Q & A : Director Antón Armendariz Diaz On His Adaptation of Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’

(Credit: Natalia Munro) New York opera audiences will have another opportunity to encounter one of Francis Poulenc’s works after “Dialogues des Carmélites” finished off the Met Opera season to the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. The U.S. debut of the Spanish production of “La voix humaine (“The Human Voice”),” directed by Antón Armendariz Diaz, and starring soprano Ashley Bell and {…}

Interview: ‘Leading Ladies Liberated’ Puts Focus On Groundbreaking Women From Opera’s Golden Age

“We want to make this music—these composers—part of the standard repertoire. Events like this shouldn’t be rare,” stated soprano Nicole Leone in a recent interview with OperaWire. Leone’s simple statement refers to the challenge of increasing the prominence of female composers in music programming, and she is doing her part. Together with Randi Marrazzo, her voice teacher from Temple University, {…}

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/8-10): A World Premiere, ‘Sweeney Todd,’ & Piazzolla’s Masterpiece Dominate Weekend

The summer is underway and as expected, there are a ton of options out there for the opera lovers of the world. So here is a look at this week’s picks in alphabetical order by company. Maria de Buenos Aires – Alamo City Opera Piazzolla’s work is growing ever-popular around the globe with productions cropping up everywhere. The production at {…}