Named "Best Breakout Star" by Chicago Magazine, Amanda Majeski is living up to the title. Ahead of her Marschallin in Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Der Rosenkavalier, she spoke with Schmopera about singing, the importance of being multi-lingual, and her enormous dedication to her work.
"One of the fastest-rising stars in the opera world today." Jamie Barton shares her insider competition tips with Musical America readers.
Recent announcements for the 2016/17 season also include a return to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a Wigmore Hall recital debut.
The legendary mezzo-soprano opens up about storytelling, breaking through standard fach boundaries, and the magic of Julie Andrews.
"Classical music should not just be for the people who can pay the most." Ahead of their telecast of the 2015 Richard Tucker Opera Gala, Live from Lincoln Center has released "Bringing Music to the People," a video showcasing Jamie Barton's work with Sing for Hope.
Caliente explores how TDSF lures top singers, the collaboration with the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute to honor Robert Shaw, and guitarist Adam del Monte's musical upbringing in the caves of Spain.
"For 18 days this winter, the world’s most exciting vocal stars will descend on Southern Arizona, enriching the seasons of eight local performing arts organizations." Jamie Barton and TDSF Director George Hanson made a joint television appearance, featuring an interview and two performance segments.
"From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala” will air on PBS Stations this February, hosted by Audra McDonald.
Zocalo writes about the power of the human voice, the popularity of song, and how TDSF is bringing the world's best to Tucson.
Corinne Winters will appear as Violetta in the Peter Konwitschny La traviata – the same production that launched her international career and landed her on the cover of Opera magazine in the UK – as well as the title role in Katya Kabanova.
The magazine previews TDSF16 and talks to mezzo Daniela Mack about Carmen with Arizona Opera, one of the highlights of this year's festival.
Jamie Barton, Corinne Winters, and Amanda Majeski have made round-ups in New York, St. Louis, and Chicago.
"Is there anything this artist can't sing?" Jamie Barton debuts with San Francisco Performances and presents the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's The Work at Hand.
"Few music festivals can claim the leadership position or forward thinking of the Tucson Desert Song Festival." The Latin Post features the TDSF's work, including upcoming appearances by Spanish guitarist Adam del Monte and Argentine-American mezzo Daniela Mack.
"An indelible demonstration of why the young mezzo-soprano has become the latest darling of the American opera scene." Jamie Barton sings Adalgisa alongside Angela Meade's Norma.
"A worthy winner of this prize...rich and luscious." Jamie Barton appears in the annual star-studded gala at Lincoln Center.
"Fresh snow covered in dark honey." Jamie Barton joins Essential Voices USA for their Holiday Harmonies release.
"Winters just belongs on a stage." Corinne Winters returns to the London Coliseum in a controversial new Benedict Andrews production of La bohème.
"She has everything: the voice, the charisma, the looks, the intensity, the acting...touching, vulnerable and vocally flexible, melting or brilliantly edgy as necessary." Corinne Winters speaks with The Independent about marketing opera to young people and her new life as a Londoner.
"Faultless — stylistically on the money, dramatically committed, and displaying a vocalism that was perfectly even from the top to the bottom of his range." Weston Hurt's signature roles are the complex, menacing, cajoling heroes and villains immortalized by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti.