Trinity Presbyterian Church to Hold Sacred Music Concert in Support of Hurricane Ian Victims

On June 30, 2023, Trinity Presbyterian Church will present a concert of sacred music in support of those affected by Hurricane Ian. The program will include selections from composers such as Garrett Brown, Fiona Frank, Akihiro Masuda, and Man-Ching Donald Yu. There will also be world premiere of works by Trevor Maloney, Patricia Molina, Harrison Scheckler, and Stephane Tesan. Artists {…}

Saltzman’s ‘Geniza: Hidden Fragments’ Set for Performance at Adas Israel Congregation

Arnold Saltzman’s “Geniza: Hidden Fragments” is set for its second performance on April 23, 2023, at the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The opera, which premiered on Oct. 13, 2022, at the University of DC Theater of the Arts, will feature Janice Meyerson, Richard Crawley, Claire Galloway, Faith Snyderman, Madison Marie McIntosh,  Derrick Miller, Nathan Letourneau, and Melanie Ashkar. {…}

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Won Whi Choi, Alexandra Razskazoff, Marcus Deloach Headline Teatro Grattacielo’s 2021 Season

Teatro Grattacielo has announced its 2021 season featuring three productions. The company will present Mascagni’s “L’Amico Fritz” at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre. The work was last performed in New York City in 1987and will star Won Whi Choi, Alexandra Razskazoff, and Marcus Deloach. Israel Gursky heads the Queens Symphony Orchestra with Malena Dayen and Stefanos Koroneos directing. Performance Date: {…}

Christman Opera Company Announces ‘A Concert to Benefit The American Prize’

(Photo Credit: Christman Opera Company) The Christman Opera Company has announced “A Concert to Benefit The American Prize.” The concert will star mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh with Maestro Gregory Ritchey at the piano. The duo will be premiering works by Theodore Christman, Antonio Covello, Ted Ganger, Michael Polo, Kevin Scott, Amy Scurria, Myron Silberstein, and Webster Young. The American Prize {…}

Christman Opera Company to Stream 2nd Annual Haiti Children Benefit Concert

On September 25, 2020, Christman Opera Company will hold its annual benefit concert, titled “An Evening of Music.” Proceeds will go towards supporting the nonprofit organization HaitiChildren in efforts to bring shelter, food, and education to impoverished children in the island nation. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the concert will be held virtually through Zoom. The program will feature mezzo-soprano {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}

Christman Opera Company 2019 Review: An Afternoon of Music for HaitiChildren

On October 26, 2019, Christman Opera Company presented “An Afternoon of Music for HaitiChildren,” a fundraising concert hosted in the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The program consisted of opera, musical theatre, featuring three new song composed by Theodore Christman from his upcoming musical “Unfolded,” which tells the journey of Susie Scott Krabacher, founder and CEO of HaitiChildren, in her efforts {…}