Lawrence Brownlee, Megan Marino & Paola Prestini Lead CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will experience new music and a number of rare pieces in the repertoire. Rising  Lawrence Brownlee’s is set to release a new album “Rising,” in celebration of Black Music Month. “Rising” features a program of new songs that Brownlee commissioned from six up-and-coming African-American composers (Damien Sneed, Brandon Spencer, Jasmine Barnes, Joel Thompson, and Shawn E. Okpebholo), {…}

Andriana Chuchman & Vanessa Becerra Lead Opera Omaha’s 2023-24 Season

Opera Omaha has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Jorell Williams in the title role of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” alongside Vanessa Becerra, Luis Alejandro Orozco, and Taylor Stayton. Gary Thor Wedow conducts the production by Octavio Cardenas. Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 29, 2023 Andriana Chuchman, Brian Vu, and Hyung Yun lead Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Steven White conducts the production by {…}

Joshua Jeremiah, Laura Corina Sanders, Taka Komagata, Efrain Solis, Andrew Stenson Headline Hawai’i Opera Theatre’s 2022-23 Season

The Hawai’i Opera Theatre has announced its 2022-23 season, which will include three operas. First up will be Nolan Gasser and Carey Harrison’s “The Secret Garden.” Karen Tiller directs the opera which will star Laura Corina Sanders and Taka Komagata. Elizabeth Askren conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 14 & 16, 2022 Next up will be Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.” The opera will {…}