David Portillo, Will Liverman & Lauren Snouffer Lead Austin Opera’s 2022-23 Season

The Austin Opera has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature three classic works with all star casts. The 2022–2023 Long Center Season opens with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” starring soprano Lauren Snouffer, baritone Emmett O’Hanlon in the title role, and Jack Swanson. Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducts. Performance Dates: Nov. 5-13, 2022 “Sweeney Todd” will be conducted by Timothy {…}

Jamie Barton, Will Liverman, Golda Schultz, Luca Pisaroni Headline Vocal Arts DC’s 2021-22 Season

Vocal Arts DC has announced its 2021-22 season, which will take place in person and virtually. Soprano Golda Schultz opens the season with a recital alongside pianist Jonathan Ware. The concert will include music by Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, and the premiere of Kathleen Tagg and Lila Palmer’s “This be her verse.” Streaming Dates: Sept. 17-28, 2021 Joshua {…}

Opera Memphis & Stax Music Academy’s 12-Year-Old Caleb Thompson Contracted at the Metropolitan Opera

(Credit: Ticanda Thompson) 12-year-old, Caleb Thompson will understudy the role of “Char’es Baby” in Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in my Bones” at the Metropolitan Opera during the 2021-22 season. Thompson is a voice student at Stax Academy in Memphis, Tennessee. Here, he has also been a part of an opera class that started after the cancelation of Opera Memphis’s {…}