San Diego Opera Announces 2024-25 Season

The San Diego Opera has announced its 2024-25 season which will see three mainstage operas at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Keturah Stickann directs Puccini’s “La bohème.” Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts and Kathleen O’Mara stars as Mimì. The cast also includes Tasha Hokuao Koontz, Joshua Blue, César Delgado, Latonia Moore, Leroy Davis, and Harold Wilson. Keturah Stickann directs. Performance Dates: Nov. 1-3, 2024 Marcy Stonikas takes on {…}

Marina Costa Jackson, Rainelle Krause, Emily Pulley & Craig Irvin Lead Nashville Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Nashville Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Marina Costa Jackson leads Bizet’s “Carmen” with Zach Borichevsky, Kathryn Lewek, and Richard Ollarsaba. Dean Williamson conducts the production by John Hoomes. Performance Dates: Sept. 26 & 28, 2024 “The Cook-Off” with a libretto by Mark Campbell will make its world premiere alongside Lee Hoiby’s “Bon Appetit!” Craig Irvin, Emily Pulley, Amy {…}

Sara LeMesh, Karen Chia-Ling Ho & Zach Borichevsky Lead Florentine Opera’s 2024-25 Season

The Florentine Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Karen Chia-Ling Ho leads Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly“ with Adam Diegel, Kristen Choi, and Grant Youngblood. Francesco Milioto conducts the production by Mo Zhou. Performance Dates: Oct. 18 & 20, 2024 Handel’s “Acis & Galatea” will star Sara LeMesh, Patrick Bessenbacher, Matt Boehler, and Jerek Fernández. Francesco Milioto conducts the production by E. {…}

Kathryn Lewek & Sarah Coit Lead Toledo Opera’s 2023-24 Season

Ohio’s Toledo Opera has announced its lineup for the 2023-24 season. For its 65th season, the company will present three much-loved operatic works. First up is Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella.” The classic fairytale stars mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit as Angelina (Cinderella) and tenor David Walton as Prince Ramiro. Also among the cast are Adelmo Guidarelli, Keith Phares, Sara Mortensen, Imara Miles, and Jason {…}

Soprano Kathryn Lewek & Tenor Zach Borichevsky Present Food for Love Benefit Concert Supporting UN World Food Program

Soprano Kathryn Lewek and tenor Zach Borichevsky will premiere a special benefit concert in response to the global food crisis worsened by the war in Ukraine. Lewek and Borichevsky considered how they could support Ukraine and vulnerable populations facing increased food insecurity because of the war. In May 2022, the husband and wife duo presented “The Food of Love” – {…}