The Harlem Chamber Players to Present ‘Harlem SongFest II’ Celebrating 15th Anniversary

The Harlem Chamber Players will celebrate its 15th anniversary with “Harlem SongFest II,” a summer concert to be presented on June 9, 2023, at Columbia University’s Miller Theater. The event features music by Black composers—women included—and a lineup of accomplished singers. Dedicated to bringing exceptional classical music to Harlem, the Ensemble will feature sopranos Janinah Burnett and Jasmine Muhammad, baritone {…}

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 {…}

Brandie Sutton, Janinah Burnett, Krysty Swann, Kenneth Overton, Chauncy Packer Headline Historic Performance & Broadcast of Dett’s ‘The Ordering of Moses’

Back in 1937, composer R. Nathaniel Dett’s “The Ordering of Moses” aired on NBC Radio. However, due to racist complaints, the network pulled the plug on the ending of the performance, resulting in a truncated broadcast. Dett’s work will now get its due on June 17, 2022 when The Harlem Chamber Players will bring the work to life at the {…}

Marina Costa-Jackson, Zachary Nelson & Nicole Cabell Lead North Carolina Opera’s 2022-23 Season

North Carolina Opera has announced its 2022-23 season, featuring two company premieres and audience favorites. Here’s what the company has in store for audiences. NCO will present its season opener and company premiere of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” in concert for one night only. The presentation stars Marina Costa-Jackson, Jonathan Burton, Levi Hernandez, and Donald Hartmann. NCO’s presentation of Puccini’s devastating {…}

Michelle Bradley, Brian Jagde, Kenneth Overton, Allegra Da Vita & Leona Mitchell Headline Tulsa Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Tulsa Opera has announced its 75th anniversary season. The company will kick things off with the company premiere of Rossini’s “The Italian Girl.” The opera will star Allegra De Vita, Aaron Crouch, Robert Mellon, Ashraf Sweailam, Abigail Raiford, and V. Savoy McIlwain. Leslie Dunner conducts the production by Kimille Howard. Performance Dates: Oct. 28 & 30, 2022 Next up is {…}

Patricia Racette, Leona Mitchell, Kenneth Overton, Wayne Tigges, Rachel Blaustein Headline Tulsa Opera’s 2021-22 Season

Tulsa Opera has announced its 2021-22 season which includes two Oklahoma premieres and three new productions. First up, the company will present “Gianni Schicchi” and Verdi’s “Greatest Hits” at ONEOK Field. The production will star Rachel Blaustein, Emily Pulley, Julius Ahn, and Danielle Pastin. Conductor Oriol Sans will conduct while James Robinson will direct. Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2021 Next {…}