J’Nai Bridges, Yonghoon Lee, Russell Thomas, Diego Torre, Vanessa Goikoetxea Headline Seattle Opera’s 2024-25 Season

Seattle Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. “The 2024-25 season really offers something for everybody,” said general director Christina Scheppelmann in an official press statement. “We’re bringing in some of our audiences’ all-time favorite operas, like ‘Tosca’ and ‘The Magic Flute,’ in addition to a pair of remarkable new pieces from some of today’s most acclaimed and imaginative creators. And {…}

Karen Slack, Michelle Bradley, Catalina Cuervo, Brandie Sutton Headline Fort Worth Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Fort Worth Opera has unveiled its 2022-23 season. It all kicks off with “Noches de Latinidad: El Fuego de una de Mujer” and “Noches de Zarzuela. The showcases will feature soprano Catalina Cuervo, soprano Adia Evans, tenor Nathaniel Catasca, mezzo-soprano Kaswanna Kanyinda, and baritone Malcolm Payne, Jr. The event is curated by Catalina Cuervo and Eduardo Rojas with Sheran Goodspeed {…}

Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, Aundi Marie Moore, Brandie Sutton, Justin Austin Headline Washington Performing Arts 2022-23 Season

Washington Performing Arts has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. The Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, under conductor Theodore Thorpe III, will present “We’ve Come This Far By Faith: A 30th Anniversary Celebration.” Performance Date: Nov. 20, 2022 Tito Muñoz will conduct the Sphinx {…}

Brandie Sutton, Janinah Burnett, Krysty Swann, Kenneth Overton, Chauncy Packer Headline Historic Performance & Broadcast of Dett’s ‘The Ordering of Moses’

Back in 1937, composer R. Nathaniel Dett’s “The Ordering of Moses” aired on NBC Radio. However, due to racist complaints, the network pulled the plug on the ending of the performance, resulting in a truncated broadcast. Dett’s work will now get its due on June 17, 2022 when The Harlem Chamber Players will bring the work to life at the {…}

Laura Wilde, Brandie Sutton & Janai Brugger Lead Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2023 Season

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced its 2023 season. The season opens with “Treemonisha,” Scott Joplin’s landmark opera. The work will see an expanded version, reimagined for the modern day with an added prologue and epilogue by composer Damien Sneed and librettist Karen Chilton. Charlotte Brathwaite directs the opera with George Manahan conducting. The cast includes Justin Austin, {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Daniela Mack & Brandie Sutton Lead Opera Philadelphia’s 2022-23 Season

Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2022-23 season which will see the return of the season-opening Festival O. Festival O22 (Sept. 21-Oct. 2) The season will open with Rossini’s “Otello” starring Opera Philadelphia Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee as Rodrigo. He is joined by fellow tenors Khanyiso Gwenxane in the title role and Alek Shrader as Iago, with mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack as Desdemona. {…}

Karen Slack, Brandie Sutton, Limmie Pulliam Headline Fort Worth Opera’s ‘A Night of Black Excellence: Say It Loud – Songs of a Revolution’

Fort Worth Opera has announced the lineup for its upcoming “A Night of Black Excellence: Say It Loud – Songs of a Revolution.” The showcase, which will take place on Feb. 20, 2022, will star opera singers Michelle Johnson, Limmie Pulliam, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Brandie Sutton, Veronica Williams, composer/vocalist Jasmine Barnes, Lesley Resident Artist Brandon Bell, bassist Laesio Littlejohn, {…}