Michael Spyres & Pavel Cernoch Headline New CD/DVD Releases – August 5

This week, a slew of rarely performed works are set for release, including live recordings and some world premieres. La Nonne Sanglante Gounod’s rarely performed work gets a release from the Opera Comique. The new release, by Naxos, stars  Vannina Santoni, Marion Lebègue, and Michael Spyres. Laurence Equilbey conducts the Insula Orchestra in David Bobee’s production from 2018. Jane Eyre Louis Karchin’s {…}

Susanna Phillips, Takaoki Onishi & Jennifer Zetlan Headline Oratorio Society of New York’s 2019-20 Season

The Oratorio Society of New York has revealed details of its upcoming 147th season, which will include two world premieres. The season will kick off with “Rachmaninoff and Duruflé” at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program will include excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, an “a cappella work of remarkable spirituality,” along with Duruflé’s Requiem. Featured vocalists will include contralto Kirsten {…}

Q & A: Soprano Jennifer Zetlan On the Singing the Title Role in Ricky Ian Gordon’s ‘Ellen West’

(Photo: Arielle  Doneson) Soprano Jennifer Zetlan is a singer known for her enthusiasm for contemporary opera. She has been featured in at least nine premieres of American operas, and created roles in two world premieres, the Messenger in Matthew Aucoin’s “Crossing,” and Fanny in Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Morning Star.” Alongside Zetlan’s passion for new opera, her vocal agility enables her {…}