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Summer Holiday

OPERA NEWS's spotlights the best of the U.S. Festival scene.
by Maria Mazzaro. 

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Charleston's City Hall kicks off the Spoleto Festival on May 26
© Julia Lynn
VACATION SEASON IS HERE bringing blue skies, warm sunshine and a host of musical offerings, indoors and al fresco, to add luster to the long days and starry nights. The U.S. festival scene abounds with great singing in spectacular settings, presenting familiar favorites alongside new talent just waiting to be discovered. 

  

Arkansas

OPERA IN THE OZARKS AT INSPIRATION POINT

June 23–July 21
Eureka Springs
opera.org
OPERA:
Le Nozze di Figaro. June 23, 28, July 1, 6, 9m, 13, 19
Susannah (Floyd). June 24, July 2m, 7, 11, 15, 20
Carmen. June 27, 30, July 5, 8, 12, 14, 16m, 21


California

AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY
August 4–13
San Francisco
americanbach.org
OPERA:
King Arthur (Purcell). Aug. 11
CONCERT:
Mass in B-minor (Bach). Aug. 6, 13

BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CORONA DEL MAR
June 18–25
Corona del Mar, Newport Beach
bmf-cdm.org
CONCERT:
Performers TBA. June 21
Soloists TBA; Tesserae. June 25

CARMEL BACH FESTIVAL
July 15–29
Carmel
bachfestival.org
CONCERT:
Ascension Oratorio (Bach). July 15, 22
Mass in C-minor (Mozart). July 16, 23
Mhairi Lawson, Thomas Cooley; various instrumentalists. July 17, 24
Mhairi Lawson, Meg Bragle, Thomas Cooley, Dashon Burton; Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus, various conductors. July 18, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29
Molly Quinn, Estelí Gomez; various instrumentalists. July 19, 26
Vespers (Monteverdi). July 19, 26
Mhairi Lawson; various instrumentalists. July 26
RECITAL:
Dashon Burton. July 18, 25
 

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California’s Napa Valley, host to pop and classical divas
© Mary Steinbacher
 

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
July 14–23
festivalnapavalley.org
Danielle de Niese and Lucas Meachem open wine country’s annual summer festival; pop star Gloria Estefan sings two days’ worth of Great American songbook selections; and Angel Blue and Lester Lynch head the cast of Porgy and Bess.
OPERA:
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin). July 22 (in concert)
CONCERT:
Gloria Estefan; Napafest Academy Orchestra, Berg. July 15
RECITAL:
Danielle de Niese, Lucas Meachem. July 14
Gloria Estefan. July 16

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Ryan Speedo Green makes stops in L.A., Ravinia and
Tanglewood

© Dario Acosta
 

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC HOLLYWOOD BOWL SUMMER SERIES
June 17–September 24
hollywoodbowl.com
Although the LA Phil plays a plethora of noteworthy orchestra-only selections (such as some Harry Potter films with live orchestration!), the Hollywood Bowl also presents top-notch vocal offerings. Gustavo Dudamel paces Amanda Majeski, J’Nai Bridges, Issachah Savage and Ryan Speedo Green in Beethoven’s Ninth, then leads Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn, David Portillo and John Relyea in Mozart’s Requiem. Dudamel also conducts the Master Chorale and the LA Phil in Wagner selections, while Nicholas McGegan takes the podium for an all-Vivaldi program.
MUSICAL THEATER:
Sondheim on Sondheim. July 23
Mamma Mia!. July 28, 29, 30
CONCERT:
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven). July 11, 13, 18
Tony Bennett; LA Philharmonic, Dudamel. July 14, 15
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Dudamel. July 20
Sherezade Panthaki, Justine Aronson, Tim Mead; LA Philharmonic, Pacific Chorale, McGegan. Aug. 10
Requiem (Mozart). Aug. 24

MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 8–23
Mendocino
mendocinomusic.org
OPERA:
Don Pasquale. July 14

MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM
June 11–August 19
San Francisco
merola.org
OPERA:
La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi)/Sāvitri (Holst)/The Bear (Walton). July 20, 22
La Cenerentola. Aug. 3, 5

MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST
June 12–August 5
Santa Barbara
musicacademy.org
Music Academy of the West marks its seventieth anniversary with a new production of Donizetti’s Elisir d’Amore, conducted by Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah. Also noteworthy is Alan Gilbert’s final appearance as the NY Phil’s music director, conducting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with Susanna Phillips as the soprano soloist.
OPERA:
L’Elisir d’Amore. July 27, 29
CONCERT:
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven).
Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Joe Kaiser, Morris Robinson; New York Philharmonic, Gilbert. July 31

OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 8–11
Ojai; University of California, Berkeley
ojaifestival.org
This season’s festival is centered on instrumental music; however, it presents the West Coast premiere of an opera by George Lewis, Afterword, featuring the dynamic music ensemble ICE.
OPERA:
Afterword (Lewis). June 9
CONCERT:
Helga Davis, Joelle Lamarre, Julian Otis; ICE, Schick. June 10
RECITAL:
Jen Shyu. June 9
Aruna Sairam. June 11

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
May 31–July 2
sfopera.com
Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze makes her SFO debut as Gilda in Rob Kearley’s production of Rigoletto; Quinn Kelsey sings the tortured clown, New Zealand-born tenor Pene Pati is the Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts most performances. Also making house debuts are Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, as Don Giovanni, and Erin Wall, as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez sings Elvira under Marc Minkowski’s baton, and Jacopo Spirei directs. In John Caird’s production of Bohème, Erika Grimaldi and Julie Adams share the role of Mimì, with Ellie Dehn as Musetta, Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Rodolfo, Audun Iversen as Marcello and Scott Conner as Colline; Carlo Montanaro conducts.
OPERA:
Rigoletto. May 31, June 6, 9, 14, 18m, 22, 27, July 1
Don Giovanni. June 4m, 8, 11m, 13, 16, 21, 24, 30
La Bohème. June 10, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25m, 29, July 2m

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Ongoing
sfsymphony.org
Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan and Luca Pisaroni headline the cast of Berlioz’s dramatic symphony, Roméo et Juliette. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Symphony’s orchestra and chorus.
CONCERT:
Measha Brueggergosman; San Francisco Symphony, M. T. Thomas. June 24, 25m
Roméo et Juliette (Berlioz). June 28, 29, 30, July 1


Colorado

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL
June 29–August 20
aspenmusicfestival.com
OPERA:
La Traviata. July 15, 17, 18
Seven Angels (Bedford). Aug. 5 (in concert)
CONCERT:
Renée Fleming; Aspen Festival Orchestra, Spano. July 30
RECITAL:
Rufus Wainwright. July 24
Michelle DeYoung. July 25
Andrè Schuen. July 29

BRAVO! VAIL VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 22–August 4
Vail
bravovail.org
CONCERT:
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven). July 28

CENTRAL CITY OPERA
July 8–August 6
Central City
centralcityopera.org
OPERA:
Carmen. July 8, 12m, 14m, 16m, 18m, 20, 22m, 26m, 28, 30m, Aug. 1, 3m, 6m
Così Fan Tutte. July 15, 19m, 21, 23m, 25m, 27, 29m, Aug. 2m, 4m
The Burning Fiery Furnace (Britten). July 26m, 27, Aug. 2m
Cabildo (Beach)/Gallantry (Moore). July 26, 29, Aug. 2
Gallantry (Moore). Aug. 3m, 4m

CRESTED BUTTE MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 23–August 5
Crested Butte
crestedbuttemusicfestival.org
OPERA:
L’Île de Tulipatan (Offenbach)/Gianni Schicchi. July 13, 14, 15
CONCERT:
Crested Butte Opera Studio Soloists. July 5
RECITAL:
Kara Dugan. July 7 


Florida


MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 6–July 30
miamimusicfestival.com
MIAMI WAGNER INSTITUTE: 
Die Walküre Act I, Act III finale. July 22. Christine Brewer, Alan Held, Dominic Armstrong, Elizabeth Baldwin, Soloman Howard, Julia Benzinger, Megan Nielson, Kristine Dandavino, Rehanna Thelwell, Matthew Arnold; Michael Rossi & MMF Symphony Orchestra.
CONCERT:
MMF Opera Institute Vocalists. June 10, 16, 24, July 7, 10, 12, 17, 19, 20
MMF Orchestra. July 4, 7, 9, 17, 21
Symphony No. 5 (Tchaikovsky). July 8
Symphony No. 1 (Mahler). July 15
OPERA:
The Tales of Hoffman (Offenbach). June 29, July 1
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček). June 30, July 2m
Dead Man Walking (Heggie). July 27, 29
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart). July 28, 30m
RECITAL:
Ching-Yun Hu. June 9
Alessio Bax. June 10
Douglas Humphres. June 14
Alexandre Moutouzkine. June 17
Anton Nel. June 20

 

Georgia
SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL
Aug. 4–26
savannahvoicefestival.org
CONCERT:
Sherrill Milnes. “A Shave and a Haircut” Aug. 5
OPERA:
Anna Hunter: The Ghost Who Saved Savannah (Michael Ching). Aug. 4 (preview)
Le Nozze di Figaro. Aug. 18
Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Aug. 19, 22
RECITAL:
Meechot Marrero. Aug. 12


Illinois


CHICAGO FOLKS OPERETTA
June 24–July 9
chicagofolksoperetta.org
Johnny Johnson (Weill). June 24, 25m, 29, 30, July 1, 2m, 6, 7, 8, 9m
CONCERT:
“Operetta and the Great War.” June 28, 29

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Susanna Philips sings in Santa Barbara, Vail, Grant Park
and Manhattan

© Dario Acosta
 
GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 14–August 19
grantparkmusicfestival.com
Appearing in her festival debut, Susanna Phillips sings Aaron Copland’s Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson, paired in concert with Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. Jessica Rivera headlines performances of Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s large-scale choral work Missa Latina. Ted Sperling conducts Laura Osnes (Julie Jordan in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2015 Carousel) and Santino Fontana (of Frozen fame) in musical-theater selections. Frank Martin’s oratorio In Terra Pax receives two performances; Daniel Okulitch is one of the performers. The grand finale is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with “Ode to Joy” soloists to include Janai Brugger and Russell Braun.
CONCERT:
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven).
Sara Jakubiak, David John Pike; Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus, Kalmar. June 16, 17
Susanna Phillips; Grant Park Orchestra, Kalmar. June 21
Jessica Rivera; Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus, Harth-Bedoya. June 28, 30
Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana; Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus, Sperling. July 21, 22
In Terra Pax (Martin). July 28, 29
Janai Brugger, Allyson McHardy, Brendan Tuohy, Russell Braun; Grant Park Orchesta & Chorus, Kalmar. Aug. 18, 19

RAVINIA FESTIVAL
June 17–August 13
Highland Park
ravinia.org
CONCERT:
Marisol Montalvo; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Eschenbach. July 28
Ashley Brown, Tony DeSare; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Reineke. Aug. 6
Die Schöpfung (Haydn). Aug. 8
Sylvia McNair; Chicago Symphony Orchesra, De Cou. Aug. 13


Iowa


DES MOINES METRO OPERA
June 23–July 16
Indianola
desmoinesmetroopera.org
Alexandra LoBianco makes her role debut as the icy princess Turandot in Puccini’s take on a legendary China, while Craig Verm sings the title role in Billy Budd. A tango opera, by Astor Piazzolla, receives two Spanish-language performances.The musical-theater pick is Sondheim’s Sweden, with Kelly Kaduce as Desiree and Troy Cook as Fredrik.
OPERA:
Turandot. June 23, 25m, 30, July 8, 13m, 16m
A Little Night Music. June 24, July 2m, 5, 7, 15
Billy Budd. July 1, 9m, 11, 14
María de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla). July 6, 13


Maine


OPERA MAINE
June 26–28
portopera.org
La Traviata. July 26, 28


Massachusetts


COLLEGE LIGHT OPERA COMPANY
June 27–August 26
Fairmouth
collegelightoperacompany.com
OPERETTA:
The Zoo/Trial By Jury (Sullivan). June 27, 28, 29m, 30, July 1
Patience (Sullivan). July 25, 26, 27m, 28, 29
The Desert Song (Romberg). Aug. 8, 9, 10m, 11, 12
MUSICAL THEATER:
Anything Goes! (Porter). July 4, 5, 6m, 7, 8
My Fair Lady (Loewe). July 11, 12, 13m, 14, 15
Bells Are Ringing (Jule Styne). July 18, 19, 20m, 21, 22
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Menken). Aug. 1, 2, 3m, 4, 5
Grand Hotel (Maury Yeston). Aug. 15, 16, 17m, 18, 19
Once Upon a Mattress (M. Rodgers). Aug. 22, 23, 24m, 25, 26
ODYSSEY OPERA
June 2–3
Boston
odysseyopera.org
OPERETTA:
Patience (Sullivan). June 2, 3

TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL
July 7–September 1
Lenox
bso.org
Among those performing Schubert selections are baritone Andrè Schuen, with Thomas Adès and the Emerson String Quartet; Jamie Barton, with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax; and Simon Keenlyside, also with Ax. Mahler also receives a number of hearings; Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony, featuring Malin Christensson and Bernarda Fink as soloists, and his Fourth Symphony, with Kristine Opolais. Ryan Speedo Green joins the BSO for Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, and Paul Groves sings Berlioz under Charles Dutoit’s baton. Dutoit is also one of the five conductors in concert with Dawn Upshaw, who headlines a program featuring music by Copland, Rodgers, Mendelssohn and others. Soprano Kiera Duffy is one of the soloists in Mendelssohn’s Incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nelsons paces Katie Van Kooten, Tamara Mumford, Russell Thomas and John Relyea in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The cast for Wagner’s Rheingold, also conducted by Nelsons, includes Sarah Connolly, Thomas J. Mayer, Morris Robinson, Ain Anger and Ryan McKinny. The Handel and Haydn Society performs The Fairy Queen.
OPERA:
Das Rheingold. July 15
The Fairy Queen (Purcell). Aug. 9
CONCERT:
Symphony No. 2 (Mahler). July 7
Symphony No. 4 (Mahler). July 8, 9
Andrè Schuen; Emerson Quartet, various instrumentalists. July 20
Ryan Speedo Green; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Tovey. July 29, 30
Paul Groves; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Dutoit. July 29
Dawn Upshaw; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, various conductors. Aug. 1
Jamie Barton; various instrumentalists. Aug. 3
Kiera Duffy, Abigail Fischer; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Chorus, Graf. Aug. 5
Yulia Van Doren; Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Aug. 16
Tanglewood Music Center Vocalists; various instrumentalists. Aug. 17, 20
Simon Keenlyside; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Afkham. Aug. 18
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven). Aug. 26, 27
Kristine Opolais, Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Nelsons. Aug. 26
RECITAL:
Tanglewood Music Center Vocalists. July 11, 25, Aug. 7
Simon Keenlyside. Aug. 23
MUSICAL REVUE:
Sondheim on Sondheim. July 8

 
Minnesota

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA
July 14–20
Minneapolis
millcitysummeropera.org
OPERA:
María de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla). July 14, 16, 18, 19, 20

 
Missouri

OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS
May 20–June 25
St. Louis
opera-stl.org
OTSL unveils a newly revised version of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 2007 adaptation of Steinbeck’s novel; Grapes of Wrath stars Tobias Greenhalgh, Katharine Goeldner and Deanna Breiwick, conducted by Christopher Allen, in his company debut, and directed by James Robinson. This festival also welcomes the American premiere of Philip Glass’s Trial, with Susannah Biller, Maria Zifchak, Brenton Ryan and Theo Hoffman; Carolyn Kuan (conductor) and Michael McCarthy (director) both make their company debuts. Robin Guarino’s staging of Butterfly sees Michael Christie pacing Rena Harms as Cio-Cio-San and Michael Brandenburg as Pinkerton. Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito stars René Barbera in the title role, along with Laura Wilde (Vitellia) and Cecelia Hall (Sesto); Stephen Lord conducts.
OPERA:
Madame Butterfly. May 20, 26, June 1, 3m, 7, 11, 14m, 24 (in English)
The Grapes of Wrath (Gordon). May 27, 31, June 9, 15, 17m, 21m, 25
The Trial (Glass). June 4, 8, 10m, 17, 21, 23
La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). June 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24m (in English)

UNION AVENUE OPERA
St. Louis
unionavenueopera.org
OPERA:
Albert Herring (Britten). July 7, 8, 14, 15
Hänsel und Gretel. Aug. 18. 19, 25, 26
MUSICAL THEATER:
Carousel (Rodgers). July 28, 29, Aug. 4, 5



Nevada
 

CLASSICAL TAHOE
July 28–August 12
Incline Village
tahoesummerfest.org
OPERA:
Le Nozze di Figaro/Così Fan Tutte/Don Giovanni. Aug. 5 (semi-staged opera scenes)


New Hampshire


OPERA NORTH
July 29–August 13
Lebanon
operanorth.org
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Kiss Me, Kate. July 29, Aug. 2, 5, 8, 10, 12
La Belle Hélène (Offenbach). Aug. 1, 3, 5, 9
Madama Butterfly. Aug. 4, 6, 11, 13


New Jersey


PRINCETON FESTIVAL
June 3–25
princetonfestival.org
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Man of La Mancha (Leigh). June 10, 11m, 15, 16, 17, 18m, 22, 23, 24m, 24, 25
Fidelio. June 18m, 25m

 
New Mexico

SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 16–August 21
santafechambermusic.com
CONCERT:
Jennifer Johnson Cano; Schumann Quartet. July 16
David Daniels; various instrumentalists. Aug. 13, 16, 19
 
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Open-air opera in Santa Fe
© Kate Russell for Santa Fe Opera
 

SANTA FE OPERA
June 30–August 26
santafeopera.org
This summer, Santa Fe offers the world premiere of an opera composed by Mason Bates, with a libretto by Mark Campbell, about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Edward Parks sings the title role, and Sasha Cooke sings his wife; Michael Christie conducts, and Kevin Newbury directs. The season opens with Susan Graham’s Prince Orlofsky, paced by Rory Macdonald; Ned Canty’s staging of Fledermaus also stars Kurt Streit (Eisenstein), Devon Guthrie (Rosalinde), Jane Archibald (Adele), Dimitri Pittas (Alfred) and Joshua Hopkins (Dr. Falke).In The Golden Cockerel, Emmanuel Villaume paces Eric Owens, Meredith Arwady and, in her house debut, Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva. Mario Chang sings Edgardo to Brenda Rae’s Lucia; the cast, conducted by Corrado Rovaris, also includes Zachary Nelson and Christian Van Horn. Elza van den Heever stars as Alcina in David Alden’s staging of Handel’s witch tale, with Anna Christy (Morgana), Paula Murrihy (Ruggiero), Daniela Mack (Bradamante) and Alek Shrader (Oronte); Harry Bicket conducts.
OPERA & OPERETTA:
Die Fledermaus. June 30, July 5, 8, 14, Aug. 1, 7, 14, 19, 26
Lucia di Lammermoor. July 1, 7, 12, 21, 31, Aug. 5, 8, 12, 16, 24
The Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov). July 15, 19, 28, Aug. 3, 9, 18
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Bates). July 22, 26, Aug. 4, 10, 15, 25 (world premiere)
Alcina (Handel). July 29, Aug. 2, 11, 17, 23
 


BARD SUMMERSCAPE
June 30–August 20
Annandale-on-Hudson
fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape
“Chopin and His World” at Bard this summer welcomes a new production of Dvořák’s Dimitrij, directed by Anne Bogart.
OPERA:
Dimitrij (Dvořák). July 28, 30m, Aug. 2m, 4, 6m
CONCERT:
Opera acts and arias. Aug. 12, 13

CARAMOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 17–July 30
Katonah
caramoor.org
Katonah’s artist in residence is Angela Meade, who appears in concert and as Imogene in Bellini’s Pirata, with Santiago Ballerini as Gualtiero; Will Crutchfield conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Bel Canto Young Artist singers. Bel Canto Young Artists also sing Un Avvertimento ai Gelosi, by Manuel García (who sang Almaviva in the world premiere of Rossini’s Barber of Seville) and the choral work Petite Messe Solennelle.
OPERA:
Un Avvertimento ai Gelosi (García). June 29
Il Pirata (Bellini). July 8
CONCERT:
Angela Meade, Santiago Ballerini; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Bel Canto Young Artists, Crutchfield. June 17
Ryan Silverman; Westchester Symphonic Winds, Ebersole. July 1
Gabriel Kahane; various instrumentalists. July 7
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini). July 23
RECITAL:
Bel Canto Young Artists. July 13
Sutton Foster. July 29

CHAUTAUQUA OPERA
July 8–August 1
ciweb.org/opera
OPERA:
L’Orfeo (Monteverdi). July 8
Hydrogen Jukebox (Glass). July 27, Aug. 1
Don Pasquale. July 28, 31

FINGER LAKES OPERA
Canandaigua
fingerlakesopera.org
OPERA:
Tosca (Puccini) Aug. 11, 13m

GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL
July 7–August 22
Cooperstown
glimmerglass.org
Gershwin’s Catfish Row gets new life in Francesca Zambello’s production, which opens the main-stage season at Glimmerglass. John DeMain paces Talise Trevigne as Bess and Musa Ngqungwana as Porgy. Zambello also directs The Siege of Calais, conducted by Joseph Colaneri, with Aleksandra Romano, Leah Crocetto, Adrian Timpau and Chaz’men Williams-Ali. John Holiday returns to Glimmerglass as Handel’s Xerxes under Nicole Paiement’s baton; Allegra De Vita sings Arsamenes. For the festival’s annual musical presentation, Molly Smith stages Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, with Vanessa Becerra, Judith Skinner and Jarrett Ott. Also on view is the political romp Scalia/Ginsberg, as well as a recital of Stephen Schwartz music, as performed by members of the Young Artists Program.
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Porgy and Bess. July 7, 13, 18m, 22m, 27, 29m, 31m, Aug. 5, 7m, 13m, 17, 19, 21m
Oklahoma!. July 8, 14, 21, 23m, 25m, 30m, Aug. 3, 5m, 8m, 11m, 14m, 20m, 22m
Serse (Handel). July 15, 17m, 20, Aug. 1, 6m, 12, 18
L'Assedio di Calais (Donizetti). July 16m, 22, 24m, Aug. 4, 10, 12m, 15m, 19m
Scalia/Ginsburg (Wang). Aug. 4m, 13
RECITAL:
Young Artist Program singers, Stephen Schwartz. July 21

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
New York
lincolncenterfestival.org
CONCERT:
Gong Linna. July 14, 15

MARTINA ARROYO FOUNDATION’S PRELUDE TO PERFORMANCE
July 6–9
New York
martinaarroyofdn.org
OPERA:
Carmen. July 6, 8
Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi. July 7, 9m

METROPOLITAN OPERA
June 12–24
New York
metopera.org
RECITAL:
Susanna Phillips, Elizabeth DeShong, Stephen Costello. June 12 (Manhattan); June 14 (Brooklyn)
So Young Park, Petr Nekoranec, Hyung Yun. June 16 (Staten Island); June 17 (Bronx); June 23 (Manhattan); June 24 (Queens)
 

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Lincoln Center at sunset
© Iñaki Vinaixa for Lincoln Center
 

MOSTLY MOZART
July 25–Aug. 20
New York
mostlymozart.org
OPERA:
Don Giovanni Aug. 17, 19, 20
CONCERT:
The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise. Aug. 12, 13
RECITAL:
Susanna Phillips. Aug. 15, 16

NICKEL CITY OPERA
June 23–25
Buffalo
nickelcityoperaco.com
OPERA:
Carmen. June 23, 25

OPERA SARATOGA
May 27–July 16
operasaratoga.org
One of the earliest adaptations of the Beauty and the Beast tale, André Grétry’s Zémire et Azor, which had its premiere in 1771, receives three performances with Janai Brugger and Andrew Bidlack singing the title characters. Marc Blitzstein’s Cradle Will Rock, featuring a jazzy score with a pro-union plot, stars Ginger Costa-Jackson. Craig Kier conducts Verdi’s tale of the fat knight.
OPERA:
Falstaff. July 1, 6, 10m, 15m
Zémire et Azor (Grétry). July 2, 8m, 14m
The Cradle Will Rock (Blitzstein). July 9, 11m, 13, 16m
RECITAL:
Singers of the Young Artist Program. May 27, June 3, July 14
The Music of Gilbert & Sullivan. June 11

PHOENICIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE
August 4–6
phoeniciavoicefest.org
OPERA:
La Bohème (Puccini). Aug. 4, 5, 6

SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY
July 5–August 19
Schroon Lake
seaglecolony.org
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
The Light in the Piazza (Guettel). July 5, 6, 7m, 8
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Garfein). July 19, 20, 21m, 22
Little Red’s Most Unusual Day. July 8m, 10m (children’s opera)
Die Zauberflöte. Aug. 2, 3, 4m, 5
My Fair Lady. Aug. 16, 17, 18m, 18, 19


North Carolina


BREVARD MUSIC CENTER SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 22–August 3
brevardmusic.org
OPERA:
Don Pasquale. June 29, July 1m
Le Nozze di Figaro. July 13, 15m
Street Scene (Weill). July 27, 29m
RECITAL:
Opera’s Greatest Hits. June 22
Kurt Weill Selections. July 6, 10, 12
Gilbert and Sullivan Selections. Aug. 3


Ohio


CINCINNATI OPERA
June 15–July 21
cincinnatiopera.org
Nicole Cabell, Sean Panikkar, Jessica Rivera and Rodion Pogossov are the pairs of lovers in La Bohème, conducted by Louis Langrée. Aaron Blake sings Tamino in Daniel Ellis’s staging of The Magic Flute; Christopher Allen conducts Kim-Lillian Strebel as Pamina and Jeni Houser as the Queen of the Night. Jose Maria Condemi’s production of Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s 1991 Frida, based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, travels from Michigan Opera Theatre with Catalina Cuervo in the title role. As part of Cincinnati’s “Beyond Mainstage” series, Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Song From the Uproar receives four performances, with Abigail Fischer singing Isabelle Eberhardt.
OPERA:
La Bohème. June 15, 17, 22, 24
Frida (Rodrìguez). June 23, 25m, 27, 29, July 1, 6, 8
Die Zauberflöte. July 15, 20, 22, 23m
Song From the Uproar (Mazzoli). July 17, 18, 19, 21

OHIO LIGHT OPERA
June 17–August 12
Wooster
ohiolightopera.org
OPERA & OPERETTA:
H.M.S. Pinafore (Sullivan). June 29m, July 1m, 8m, 15m, 20m, 28m, Aug. 2, 12
Countess Maritza (Kálmán). July 19, 21m, 27m, Aug. 1m, 3, 10m
MUSICAL THEATER:
The Music Man (Willson). June 17, 21m, 24, 27, 30m, July 5m, 9m, 13m, 25m, 29m, Aug. 5, 6m, 8m, 11m
Anything Goes. June 22, 24m, 28m, July 1, 7m, 14, 22, 23m, 29, Aug. 4, 12m
Primrose (Gershwin). July 6m, 8, 14m, 22m, 26, 28, Aug. 4m, 11
The Student Prince (Romberg). July 12m, 15, 18m, 21, 27, Aug. 3m, 10
The Lady of the Slipper (Herbert). July 26m, Aug. 2m, 5m, 9m


Oregon

 

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Angela Meade, onstage at Caramoor and Astoria
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ASTORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 11–June 25
astoriamusicfestival.org
Washington native Angela Meade makes her Oregon debut in an auspicious yet intimate setting: catch her June 11 recital at the historic Liberty Theater and hear a Golden Age voice in a Golden Age setting. 
OPERA:
Il Barbiere di SivigliaJune 25
CONCERT:
Arwen Myers, Kris Kwapis; Astoria Festival Period Instrument Soloists. June 13
Various soloists; Astoria Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus. June 17
Amy Hansen, Noah Strick, Julia Brown; Astoria Festival Period Instrument Soloists. June 20
Various soloists, Astoria Festival Chamber Players. June 21
RECITAL:
Angela Meade. June 11
Richard Zeller, Aaron Larget-Caplan. June 22

OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
June 29–July 15
Eugene
oregonbachfestival.com
OPERA:
Venus and Adonis (Blow). July 7
Hercules (Handel). July 8
CONCERT:
Saint Matthew Passion (Bach). June 29, 30
Requiem (Howells). July 9
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven). July 15

PORTLAND OPERA
May 5–August 5
portlandopera.org
OPERA:
La Bohème. May 5, 7m, 11, 13
Man of La Mancha (Leigh). June 9, 11m, 15, 17
Così Fan Tutte. July 14, 16m, 20, 22, 26, 29
The Little Match Girl Passion (Lang)/The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Lang). July 28, 30m, Aug. 3, 5


Pennsylvania


PITTSBURGH FESTIVAL OPERA
July 1–July 30
otsummerfest.org
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Hansel and Gretel. July 1m, 8m, 15m (abridged)
A Gathering of Songs (Fulton). July 1, 8 (world premiere)
Sweeney Todd (Sondheim). July 7, 9m, 15, 20, 22m
Xerxes (Handel). July 14, 16, 22m
Le Nozze di Figaro. July 19 (Acts I & II)
Intermezzo (Strauss). July 21, 23m
RECITAL:
Ryan Milstead, Christopher Plaas, Marie Anello. July 9, 16
Three (Counter) Tenors. July 30
Daphne Alderson. July 13


South Carolina


SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
May 26–June 11
Charleston
spoletousa.org
Eugene Onegin is the first of three operas presented in Charleston this summer, with Natalia Pavlova as Tatiana and Franco Pomponi as Onegin. Anthony Roth Costanzo sings in the U.S. premiere of Farnace, Vivaldi’s take on the king who tries to avoid Roman capture. Imported from Royal Opera, John Fulljames’s production of Quartett uses both a live orchestra, conducted in Spoleto by John Kennedy, and prerecorded music.
OPERAS:
Eugene Onegin. May 26, June 1, 4, 8
Farnace (Vivaldi). May 27, 29, June 2, 5, 7, 9
Quartett (Francesconi). May 28, 31, June 3
CONCERT:
Westminster Choir, J. Miller. May 29, June 3
Westminster Choir, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Manson. May 30
Great Mass (Mozart). June 6
Symphony No. 4 (Mahler). June 3


Utah


UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA
June 23–August 9
Logan
ufoc.org
OPERA, OPERETTA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Seussical (Flaherty). June 23, 24m, July 1m, 3m, 11, 12, 17, 19m, 25, 26m, Aug. 2m, 7m
Rex (Rodgers). July 6, 15m, 20, 28m, Aug. 3m, 7
The Music Man. July 7m, 13m, 15, 22m, 26, 29m, Aug. 4, 9
Madama Butterfly. July 7, 13, 21, 27, Aug. 5m, 8m
The Pirates of Penzance. July 8m, 14m, 20m, 22, 28, Aug. 4, 9m
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Menken). July 8, 14, 21m, 27m, 29, Aug. 3, 5, 8


Vermont


OPERA COMPANY OF MIDDLEBURY
May 21–June 10
ocmvermont.org
OPERA:
Il Trittico. May 21, 31, June 2, 4, 8, 10


Virginia


CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA
July 9–August 5
charlottesvilleopera.org
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Rigoletto. July 9, 14, 16m, 19
Oklahoma!. July 29, 30m, Aug. 2, 4, 5m

WOLF TRAP OPERA COMPANY
May 25–September 16
Vienna
wolftrap.org/opera
OPERA & MUSICAL THEATER:
Tosca. July 14
Mamma Mia!. July 18, 19
CONCERT:
Bernadette Peters; Wolf Trap Orchestra. June 3
Carmina Burana (Orff). July 28


Washington


SEATTLE OPERA

Ongoing
seattleopera.org
OPERA:
Madama Butterfly. Aug. 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19


Wyoming


GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 3–August 20
Teton Village
gtmf.org
CONCERT:
Augustin Hadelich; Festival Orchestra. July 7, 8
Maja Bogdanović; Chamber Music. July 13
Maja Bogdanović; Festival Orchestra. July 14, 15
Yefim Bronfman; Chamber Music. July 20
Yefim Bronfman; Festival Orchestra. July 21, 22
Kelly O’Connor; Chamber Music. July 27
Kelly O’Connor; Festival Orchestra. July 28, 29
Yo-Yo Ma; Festival Orchestra. Aug. 1
Denis Kozhukhin; Chamber Music. Aug. 3
Denis Kozhukhin; Festival Orchestra. Aug. 4, 5
Jeannette Sorrell; Chamber Music. Aug. 10
James Ehnes; Festival Orchestra. Aug. 11, 12
Performance Today; Chamber Music. Aug. 17
Garrick Ohlsson; Festival Orchestra. Aug. 18, 19 spacer 



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