Director Matthew Ozawa (A Little Night Music, The Memory Stone) says that, if the world-premiering chamber opera After the Storm is a success, there will be no applause at the end. He might be on to something; those who previewed the beginning scenes last year were moved to tears.
Orchestra Iowa of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble, and the Chamber Singers and College Choir from Simpson College in Indianola are collaborating to bring this seldom-performed work to life. Nearly 200 musicians, including four vocal soloists, will join forces on Sunday, May 8th at 2:30pm at the Blank Performing Arts Center in Indianola.
Wild Space Dance and Milwaukee Opera Theatre are collaborating on “Uproar,” which features mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks singing the role of Eberhardt, conducted by Viswa Subbaraman.
Viswa Subbaraman to lead production of Voir Dire in his Fort Worth Opera debut.
Mezzo-soprano Sofia Selowsky ’12, a vocalist at the Houston Grand Opera, sang “La Petenera” from the zarzuela “La Marchenera”.
Now entering his fourth season, Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman has continually pushed the envelope by bringing Skylight audiences productions that offer the kind of work that isn’t seen anywhere else in the city and that helps to redefine the Skylight mission.
The last time director Chuck Hudson helmed an Arizona Opera production, it turned into a profitable venture for the company.
Any production of Wagner’s “Ring” Cycle — even just a concert performance — is a mammoth undertaking for a major opera company or orchestra, never mind for Lexington Symphony and Symphony New Hampshire.
The number is 110: One hundred and ten past and new TED speakers are part of our newest conference, TEDSummit, happening in Banff, Canada, 26–30 June 2016.
Kathleen Kelly conducts the Columbus Symphony in Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Crystal Manich starring Avery Amereau in the title role.