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New York, NY (April 21, 2020)—The Met has announced the Week 7 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. Each opera streamed on Fridays is chosen by viewers; the May 1 Viewers’ Choice title is the Met’s classic 1985 telecast of Verdi’s Aida, starring Leontyne Price in the title role, Fiorenza Cossotto as Amneris, and James McCracken as Radamès. All Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30pm and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours. The performance are also accessible on all Met Opera on Demand apps. “We’d like to provide…

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HEARTBEAT OPERA—the daring young indie opera company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called “a radical endeavor” by Alex Ross in The New Yorker—concludes its sixth season with its first adaptation of Verdi: LADY M, a reimagined and re-orchestrated work-in-progress, envisioning the story of Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth. In light of COVID-19, Heartbeat Opera takes its LADY M rehearsals and performances online. Rather than cancel its production, the company launches a 10-day Remote Residency (April 20–May 1) with their artists rehearsing at home, followed by a series of intimate Virtual Soirées through Zoom video conferencing from May 11-16. The full production arrives in Spring 2021. Each 45-minute Soirée…

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Meet Kathryn Frady, soprano (USA), singer for Corona Serenades The British-American soprano Kathryn Frady has worked as both a performer and director in the United States, Europe and South Africa. As executive artistic director of Marble City Opera in Knoxville, Tennessee, Kathryn has produced and directed more than 35 new productions and world premieres. Recent productions include Cold Sassy Tree at Amarillo Opera, Tosca at North Carolina Opera, The Barber of Seville and L’elisir d’amore for Wichita Grand Opera, Barber for Knoxville Opera and H.M.S. Pinafore for The Living Opera. International credits include work on Carmen for Opera Africa in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Amelia Lost with the Opera in the City Festival in London…

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Meet Kara Covey, soprano (United States), singer for Corona Serenades Kara Covey’s 2019-2020 engagements include the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah with Texas Concert Opera, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) with the Varna Opera Festival, Micaëla (Carmen) with the Mediterranean Opera Festival, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Varna State Opera and Teatro Malinka, Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) with Texas Hill Country Opera, Billie in (Speed Dating Tonight!) with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana) with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Mimì and Musetta (La Bohéme) with the Morelia Opera Festival and the Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Varna State Opera. She has been granted a position in the Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s Gate…

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First there was J S Bach. Then came Dmitri Shostakovich. The form is open for others to play with. I was unaware of Skempton’s contribution until this CD landed. A northern Englishman in his early 70s, Skempton is a minimalist in the absolute literal sense that he uses the fewest number of notes to make his point. Not a minim more or less. In prelude-and-fugue form this yields a string of aphorisms connected by a tonal centre and a gentle, rocking, bucolic mood. Some of the pieces last no longer than 40 seconds. The effect can be hypnotic if you…

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Meet Hugo Laporte, baritone (Canada), singer for Corona serenades Acclaimed for his velvety timbre and outstanding stage presence, Hugo Laporte has won prizes at the Belvedere Competition, OSM Manuvie Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Prix d’Europe and Marmande competition and earned many grants and engagements through the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques. In January he sang the title role of The Phantom of the Opera in its official French version in Montreal and Quebec City. Hugo will return to the Opéra de Montréal in the role of Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Opéra de Québec in a main role to be announced. Recent appearances include Albert…

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Meet Nils Brown, tenor (Canada), singer for CORONA Sérénades Australian-born Nils Brown makes his home in Montreal. He is regularly engaged by major orchestras and choral organizations in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. He has appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, Portland Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Four Nations Ensemble, Washington Bach Consort, Lamèque Baroque Festival, Elora Singers, Tafelmusik, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, CBC Vancouver Orchestra and Aradia Ensemble. He has recorded with the Aradia Ensemble, American Bach Society and Washington Bach Consort. Nils…

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The Music Plays On: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra rescinds layoffs, looks forward to exciting programming VSO rescinds orchestra and staff layoffs in anticipation of the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and will invest an additional $287,000 to keep staff and musicians employed through this period with the goal of maintaining employment for musicians and staff to the end of the VSO’s 2019-20 season in June. VSO plans to release virtual performances through its new [email protected] series in the coming weeks Vancouver, Canada (April 14, 2020) — Last Thursday afternoon, ahead of the Easter long weekend, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) President & CEO Angela…

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Great Performances is pleased to present the U.S. broadcast premiere of Easter Sunday’s concert, Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope, A Great Performances Special, premiering nationwide beginning Tuesday, April 14 on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro area, the concert premieres Thursday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN. In a concert offering an uplifting message of love, healing and hope, Italian tenor and global music icon Andrea Bocelli gives a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, Italy, by invitation of the city and of the cathedral and thanks to the hospitality of the…

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Meet Rose Naggar-Tremblay, singer for CORONA Serenades. Rose Naggar-Tremblay has a bachelor’s degree from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Her roles for the Opéra de Montréal include Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Zora (Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba), Giovanna (Rigoletto) and Gertrude Stein (Ricky Ian Gordon’s Twenty-Seven). Other notable engagements are Anita in a concert version of West Side Story with the Orchestre de la Francophonie, concerts with the Festival de musique de Saint-Eustache, the Festival de musique de Lachine and the concert Eternal Light with I Musici de Montréal. Rose has performed the role of Duchesse Della Volta (La fille…

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