Stefan Vinke, Barry Banks, Michael Mayes & Meigui Zhang Lead Atlanta Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2024-25 Season. Here is a look at the diverse productions that will be performed. Discoveries Series: The Atlanta Opera immersive “Bohème Project” Following the present season’s traditional production of Puccini’s “La bohème,” in September the Atlanta Opera Discoveries series continues the “Bohème Project” with two immersive productions at Pullman Yards. Produced by Tomer Zvulun {…}

Houston Grand Opera & the Asia Society Texas to Give the World Premiere of ‘The Big Swim’

(Photo credit: John Matthew Myers) Houston Grand Opera and the Asia Society Texas announced their co-production of the world premiere of Meilina Tsui and  Melisa Tien’s opera “The Big Swim.” The new opera weaves together Eastern and Western cultures, with Tsui’s score incorporating opera buffa, Peking and Cantonese opera, Gregorian chants, American and Asian pop music, animated musicals, and more. {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Hera Hyesang Park, Meigui Zhang, Nicholas Phan, Karen Slack Headline New York Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Jeanette Sorrell conducts Händel’s “Israel in Egypt” with Amanda Forsythe, Sonya Headlam, Cody Bowers, Jacob Perry, Edward Vogel, and Apollo’s Singers. Performance Dates: Oct. 25 & 26, 2023  J’Nai Bridges headlines a program featuring music by Holst, {…}

Jakub Jósef Orlinski, Meigui Zhang, Nicole Heaston Headline San Francisco Opera’s ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’

(Credit: Jiyang Chen) San Francisco Opera is set to open a new production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” on Nov. 15, 2022. The opera will feature countertenor Jakub Jósef Orlinski in his company debut alongside Meigui Zhang and Nicole Heaston. Peter Whelan, in his American debut, will conduct the opera, which will be directed by Matthew Ozawa and choreographed by {…}

San Francisco Opera Releases New Installment of Its ‘In Song’ Series Spotlighting Soprano Meigui Zhang

(Photo:  Zane Gan) San Francisco Opera has released “In Song: Meigui Zhang,” the latest installment of its Webby Award-winning “In Song” series. The series presents portraits of artists through song and stories, with past episodes presenting a cross-section of genres—from opera to mariachi. Among the works spotlighted by the fast-rising Zhang, is the Kazakh folk song “A Lovely Rose.” Virtuoso musician {…}

Étienne Dupuis, Luca Pisaroni, Adela Zaharia, Nicole Car, Konu Kim, Meigui Zhang, Hongni Wu Headline San Francisco Opera Streams During Summer Season

San Francisco Opera has announced that it will live stream three of its summer season performances. The company will stream “Don Giovanni” on June 12. The production will star Étienne Dupuis, Luca Pisaroni, Adela Zaharia, Nicole Car, Christina Gansch, and Amitai Pati. Bertrand de Billy conducts. That will be followed up by a stream of “Dream of The Red Chamber” {…}