2021 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

It’s been a strange, difficult year for the music world, which is all the more reason to celebrate musical excellence.

American Takes Top Prize at 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Ryan Opera Center Tenor Takes Third

In March, the ascendant American baritone Edward Nelson took first prize at the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup, an operatic singing competition hosted in England by the famed East Sussex opera house and designed to discover and spotlight young opera singers from around the world.

Rufus Wainwright’s 3 Favorite Opera Composers

Opera has always been important to composer Rufus Wainwright, though many know him as the man behind the piano crooning confessional songs. If you listen closely, you can hear hints of French mélodie and even references to Verdi in his chart-topping hits. Wainwright began composing his first opera, Prima Donna, because the Metropolitan Opera was interested in commissioning the work from …

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2016-17 Season

Thursday, January 14, 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced its 2016-17 Season, scheduled to include 8 opera productions on its main stage, 1 opera production at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and 1 musical, part of its ongoing American Musical Initiative. Casting includes Eric Owens, Piotr Beczała, Christine Goerke, Sondra Radvanosvky, Joseph Calleja, and Ana María Martínez. The …