Atlanta Opera announces 2012-2013 season. Andrew Alexander outlines AO’s coming season in Creative Loafing.
Music Review A Night of Winners and Almost Winners Metropolitan Opera Auditions Select Five Singers Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals This year’s winners, from left: Margaret Mezzacappa, Janai Brugger, Anthony Clark Evans, Matthew Grills and Andrey Nemzer on Sunday at the Met. By ZACHARY WOOLFE Published: March 19, 2012 Part of the fascination of singing competitions is the lovely, flawed idea that you can use them to extrapolate the current and future states of opera. The competitions themselves feed the fire, gleefully dropping the names of past winners who became stars.…
Song to the Moon (Dvorak) sung by Janai Brugger http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/music/opera-and-classical-listings.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=met%20finals&st=cse
Peter Ash’s new opera came to town this past weekend. Here Veruca Salt (mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims) is about to be discarded for being a “bad nut” by a mob of voluptuous Turkish squirrels.