New York Festival of Song to Release ‘Mi País: Songs of Argentina’ With Federico De Michelis

New York Festival of Song announced the release of its next studio album “Mi País: Songs of Argentina” featuring bass-baritone Federico De Michelis. Included on the CD are songs by Mariano Mores, Carlos Guastavino, Carlos López Buchardo, Astor Piazzolla, and more. De Michelis and pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier are joined by tenor César Andrés Parreño, bandoneon player {…}

Madison Leonard, Cecilia Violetta López & Kenneth Tarver Lead Central City Opera’s 2023 Season

The Central City Opera in Colorado has announced its 2023 season focusing on Shakespeare. “The 2023 Festival combines some of Shakespeare’s most beloved works with the intimate atmosphere of CCO’s gorgeous jewel-box opera house,” said Pamela A. Pantos, Central City Opera President and CEO. “The company’s return to presenting three mainstage productions this year is an opportunity for CCO’s audience {…}

Jana McIntryre & David Portillo Lead Bard SummerScape’s ‘The Silent Woman’

Bard SummerScape is set to present Richard Strauss’s “The Silent Woman (Die Schweigsame Frau),” one of the composer’s rarely performed works. The production is set to be directed by German director Christian Räth. The work which is based on the on Epicoene, a comedy by Shakespeare’s contemporary Ben Jonson, represents the first and only fruit of Strauss’s collaboration with the celebrated {…}

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 {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Brianna Hunter & Deanna Breiwick Highlight Seattle Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Seattle Opera has announced its 2021-222 season. The season opens with “La Bohème” starring Kang Wang, Yosep Kang, Talise Trevigne, Michael Chioldi, John Moore, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Brandie Sutton, Ashraf Swailam, Federico de Michelis, Eugene Villanueva, Theo Hoffman, and Barry Johnson. Joseph Colaneri conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 16-30, 2021 Key’mon Murrah, Christopher Ainslie, Sharleen Joynt, Deanna Breiwick, and Shelly Traverse {…}

Central City Opera To Present Colorado Premiere Of ‘Billy Budd’

Central City Opera will present the Colorado premiere of Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd.” The opera, based on Herman Melville’s novel, “chronicles the idealistic title character’s forced enlistment in the British Navy aboard the Indomitable during the Napoleonic Wars and the moral dilemma that ensues over crimes he commits in self-defense.” Ken Cazan will direct this large production as part {…}