Christine Goerke, J’Nai Bridges & Julia Bullock Lead Minnesota Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Minnesota Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Thomas Søndergård, conducts a program of Mozart, Messian, and Ortiz with soloists Andrea Carroll, Jack Swanson, Dashon Burton, and Minnesota Chorale. Performance Dates: Nov. 22 & 23, 2024 J’Nai Bridges and pianist Jon Kimura Parker headline the New Year’s Eve concert. The program includes music {…}

Jessica Pratt, Anastasia Bartoli, Juan Diego Flórez & Dmitry Korchak Lead Rossini Opera Festival’s 2024 Season

The Rossini Opera Festival has announced its 2024 season which will be held in Pesaro from August 7 to 23, 2024. The Festival will be inaugurated at the PalaScavolini, a new theatre space reopened within the already famous PalaFestival, by “Bianca and Falliero.” Roberto Abbado will conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Coro Teatro Ventidio Basso. The {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Megan Marino & Paola Prestini Lead CD/DVD Releases

This week audiences will experience new music and a number of rare pieces in the repertoire. Rising  Lawrence Brownlee’s is set to release a new album “Rising,” in celebration of Black Music Month. “Rising” features a program of new songs that Brownlee commissioned from six up-and-coming African-American composers (Damien Sneed, Brandon Spencer, Jasmine Barnes, Joel Thompson, and Shawn E. Okpebholo), {…}

Jack Swanson & Michael Spyres to Kickoff Guild Hall and Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artist Program and Series

Guild Hall and Bel Canto Boot Camp (BCBC) has announced the formation of a new Resident Artist Program and Series that will support an emerging generation of opera singers and bring operatic performances and community engagement programs to Long Island’s East End. Internationally recognized star artists baritenor Michael Spyres and tenor Jack Swanson will kick off the 2022 launch, joining {…}

Michael Chioldi, Madison Leonard & Scott Hendricks Leads Utah Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Utah Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring four productions. Ari Pelto conducts Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” production of Tomer Zvulun. Michael Chioldi, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Robert Stahley, and Tichina Vaughn.  Performance Dates: Oct. 8-16, 2022 Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment.” Michael Shell directs with a cast that includes Madison Leonard, Jack Swanson, and Matthew Burns. Performance Dates: Jan. 14-22, 2023 {…}

Greer Grimsley, Deanna Breiwick & Susan Bullock Lead Atlanta Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring some of the great classics in the repertoire. Mainstage Season Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opens the season with Timothy Myers conducting the production by Tomer Zvulun. Yasko Sato stars in the title role with Gianluca Terranova, Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Julius Ahn, and Allen Michael Jones. Performance Dates: Nov. 5-13, 2022 Arthur Fagen {…}

David Portillo, Will Liverman & Lauren Snouffer Lead Austin Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Austin Opera has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature three classic works with all star casts. The 2022–2023 Long Center Season opens with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” starring soprano Lauren Snouffer, baritone Emmett O’Hanlon in the title role, and Jack Swanson. Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 5-13, 2022 “Sweeney Todd” will be conducted by Timothy {…}