Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Appoints Norman Reinhardt as Artist-in-Residence in Voice

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music has announced that tenor Norman Reinhardt will be joining its vocal faculty and has been appointed artist-in-residence of voice, effective Sept. 1, 2024. Reinhardt is the co-founder of Living Opera, a multimedia startup that aims to empower and educate artists at every stage of their careers. As a performer, the tenor has appeared with {…}

Scott Hendricks, Martin Muehle & Kiandra Louise Howarth Lead Staatsoper Hannover’s 2021-22 Season

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced its 2021-22 season featuring a wide variety of repertoire from repertoire staples to new operas. Here is a look Premieres Verdi’s “Otello“ gets a new production starring Martin Muehle in the title role. He will be joined by Pavel Yankovsky, Daniel Miroslaw, Marco Lee, Sunnyboy Dladla, Barno Ismatullaeva, and Kiandra Louise Howarth. Stephan Zilias conducts the {…}

Karen Slack, Christine Goerke, Adriana Gonzalez Headline Houston Grand Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2021-22 season, which will feature six productions. It all starts with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, Christian Pursell, and Heidi Stober. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts a production directed by Rob Ashford. Performance Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 7, 2021 Next up is the world premiere of “The Snowy Day.” The new {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Lisette Oropesa, Martina Arroyo, J’Nai Bridges Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

With opera companies returning in full force digitally, this week’s selections will highlight a mix of repertory staples with some unique and experimental new works. 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 {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Lucas Meachem & Juan Francisco Gatell Lead New CD/DVD Releases

This week, four complete operas, as well as an oratorio recording, will be available to stream. Here is a look. Otello After long delays, Sony Classical will finally release the full studio recording of Verdi’s masterpiece opera with Jonas Kaufmann singing the title role and Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Soprano Federica Lombardi sings her {…}

Michael Spyres & Pavel Cernoch Headline New CD/DVD Releases – August 5

This week, a slew of rarely performed works are set for release, including live recordings and some world premieres. La Nonne Sanglante Gounod’s rarely performed work gets a release from the Opera Comique. The new release, by Naxos, stars  Vannina Santoni, Marion Lebègue, and Michael Spyres. Laurence Equilbey conducts the Insula Orchestra in David Bobee’s production from 2018. Jane Eyre Louis Karchin’s {…}

Marlis Petersen, Max Emanuel Cencic & Christophe Dumaux Headline Theater An Der Wien’s 2018-19 Season

The Theater an der Wien has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring numerous operas by Weber, Handel, and Tchaikovsky. The season will include a number of productions, concert performances, recitals and chamber operas. Productions Marlis Petersen, David Hansen, Mirella Hagen, Katarina Bradić, Rainer Trost, Florian Köfler, and Tölzer Sängerknabe star in a production of Handel’s “Alcina.” Stefan Gottfried conducts Tatjana Gürbaca’s production. Performance {…}