Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa to Present ‘A Sea of Dreams Did Breathe on Me’

The Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa will present “A Sea of Dreams Did Breathe on Me” on Nov. 23, 2022. The concert, which features songs for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed choir, and orchestra, will feature music by Penderecki. Soloists include soprano Iwona Hossa, mezzo-soprano Anna Bernacka, baritone Mariusz Godlewski, and conductor Maciej Tworek, who will lead the Chorus and Orchestra of {…}

‘You Get What You Put Out Into the Universe:’ Baritone Lucas Meachem On His Highs and Lows, Diversity in Opera, & COVID’s Impact on Young Artists

In late May, the COVID-19 pandemic relented for a spell, enticing parts of the United States to reopen after weeks of lockdown. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer in the States, was in full swing. 2020 had a disastrous start, but big cities like New York had the virus somewhat contained. Worldwide, the insidious threat of sickness and {…}

Famed Composer Penderecki Cancels Performances with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

(Credit: Bruno Fidrych) Famed Polish Composer Krzysztof Penderecki has canceled his appearances with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, according to the official notice on the institution’s website. Penderecki was slated to conduct two concerts on January 25 and January 26, 2020. As a result, conductor Maciej Tworek will take over the musical direction of a program that includes Penderecki’s Viola Concerto (version {…}