Alexandra Loutsion Headlines Bard College Conservatory of Music’s ‘Salome’

(Credit: Kristin Hoebermann) The Bard College Conservatory of Music is set to present Strauss’ “Salome.” Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s one-act play, “Salome” depicts the biblical story of Salome, the Judean princess who demanded, and obtained, the head of St. John the Baptist. Bard Visiting Associate Professor of Music Peter Laki writes that the first performance of “Salome,” given in Dresden {…}

Jay Hunter Morris, Megan Marino, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Michael Mayes Headline The Atlanta Opera’s Spring 2021 Slate

The Atlanta Opera has announced the world premiere adaptations of two renowned operas as well as three concerts this spring as part of its Big Tent series season. First up, the company will present  “The Threepenny Carmen” and “The Threepenny Opera” as conceived by Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. “The Threepenny Opera” will star tenor {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Leona Mitchell, Shirley Verrett Headline Next Month of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next month of nightly streams which focus on a number of unique themes including operas in English, holiday works, and even an entire work dedicated to one of the most iconic artists of all time.  Week 39– In Plain English Monday, December 7 – Thomas Adès’s The Tempest Starring Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Alek Shrader, {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season with Yannick Nézet-Séguin celebrating his eighth season as music director. Here is a look at the vocal highlights for the orchestra next season. Nézet-Séguin and the Fabulous Philadelphians launch the 120th season with an Opening Night Concert and Gala featuring legendary opera singer Plácido Domingo. The evening, which marks the start of Nézet-Séguin’s {…}