Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

(Photo credit: Lyndon England) The fifth annual Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival has announced its 2024 season. For the purposes of this article only vocal works are included. Opening the festival is “DEFENSE – DEFIANCE – DEDICATION,” staring soprano Vira Slywotzky and Marichka Marczyk. Performance Date: March 28, 2024 Ukrainian-American composer Virko Baley celebrates his 85th birthday with the Ukrainian Contemporary {…}

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 {…}