National Sawdust Announces Plans For 10th Anniversary Season

(Photo credit: Stephanie Sedlebauer) National Sawdust, the women-led, Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based non-profit has released the details of its 10th anniversary season. For the purposes of this article, only classical vocal works are included. Co-founder and artistic director Paola Prestini, and Royce Vavrek’s opera “Silent Light,” which is based on the 2007 film by Carlos Reygadas, opens the season. Performance Date: September {…}

American Modern Opera Company Announces US Tour of ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’

(Photo credit: Allison-Michael-Orenstein, Thomas Leonard, Stefan Ruiz, & the Lyric Opera of Chicago) The American Modern Opera Company has announced its US Tour of “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” for Dec. 11-22. John Adams and Peter Sellars’ chamber work celebrates Latin American poets and the voices of women. Performing alongside the concept designer of the performance soprano Julia Bullock, is contralto {…}

Ojai Music Festival Names John Adams & American Modern Opera Company As Music Directors For Upcoming Editions

The Ojai Music Festival has announced its 75th anniversary celebrations including two major appointments for upcoming festivals. The company started off by announcing the composer John Adams, best known for “Nixon in China” and “Doctor Atomic,” would be the music director for the 2021 festival, which will take place between June 10-13, 2021. But the bigger surprise was in the {…}