Frederick Ballentine, Michael Mayes & Hiromi Omura Lead Utah Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Utah Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. The season will open with Sondheim and Wheeler’s “Sweeney Todd.” Robert Tweten leads a cast that includes Michael Mayes as the demon barber himself, Audrey Babcock, Amy Owens, Megan Marino, and Christian Sanders. Doug Scholz-Carlson directs. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-20, 2024 Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” will be conducted by Stephanie Rhodes Russell {…}

Arizona Opera to Present ‘Don Giovanni’

The Arizona Opera is set to conclude the 2023-24 Season with a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The story of legendary libertine Don Juan is set to star Richard Ollarsaba, Joseph Lattanzi, Vanessa Vasquez, Lydia Grindatto, Toni Marie Palmertree, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Brad Bickhardt, Zachary Nelson, Vanessa Becerra, Véronique Filloux, Peter Barber, and Adam Lau. Daniela Candillari conducts the production by Tara Faircloth. {…}

Michael Fabiano, George Andguladze, & Lydia Grindatto Star in Opera Italiana is in the Air’s Free Concert

Photo credit: Jiyang Chen & Opera Romana Craiova Italian conductor Alvise Casellati leads the Opera Italiana is in the Air tour in a free concert starring tenor Michael Fabiano, baritone George Andguladze, and soprano Lydia Grindatto at the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 21 at 5:30 pm. The outdoor concert titled “Peace on Earth: The Art of Nature” features Fabiano’s rendition {…}