Q&A: James Conlon, Marlon Daniel, & Maria Todaro on Their Shared Devotion to the Life and Works of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Photo: Bob-Estremera, Bonnie Perkinson, & Tania Baricklo The name and reputation of the revolutionary Classical composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges were once nearly forgotten. Through the work of Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon, Marlon Daniel founder of the Saint-Georges International Music Festival, and stage director Maria Todaro, Bologne is returning to the spotlight. Below these individuals discuss {…}

Marlon Daniel Featured on Latest Episode of Sony Music’s ‘They Did That’ Podcast

Sony Music has released the newest episode of “They Did That,” featuring conductor and scholar Marlon Daniel. The episode comes following the new Disney/Searchlight movie “Chevalier,” based on the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Black composer who would influence a number of pivotal figures such as Mozart, Haydn, Gossec, and others within France’s Age of Enlightenment. The {…}

Q & A: Maria Todaro on Her New Productions of ‘The Anonymous Lover’ & Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Photo Credit: Tania Barricklo Multi-talented opera director, fight choreographer, composer, singer, and conductor Maria Todaro spoke with OperaWire about revising the recent productions of “The Anonymous Lover” and her ‘love affair’ with the composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. In 2022 Todaro staged “The Anonymous Lover” for Minnesota Opera. Paying homage to Bologne, she set the opera in 18th century {…}

Haymarket Opera & Cedille Records to Release Recording of Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ ‘L’Amant Anonyme’

Haymarket Opera Company and classical music label Cedille Records have partnered to produce the first-ever recording of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George’s “L’Amant Anonyme.” Haymarket Opera recently presented a new production of “L’Amant Anonyme” on June 17 -19, 2022 at Jarvis Opera Hall in Chicago, Illinois. The production starred Nicole Cabell, Geoffrey Agpalo, Erica Schuller, Michael St. Peter, David Govertsen, {…}