Susan Graham Headlines Opera San José’s Digital Production of ‘Three Decembers’

(Credit: Dario Acosta) Opera San José has announced that it will present a fully staged production of Jake Heggie’s chamber opera, “Three Decembers.” The opera will star Susan Graham in the lead role, Maya Kherani and Efraín Solís in a digital production offered via on-demand streaming beginning Dec. 3, 2020. The work is based on the unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters” and will showcase {…}

Opera San Jose Announces Resident Artists for 2020-21

Opera San Jose has announced its 2020-21 Resident Artists. The artists include baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, Soprano Maya Kherani, Resident Conductor Christopher James Ray, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli, baritone Efraín Solis, and bass-baritone Nathan Stark. Artists will perform in mainstage operas during the company’s 2021 season and will also appear in digital concerts, recitals, and other events. The {…}

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 {…}

Susanna Phillips, Layla Claire & Maya Kherani Lead Boston Baroque 2020-21 Season

The Boston Baroque has announced its 2020-21 season featuring Music Director and Conductor Martin Pearlman in all productions at the NEC’s Jordan Hall. For the purposes of this article will only highlight the vocal performances. Soprano Susanna Phillips will perform arias from Handel’s operas “Alcina,” “Partenope,” “Giulio Cesare,” and “Semele” in a concert. Music Director Martin Pearlman conducts Boston Baroque’s {…}