The Curiosity Cabinet & Fresh Squeezed Opera to Premiere Jazz Opera ‘Fizz & Ginger’

The Curiosity Cabinet has partnered with Fresh Squeezed Opera for the premiere of a groundbreaking jazz opera, “Fizz & Ginger.” The production reunites the critically acclaimed duo of composer/conductor Whitney George and librettist/stage director Bea Goodwin, known for their previous work on their acclaimed opera “Princess Maleine” and radio drama tryptic “In the Throes of Death.” An immersive speakeasy scene {…}

OPERA America 2023 Review: Felix Jarrar & Friends – Liederabend

Earlier this month, OPERA America’s McKay Studio was home to a compelling performance featuring the latest art songs by composer and pianist Felix Jarrar. Entitled “Liederabend with Felix Jarrar & Friends,” the event showcased the vocal talents of mezzo-soprano Jessica Trainor Tasucu, baritone Benjamin Howard, contralto Allison Gish, and tenor Ryan Morgan. Jarrar’s diverse repertoire of art songs ranged from {…}

Sound of Fools to Present New Staging of ‘The Priestess of Morphine’

Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science will host the Sound of Fools presentation of “The Priestess of Morphine,” a monodrama for two voices, at the museum on June 17-18, 2022. Acclaimed contemporary opera director Bea Goodwin’s staging is site specific, with the performances taking place throughout the museum halls. The work, composed by American Prize for Opera-winner Rosśa Crean, with {…}