Montclair University’s John J. Cali School of Music to Present ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’

Montclair University’s John J. Cali School of Music is set to present “Dialogues of the Carmelites” this January. The production, which opens on Jan. 27, 2024 and features an additional performance on the 28th, stars Clara Luz Iranzo and So Yeon Kim as Blanche. Other cast members include Hanbyeol Min, Abby Brodnick, Jackie Wick, Helena Waterous, Gabrielle Guida, Inhye Choi, {…}

Q & A: Composer Thomas Cabaniss & Director Malena Dayen on Bringing ‘Firesongs’ to Life

On June 18, 2022, the National Sawdust and Chelsea Factory will present Bare Opera’s production of Thomas Cabaniss’ “Firesongs.” Cabaniss, a South Carolina Native, was an initiator of The Lullaby Project and The Somewhere Project, both at Carnegie Hall, and was the host and composer-in-residence for Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program between 2010-2020. In addition to the dozens of works {…}

Bare Opera Holds its Season Opening Gala Concert with Selections from Thomas Cabaniss’ ‘FireSongs’ and Opera Favorites

Photo: Gustavo Mirabile New York City-based alternative opera company, Bare Opera, opened its 2022 season with a gala at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. This small, plucky company is making waves as it creates immersive opera experiences for all audiences; 360° of Opera honored Bare Opera by naming it Best Independent Opera Company of {…}

Director / Mezzo-Soprano Malena Dayen Among Princeton University’s 2022-23 Mary Mackall Gwinn Hodder Fellows

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts has announced their five Mary Mackall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year and one of them happens to be a major player in the independent New York opera scene. Among this year’s fellowships, which is given to artists who demonstrate “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts,” is mezzo-soprano and {…}

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Announces 2021 Season Featuring Teatro Grattacielo & New York City Opera

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has announced an innovative, collaborative 2021 season that will expand on its groundbreaking production of “Tosca,” the first drive-in opera production in the United States in Kingston, NY. The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will team up with the New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo for two operatic productions. The Phoenicia International Festival {…}