Carlos Castro & Alejandra Martinez and Jorge Sosa & John de los Santos to Participate in Inaugural Opera ATX Residencies for Latinx Creatives

Austin Opera announced the creative teams composer Carlos Castro and librettist Alejandra Martinez and Jorge Sosa and librettist John de los Santos as the winning teams to participate in the inaugural Opera ATX Residencies for Latinx Creatives. Castro and Martinez will advance their new opera, “El rebozo,” during the 2023-24 season. Sosa and de los Santos will workshop a new {…}

Claudia Chapa, Virginie Verrez, Jonathan Burton, Anthony Clark Evans Headline Austin Opera’s 2023-24 Season

Austin Opera has unveiled its 2023-24 season. The season opens with “Pagliacci” starring Jonathan Burton, Anthony Clark Evans, Hailey Clark, Ben Taylor, and Rodell Rosel. Timothy Myers conducts a production by Tara Faircloth. Performance Dates: Nov. 4 & 5, 2023 Next up is “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” with Daniel Noyola, Claudia Chapa, Cassandra Zoé Velasco, Efraín Solis, and {…}

David Portillo, Will Liverman & Lauren Snouffer Lead Austin Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Austin Opera has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature three classic works with all star casts. The 2022–2023 Long Center Season opens with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” starring soprano Lauren Snouffer, baritone Emmett O’Hanlon in the title role, and Jack Swanson. Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 5-13, 2022 “Sweeney Todd” will be conducted by Timothy {…}

Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico Announce ‘Concerts at the Consulate’

Austin Opera and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin have announced “Concerts at the Consulate,” a new series of free concerts spotlighting Latinx composers and performers. Renowned Mexican mezzo-soprano and Austin resident Claudia Chapa has joined Austin Opera as the artistic curator of the series. Chapa’s responsibilities include program development and artist selection. “The arts are such a source of {…}