Vanessa Becerra, Ashley Dixon, & Carlos Santelli Star in Green Lake Festival of Music’s ‘An Evening of Opera’

“An Evening of Opera” closes the Green Lake Festival of Music’s 45th season. Fan-favorite arias, duets, and trios will be performed by soprano Vanessa Becerra, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, tenor Carlos Santelli, and collaborative pianist Laurann Gilley. In a press release Gilley said, “I’ve been hearing great things about the Green Lake Festival of Music for a long time, through friends {…}

Arizona Opera to Present ‘Don Giovanni’

The Arizona Opera is set to conclude the 2023-24 Season with a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The story of legendary libertine Don Juan is set to star Richard Ollarsaba, Joseph Lattanzi, Vanessa Vasquez, Lydia Grindatto, Toni Marie Palmertree, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Brad Bickhardt, Zachary Nelson, Vanessa Becerra, Véronique Filloux, Peter Barber, and Adam Lau. Daniela Candillari conducts the production by Tara Faircloth. {…}

Jeni Houser, Maria Brea, Vanessa Becerra, Kristen Choi, Maria Valdes Headline Phoenix Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo by Tavits Photography) The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances on offer. The season opens with “Carmina Burana” conducted by Tito Muñoz. The soloists include Jeni Houser, Arnold Livingston Geis, and Michael Adams. The program also includes Adam Schoenberg’s “Picture Studies.” Performance Dates: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023 {…}

Opera Omaha to Perform ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Opera Omaha will conclude its 2022-23 Mainstage Season with a production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” The company will present a production by Dean Anthony with conductor Steven White. The cast will include Sidney Outlaw in his Opera Omaha debut as Figaro, with Vanessa Becerra as Susanna. The cast includes Michael Adams, Mary Feminear, Kristen Choi, Victoria Livengood, Rod Nelman, Graham Brooks, Karina Brazas, {…}

Vanessa Becerra, Cecilia Duarte & Andrew Stenson Lead Minnesota Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring four productions. David Radamés Toro directs “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” with a cast that includes Octavio Moreno, Cecilia Duarte, Vanessa Alonzo, Efraín Solís, Zulimar López-Hernández, Efraín Corralejo, and Daniel Montenegro. Performance Dates: Nov. 4–12, 2023 Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” is set to star Vanessa Becerra, Andrew Stenson, Joseph Lattanzi and Stefano de Peppo. Daniel Ellis directs. Performance Dates: Jan. 27–Feb. 4, {…}

Andriana Chuchman & Vanessa Becerra Lead Opera Omaha’s 2023-24 Season

Opera Omaha has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Jorell Williams in the title role of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” alongside Vanessa Becerra, Luis Alejandro Orozco, and Taylor Stayton. Gary Thor Wedow conducts the production by Octavio Cardenas. Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 29, 2023 Andriana Chuchman, Brian Vu, and Hyung Yun lead Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Steven White conducts the production by {…}

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 {…}