Opera San José to Showcase Preview of ‘Romeo and Juliete’

Photo credit: David Allen Opera San José will join the Downtown San Jose SoFA District’s “South First Friday” event on Sept. 1 to offer a preview of its upcoming production of Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Members of the “Romeo and Juliet” cast, including mezzo-sorpano Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, tenor Keanu Aiono-Netzler, bass Eric Delagrange, and soprano Jasmine Habersham, will perform arias from the {…}

Elizabeth Caballero, Jasmine Habersham & Jonathan Burton Lead Nashville Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Nashville Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring four productions. Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” will star Jonathan Burton, Keri Alkema, Andrew Manea, Joseph Lim, and Anthony Ciaramitaro. John Hoomes directs and Dean Williamson conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 21 & 23, 2023 Michael Nyman’s “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” will star Matthew Treviño, Caroline Worra, and Tyler Nelson. John Hoomes directs and Dean Williamson conducts. {…}

Amanda Majeski, Elizabeth Caballero & Craig Irvin Lead Madison Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Madison Opera in Wisconsin has announced its 2022-23 season featuring three productions. The season opens with Strauss’ “Salome” starring Amanda Majeski, Craig Irvin, Dennis Petersen, Lauren Decker, and Chaz’men Williams-Ali. John DeMain conducts the production by Keturah Stickann. Performance Dates: Nov. 4 & 6, 2022 The company will present a double bill of Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Kurt Weill’s “The {…}

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 {…}

Daniela Mack, Jasmine Habersham, Kevin Burdette, Richard Trey Smagur Headline The Atlanta Opera’s New ‘BlinkOpera’ Podcast

The Atlanta Opera has announced a brand new podcast series that highlights some of the company’s recent productions. “BlinkOpera” will feature members from the Atlanta Opera Company Players ensemble talking about “Pagliacci” and “The Kaiser of Atlantis,” two operas presented by The Atlanta Opera in the fall as part of its Molly Blank Big Tent Series. “Pagliacci” features Richard Trey {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}