New Amsterdam Opera Announces Messiah Performances

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” The company announced that it would perform Handel’s oratorio on Dec. 2 and 3 with four distinguished soloists. Soprano Joanie Brittingham, mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh, tenor Johnathan Riesen, and baritone Steven Herring star with Keith Chambers in the podium. Brittingham recently performed at Carnegie Hall as well as with the Victor Herbert Renaissance {…}

New Amsterdam Opera 2016-17 Review -‘La Forza del Destino:’ Verdi’s Gem Gets Solid But Rare NYC Performance

It’s been 11 years since the Metropolitan Opera has performed Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” one of the composer’s late masterpieces and one that requires an ensemble of experienced singers who have the force to take on the composer’s demanding music. As a result, it is rarely performed around the world and for that reason, New York audiences have waited {…}

Weekend Preview USA (3/24-26): Diana Damrau, Plácido Domingo & Vittorio Grigolo Open “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at LA Opera

Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, and Plácido Domingo will take the opera world by storm this weekend when they join forces for Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at the Los Angeles Opera. The first performance of the six-show run takes place this Saturday evening. Damrau was originally scheduled to sing all four heroines but has since rescinded this commitment, opting for only {…}