Angel Blue & the National Institute of Social Sciences to Present “What’s Next for Opera?” Webinar

Star soprano Angel Blue, along with the National Institute of Social Sciences (NISS), has announced a free webinar, “What’s Next for Opera,” on Sept. 23, 2021. The webinar will feature a high-profile panel of industry leaders comprising mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves; countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo; James Robinson, former General Director of Opera Theatre St. Louis, and director of the Metropolitan Opera’s {…}

Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Raven McMillon, Javier Camarena Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

This week’s streaming options are definitely among the most exciting in a long time. Why? Because in addition to a number of major opera stars coming together, we have a wide variety, perhaps moreso than any previous list. Baroque opera? Check. Modern opera? Check. World Premiere? Check. A modern take on a standard classic? Check. Comedy? Check. Competition? Check. Three {…}

Q & A: Lucas & Irina Meachem on Co-Founding Perfect Day Music Foundation & Its Inaugural Virtual Voice Competition

Grammy® Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem and his wife, pianist, Irina, saw injustice up close this past summer. While many of us watched the aftermath of George Floyd’s death on television, the Meachem’s are Minneapolis residents. As calls for racial justice grew, and opera companies began taking stock of their own diversity, equity, and inclusivity, the Meachem’s knew they had a {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Javier Camarena, Isabel Leonard, Kristine Opolais Among Faculty of Vincerò Academy’s Inaugural Season

Vincerò Academy has announced its inaugural season which will feature training opportunities for artists on three major repertory staples. Over the course of three months, participants will engage in weekly group classes, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and individual coachings with a vast array of major artists including Ailyn Pérez, Brian Jagde, Carlos Conde, David Lomelí, Isabel Leonard, Javier Camarena, Jennifer Rowley, {…}

Raquel González, David Lomelí, Michael Mayes, Alexandra Loutsion Headline Chicago Opera Theater’s 2020-21 Season

The Chicago Opera Theater has announced its 2020-21 season, which will feature three Chicago premieres. “The 21st century has redefined American opera through an exceptional creative surge,” said Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya, who was at the forefront for programming for the season. “COT is quickly establishing our place at the vanguard of this movement. In our 2020-21 season, we uphold {…}

Ailyn Perez, Kristine Opolais Headline International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia’s Faculty of Guest Artists

The International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia has announced its Faculty of Guest Artists, which includes such internationally renowned stars as Kristine Opolais, Ailyn Perez, Kristen Chambers, Jorge Parodi, Howard Watkins, David Lomeli, Abdiel Vazquez, Ragnar Conde, Enrique Diemecke, Luis Ledesma, and Danielle Orlando. The distinguished guest artists will share their knowledge and experience through masterclasses, coachings, individual lessons, and conferences. {…}