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 Kennedy Center & Renée Fleming VOICES Present ‘John Gallagher Jr. and Band’

(Photo credit: The Kennedy Center) Renée Fleming VOICES at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have announced “John Gallagher Jr. and Band” as an addition to its program this season. The performance at the Kennedy Center coincides with Gallagher’s national tour of his upcoming third album, “Goodbye or Something.” Composed entirely by Gallagher, the 11 original tracks {…}

Benjamin Bernheim, Lisette Oropesa, Ludovic Tézier & Asmik Grigorian Lead Opéra de Paris’ 2024-25 Season

The Opéra de Paris has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Verdi’s “Falstaff” opens the season with a cast that includes Ambrogio Maestri, Olivia Boen, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Andrei Kymach, Gregory Bonfatti, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Iván Ayón-Rivas, and Federica Guida. Michael Schønwandt conducts the production by Dominique Pitoiset. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-30, 2024 Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” will star Eleonora Buratto, Elena Stikhina, Aude {…}

Angela Meade & Ailyn Pérez Lead Washington Concert Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Washington Concert Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. The company will present two rarely performed works from the Italian repertoire. Rossini’s “Ermione” is set to star Angela Meade, Lawrence Brownlee, David Portillo, and Ginger Costa-Jackson. Performance Date: Dec. 2, 2023 Ailyn Pérez, Mario Chang, Jonathan Johnson, Deanna Breiwick, Javier Arrey, Tess Ottinger, Natalie Conte, and Melanie Ashkar star in {…}