Sondra Radvanovsky, Michael Fabiano, Janai Brugger Headline San Francisco Opera’s Live Gala, Company Announces Drive-in Productions

San Francisco Opera is set to stream “Celebrating the Voices of San Francisco Opera” on Dec. 4, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. PT. The virtual concert will feature a number of major artists including Janai Brugger, Ashley Dixon, Amina Edris, Sondra Radvanovsky, Michael Fabiano, Pene Pati, Artur Ruciński, Alfred Walker, Nicola Luisotti, and Members of the Company, performing from around the {…}

Renée Fleming, Angel Blue & Anna Caterina Antonacci Headline Washington National Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Washington National Opera) The Washington National Opera has announced its 2020–2021 season offering up some ambitious repertoire. The season with WNO’s new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Robert Spano makes his WNO debut conducting a cast that includes Elza van den Heever, Brandon Jovanovich, Brian Mulligan, Ryan Speedo Green, Joshua Blue, and Eric Owens. Performance Dates: Oct. 24–Nov. 9, 202o {…}

Christine Goerke, Jamie Barton & Jennifer Johnson Cano Lead St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season featuring modern classics, famed artists, and choral works. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the season. Stéphane Denève conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Tamara Mumford as the soloist and the Women of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Performance Dates: Oct. {…}

Michael Fabiano, Elza Van Den Heever & Sondra Radvanovsky Headline San Francisco Opera’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Courtesy of San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of new productions and stars. Here is a look. Productions  The first production of the season will be Beethoven’s “Fidelio” celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary. The new production will be directed by Matthew Ozawa with Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim conducting {…}

Janai Brugger To Headline ‘The Kingdom’ With American Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The American Symphony Orchestra is set to kick off its Carnegie Hall season with Elgar’s “The Kingdom.” The performance, which will take place on Halloween of 2019, will be led by music director Leon Botstein with soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti, tenor Cooper Nolan, and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the soloists. James Bagwell will lead the Bard Festival {…}

Janai Brugger, Amanda Woodbury & Catherine Russell Headline American Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta) American Symphony Orchestra has announced its expanded 2019-20 season, which includes concerts at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Symphony Space. For the purposes of this article, we will focus only on vocal performances. The season will kick off with Edward Elgar’s oratorio “The Kingdom” at Carnegie Hall, which will feature soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, tenor {…}

Janai Brugger, Karen Slack, Ginger Costa-Jackson Star In Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend (North America)

(Credit: Suzanne Vinnik / Dario Acosta) This weekend’s recommendations are full of variety of repertory spread across the U.S. including two essential world premieres and the performance of a rare work. All of them feature tremendous star power. Here are the five operas that we recommend for your Father’s Day celebration (in alphabetical order by company). The Marriage of Figaro {…}