John Holiday, Zachary Nelson, Zoie Reams, Alexander Elliott Birch Headline Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2021 Summer Festival

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2021 summer festival which will run between July 2 and 25. The company announced that its new season was developed in conjunction with the Medical Advisory Panel and that all 225 company members completed a COVID-19 vaccination series prior to their arrival for the festival. Additionally, all audience members will be required {…}

Danielle de Niese, Alessandro Corbelli, Jacques Imbrailo Headline Glyndebourne Opera’s Streaming Options in July

The Glyndebourne Opera has announced the next operas that it will present as part of its “Open House” streaming service. First up will be Britten’s “Billy Budd.” The opera, which was directed by Michael Grandage and conducted by Mark Elder, stars John Mark Ainsley as Captain Vere, Darren Jeffery as Ratcliffe, Phillip Ens as Claggart, and Jacques Imbrailo in the {…}

Missy Mazzoli, Frederica Von Stade Headline Opera Philadelphia’s ‘Digital Festival O’

Opera Philadelphia has launched the “Digital Festival O.” which will stream five major productions from the company’s past. “The unprecedented social distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has galvanized the performing arts community, sparking generous artist relief funds and online expressions of creativity as we all navigate this challenging time in our history. Digital Festival O, which premieres when we {…}

Michael Fabiano, Angela Meade, Bryan Hymel To Star in Historic Performance At Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House

The Academy of Vocal Arts is set to showcase “BrAVA Philadelphia!” at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House on  March 28, 2020. This event, which marks the first opera performance at the hallowed house in over 80 years, will feature such star singers as Angela Meade, Latonia Moore, Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel, Taylor Stayton , Vanessa Vasquez, Hannah Ludwig, and André Courville. {…}

Leah Crocetto, Dmitry Korchak & Daniela Mack Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2019-20 season

The Palm Beach Opera has revealed its 2019-2020 season featuring three mainstage operas and an added production starring the company’s artists in residence. In a press statement, general director Daniel Biaggi said, “We are thrilled to bring ‘Hansel and Gretel’ to Delray Beach’s intimate Crest Theatre, and present our rising artists in residence, who often go on to sing at opera {…}

Washington National Opera To Broadcast ‘The Barber of Seville’ During Opera In The Outfield

The Washington National Opera will celebrate the eleventh season of free opera broadcasts at Nationals Park with Opera in the Outfield on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The evening will showcase Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” in high-definition on the Nationals Park scoreboard at 7 p.m. Hosted by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, the production directed by Peter Kazaras is set to {…}

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting For 46TH Summer Festival Season

The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its casting for the 2017-18 season. In a press release, the company noted, “Our reputation for exceptional casting, remarkable production values, and thoughtfully selected repertory continues to expand. Audiences in Des Moines and around the broader industry increasingly discover for themselves Iowa’s operatic oasis.” As previously noted, the company will present three works. {…}