Resonance Works’ to Perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Resonance Works’ tenth anniversary season will continue with Bach’s Mass in B Minor. The work will be performed by sopranos Katy Shackleton Williams, Charlene Canty, Amelia D’Arcy, and Lara Lynn McGill, mezzo-sopranos Timothi Williams and Thespina Christulides, tenor Javier Abreu, and bass-baritone Matthew Scollin. In a statement, Maria Sensi Sellner, Resonance Works’ Artistic and General Director said, “Although the complete {…}

Decameron Opera Coalition to Host ‘DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation’

The Decameron Opera Coalition will present “DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation” on Nov. 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST. The project featured collaborations between Resonance Works (Pittsburgh); Lyric Opera of the North (Duluth); UrbanArias (Washington DC); Bare Opera (New York City); Opera in the Heights (Houston); Chicago Fringe Opera; Milwaukee Opera Theatre; Fargo-Moorhead Opera; An Opera Theatre (Minneapolis); and {…}

Luca Pisaroni Headlines Decameron Opera Coalition’s Operatic Reimagining of ‘The Decameron’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) In 1353, a few years after the Black Death raged in Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio finished “The Decameron,” 100 stories told by seven women and three men holed up in a countryside villa as they awaited the passing of the plague. It’s a classic of literature, many times bawdy, sometimes tragic, and extremely apropos considering our present-day pandemic. {…}