Alexandra Nowakowski, Michael Kelly, Brian Mextorf Headline Brooklyn Art Song Society’s ‘Testaments’

(Credit: John Matthew Myers Photography) On February 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) “Testaments” at the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. The showcase, the fifth one in the company’s “Beginnings, Middles, and Ends” series, will feature the Songs and Proverbs of William Blake op. 74; 7 romances of Aleksander Blok op. 12; and the Testament {…}

Briana Hunter, Jorge Parodi & Michael Kelly Lead Opera Orlando’s 2020-21 Season

Opera Orlando has announced the 2020-21 season, working closely with the Dr. Phillips Center and other venues to ensure safety protocols for the company’s live performances. “In addition to getting input from fellow opera and theater companies who have started to re-open, we are incorporating CDC recommendations, local official guidance, and input from our Company partner Orlando Health in preparing {…}

Michael Kelly Headlines Bonus Online Concert for Bright Shiny Things

Bright Shiny Things is set to stream a performance of Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin” on Oct. 10, 2020. The concert will feature the first collaboration between baritone Michael Kelly, guitarist-composer David Leisner, and visual artists Kevork Mourad. Kelly has performed with such organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Mostly Mozart Festival, Opernhaus {…}

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 {…}