Samantha Hankey, Andriana Chuchman & Adam Smith Lead Lyric Opera of Kansas City Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced its 2023-24 season featuring four productions. The season opens with a double bill of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci.” Mascagni’s work will star Samantha Hankey, Adam Smith, and Gevorg Hakobyan. Meanwhile, Leoncavallo’s work will star Diego Torre, Gabriella Reyes, and Gevorg Hakobyan. Roberto Kalb conducts the production by Shawna Lucey. Performance Dates: {…}

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 {…}

Bryan Hymel, Janai Brugger & Stephen Powell Lead Opera Colorado’s 2022-23 Season

Opera Colorado has announced its 2022-23 season which will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Season and its biggest season yet. Catherine Martin sings the role of Santuzza in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” with Catherine Cook, Malcolm McKenzie, Roberto de Biasio, and Kira Dills-Desurra. Ari Pelto conducts the semi-staged production by David Lefkowich. Performance Date: Sept. 10, 2022 Verdi’s “Rigoletto” is set to {…}

Renée Fleming, Ana María Martínez & J’Nai Bridges Lead Houston Symphony’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Houston Symphony Orchestra) The Houston Symphony has announced its 2021-22 season featuring world-class soloists and Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s final season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The season opens with Steven Reineke conducting Renée Fleming. Performance Date: Sept. 11, 2021 Andrea Bocelli joins the Houston Symphony for a special evening. Performance Date: Oct. 11, 2021 Bernard Labadie conducts Houston {…}

Nadia Boulanger & Ernest Chausson Highlight Bard Summerscape’s 2020 Season

The Bard SummerScape has announced its 2020 season celebrating the Life and Times of Pioneering Parisian Polymath Nadia Boulanger, with Seven-Week Arts Festival in New York’s Hudson Valley. For the purpose of this article we will only focus on the vocal performances. Opera This season will mark the first fully-staged American presentation of Chausson’s “King Arthur,” directed by award-winner Mary {…}

Vanessa Vasquez, Ginger Costa-Jackson & Talise Trevigne Highlight Lyric Opera Of Kansas City’s 2020-21 Season

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced its 2020-21 season featuring four unique productions. Vanessa Vasquez headlines opening night in a production of Verdi and Piave’s “La Traviata” by Francesca Zambello. Timothy Myers conducts the masterpiece with Matthew White as Alfredo and Weston Hurt as Germont. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 4, 2020 Eric Greene, Talise Trevigne, Donovan Singletary, Jermaine Smith and Indra {…}