On Site Opera Presents ‘The Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience—a reimagining of Bach’s Coffee Cantata’

On Site Opera has announced its production of “The Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience—a reimagining of Bach’s Coffee Cantata.” Bach’s short comic opera, “Coffee Cantata” (“Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht,” BWV 211) is set in the Zimmerman’s coffee house in Leipzig, Germany. It tells the story of Lieschen, sung by soprano Christine Lyons, (cover, Teryn Kuzma) a spirited young woman who adores {…}

Toledo Opera Finishes Out 2022-23 Season With ‘Celebrazione del Coro’

Closing out its the 2022-23 season, Toledo Opera will present “Celebrazione del Coro.” The concert, created especially for the greater Toledo community, will feature opera hits by Bizet, Verdi, Wagner, Rossini, and more. Soloists include sopranos Christine Lyons and Sara Mortensen, mezzo-soprano Lindsey Anderson, tenors Alex Richardson, Brendan Boyle, and baritones Corey Crider and Matthew Payne. The audience will also {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}