University of Oklahoma presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music Opera presents the Henry Mollicone’s children’s opera Starbird on November 15-17 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Starbird, featuring libretto by Kate Pogue, premiered in 1981 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Set in New York City, Starbird follows a dog, a cat and a donkey as… Read More University of Oklahoma presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

Juliana Hall: October & November Performances

Several works from Juliana Hall‘s vocal catalog were featured in performances in October and November. October 1:  Renee Calvo, soprano, presented selections from Night Dances in a recital at the University of San Diego. Click here to learn more. October 13-15: Members of Northwest Art Song (soprano Arwen Myers, mezzo Laura Beckel Thoreson, and pianist Susan McDaniel) partnered with The… Read More Juliana Hall: October & November Performances

University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

UD Opera Theatre stages David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi with Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight on November 12, 2017.  The Gift of the Magi‘s libretto, written by Nicholas Giardini, captures the essence of the operatic drama contained in the classic O. Henry short story. Della (Soprano) and Jim (Baritone) are a young, poor couple in love, entirely devoted to each… Read More University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

“Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

On November 10-12, 17, and 19, Tri-Cities Opera will stage Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo.  The performance features the voices of Scott Purcell, Tascha Anderson, Frederick Schlick, and Stacey Geyer, and the TCO debut of conductor Joshua Horsch. America’s longest held prisoner of war returns to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him. Glory… Read More “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

On November 6 and 9, Houston Grand Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, as part of the Veterans Songbook Project. Opera attendees can donate a ticket to allow a Houston Veteran to attend the performance for free. Based on the book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied takes place during the Vietnam War and tells the true story of Colonel… Read More Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

Daron Hagen: Shining Brow performance, Urban Arias

UrbanArias presents a new production of the Hagen-Muldoon opera Shining Brow at the Paul Sprenger Theatre of the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. This new production has been dubbed the Usonian Version. It reinstates choruses and other material previously excised by the composer for the Fallingwater Version staged (by director Jonathan Eaton and conductor Robert Frankenberry)… Read More Daron Hagen: Shining Brow performance, Urban Arias

REV. 23 premiere: new opera from Julian Wachner & Cerise Jacobs, the sequel to Revelations

On September 29, a new opera from Cerise Jacobs and Julian Wachner, Rev. 23, premieres at Boston’s John Hancock Theater. The premiere kicks off the Boston New Music Festival and features White Snake Projects production company, who shares new, relevant opera based on the stories of Cerise Jacobs. Rev. 23 will be available soon from E. C. Schirmer.… Read More REV. 23 premiere: new opera from Julian Wachner & Cerise Jacobs, the sequel to Revelations