George Shirley & Nicole Heaston Feature in Houston Grand Opera’s Fourth Giving Voice Concert

On February 24, 2023, Houston Grand Opera will present their fourth annual Giving Voice concert, in partnership with Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University. The performance will feature acclaimed tenor and series creator Lawrence Brownlee, joined by tenor George Shirley, and soprano Nicole Heaston; as well as HGO Studio {…}

Renée Fleming, Ailyn Pérez, J’Nai Bridges Highlight Lyric Opera Special Season Opening Concert

(Credits: Decca-Timothy White/ Chris Singer/ © S. Richards Photography 2016) Lyric Opera of Chicago will open the company’s redesigned fall season with a virtual concert on Sunday, September 13, 2020. “Lyric’s Opening Night Opera Ball has long been a signature project of Lyric’s Women Board,” Lyric’s General Director, President and CEO Anthony Freud stated. “Even before we began to imagine {…}

Handel And Haydn Society To Present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ For 166th Consecutive Year

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society will continue its annual holiday tradition of presenting Handel’s beloved choral work “Messiah.” H + H gave the American premiere of “Messiah” in its entirety in 1818, and has showcased the “dazzling and joyous” work every year since 1854. The sixty-member professional Baroque chorus and period instrument orchestra will be joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts, {…}

Isabel Leonard To Perform Alongside National Youth Orchestra Of The United States Of America At Carnegie Hall

(Credit: Fay Fox) Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will be featured in concert with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at Carnegie Hall early next month. The concert is part of a series celebrating extraordinary teen classical and jazz musicians. NYO-USA is comprised of musicians aged 16-19, selected through a rigorous audition process. Members participate in an intensive three-week {…}