Damien Sneed, Justin Austin & Jacqueline Echols Star in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Concert

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is set to present Damien Sneed‘s concert “Our Song, Our Story.” The concert will highlight well-known operatic arias, art songs, and spirituals. The solo and duet performances will pay homage to two iconic Black singers, Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Repertoire includes works by Händel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Strauss, Gershwin, Margaret Bonds, Harry T. {…}

Opera Theatre of St. Louis 2018 Review – Regina: Scheming Susan Graham Stars in Masterful Production of Blitzstein’s Drama

It is easy to see why Marc Blitzstein’s “Regina” is rarely performed.  It’s a demanding work that tackles issues of greed, race relations and other seedy elements of humanity head-on while fusing many musical styles that make it hard to characterize. Because there are so many elements to this opera that includes 10 major characters, it is difficult to mount {…}