Ailyn Perez, Russell Thomas, Joshua Guerrero & Isabel Lenoard Lead Houston Grand Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore“ starring Michael Spyres, Ailyn Perez, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Lucas Meachem, and Morris Robinson. Patrick Summers conducts the production by Stephen Wadsworth. Performance Dates: Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2024 Isabel Leonard leads Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” with Jack Swanson, Alessandro Corbelli, Iurii Samoilov, and Cory McGee. Lorenzo Passerini {…}

Nathalie Stutzmann Leads Metropolitan Opera’s New Productions of ‘Don Giovanni’ & ‘Die Zauberflöte’

The Metropolitan Opera is set to close out its 2022–23 season with two Mozart works in new productions. The productions will be “Don Giovanni” with Ivo van Hove directing and “Die Zauberflöte” with Simon McBurney directing. “Don Giovanni,” which will be performed between May 5 and June 2, will star Peter Mattei in the title role, Adam Plachetka, Federica Lombardi, {…}

Ana María Martínez, Michelle Bradley, Sasha Cooke Headline the Music Academy’s 2023 Season

California’s Music Academy, formerly known as the Music Academy of the West, has unveiled its 2023 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with an opening night gala “The Magic of Miraflores” featuring Michelle Bradley and Sing! children’s chorus. Pianist Natasha Kislenko also performs. Performance Date: June 3, {…}

Raehann Bryce-Davis, Quinn Kelsey, Will Liverman, Ana María Martínez & Christian Van Horn Lead Opera Philadelphia’s 2023-24 Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2023-24 season. Dubbed Festival 023, the company will bring music to venues around the city. The following productions are included in the Festival. The world premiere of composer Rene Orth and librettist Hannah Moscovitch’s “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” starring Kiera Duffy, Will Liverman, and Raehann Bryce-Davis. Joanna Settle directs, and Daniela Candillari conducts. The work is co-commissioned {…}

Renée Fleming, Isabel Leonard, Ana María Martínez & Rusell Thomas Lead LA Opera’s 2023-24 Season

LA Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Lucas Meachem, Guanqun Yu, Isabel Leonard, Anthony León, Craig Colclough, Meigui Zhang, Alan Williams, and Peixin Chen star in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” James Conlon conducts Kasper Holten. Performance Dates: Sept. 23–Oct. 15, 2023 Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will star Emmett O’Hanlon, Isabel Leonard, Edgardo Rocha, Paolo Bordogna, and Luca Pisaroni. Louis Lohraseb conducts {…}

Aspen Music Festival 2023 to Star Angel Blue, Ana María Martinez, Renée Fleming, Sasha Cooke

(Credit: Svetlana Pasedko) Aspen Music Festival & School has announced its 2023 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. There will be several editions of the “Opera Encounters” throughout the season. The showcase features the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS faculty leading emerging talents in opera scenes, musical theater, and art songs. {…}

Julia Bullock, Kelly O’Connor, Ana María Martínez Headline Grand Teton Music Festival 2023 Season

The Grand Teton Music Festival has announced its 2023 season, which runs between June 30 and August 19, 2023. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic performances. Soprano Julia Bullock will headline Berlioz’s “Les Nuits d’Été” with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, under conductor Christian Reif. The concert will also feature music {…}