Ashley Marie Robillard, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Joshua Blue, Will Liverman Headline East Passyunk Opera Project’s ‘Love Notes’ Virtual Valentine’s Concert

East Passyunk Opera Project has partnered with local Philadelphia businesses Psitaloa’s del Sur, Sancho Pistola’s, and Jose Pistola’s for a virtual Valentine’s Day concert titled “Love Notes.” Presented by RE/MAX One Realty – The Capri Dessecker Team, the concert will feature soprano Ashley Marie Robillard and tenor Joshua Blue; the real-life couple will be accompanied by pianist Aurelien Eulert, and {…}

Will Liverman, Ana María Martinez, René Barbera, Mario Rojas, David Portillo Headline New Productions by Lyric Opera of Chicago for 2020-21

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional productions for its 2020-21 season. In addition to its “Twilight: Gods” the company will present “Pasión Latina,” a free concert featuring such renowned artists as Ana María Martínez, René Barbera, David Portillo, Mario Rojas, Richard Ollarsaba, Denis Vélez, and Ricardo José Rivera. The performance will feature music from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, {…}

‘You Get What You Put Out Into the Universe:’ Baritone Lucas Meachem On His Highs and Lows, Diversity in Opera, & COVID’s Impact on Young Artists

In late May, the COVID-19 pandemic relented for a spell, enticing parts of the United States to reopen after weeks of lockdown. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer in the States, was in full swing. 2020 had a disastrous start, but big cities like New York had the virus somewhat contained. Worldwide, the insidious threat of sickness and {…}