars as Leonore in Beethoven’s “Fidelio“ alongside Mark Delavan, Kenneth Kellogg, Takaoki Onishi, and Jason Karn. Arthur Fagen conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 14, 2021 Lucia Cesaroni and Scott Quinn take the lead roles in Puccini’s “La Bohème“ with Shannon Kessler Dooley, Steven LaBrie, and Adam Lau. {…}

Joyce El-Khoury, Karita Mattila, Lucas Meachem & Latonia Moore Headline The Dallas Opera’s 2021-22 Season

With the Dallas Opera canceling its 2020-21 season, the company has announced its 2021-22 season starting in February of 2022. The official grand opening of The Dallas Opera 2021-22 Season will feature Puccini’s “Madama Butterly” starring Latonia Moore as Cio Cio San and Evan LeRoy Johnson as Pinkerton. Emmanuel Villaume, TDO’s Mrs. Eugene McDermott music director, will conduct a cast {…}

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 2019-20 Review: Handel’s ‘Messiah’

(source: San Francisco Symphony Official Website) San Francisco once again hosted Handel’s “Messiah,” in time for the holidays. Conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, by the San Francisco Chorus, the San Francisco chamber ensemble, and four excellent soloists, Theshowcase was musically vibrant, satisfying and festive. If you ever thought the “Halleiuah Chorus” was “all the Messiah,”  all you had to do was {…}

Susanna Phillips, Takaoki Onishi & Jennifer Zetlan Headline Oratorio Society of New York’s 2019-20 Season

The Oratorio Society of New York has revealed details of its upcoming 147th season, which will include two world premieres. The season will kick off with “Rachmaninoff and Duruflé” at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program will include excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, an “a cappella work of remarkable spirituality,” along with Duruflé’s Requiem. Featured vocalists will include contralto Kirsten {…}