Sonya Yoncheva, Karita Mattila, Angel Blue, Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

September brings the opening of several major companies in Europe. And that means new streaming opportunities of concerts and operas. Before we kick off our list, don’t forget to check out important discussions taking place regarding issues of race and equality in opera with such programs as Karen Slack’s “KikiKonversations,” Kenneth Overton’s “Black Opera Live,” and Mark S. Doss’ “Heart and Soul” series {…}

Nicholas Brownlee, Jennifer Feinstein, Chaz’men Williams-Ali, Katherine Powers Headline LAO At Home

The Los Angeles Opera has announced its schedule of streaming options for the week starting on August 21, 2020. First up will be “Shakespeare Sings” featuring soprano Katherine Powers as she talks to Shakespeare scholar Lorenzo González about Elizabethan history and performs two pieces from Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Streaming Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT  Next up will {…}

Gerard Schneider, Brenda Rae & Nicholas Brownlee Highlight Oper Frankfurt’s 2020-21 Season

Oper Frankfurt has announced its 2020-21 season. The German house will present 11 new productions and a number of revivals and recitals. New Productions  Monika Buczkowska, Judita Nagyová, Peter Marsh, Simon Neil, and Alfred Reiter star in Ligeti’s “La Grand Macabre.” Sebastian Weigle conducts a production by Vasily Barkhatov. Performance Dates: Sept. 13-Oct. 17, 2020 Katharina Thoma will direct Offenbach’s {…}

American Symphony Orchestra Launches ASO Online Streaming Service

The American Symphony Orchestra is launching ASO Online in collaboration with Bard’s Fisher Center. The streaming service kicked off with the 2019 production of Korngolds “Das Wunder der Heliane. The opera was conducted by Leon Botstein and starred Ausrine Stundyte, Alfred Walker, Daniel Brenna, Jennifer Feinstein, Nicholas Brownlee, David Cangelosi, Nathan Berg, Scott Conner, Michael J. Hawk, Derek Taylor, Kevin {…}

Andrés Orozco-Estrada & Elizabeth DeShong Highlight Houston Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

(Credit: Houston Symphony Orchestra) The Houston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season featuring three vocal performances. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the rarely performed work Schmidt’s “The Book with Seven Seals.” The cast is set to include Christian Elsner, Nicholas Brownlee, Meghan Kasanders, Kelley O’Connor, Maximilian Schmitt and Jan Martiník. The Houston Symphony Chorus is led by Betsy Cook Weber. Performance {…}