Catapult Opera Gives American Premiere of Nadia Boulanger’s Only Opera, ‘La ville morte’

(Photo credit: ©Sophie von Hellermann) Catapult Opera is set to give the American premiere of Nadia Boulanger’s opera “La Ville Morte.” With a libretto by Gabriele d’Annunzio from his play of the same name, “La Ville Morte” is a tale of “suppressed lust and taboo turned lethal, the prisons of other people’s objectifying desires, and the liberatory potential of creativity.” {…}

The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series Line Up

The Canadian Opera Company’s free concert series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre runs September through May. This article only includes classical vocal works. First up is “Meet the Ensemble Studio.” The company’s artistic development program is comprised of emerging professional Canadian opera artists. Performance Date: September 20, 2023 “Mostly Mozart” is performed by UofT Opera. Performance Date: September 27, 2023 {…}

Opera Philadelphia Unveils Upcoming Free Outdoor Performances

Opera Philadelphia has announced its lineup of upcoming free outdoor performances. First up, the company and the East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) will team together to present an operatic concert at the Center City District’s “Arts on Center Stage” in Dilworth Park. Aubry Ballarò, Kathryn Leemhuis, Taylor-Alexis Dupont, John Viscardi, Jorell Williams, and Aurelien Eulert are solists Performance Date: August 24, {…}

Andriana Chuchman & Vanessa Becerra Lead Opera Omaha’s 2023-24 Season

Opera Omaha has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Jorell Williams in the title role of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” alongside Vanessa Becerra, Luis Alejandro Orozco, and Taylor Stayton. Gary Thor Wedow conducts the production by Octavio Cardenas. Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 29, 2023 Andriana Chuchman, Brian Vu, and Hyung Yun lead Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Steven White conducts the production by {…}

Caitlin Wood, Ernesto Ramirez, Jorell Williams Headline Vancouver Opera’s ‘HMS Pinafore’

On April 30, 2022, Vancouver Opera will conclude its 2021-22 season with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore.” Directed by Brenna Corner, this production features a modernized libretto by writer and comedian JD Derbyshire. Conductor Rosemary Thompson will make her company debut, leading a cast comprised of Caitlin Wood, Ernesto Ramirez, Jorell Williams, Peter McGillivray, Marcus Nance, and {…}

Laquita Mitchell, Jorell Williams, Blythe Gaissert Headline Brooklyn Art Song Society’s 2021-22 Season

The Brooklyn Art Song Society has announced its 2021-22 season. The season kicks off with a performance of selections from Wolf’s “Mörike Liederbuch.” The showcase will feature Amy Owens, Sarah Nelson Craft, Daniel McGrew, and Tyler Duncan. Spencer Myer and Erika Switzer will perform at the piano. Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2021 Streaming Date: Oct. 18, 2021 “Remembering” will feature {…}