Maura Tuffy to Conduct Joby Talbot’s ‘Path of Miracles’

Los Angeles-based conductor and soprano Maura Tuffy will conduct Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” later this month. Tuffy leads sopranos Addy Sterrett, Tamara Bevard, Graycen Gardner, Rebecca Tomasko, Joslyn Sarshad, altos Ali Sandweiss Hodges, Genie Hossain, Ann Chen, David Yang, tenors Dermot Kiernan, David Morales, Saunder Choi, Adam Faruqi, and basses Luc Kleiner, Koji Sakano, Theo Trevisan, Ben Lin. Yuri {…}

Ewa Płonka, Lucas Meachem, Sasha Cooke, Lawrence Brownlee, Denyce Graves & Angela Meade Lead The Dallas Opera 2023-24 Season

The Dallas Opera (TDO) has announced its 2023-24 Season, featuring a world premiere production of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Kicking off the season, opening with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Ewa Płonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Cavaradossi, Gihoon Kim as Scarpia, Andrew Potter as Angelotti, Thomas Cilluffo as Spoletta, and Darren Drone as Sacristan in this Andrew {…}

‘You Get What You Put Out Into the Universe:’ Baritone Lucas Meachem On His Highs and Lows, Diversity in Opera, & COVID’s Impact on Young Artists

In late May, the COVID-19 pandemic relented for a spell, enticing parts of the United States to reopen after weeks of lockdown. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer in the States, was in full swing. 2020 had a disastrous start, but big cities like New York had the virus somewhat contained. Worldwide, the insidious threat of sickness and {…}