Leah Hawkins, Maria Brea, Rafael Moras & SeokJong Baek Lead Arizona Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Arizona Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. The season opens with Arizona Opera’s new “Beyond Downtown” program, the newest evolution of the company’s McDougall RED Series, which will bring operatic performances throughout Arizona, reaching beyond the walls of the theaters in which the company typically performs. Performance Dates: TBD Caitlin Gotimer, SeokJong Baek, Benjamin Taylor, and Emma Marhefka perform {…}

Felix Jarrar, Maria Brea, Cynthia López-Pérez Headline Hogfish’s ‘Conflict, Passion, and Reflection’

(Credit: Eliana Brea) Hogfish is set to present “Conflict, Passion, and Reflection,” a musical program featuring composer-pianist and composer Felix Jarrar as well as  sopranos Maria Brea and Cynthia López-Pérez. The performance is part of the company’s Farm To Stage series and will take place on July 12, 2023 at Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Mallet Barn in Portland, Maine. “‘Conflict, Passion, {…}

Q & A: Venezuelan Soprano Maria Brea on Singing at the Metropolitan Opera in ABT’s ‘Like Water for Chocolate’

(Photo Credit: Eliana Brea) For two-plus hours, the American Ballet Theatre’s “Like Water for Chocolate” takes the audience member on a rapturous journey about star-crossed lovers, Tita and Pedro, struggling with death and loss over the course of half a century. The work, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and with music by Joby Talbot, is an adaptation of the iconic novel {…}

Jeni Houser, Maria Brea, Vanessa Becerra, Kristen Choi, Maria Valdes Headline Phoenix Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo by Tavits Photography) The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances on offer. The season opens with “Carmina Burana” conducted by Tito Muñoz. The soloists include Jeni Houser, Arnold Livingston Geis, and Michael Adams. The program also includes Adam Schoenberg’s “Picture Studies.” Performance Dates: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023 {…}