Black Leadership Arts Collective To Present Inaugural Gala

On August 23, the Black Leadership Arts Collective (B.L.A.C.) will present an Inaugural Gala. The evening will feature musical favorites at Manhattan School of Music, featuring members of B.L.A.C. and Grammy-nominated pianist Kevin Miller hosted by Terrance McKnight. Soloists will include Russell Thomas, Morris Robinson, Laquita Mitchell, J’Nai Bridges, Kenneth Kellogg, Kenneth Overton, Nicole Heaston, and Lawrence Brownlee. The proceeds {…}

The Cleveland Orchestra & Composer Allison Loggins-Hu Announce Concert Series

The Cleveland Orchestra will present a series of concerts in collaboration with Cleveland community partners. The series, which is also produced by the orchestra’s Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow Allison Loggins-Hu, will feature four performances with one of particular interest for opera lovers. On April 24, 2024, audiences will see “Faith,” a performance featuring music by Andrea Clearfield, Damien Sneed, {…}

The Oratorio Society of New York Announces its 2023-24 Season & 150th Anniversary Celebrations

The Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, has released its lineup for its 2023-24 season and special concerts for the 150th Anniversary celebrations. The season kicks off with “Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem.” Joining the Orchestra of the Society as soloists are soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Eric Carey, and bass Adam Lau. {…}

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 {…}

Laquita Mitchell, Briana Hunter, Kate Lindsey, Barry Banks, Reginald Smith, Jr. Headline Cincinnati May Festival’s 2023 Season

Cincinnati May Festival has announced its 150th anniversary season. First up is Vaulted Voices at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Audiences will hear the May Festival Chamber Choir, May Festival Youth Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Performance Date: April 2, 2023  The festival proper kicks off with Bach’s “Magnificat,” which is paired with music by James Macmillan and {…}

Laquita Mitchell, Ryan McKinny, Sasha Cooke, Caitlin Lynch, Alisa Jordheim Headline Music of Remembrance’s 2022-23 Season

Music of Remembrance has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. First up is “Josephine,” a Monodrama by Tom Cipullo starring Laquita Mitchell. It will be directed by Erich Parce and conducted by Geoffrey Larson. The showcase will also be paired with “Wertheim Park,” a work by {…}

Renée Fleming, Laquita Mitchell, David Pomeroy, Maya Kherani, Susan Platts Headline Rhode Island Philharmonic’s 2022-23 Season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Christine Noel will lead Händel’s “Messiah,” which will feature the Providence Singers and soloists Maya Kherani, Emily Marvosh, Brian Giebler, and Andrew Garland. Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2022 Later in the season, the company will present Verdi’s {…}

Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell Star in On Site Opera’s ‘Comedy and Tragedy Under the Stars’

On Site Opera will present “Comedy and Tragedy Under the Stars” at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater on July 22 at 8 pm. The one-night-only performance will star Stephanie Blythe, Laquita Mitchell, and Maya Lahyani. First up, Blythe and Mitchell will share an adapted stage version of composer and librettist Rachel J. Peters’ “Lesson Plan,” which they premiered online this year via {…}