Ewa Płonka, Lucas Meachem, Sasha Cooke, Lawrence Brownlee, Denyce Graves & Angela Meade Lead The Dallas Opera 2023-24 Season

The Dallas Opera (TDO) has announced its 2023-24 Season, featuring a world premiere production of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Kicking off the season, opening with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Ewa Płonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Cavaradossi, Gihoon Kim as Scarpia, Andrew Potter as Angelotti, Thomas Cilluffo as Spoletta, and Darren Drone as Sacristan in this Andrew {…}

David Portillo, Will Liverman & Lauren Snouffer Lead Austin Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Austin Opera has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature three classic works with all star casts. The 2022–2023 Long Center Season opens with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” starring soprano Lauren Snouffer, baritone Emmett O’Hanlon in the title role, and Jack Swanson. Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 5-13, 2022 “Sweeney Todd” will be conducted by Timothy {…}

Isabel Leonard, Michael Fabiano, Quinn Kelsey, Kangmin Justin Kim, Jamie Barton Headline Santa Fe Opera’s 2022 Season

Santa Fe Opera has announced its 2022 festival, which will run between July 1 through August 27, 2022. The season will include five new productions, 38 performances, one world premiere, one company premiere, and an international co-production. In sum, there will be 26 artists making their debuts and another 29 returning to the company. It all kicks off with “Carmen,” {…}

Daniela Mack, Jasmine Habersham, Kevin Burdette, Richard Trey Smagur Headline The Atlanta Opera’s New ‘BlinkOpera’ Podcast

The Atlanta Opera has announced a brand new podcast series that highlights some of the company’s recent productions. “BlinkOpera” will feature members from the Atlanta Opera Company Players ensemble talking about “Pagliacci” and “The Kaiser of Atlantis,” two operas presented by The Atlanta Opera in the fall as part of its Molly Blank Big Tent Series. “Pagliacci” features Richard Trey {…}

Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette, Morris Robinson Star in The Atlanta Opera’s ‘Love Letters to Atlanta’

The Atlanta Opera has released three “Love Letters to Atlanta,” a new video series featuring singers from around the world singing their “favorite songs in places woven into the fabric of Atlanta’s musical history.”  The initial videos spotlight Jamie Barton, Kevin Burdette, and Morris Robinson and will be made available via the company’s Spotlight Media Streaming service until Feb. 14, 2021. {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Leona Mitchell, Shirley Verrett Headline Next Month of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next month of nightly streams which focus on a number of unique themes including operas in English, holiday works, and even an entire work dedicated to one of the most iconic artists of all time.  Week 39– In Plain English Monday, December 7 – Thomas Adès’s The Tempest Starring Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Alek Shrader, {…}

Atlanta Opera Announces December Launch of Spotlight Media

The Atlanta Opera (TAO), hailed by the industry as being at the forefront of opera’s response to the pandemic with its innovative “Big Tent” series, announced the December 15 launch of Atlanta Opera Spotlight Media. The digital subscription service will provide access to monthly streaming bundles that combine concerts, special recordings, and behind-the-scenes footage with original opera productions captured live {…}