Lisette Oropesa, Laquita Mitchell, Kenneth Overton, Katrina Galka, Yongzhao Yu Star in New Orleans Opera Association’s 2023-24 season

(Credit: Steven Harris) New Orleans Opera Association has announced its 2023-24 season. “The New Orleans Opera Association is proud to bring another robust season of opera to our beautiful city – the North American birthplace of the art form,” said Clare Burovac, General and Artistic Director, in an official press statement. “Incredible stories will be told through well-loved classics, new {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Annette Dasch, Carlos Álvarez Headline OperaVision’s August & September Streams

OperaVision has announced its streaming slate for the months of August and September. First up will be a production of “Rusalka” from the Staatstheater Braunschweig starring Julie Adams, Kwonsoo Jeon, Jisang Ryu, Ekaterina Kudryavseva, and Edna Prochnik. Srba Dinić conducts. Streaming Dates: August 18, 2021 – Nov. 13, 2021 Next up is Lviv National Opera’s “When the Fern Blooms” starring {…}

Kurt Weill Foundation For Music Announces 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists

(Photo Credit: Kurt Weill Foundation) Kim H. Kowalke, the President of the Kurt Weill Foundation, has announced the finalists for the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition. Fifteen performers will compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000. The following performers have made it to the finals: Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod, Max Chernin, Ty Chiko, Monica Dewey, Taylor-Alexis DuPont, Charles Eaton, Nicole {…}

Enigma Chamber Opera’s Reimagines Mozart’s ‘The Impresario’ Through the Lens of COVID

Enigma Chamber Opera announced its newest production—a virtual reimagining of Mozart’s satiric, comedic singspiel “The Impresario.” The company brings the classic tale of backstage intrigue into a pandemic lockdown setting, resulting in a triumph of the creative spirit. “The Impresario” is available free on Enigma’s YouTube page. With a new book by British actor, writer, and director Simon Robson (who {…}

Catalina Cuervo, Damien Geter, Martin Bakari Headline Portland Opera’s Revamped 2020-21 Season

Portland Opera has announced a reimagined 2020-21 season, which will feature a series of virtual showcases presented on the company’s new digital channel “Portland Opera Onscreen.” “The global pandemic has challenged us: to be problem-solvers, to adapt to new technologies, and to deepen the ways that serve the community,” said General Director Sue Dixon in a press release. “Our newly reimagined {…}

Everything You Need to Know About Arizona Opera’s 2017-18 Season

The Arizona Opera has announced its 2017-18 season. The company announced that it will present five operas and will open the season with “Hercules Vs. Vampires.” The opera will star Arizona opera’s 201617 studio artist Katrina Galka, Stephanie Sanchez, and Zachary Owen. The show will combine operatic singing and 1960’s pop culture, synchronizing live music with the 1961 cult classic film. There will {…}