University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music Unveils 2023-24 Season

The University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music has unveiled its 2023-24 season. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances. The season opens with a concert starring soprano Leah Crocetto. The showcase, which will be conducted by Douglas Kinney Frost, will include the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s “Baião n’ Blues,” Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Brahms’ {…}

Leah Crocetto, Raffaelle Pe & Levy Sekgapane Lead Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli’s 2023 Season

The Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli has announced its 2023 season. Here is a look at the operatic and vocal performances. Opera The season opens with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Cecilia Molinari, Amira Elmadfa, Levy Sekgapane, Cesar Cortes, Marcus Werba, Gurgen Baveyan, Gianluca Buratto, Nicolò Donini, Marco Filippo Romano, and Stefano Marchisio. Stefano Montanari conducts teh production by Davide Livermore. Performance Dates: Jan. 22-29, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Jessica Pratt, Ermonela Jaho & Ferruccio Furlanetto Lead Opera Australia’s 2023 Season

Opera Australia has announced its 2023 season which will mark the 13th and final season of Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini’s tenure. Sydney Summer Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire in Sir David McVicar’s production. The opera will star Ukranian baritone Andrei Kymach in the titular role, Israeli bass Yuri Kissin as Leporello, and Sophie Salvesani as Donna {…}

Leah Crocetto, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Limmie Pulliam, and Aleksey Bogdanov to Open San Diego Symphony Season

The San Diego Symphony has announced its 2022-23 Masterworks Classical Season, which will be book-ended with vocal performances of works by Verdi and Antonio Estévez. Opening the season is a San Diego Symphony premiere presentation of Verdi’s “Requiem” featuring soloists soprano Leah Crocetto, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Limmie Pulliam, and baritone Aleksey Bogdanov, all of whom are making their {…}

Yonghoon Lee, Olga Peretyatko, Leah Crocetto, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Lise Lindstrom Headline Opera Australia’s 2022 Season

Opera Australia has announced its 2022 season. Sydney Season First up in the summer season will be “La Bohème” directed by Gale Edwards and conducted by Lorenzo Passerini and Paul Fitzsimon. The opera will star Valeria Sepe, Kang Wang, Julie Lea Goodwin, Haotian Qi, Shane Lowrencev, and Richard Anderson. Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2021 – Feb. 4, 2022 Next up {…}

Leah Crocetto & Carl Tanner Lead Toledo Opera’s ‘Il Trovatore’

On Oct. 8, the Toledo Opera will open its 2021-22 season with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” The production will mark the Ohio company’s return to the Valentine Theater after nearly two years due to the pandemic. The performance will star Leah Crocetto as Leonora, Carl Tanner as Manrico, mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel as Azucena, and baritone Kyle Pfortmiller as Count di Luna. Adam Turner will conduct the production by {…}