New Amsterdam Opera Announces Cast For ‘Hérodiade’

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced the cast to its upcoming performance of Massenet’s “Hérodiade.”  After an intense three day audition process, the cast will include Janara Kellerman in the title role of Hérodiade, Marcy Stonikas as Salomé, Errin Brooks as Jean, Jason Chandler Duika as Hérode, Isaiah Musik-Ayala as Phanuel, Charles Eaton as Vitellius, and Brooklyn Snow as Young Babylonian Girl. The performance will be {…}

New Amsterdam Opera 2017-18 Review – La Favorita: Steven LaBrie & Catherine Martin Give Star-Studded Performances In Donizetti’s Rarely Performed Gem

For the past three years, the New Amsterdam Opera has been showcasing emerging opera stars and repertoire staples that are no longer performed as frequently in New York. The company has been consistent thus far in the quality of its performances and on June 2, 2018, it presented Donizetti’s “La Favorita” with two radiant leads that should be on the radar {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/1-3): ‘Brokeback Mountain’ & ‘An America Soldier’ Dominate Weekend

With Memorial Day Weekend now past, more opera companies are back in business. This weekend’s offerings feature a wide range of repertoire, including two major continental premieres. Here are our recommendations (in alphabetical order by company). La Favorita – New Amsterdam Opera The New Amsterdam Opera showcases a rare performance of Donizetti’s “La Favorite,” which will be dedicated to the {…}

Jennifer Rowley & Mark Delavan To Perform With New Amsterdam Opera

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced a Spring 2018 event featuring two Metropolitan Opera stars. The concert entitled “Spring Fling” will be an Informal Sing & Sip with soprano Jennifer Rowley and baritone Mark Delavan. Artistic Director Keith Chambers will accompany them at the piano. Rowley recently received raves at the Met for her performance as Leonora in “Il Trovatore” and “Tosca.” She is gearing {…}

New Amsterdam Opera Announces ‘La Favorita’ Cast & Dedicates Performance To Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced the cast of Donizetti’s “La Favorita.” The opera will star Catherine Martin as Leonora, Steven LaBrie as Alfonso XI, Peter Scott Drackley as Fernando, and Kevin Thompson as Baldassare. April Martin will sing Inez while Eamon Pereyra rounds out the cast as Don Gaspar. Artistic Director Keith Chambers will conduct the production which will mark the first {…}