Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell Star in On Site Opera’s ‘Comedy and Tragedy Under the Stars’

On Site Opera will present “Comedy and Tragedy Under the Stars” at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater on July 22 at 8 pm. The one-night-only performance will star Stephanie Blythe, Laquita Mitchell, and Maya Lahyani. First up, Blythe and Mitchell will share an adapted stage version of composer and librettist Rachel J. Peters’ “Lesson Plan,” which they premiered online this year via {…}

Maya Lahyani, Will Liverman, Karen Vuong, Karen Slack, & Maya Kherani Headline Portland Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Portland Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. The season kicks off with Bizet’s “Carmen,” which will star Maya Lahyani, Matthew Pearce, Richard Ollarsaba, and Ariana Wehr. Michael Ellis Ingram conducts a production directed by Denyce Graves. Performance Dates: Nov. 5 & 13, 2022  Kamala Sankaram’s “Thumbprint” will premiere with Maya Kherani, Indira Mahajan, Alok Kumar, Omar, Najmi, and Samina Aslam {…}

Piotr Beczala, Ermonela Jaho & Carmela Remigio Highlight Top 6 International Weekend (12/15-18)

(Credit: Moritz Schell Fotografie/Catherine Ashmore/Yasuko Kageyama / TOR) Three rarely performed works highlight the international weekend with three other repertory staples. There are also two new productions opening with one company premiere. Here is a look at what we recommend. Halka – Theater an der Wien, Austria Łukasz Borowicz conducts a new production of Moniuszko’s masterpiece. Mariusz Treliński directs the {…}

Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Cecilia Violetta Lopez, & Vanessa Vasquez Headline Arizona Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Arizona Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring the company’s second World Premiere, the Regional Premiere of a New Mariachi Opera, a New Production of a Modern Masterwork and the Return of Two Beloved Classics. “Arizona Opera continues to deepen its commitment to presenting the most vibrant programming possible on our stages and throughout the community. This spans the {…}

Janai Brugger, Amanda Woodbury & Catherine Russell Headline American Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta) American Symphony Orchestra has announced its expanded 2019-20 season, which includes concerts at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Symphony Space. For the purposes of this article, we will focus only on vocal performances. The season will kick off with Edward Elgar’s oratorio “The Kingdom” at Carnegie Hall, which will feature soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, tenor {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Cendrillon: Laurent Pelly, Joyce DiDonato & Company Deliver Exquisite Evening of Massenet Fairy Tale

Jules Massenet is one of the great composers that can’t be called an auteur in the traditional sense. When you go to any performance of music by virtually any composer, you can pretty much guarantee that said composer’s voice will come through consistently even if the means or style deviates ever so slightly. Verdi remains Verdi whether you are listening to {…}