Cecilia Violetta López, Bernardo Bermudez, Eleni Calenos, Marnie Breckenridge Headline Opera Orlando’s ‘All for Art’ 2023-24 Season

Opera Orlando announced its 2023-24 season, entitled “All for Art.” The season opens with “Tosca” starring Eleni Calenos, Nathan Granner, and Daniel Scofield. Josh Shaw directs and Eiki Isomura conducts. Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 29, 2023 The season features “Frida” in a production by John de los Santos conducted by Jorge Parodi. The opera stars Cecilia Violetta López and {…}

Jacqueline – Luna Pearl Woolf Turns Celebrated Cellist’s Story Into an Opera

Credit: Dahlia Katz Composed for only two performers, the first opera written about the life of legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré received its world premiere this past February in Toronto. Tapestry Opera, the only Canadian company dedicated to the creation, development, and performance of original Canadian operas, presented the first five performances of “Jacqueline” by Luna Pearl Woolf and Pulitzer {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}

Matthew Worth, Rhoslyn Jones, Frederica Von Stade & Marnie Breckenridge Join Faculty At San Francisco Conservatory Of Music

Four singers have recently joined the voice faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Baritone Matthew Worth has been appointed to SFCM’s voice faculty, and is set to lead a full studio. According to the press release, both SFCM President David H. Stull and Voice Department Chair César Ulloa are thrilled to welcome Worth to the team. “His artistic {…}