Limmie Pulliam, Jeni Houser & David Blalock Lead Madison Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Madison Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Here are the three productions. Michelle Johnson sings the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca“ with Limmie Pulliam as Cavaradossi and Craig Irvin as Scarpia. John DeMain conducts the production by Frances Rabalais. Performance Dates: Nov. 3 & 5, 2023 Joseph Bologne’s “The Anonymous Lovers” will star Keely Futterer, David Blalock, and Yazid Gray. {…}

David Portillo, Zanda Švēde & Kenneth Kellogg Lead Pittsburgh Opera’s 2021-22 Season

The Pittsburgh Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring two repertory staples and three modern masterpieces. Here is a look. Benedum Center Productions Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will open the 2021-22 season with David Portillo as Tamino, Kathryn Bowden as Queen of the Night, Adelaide Boedecker as Pamina, Véronique Filloux as Papagena, and Tom McNichols as Sarastro. Antony Walker conducts. {…}

Pittsburgh Opera to Present ‘Charlie Parker’s Yardbird’

Pittsburgh Opera will present the first-ever Pittsburgh performances of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The work will be presented at the Strip District from April 10 through 22 with a live, socially-distant audience at all six performances. Pittsburgh Opera is maintaining its successful COVID-19 safety protocols, including reduced seating capacity, mandatory mask-wearing, health screenings and temperature checks for all people entering the building, {…}

Pittsburgh Opera to Present Virtual ‘Women’s March’ Concert

On March 26, 2021, Pittsburgh Opera will broadcast a free, virtual concert in celebration of women composers, titled “Women’s March.” The program will draw from over 900 years of music, from composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Alma Mahler, and Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot, Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Rebecca Clarke, Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Margaret bonds, Libby {…}