Michael Chioldi, Madison Leonard & Scott Hendricks Leads Utah Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Utah Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring four productions. Ari Pelto conducts Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” production of Tomer Zvulun. Michael Chioldi, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Robert Stahley, and Tichina Vaughn.  Performance Dates: Oct. 8-16, 2022 Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment.” Michael Shell directs with a cast that includes Madison Leonard, Jack Swanson, and Matthew Burns. Performance Dates: Jan. 14-22, 2023 {…}

Victory Hall Opera Announces February Release of Documentary Film ‘Unsung’

Charlottesville, Virginia’s Victory Hall Opera (VHO) has announced the February 27 release of “Unsung,” a documentary film created after the cancellation of its production of “La traviata.” In response to the cancellation, Artistic Director Miriam Gordon-Stewart presented to the principals an exciting challenge: create a movie filmed only on iPhones, in their own cities, under Gordon-Stewart’s remote direction. “When the pandemic {…}

Central City Opera To Present Colorado Premiere Of ‘Billy Budd’

Central City Opera will present the Colorado premiere of Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd.” The opera, based on Herman Melville’s novel, “chronicles the idealistic title character’s forced enlistment in the British Navy aboard the Indomitable during the Napoleonic Wars and the moral dilemma that ensues over crimes he commits in self-defense.” Ken Cazan will direct this large production as part {…}

Jeremy Gill’s ‘Whitman Portrait’ To Have It’s New York Premiere In April

Chris Grymes’ Open G Performance Series will present “Jeremy Gill, Composer Portrait” at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on Apr. 7, 2019. The concert will celebrate the bicentennial of the great American poet Walt Whitman with music inspired by his words. “Whitman Portrait” (2014) will feature sopranos Deborah Lifton and Kristin Sampson, mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, tenor Dominic Armstrong, baritone Jorell Williams, bass-baritone {…}