Sara Gartland, Briana Hunter, Patrick Carfizzi & Syndey Mancasola Lead Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s 2025 Season

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced its 2025 season which will run from May 24 – June 29, 2025 at Webster University’s Loretto-Hilton Center. The season opens with Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus” with George Manahan conducting Shawna Lucey’s production. The operetta stars Sara Gartland, Deanna Breiwick, Kelsey Lauritano, Joshua Blue, Edward Nelson, and Johnathan McCullough. Performance Dates: May 24-June 28, {…}

Annalisa Stroppa, Lise Davidsen, Luciano Pavarotti & Yannick Nézet-Séguin Lead New CD/DVD Releases

Welcome back for this week’s look at the latest CD and DVD releases in the opera world. This week you get albums from two very famous singers, a soundtrack to one of this year’s Oscar contenders, and two complete opera recordings you cannot miss. Maestro Deutsche Grammophon releases the official soundtrack to Bradley Cooper’s new film “Maestro.” The recording features {…}

Raven McMillon, Briana Hunter & Adam Smith Lead Cincinnati Opera’s 2023 Season

The Cincinnati Opera has announced its 2023 season featuring four productions. The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” featuring a cast that includes Raven McMillon, Santiago Ballerini, Anthony Clark Evans, Griffen Hogan Tracy, Terrence Chin-Loy, and Sahel Salam. Renato Balsadonna conducts the production by Jose Maria Condemi. Performance Dates: June 22 & 24, 2023 The World Stage Premiere of {…}

Laquita Mitchell, Briana Hunter, Kate Lindsey, Barry Banks, Reginald Smith, Jr. Headline Cincinnati May Festival’s 2023 Season

Cincinnati May Festival has announced its 150th anniversary season. First up is Vaulted Voices at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Audiences will hear the May Festival Chamber Choir, May Festival Youth Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Performance Date: April 2, 2023  The festival proper kicks off with Bach’s “Magnificat,” which is paired with music by James Macmillan and {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Brianna Hunter & Deanna Breiwick Highlight Seattle Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Seattle Opera has announced its 2021-222 season. The season opens with “La Bohème” starring Kang Wang, Yosep Kang, Talise Trevigne, Michael Chioldi, John Moore, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Brandie Sutton, Ashraf Swailam, Federico de Michelis, Eugene Villanueva, Theo Hoffman, and Barry Johnson. Joseph Colaneri conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 16-30, 2021 Key’mon Murrah, Christopher Ainslie, Sharleen Joynt, Deanna Breiwick, and Shelly Traverse {…}

Angela Brown, Reginald Smith, Jr., Talise Trevigne Headline Cincinnati Opera’s 2021 Winter Festival

Cincinnati Opera has announced its first-ever all-digital Winter Festival, which will feature free opera streams throughout February and March. “While we’ve eagerly anticipated the opportunity to return to live performance, we knew we couldn’t wait until summer to share opera again with our community,” said Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, in a press release. “We reached out {…}

Briana Hunter, Jorge Parodi & Michael Kelly Lead Opera Orlando’s 2020-21 Season

Opera Orlando has announced the 2020-21 season, working closely with the Dr. Phillips Center and other venues to ensure safety protocols for the company’s live performances. “In addition to getting input from fellow opera and theater companies who have started to re-open, we are incorporating CDC recommendations, local official guidance, and input from our Company partner Orlando Health in preparing {…}