Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September.

In the Age of the Visual Album, What Can Opera Learn from Beyoncé?

The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.

COT Pivots to Digital, Expands Season

Chicago Opera Theater has revised its 2020-21 season with digital livestreams and additional performances.

Stand Up With the Sitdown: Black singers share their experiences in opera

Star tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s new Facebook Live series aims to change the face of the industry through interviews with other Black opera singers and advice for aspiring Black opera singers, Brownlee explains.

Lyric Cancels Performances Until January 2021

Today, Lyric Opera of Chicago general director, president, and CEO Anthony Freud announced the decision to cancel performances at the Lyric Opera House through December 2020, eliminating the fall opening of the season that was to begin in September. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the statement explains, in-person performances will be among the last to return, making “operating on anything …

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