Laquita Mitchell, Briana Hunter, Kate Lindsey, Barry Banks, Reginald Smith, Jr. Headline Cincinnati May Festival’s 2023 Season

Cincinnati May Festival has announced its 150th anniversary season. First up is Vaulted Voices at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Audiences will hear the May Festival Chamber Choir, May Festival Youth Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Performance Date: April 2, 2023  The festival proper kicks off with Bach’s “Magnificat,” which is paired with music by James Macmillan and {…}

Latonia Moore, Christine Goerke, Gabriella Reyes, Denyce Graves, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Reginald Smith, Jr. Headline Washington National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Washington National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. The season kicks off with Brenna Corner’s production of “Il Trovatore” starring Latonia Moore, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Christopher Maltman, and Ryan Speedo Green. Michele Gamba conducts. Performance Dates: Oct 22 – Nov. 7, 2022  Next up is Strauss’ “Elektra” with Christine Goerke in the title role. The cast also {…}

Michelle Bradley, Jacquelyn Stucker & Denyce Graves Highlight Atlanta Symphony’s 2021-22 Season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the 2021-22 season. For this article, we will only focus on vocal performances. Sir Donald Runnicles and Jacquelyn Stucker perform an evening of music by R. Strauss, Brahms, and Eötvös. Performance Dates: Dec. 2 – 4, 2021 Sir Donald Runnicles conducts Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel“ with Kelley O’Connor, Jacquelyn Stucker, Tichina Vaughn, Stephen Powell, {…}

Isabel Leonard, Latonia Moore, Marco Berti Star in Cincinnati Opera’s 2020 Season

The Cincinnati Opera has announced its 100th anniversary season which will feature five operas. Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will open the season with Aaron Blake, Rodion Pogossov, and Isabel Leonard headlining the cast. Renato Balsadonna conducts. Performance Dates: June 18 & 20, 2020 The season continues with the world premiere of “Fierce,” an opera by librettist Sheila Williams and composer {…}