Riverside Opera Ensemble to Present ‘American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola’ at Merkin Hall

The Riverside Opera Ensemble is set to present “American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola” at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16, 2022. Among the artists appearing in the concert will be Nathan R. Matthews, who will also be producing the showcase, Christiane Noll, Edward Parks, Detra Davis, Quentin Bruno, Jamie LaVerdiere, Grace Choi, Blythe Gaissert, Thomas {…}

The Atlanta Opera to Present ‘Come as You Are’ Festival Featuring ‘Cabaret’ and the Atlanta Premiere of ‘As One’

The Atlanta Opera, which staged productions in a circus tent during the pandemic, will continue serving up opera in unexpected spaces with “The Come as Your Are” Festival to be held June 2-19, 2022, at the Historic Rail Park at Pullman Yard. Built upon the company’s successful Discoveries Series, the Festival will feature two productions: the musical “Cabaret,” and the {…}

The American Opera Project to Preview New Works in ‘C&V Scene and Heard 2021’ Concert

(Image Source: The American Opera Project) This September, The American Opera Project will launch their 33rd season with music from five new operas in an outdoor concert, titled “C&V Scene and Heard 2021.” The concert will showcase works from emerging composers: “Marble House,” by Matt Frey; “Simone de Beauvoir at the Museum,” by Alaina Ferris; “28th Ave” by Michael Lanci; {…}

Laquita Mitchell, Jorell Williams, Blythe Gaissert Headline Brooklyn Art Song Society’s 2021-22 Season

The Brooklyn Art Song Society has announced its 2021-22 season. The season kicks off with a performance of selections from Wolf’s “Mörike Liederbuch.” The showcase will feature Amy Owens, Sarah Nelson Craft, Daniel McGrew, and Tyler Duncan. Spencer Myer and Erika Switzer will perform at the piano. Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2021 Streaming Date: Oct. 18, 2021 “Remembering” will feature {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}

Isabel Leonard, Sasha Cooke, Blythe Gaissert Headline American Opera Project’s ‘Living Room Music’ Series

The American Opera Project has announced a new concert series entitled “Living Room Music.” The event will kick off with “A Grateful Embrace,” a Mother’s Day special hosted by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, pianist Daniel Gortler, and baritone Jorell Williams. Other performers include Maile Okamura, Colin Jacobsen, and Isabel Santiago. Performance Date: May 10, 2020 Mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Catalina Cuervo Headline Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend In North America

It’s time for another weekend of opera, with a wide range of impressive offerings coming from around the continent. This week’s selections include a number of repertory staples as well as some unique modern operas by living composers. Frida – Atlanta Opera, Georgia The Atlanta Opera closes out its production of “Frida” with two performances on Friday and Sunday. The {…}