Q & A: Ricky Ian Gordon on ‘Ellen West,’ the New Recording & Eating Disorders

Last month Bright Shiny Things released the world premiere recording of Ricky Ian Gordon and Frank Bidart’s new opera “Ellen West.” The recording was captured from the Prototype Festival in New York in January 2020, with soprano Jennifer Zetlan and baritone Nathan Gunn, the Aeolus Quartet, double bassist Evan Premo, pianist Djordje Nesic, and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. The new opera offers a portrait of {…}

Jennifer Zetlan, Ronald Samm, Paloma Friedhoff Bello Headlines Week 4 of Princeton Festival’s ‘Virtually Yours’ Festival

The Princeton Festival has updated the scheduling for its “Virtually Yours” streaming service adding in several concerts and opera performances to the mix. The company will present a production of Rachmonioff’s “Francesca da Rimini” from 2012. There will also be a performance of “A Million Dreams” by sopranos Sylvia McNair and Paloma Friedhoff Bello. Streaming Date: June 23, 2020 Soprano {…}

Sing for Hope, The Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene & Lang Lang International Music Foundation to Present Historic Concert

On Sunday, June 14, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Sing for Hope, and Lang Lang International Music Foundation will  join forces to present “We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope.” The special live-streamed concert event, which will be presented by a network of more than 125 {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland & The Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

(Credit: Bill Cooper / Marty Sohl) Even though reopening plans are in full effect, there are still several opera companies streaming performances online. So with the lockdown very much in flux, here are 10 operas we think you should check out this week. Don Giovanni – Glyndebourne (Streaming Now) Last week, the Glyndebourne Festival kicked off its streaming service with {…}

Jennifer Zetlan & Mario Diaz-Moresco Headline On Site Opera’s Revolutionary Telephone Opera

(Image Source: Mario Diaz-Moresco Official Website / Jennifer Zetlan Official Website) When COVID-19 shutdown public gatherings, On Site Opera’s main purpose, which is to assemble productions in unique theatrical spaces, was suppressed. But the company, renowned for making a New York City park or a Wax Museum into an opera theater, would not be deterred and rethought the concept of {…}