Boston Lyric Opera Partners with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company for ‘Romeo & Juliet’

On August 11, 2022, Boston Lyric Opera will open its 2022-23 season with a free, public staging of Gounod’s “Romeo & Juliet.” The production comes in partnership with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the City of Boston. CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler will direct, with BLO Music Director David Angus conducting the chorus and orchestra. The cast features Ricardo Garcia making {…}

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community Offers New Interactive Talks

The San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity, and Community has announced the spring lineup for the Opera Aficionado virtual interactive conversation series. Each month from April through June, the company will offer themed discussions ranging from Shakespeare’s influence on opera to a celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month. All start times are 1:00 p.m. PDT. The focus of {…}

WQXR Announces 2021 STAR Initiative to Support New York City’s Creative Communities

WQXR, New York City’s only all-classical radio station, announced four platforms to aid the city’s creative community and sustain the arts culture for which The Big Apple is famous. The station’s multi-pronged approach named STAR (Salutes The ARts) represents the first initiative led by WQXR’s new Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President, Ed Yim. STAR comprises four initiatives: the {…}