Raehann Bryce-Davis & Benjamin Taylor Headline George London Foundation for Singers’ 2022-23 Season

The George London Foundation for Singers has announced its 2022-23 season. The season kicks off with a recital starring 2018 George London Award winner and mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis and pianist Jeanne-Minette Cilliers. The program will be announced at a future date. Bryce-Davis is coming off her Metropolitan Opera debut in “The Rake’s Progress” and has appeared with such companies as {…}

Cincinnati Opera Announces Discussion and Preview Concert of Tracy K. Smith and Gregory Spears’ ‘Castor and Patience’

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and composer Gregory Spears will hold a discussion and present a preview concert featuring excerpts from their new opera, “Castor and Patience,” at Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium on May 12, 2022. The work is set to have its world premiere at Cincinnati Opera beginning on July 21, 2022, and running through July {…}

David Portillo & Kathryn Bowden Lead Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘The Magic Flute’

The Pittsburgh Opera is set to return to the Benedum Center, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The opera, which will be directed by  Dan Rigazzi, will star David Portillo as Tamino, Kathryn Bowden as Queen of the Night, Adelaide Boedecker as Pamina, Véronique Filloux as Papagena, Benjamin Taylor as Papageno, Tom McNichols as Sarastro, {…}

John Holiday, Zachary Nelson, Zoie Reams, Alexander Elliott Birch Headline Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2021 Summer Festival

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2021 summer festival which will run between July 2 and 25. The company announced that its new season was developed in conjunction with the Medical Advisory Panel and that all 225 company members completed a COVID-19 vaccination series prior to their arrival for the festival. Additionally, all audience members will be required {…}