Elaine Alvarez, Samina Aslam, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Chauncy Packer Headline Chautauqua Opera’s 2022 Season

Chautauqua Opera is set to kick off its 2022 festival this July. This season’s repertory was originally announced back in 2020 but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article represents an updated version of that announcement with a full rundown of the casts. The season opens with Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz’s “Thumbprint.” The opera will star Samina {…}

Amanda Forsythe, Nicholas Phan, Susanna Phillips, Sidney Outlaw, Wendy Bryn Harmer Headline Boston Baroque’s Historic 2022-23 Season

Boston Baroque has unveiled its 2022-23 season, which will be its 50th anniversary season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Amanda Forsythe, Sonja Tengblad, Tamara Mumford, Nicholas Phan, and Kevin Deas will be the soloists. Music Director Martin Pearlman conducts. Performance Dates: {…}

Lincoln Center to Present World Premiere of Georgia Shreve’s ‘Courageous Women of Antiquity’

Lincoln Center will present the world premiere performance of Georgia Shreve’s “Courageous Women of Antiquity” at Alice Tully Hall on April 26, 2022. Shreve’s work comprises two semi-operatic oratorios, one celebrating Lavinia, a woman who defied kings and threats of war, to marry her love, Aeneus, and the other, Anna Komnene, author of the “Alexiad,” a chronicle of her father’s {…}

Michael Chioldi, Madison Leonard & Scott Hendricks Leads Utah Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Utah Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring four productions. Ari Pelto conducts Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” production of Tomer Zvulun. Michael Chioldi, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Robert Stahley, and Tichina Vaughn.  Performance Dates: Oct. 8-16, 2022 Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment.” Michael Shell directs with a cast that includes Madison Leonard, Jack Swanson, and Matthew Burns. Performance Dates: Jan. 14-22, 2023 {…}

Wendy Bryn Harmer, Eve Gigliotti, Joshua Blue, & Harold Wilson Star in Taneyev’s ‘At the Reading of Psalm’ with the American Symphony Orchestra

The American Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on Jan. 28, 2022, at 8 p.m. for its 60th anniversary season. The program, led by Leon Botstein, will include the U.S. premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s “At the Reading of a Psalm” which is part of the Vanguard Series. Featured soloists include soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, a graduate of the Opera’s Lindemann Young {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Leona Mitchell, Shirley Verrett Headline Next Month of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the next month of nightly streams which focus on a number of unique themes including operas in English, holiday works, and even an entire work dedicated to one of the most iconic artists of all time.  Week 39– In Plain English Monday, December 7 – Thomas Adès’s The Tempest Starring Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Alek Shrader, {…}

Wendy Bryn Harmer, Susanna Phillips Headline Boston Baroque Virtual 2020-21 Season

Boston Baroque has unveiled a brand new 2020-21 virtual season, which will include the online launch of monthly releases from the company’s archives. It all starts on Sept. 15 with Beethoven’s “Fidelio” starring Wendy Bryn Harmer. In October, the company will release Biber’s “The Mystery Sonatas” with November’s release focusing on Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” starring Susanna Phillips. Handel’s “Messiah” will {…}