Samantha Hankey, Andriana Chuchman & Adam Smith Lead Lyric Opera of Kansas City Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City has announced its 2023-24 season featuring four productions. The season opens with a double bill of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci.” Mascagni’s work will star Samantha Hankey, Adam Smith, and Gevorg Hakobyan. Meanwhile, Leoncavallo’s work will star Diego Torre, Gabriella Reyes, and Gevorg Hakobyan. Roberto Kalb conducts the production by Shawna Lucey. Performance Dates: {…}

Ginger Costa-Jackson, Terrence Chin-Loy, Mikaela Bennett, & John Brancy to Headline MasterVoices’ Presentation of Original Version of ‘Carmen’

Mastervoices is set to present the original version of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Jazz at Lincoln Center on Oct. 25, 2022. The opera will feature dialogue instead of recitative with an English translation by Sheldon Harnick. Mezzo Ginger Costa-Jackson, Terrence Chin-Loy, Mikaela Bennett, and John Brancy star in the production. Other cast members include Nicole Fernandez-Coffaro, Kimberly Sogioka, Zhengyi Bai, Michael {…}

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 {…}

MasterVoices Details 2021-22 Season Featuring Mikaela Bennett, Tariq Al-Sabir, and Vanessa Williams

MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling has announced details about the company’s 2021-22 season. In the official press release, Sperling said, “We are delighted to return for our 80th season to our historic home, Carnegie Hall, where MasterVoices, then The Collegiate Chorale, first began. More than ever, we yearn to experience the powerful emotions felt by the singers and listeners alike when {…}

MasterVoices Opens Seasons At Carnegie Hall With Handel’s ‘Israel In Egypt’

Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt” will open MasterVoices’ 77th season on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at Carnegie Hall. The performance, led by the ensemble’s Artistic Director Ted Sperling will feature the New York premiere of a multi-media version of the Handel piece. The performances on the evening will include Mikaela Bennett, Jessica Niles, John Holiday, Gregory Feldmann, Andrew Stenson, and {…}