Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar to Present Excerpted Virtual Concert Production of ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’

To mark the fifth anniversary of composer/pianist Felix Jarrar’s second opera, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Jarrar, will present production excerpts in concert form on Friday, March 26 at 7:00 P.M. The concert will stream on the composer’s YouTube channel. Billed as a “snapshot” of the opera, the concert features soprano Caroline Spaeth as Lady Madeline Usher, tenor {…}

Felix Jarrar & Bea Goodwin to Stream Virtual Benefit Concert for Artist Relief Tree

Long time collaborators pianist/composer Felix Jarrar and lyricist/librettist Bea Goodwin have announced “Looking: a Jarrar/Goodwin Benefit for Artist Relief Tree” The event, scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. EST features tenor Josh Kaneklides and soprano Caroline Spaeth. The performance will stream on Jarrar’s YouTube Channel and is free to watch. Donations are encouraged with 25 percent of the {…}

Barn Opera Announces October Surprise: The World Premiere of Jarrar-Goodwin’s ‘Patience & Pearl’

Frequent collaborators, composer Felix Jarrar and librettist Bea Goodwin, continue their string of operatic works with “Patience and Pearl,” a micro-opera relating the story of Pearl Curran, a historical 20th-century medium with the ability to channel the words and poetry of the supposed spirit of Patience Worth. The filmed performance, scheduled for October 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET, is a {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Elina Garanča, Karen Slack, Mariusz Kwicien, Ferruccio Furlanetto Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

One brand new opera with three endings. A 20th-century work from a noted Czech composer. Two gala performances. A recital of new songs. A Shakespeare / Verdi / Ring Mashup. Beethoven. And three Italian operas with some of opera’s biggest stars for those looking for more standard repertory. That eclectic list comprises our top 10 operas to stream this week. {…}

Felix Jarrar Presents ‘Treasure Chest: A Social Distancing Salon’ Virtual Recital

Award-winning composer Felix Jarrar kicks off fall 2020 with “Treasure Chest: A Social Distancing Salon.” The virtual recital will stream on Jarrar’s YouTube channel on Sunday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m. ET. “Treasure Chest” features soprano Kirsten Kunkle performing art songs written by Jarrar with text by librettist/lyricist Bea Goodwin. Included in the program is the premiere of the soprano {…}