Ying Fang, Alice Coote, Measha Brueggergosman, Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan Headline National Symphony Orchestra’s March 2022 Slate

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The National Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its March 2022 slate. For the purposes of this article our focus will be on vocal or operatic performances. Michael Tilson Thomas will lead a performance of his very own “Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind.” The showcase will also include music by Carl Ruggles and Aaron Copland with such {…}

Opera Atelier Extends Measha Brueggergosman as Artist in Residence Until 2023

Canadian-based company Opera Atelier has announced that soprano Measha Brueggergosman would stay on as the company’s Artist in Residence until June 2023. In her role, she will continue to be a part of the company’s artist training, education, and outreach activities. She will also lead lectures and masterclasses. Brueggergosman will also continue developing the “Making of an Opera (MOAO)” program, {…}

New World Symphony Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring Dashon Burton & Ronnita Miller

The New World Symphony has announced its 2021-22 season featuring chamber music concerts, world-class soloists, and a diversity of conductors. For this article, we will only focus on the vocal and operatic performances. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Welcome back concert featuring Measha Brueggergosman and Chad Goodman in music by Emmanuel Chabrier, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Franz Schubert. Performance Date: {…}

Measha Brueggergosman Named Artist in Residence at Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier has announced that Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman has been named Artist In Residence for the company’s reimagined 2020-21 season. Brueggergosman has performed with the Canadian company where she first appeared in 2008 as Elettra in Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” She has performed with L’Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, The San Francisco Symphony, the BBC Symphony, Dresden Semperoper, the {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark {…}

Wallis Giunta, Colin Ainsworth Headline Opera Atelier’s ‘Together / Apart’

Opera Atelier has announced that it will present “Together / Apart,” a one-hour virtual showcase on May 20, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT. The performance will feature 14 performers including soprano Measha Brueggergosman singing Mozart; Laird Mackintosh from “Phantom of the Opera;” and mezzo-Soprano Wallis Giunta singing “Non so più” from “The Marriage of Figaro.” Other artists include soprano Meghan {…}

Jessica Pratt & Measha Brueggergosman Lead Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma’s New Streaming Lineup

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced the upcoming two weeks of streaming. The week begins with Verdi’s “Les vêpres siciliennes” in its original French version. The production, which opened the 2019-20 season, is conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Valentina Carrasco. For those who are interested to learn more about the work can check out the company’s podcast {…}

Riccardo Muti, Anita Rachvelishvili & Francesco Meli Highlight Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season with Riccardo Muti leading a number of important and rare works and international soloists. For this article we will highlight the vocal performances. A highlight of the year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth will be Riccardo Muti conducting the composer’s Missa solemnis. The maestro will conduct the Chicago {…}