Audra McDonald, Anne Sofie von Otter, Fleur Barron, Denyce Graves, & Justin Austin Lead 92NY’s 2023-24 Tisch Music Season

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) announced its 150th anniversary celebration and the 2023-24 Tisch Music season featuring a star-studded cast. This article only features classical vocal performances. Audra McDonald and pianist and music director Andy Einhorn present “An Evening with Audra McDonald” for the 92NY 150th Anniversary event. Performance Dates: October 12 & 13, 2023  Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie {…}

LA Opera Announces New Ambassador Program Featuring Major Entertainment Superstars

The Los Angeles Opera has announced a new initiative to bridge the diversity gap. Under its ambassadorship program, the company will build ties with major thought-leaders and diverse communities. Among these ambassadors are Whoopi Goldberg, Audra McDonald, Phil Handy, Marsai Martin, D Nice, Karen Mack, Nichol Whiteman, Lance Gross, Mashonda Tifrere, and Kahlana Barfield Brown. “Our education and community engagement {…}

Audra McDonald Replaces Plácido Domingo At Philadelphia Orchestra’s Opening Night

The Philadelphia Orchestra has found a replacement for Plácido Domingo to launch its 120th season. The organization announced that award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald will perform on opening night with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. McDonald will perform selections by Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. McDonald will be joined by Adela Zaharia, who will {…}