Renée Fleming & Will Liverman Headline Aspen Music Festival & School’s 75th Anniversary Season

(Photo credit: Andrew Eccles & Jaclyn Simpson) The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced its 75th anniversary season. This article features vocal performances only. Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS Co-Artistic Director Renée Fleming and opera director Peter Sellars coach the program’s major emerging talents in arias and scenes. Performance Dates: June 29 & July 13, 2024 Soprano Renée Fleming, {…}

Ewa Płonka, Lucas Meachem, Sasha Cooke, Lawrence Brownlee, Denyce Graves & Angela Meade Lead The Dallas Opera 2023-24 Season

The Dallas Opera (TDO) has announced its 2023-24 Season, featuring a world premiere production of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Kicking off the season, opening with Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Ewa Płonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Cavaradossi, Gihoon Kim as Scarpia, Andrew Potter as Angelotti, Thomas Cilluffo as Spoletta, and Darren Drone as Sacristan in this Andrew {…}

Fleur Barron & Myra Huang Headline All-Asian Digital Concert with Aural Compass Projects

Mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang will perform an all-Asian digital concert with Aural Compass Projects entitled, “On Belonging.” The recital premieres on February 21 and features a program including Aural Compass Projects’ first commissioned work, “Bright Fear” with music by Raymond Yiu and text by Mary Jean Chan. Presented in partnership with Cincinnati Song Initiative and {…}

Naomi Lewin to Host New York’s 92Y ‘Unsung Heroes of the Opera: Vocal Coaches’

New York City’s premier cultural and community organization, 92Y, will present “Unsung Heroes of the Opera: Vocal Coaches,” an online and in-person class featuring three heavy-hitters of the opera and classical music world. The vocal coaches includes Pianist and Associate Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera Howard Watkins, Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang, and newly appointed Artistic Director of the San {…}