60 & 50 – Scottish Opera’s Jane Davidson, Karen MacIver & Allan Dunn on the Company’s Anniversary, Education & Outreach

Scottish Opera turns 60 next year, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of its Outreach and Education program, arguably the longest-standing formal company outreach of its kind in the opera world. The department’s activities range from Paisley’s 2018 “Pagliacci”—performed in a tent with a community choir, and for which designer Tim Meacock won the Best Designer Award at the {…}

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 {…}

Metropolitan Opera Guild Launches Second Course Of Online Opera Learning Curriculum

The Metropolitan Opera Guild launched its second online course, “The Ring: Music, Motifs, and Magic,” on May 7, 2019. This course was preceded by “Libretti and Librettists.” According to the Guild’s website, the four-part course uses “video lectures, supplemental readings, and score excerpts” to examine Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Prof. Victoria Bond will “provide insight into the musical evolution {…}