Sara LeMesh, Karen Chia-Ling Ho & Zach Borichevsky Lead Florentine Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Florentine Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Karen Chia-Ling Ho leads Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly“ with Adam Diegel, Kristen Choi, and Grant Youngblood. Francesco Milioto conducts the production by Mo Zhou. Performance Dates: Oct. 18 & 20, 2024 Handel’s “Acis & Galatea” will star Sara LeMesh, Patrick Bessenbacher, Matt Boehler, and Jerek Fernández. Francesco Milioto conducts the production by E. {…}

The Dallas Opera Announces Nine Finalists for Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition

The Dallas Opera has announced the nine finalists of the Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition. The finals, which will be held on March 8, will showcase soprano Katerina Burton, soprano Adia Evans, soprano Elisa Sunshine, mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogali, countertenor Cody Bowers, tenor Matthew Cairns, baritone Navasard Hakobyan, baritone Yeongtaek Yang,  and bass-baritone Jongwon Han. Finalists will be accompanied by {…}

Lisa Marie Rogali, River Guard, & Rolfe Dauz Named Detroit Opera 2023-24 Resident Artists

Detroit Opera has announced the newly selected singers to train in the company’s Resident Artist Program during the 2023–24 season. Those chosen are mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogali, tenor River Guard, and baritone Rolfe Dauz. These three were selected from more than 850 international artists who applied to the program. The Resident Artists have committed to an intensive program while living {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}

Nicole Cabell, Alek Shrader & Miles Mykkanen Lead Minnesota Opera 2018-19 Season

The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five productions including one world premiere and two modern masterpieces. The season opens with Puccini’s rarely performed “La Rondine,” which tells the tale of Magda a lively courtesan in Paris. Celine Byrne makes her debut in the title role with Leonardo Capalbo as Ruggero. Octavio Cardenas directs the new production which is {…}