Voices of Ascension & the Young People’s Chorus of NYC Review 2022: Paola Prestini’s ‘The Glass Box’

The Voices of Ascension and the Young People’s Chorus of NYC performed composer Paola Prestini’s ‘The Glass Box’ in a highly anticipated program at the Church of the Ascension on November 9th. Prestini composed ‘The Glass Box’ in 2018, with text written by Royce Vavrek as an oratorio about young refugees in Sweden. This new work challenges perspectives and promotes {…}

The National Sawdust & Beth Morrison Projects Team Up for ’21c Liederabend, op. Worldwide’

The National Sawdust and Beth Morrison Projects are set to team up to present “21c Liederabend, op. Worldwide” which will start streaming on June 27, 2021. The showcase will feature a wealth of renowned international artists including Holland Andrews, Amyra León, Lido Pimienta, David Frazier, Darian Thomas, Paris Marcel, Paola Prestini, Royce Vavrek, Eve Gigliotti, Natalie Frank, Erin Pollock, Theodosia {…}

Angel Blue, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Missy Mazzoli to Feature on Zachary James’ ‘What Happened Was…’

Broadway and opera star Zachary James is set to host a new, online talk show. Titled “What Happened Was…” the program will feature leading figures in the world of Broadway, opera, dance, film, television, and more. Inspired by shows such as “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” the series comes as part of The Dallas Opera Network, and will air {…}

Tamara Wilson, Jamie Barton & Ryan McKinny Lead Houston Grand Opera’s Revamped 2020-21 Digital Season

(Credit: Bree Anne Clowd/Cassandra Kay) Houston Grand Opera has announced HGO Digital, its all-new program of digital works for the 2020–21 season. The program, which is set to open in September and extending through April 2021, will see HGO release original video content bimonthly for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes, free of charge. Programming includes one {…}

Jacqueline – Luna Pearl Woolf Turns Celebrated Cellist’s Story Into an Opera

Credit: Dahlia Katz Composed for only two performers, the first opera written about the life of legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré received its world premiere this past February in Toronto. Tapestry Opera, the only Canadian company dedicated to the creation, development, and performance of original Canadian operas, presented the first five performances of “Jacqueline” by Luna Pearl Woolf and Pulitzer {…}

Opera in the Time of COVID: Missy Mazzoli, Famed Composer of ‘Breaking the Waves’ & ‘Proving Up’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) “Opera in the Times of COVID” is an interview series in collaboration with photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio. We talk to notable figures from around the opera world to get their perspective on how they feel these challenging times may change opera’s present and future. Missy Mazzoli is one of the great opera composers of {…}