Perelman Performing Arts Center NYC Unveiled at Opening Press Event & Ribbon Ceremony

(Photo credit: Natalie Miller) The official opening of the new Perelman Performing Arts Center NYC (PAC NYC) is on September 19th with performances including “Watch Night,” an opera opening on Nov 3-18, 2023, co-conceived, directed, and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and composed by Brooklyn born and bred artist Tamar-kali. Prior to this opening, OperaWire {…}

Soprano Larisa Martínez to Perform ‘Voice and Violin’ with Violinist Joshua Bell and Philadelphia Orchestra

Puerto Rican soprano Larisa Martínez will perform with violinist Joshua Bell and the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of duets. “Voice and Violin” is scheduled for July 29, 2022, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and will feature a broad range of music from Berlioz to Bernstein. Conductor Michael Stern will be on the podium. The complete program comprises the {…}

Wendy Bryn Harmer, Eve Gigliotti, Joshua Blue, & Harold Wilson Star in Taneyev’s ‘At the Reading of Psalm’ with the American Symphony Orchestra

The American Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on Jan. 28, 2022, at 8 p.m. for its 60th anniversary season. The program, led by Leon Botstein, will include the U.S. premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s “At the Reading of a Psalm” which is part of the Vanguard Series. Featured soloists include soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, a graduate of the Opera’s Lindemann Young {…}

Nadine Sierra & Michael Fabiano Headline Festival Napa Valley’s ‘One Night, Many Voices’ Virtual Concert

California Wine Country’s premiere music festival, Festival Napa Valley, will present “One Night, Many Voices,” a free, global, virtual concert featuring a star-studded line-up of performers, including Soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Michael Fabiano. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The opera stars share top billing alongside violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Larisa Martínez, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and the {…}

Renaissance Woman – Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, On Bringing Cultures Together Through Music

It was the afternoon following the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “Der Fliegende Holländer,” that I met a glowing Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, the founder of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the Abu Dhabi Festival. The Abu Dhabi Festival was one of four organizations co-producing the Met’s “Dutchman,” the other three being the Metropolitan Opera, L’Opéra de Québec, {…}