Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Takes Home Top Prize at Gerda Lissner Foundation’s International Vocal Competition 2024

The Gerda Lissner Foundation has announced the 2024 winners of its International Vocal Competition. In the Opera Division, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen took home the top prize, the Liederkranz Foundation Award. The other winners in the division include baritone Yeongtaek Yang (First Prize), bass-baritone ByeongMin Gil (second prize), mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack (third prize), and soprano Karoline Podolak (Judge’s special {…}

Benjamin Bernheim, Lisette Oropesa, Ludovic Tézier & Asmik Grigorian Lead Opéra de Paris’ 2024-25 Season

The Opéra de Paris has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Verdi’s “Falstaff” opens the season with a cast that includes Ambrogio Maestri, Olivia Boen, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Andrei Kymach, Gregory Bonfatti, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Iván Ayón-Rivas, and Federica Guida. Michael Schønwandt conducts the production by Dominique Pitoiset. Performance Dates: Sept. 10-30, 2024 Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” will star Eleonora Buratto, Elena Stikhina, Aude {…}

The Dallas Opera Announces Nine Finalists for Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition

The Dallas Opera has announced the nine finalists of the Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition. The finals, which will be held on March 8, will showcase soprano Katerina Burton, soprano Adia Evans, soprano Elisa Sunshine, mezzo-soprano Lisa Marie Rogali, countertenor Cody Bowers, tenor Matthew Cairns, baritone Navasard Hakobyan, baritone Yeongtaek Yang,  and bass-baritone Jongwon Han. Finalists will be accompanied by {…}

Metropolitan Opera Announces 2023-24 Lindemann Young Artists

(Credit: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 2023-24 members of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This year the roster includes soprano Amanda Batista, bass-baritone Le Bu, tenor Matthew Cairns, mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack, baritone Eleomar Cuello, soprano Juliana Grigoryan, mezzo-soprano Elmina Hasan, soprano Magdalena Kuźma, coach/pianist Juan José Lázaro, soprano Brittany Olivia Logan, tenor Daniel O’Hearn, tenor Jonghyun Park, baritone Daniel Rich, coach/pianist Deborah Robertson, {…}

Taylor Raven, Christian Van Horn, Sara Gartland, Matthew Cairns Headline Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2023 Season

Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2023 Festival season. The season opens with “Carmen.” Taylor Raven stars in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Cairns. Kelly Kuo conducts. Performance Dates: June 30 – July 23, 2023 Christian Van Horn and Sara Gartland star in “Bluebeard’s Castle.” Kristine McIntyre direct with David Neely conducting. Performance Dates: July 1 – 22, {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, J’Nai Bridges, Karita Mattila & Olga Busuioc Lead Canadian Opera Company’s 2022-23 Season

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven productions and a world premiere. The season kicks off with Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” directed by Christopher Alden and stars Danish bass-baritone Johan Reuter. The cast also includes Marjorie Owens as Senta, Franz-Josef Selig, Miles Mykkanen, Christopher Ventris, and Rosie Aldridge. COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the {…}