Opera San José Names Seven Artists-in-Residence for 2023-24 Season

Opera San José has unveiled its 2023-24 Artists-in-Residence. The resident company, which includes Melisa Bonetti (Mezzo-soprano), Michelle Ainna Cuizon (Director), Vartan Gabrielian (Bass-baritone), Johannes Löhner (Conductor), Courtney Miller (Mezzo-soprano), Joshua Sanders (Tenor), and Melissa Sondhi (Soprano), will be introduced in a virtual showcase scheduled for August 13, 2023. Of these artists, the company spotlighted Sondhi as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Wadhwani Chair for South Asia Artists; this new initiative focuses on “incubating the incredible {…}

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association to Host Pacific Opera Project Concert

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will host a performance by Pacific Opera Project on July 29, 2023. The concert, which will take place on the lawn of the Tournament House in Pasadena, California will feature tenor Arnold Livingston, baritone Ben Lowe, soprano Oriana Falla, and contralto Emely Geller. They will perform selections from renowned works such as “Rigoletto,” “Carmen,” {…}

Festival Opera Announces 2023 Summer Slate

Walnut Creek’s Festival Opera has announced its summer season. First up is “Opera in the Park I” which will feature Festival Opera artists including soprano Aisha Campbell, mezzo-soprano Dalyte Kodzis, countertenor Matheus Coura, tenor Michael Foreman, and bass-baritone Matthew Lovell, bass-baritone as they present popular operas, Broadway favorites, and works from the Great American Songbook. will be accompanied by pianist Chun {…}

Pacific Chorale to Showcase World Premiere in ‘Cathedral of Sound’ Concert

Music Director Carl St. Clair will lead the Pacific Symphony & Pacific Chorale in “Cathedral of Sound” on June 15 – 17, 2023 as part of the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series. The program will feature Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere mei, Deus,” Richard Strauss‘  “Death and Transfiguration,” and the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s “Fiat Lux,” featuring {…}