Neeta Helms Receives J. Reilly Lewis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music

Neeta Helms has been awarded the J. Reilly Lewis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music. Helms’ innovation and unwavering commitment to fostering global collaborations for classical music ensembles made her the perfect candidate for the J. Reilly Lewis Award. Throughout her career, Helms has been a trailblazer for both choral and classical music. She is the founder of Prague {…}

Prague Summer Nights Festival Renews John Nardolillo as Artistic Director & Appoints Derek Maseloff as Festival Director

Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival has renewed the contract of Artistic Director John Nardolillo and appointed Derek Maseloff as Festival Director. Following a highly successful 2023 season with 14 performances in four Czech cities, the festival, produced by Classical Movements and CEO Neeta Helms, continues to cultivate emerging talent in the international opera and orchestral scene. The 2024 {…}

A Passionate Duo – Sherrill Milnes & Maria Zouves On Training The Next Generation & Directing Opera Together

What do you do after you’ve taught, formed a young artist program and had a legendary career as a singer and conductor? The answer? Direct opera. That is exactly what famed baritone Sherrill Milnes has embarked on alongside his wife, Maria Zouves. In collaboration with the Prague Summer Nights, presented by Classical Movements, the duo has already directed two Mozart {…}

Q&A: Kristine Overman On Singing The Countess in ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’ And Returning To Prague Summer Nights

The Prague Summer Nights Festival, presented by Classical Movements, continues this weekend in Salzburg. One of the artists performing this week includes Kristine Overman, a 21-year-old soprano who is currently studying at the University of Michigan and who is singing her second major opera role. Having performed with the Michigan Opera Theater as a young child, Overman has always been {…}

Q&A: Anna Kozlakiewicz On Fulfilling A Dream In Salzburg & Pamina’s Challenges

The Prague Summer Nights festival, presented by Classical Movements, continues this week in Salzburg where young artists will have the chance to perform at the legendary Mozarteum. Among the young artists is Anna Kozlakiewicz, a lyric soprano who studied voice at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Art History at the UKSW Warszawa. She is currently studying at Indiana University, {…}