Joseph Lodato, Maria Natale, James Valenti Headline ‘Puccini99: A Celebration of Italian Heritage in America’

The Kaufman Music Center will present “Puccini99: A Celebration of Italian Heritage in America” on Nov. 29, 2023 at 8 p.m. The event will feature such artists as Joseph Lodato, Maria Natale and James Valenti. Following this performance, Natale is set to perform “Tosca” with Cedar Rapids Opera. She previously took on the title role of the Puccini classic at {…}

Opera San José & ArtSmart Partner to Hold Fundraiser Featuring Michael Fabiano and Maria Natale

Opera San José (OSJ) and ArtSmart have partnered to provide free voice lessons, musical opportunities, and mentorship for low-income middle and high school students. To celebrate this new collaboration, OSJ and ArtSmart invite Bay Area music lovers to their “Arts for All” fundraising initiative on May 6, 2023, to be hosted at Angelicas in Redwood City’s historic downtown district. The {…}

Patricia Racette, Leona Mitchell, Kenneth Overton, Wayne Tigges, Rachel Blaustein Headline Tulsa Opera’s 2021-22 Season

Tulsa Opera has announced its 2021-22 season which includes two Oklahoma premieres and three new productions. First up, the company will present “Gianni Schicchi” and Verdi’s “Greatest Hits” at ONEOK Field. The production will star Rachel Blaustein, Emily Pulley, Julius Ahn, and Danielle Pastin. Conductor Oriol Sans will conduct while James Robinson will direct. Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2021 Next {…}

Steven LaBrie & Madison Leonard To Feature In Tulsa Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Tulsa Opera has announced its 2019-20 season featuring three productions. In a press statement Ken McConnell said, “We are pleased to present a season of three operas that showcase fiercely determined and strong female central characters, including Emmeline composed by our own Artistic Director Tobias Picker. Tulsa’s opera audience continues to grow and our community engagement is stronger than ever. {…}