Pittsburgh Opera welcomes back Craig Verm, a former Resident Artist, this weekend in their production of La bohème! Verm will return to open the 19-20 Pittsburgh Opera season in the formidable character title role in Don Giovanni.
Sam Handley joins Ars Lyrica in the Houston premiere of Alessandro Stradella’s rarely performed San Giovanni Battista at Zilkha Hall. Lawrence Elizabeth Knox previews the piece ahead of its March 30, 2019 premiere.
Stage director Alison Moritz continues her season of leading world premieres and company debuts, with her return to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative, leading Kamala Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents. Anne Midgette previews the piece ahead of it’s January 11, 2019 premiere.
L2 Artists is proud to welcome four new artists to their growing roster of international artists.
Soprano Diana Newman is a graduate of the Ryan Opera Center. This season she returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Siegfried, sings Carmina Burana with the Rochester Philharmonic, and makes her Alabama Symphony debut in performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
Baritone Alexander Birch Elliott recently jumped onto the international scene, replacing an ill colleague at The Metropolitan Opera as Zurga in Pearl Fishers, eventually taking over the entire run of performances. Further performances this season include Silvio in Pagliacci for Opera Omaha, and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Virginia Opera.
Soprano Rachel Sterrenberg is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former Resident Artist with Opera Philadelphia. Most recently she made her debut with The Atlanta Opera as Chan Parker in Charlier Parker’s YARDBIRD, a role she created at Opera Philadelphia with further performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera, and Madison Opera.
Tenor Jonathan Burton is heard around the world in the most demanding tenor repertoire. He is regularly heard as Canio in Pagliacci, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Calaf in Turandot, Manrico in Il trovatore, and Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West. This seasons he appears with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Omaha, Sarasota Opera, Knoxville Opera, and in various concerts throughout the United States.