Q & A: James Adler & Victoria Livengood on the New Album ‘That Star in the Picture’ & Breathing New Life Into ‘Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem’

(Photo credits: Ben Livengood & Frank Gimpaya) Composer James Adler and Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood met with OperaWire to discuss the new album, “That Star in the Picture,” which features a re-recording of “Pie Jesu” from Adler’s “Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem” (2001). In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we began by discussing “Memento Mori.” The {…}

Michelle Bradley, Brian Jagde, Kenneth Overton, Allegra Da Vita & Leona Mitchell Headline Tulsa Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Tulsa Opera has announced its 75th anniversary season. The company will kick things off with the company premiere of Rossini’s “The Italian Girl.” The opera will star Allegra De Vita, Aaron Crouch, Robert Mellon, Ashraf Sweailam, Abigail Raiford, and V. Savoy McIlwain. Leslie Dunner conducts the production by Kimille Howard. Performance Dates: Oct. 28 & 30, 2022 Next up is {…}