Anthony Roth Costanzo leads World Premiere of ‘Glass Handel’

Anthony Roth Costanzo leads the world premiere to an innovative showcase entitled “Glass Handel.” Per a press release from Opera Philadelphia ‘”Glass Handel’ is one of two innovative and thought-provoking world premiere productions that highlight O18, the second edition of Opera Philadelphia’s annual season-opening festival.” The new work will see Costanzo collaborate with producer Cath Brittan and avant-garde fashion/art company {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/22-24): Gordon Getty’s Horror Double Bill Leads Solid Weekend

This weekend is going to be packed with some really fun productions from around the country. A few horror operas will be showcased on the west coast while out east, you can preview two classic Italian comedies. Here are our top five picks in alphabetical order by company. L’Incoronozione di Poppea – Cincinnati Opera Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sarah Shafer, Sarah {…}

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center 2018 Review – Orphic Moments: Matthew Aucoin‘s Cantata Enriches Orpheus Myth

In response to the increasing interest surrounding Matthew Aucoin’s “Orphic Moments,” the cast from National Sawdust in 2016 reformed this past week at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Additionally, MasterVoices was part of the performance in the new space. The 130 member chorus, which specializes in multiple genres of music, added not only an inspirational dimension of {…}

Nicole Cabell, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Nathan Gunn Headline English National Opera’s 2018-19 Season

The English National Opera has announced its 2018-19 season with five new Productions including a World Premiere, four revivals, and two collaborations. The season will include contemporary pieces and bold new takes on seminal works to audience-favorite classic stagings. The season kicks off with a new production of Strauss’ “Salome” by Adena Jacobs. Conductor Martyn Brabbins leads the production with Allison {…}

Stephanie Blythe, Patricia Racette & Anthony Roth Costanzo Headline Opera Philadelphia’s 2018-19 Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will see the company continue to shape the future of opera. The 2018-2019 season will kick off on September 20-30 with the festival’s second edition, O18, comprising five operatic happenings – two world premieres, two new productions, and a three-part cabaret event – at multiple venues across the city. The season will {…}

CD / DVD Releases – Week of January 15: Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli & Daniela Dessi Among New Releases

This week sees the release of a world premiere recording, a second solo recital, and an opera featuring a legendary singer. Great Scott Erato releases the world premiere recording of Jake Heggie’s 2015 opera “Great Scott.” The recording, which was made at the Dallas Opera stars Joyce DiDonato in the leading role, Ailyn Pérez, Frederica Von Stade, Nathan Gunn, and {…}