Samuel Mariño, Hélène Brunet, Cecilia Duarte, & Jacob Perry Featured in Tafelmusik’s 2024-25 Season

Tafelmusik has announced the details of its 2024-25 season. This article includes vocal works only. Soprano Hélène Brunet, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte, and baritone Jesse Blumberg make their Tafelmusik debuts in Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio.” Tenor Charles Daniels joins them. Ivars Taurins directs the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Performance Dates: November 22, 23, & 24, 2024 Handle’s “Messiah” stars soprano Myriam {…}

5BMF Launches Season with Cecilia Duarte‘s ‘Reencuentros’

The Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) kicks off its 2023-2024 season with “Reencuentros” on September 29, 2023, at Five Boroughs Brewing Company, Brooklyn, and a follow-up concert on September 30 at Flushing Town Hall, Queens. The performance, centered around the recent album release “Reencuentros,” will spotlight a rich collection of mid-20th-century Latin American boleros and art songs. Grammy Award-winning classical {…}

Michael Fabiano, Nicole Cabell, Cecilia Duarte Headline Tucson Desert Song Festival’s 2024 Season

The Tucson Desert Song Festival has unveiled its 2024 season. First up is “Blue Heron: Portraits in Song – Music from Renaissance Italy,” which features works by Johannes Ciconia, Guillaume Du Fay, Antoine Busnoys, and Heinrich Isaac, among others. Performance Dates: Jan. 14, 2024 Next up is “Mozart & Hagen” featuring True Concord Voices & Orchestra. The showcase will include Mozart’s {…}

Javier Camarena, Brian Mulligan, Cecilia Duarte & Aiden K. Feltkamp Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will get to hear various world premiere recordings, a tenor singing Donizetti and Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Emily & Sue Adhyâropa Records is set to release a cappella pop-opera album from L.A.-based composer Dana Kaufman and librettist Aiden K. Feltkamp. The work will feature soprano Jasmine Muhammad and Iris Vocal Trio. This piece focuses on the little-known romantic {…}

Angel Blue, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard & Nahuel di Pierro Highlight Houston Grand Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season featuring operatic productions. Here is a look. Verdi’s “La Traviata” opens the season with Angel Blue and Cecilia Violetta López sharing the title role. They are joined by Bryan Hymel, Ricardo Garcia, Andrei Kymach, and Anthony Clark Evans. Matthew Aucoin conducts the production by Arin Arbus. Performance Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 8, 2022 Dame Ethel Smyth’s {…}