Soprano Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera) is featured in ProFellow’s recent article about her experience winning and using the Kresge Arts Fellowship. In the article, she talks about how the award has changed her life and offers advice to artists applying for it.
Opera stage director Garnett Bruce has directed Opera Grand Rapids’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro, which will play on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, at 7:30 pm. Both shows will be at the DeVos Performance Hall, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Peabody Opera Outreach’s Where in the World is Opera? will have a live broadcast on WTMD, which will be live streamed on the WTMD facebook page, as well as the radio station, and for a live studio audience. The show is Saturday, February 10, at 9:00 am, and they will be performing for kids aged 0-5. WTMD are having Grammy-award winning kids band Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer with special guest Sonia De Los Santos will play that morning, with WITWIO as the opener. This is a part of the radio station’s Saturday Morning Tunes series. WITWIO is created in collaboration between the Peabody Opera Department and performers Matteo Belli, piano; Madeline Huss, soprano; and Rachel Sandler, mezzo-soprano; who are all Peabody master’s candidates.
The Peabody Opera Outreach will be performing Errollyn Wallen’s ANON at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Sunday, February 4, at 6:00 pm. The opera explores the subjects of domestic/familial abuse, human trafficking, and the inequities women face, and was composed specifically to bring these issues to light for young women. Performers include: Madilyn Crossland, Laura, Doyon, Abigail Hart, Carly Henderson, Sarah Spivack, and Yin Zhu. This non-ticketed event is free, and it will be live streamed.
Their partner, The Samaritan Women, a national nonprofit organization providing restorative care to survivors, and bringing about an end to domestic human trafficking through awareness, prevention, and advocacy, will be represented at this performance. Learn more about The Samaritan Women here.
Composer Jake Heggie completes a weeklong Peabody Chamber Opera residency with four performances of a new version of his Out of Darkness: Two Remain, February 8–11 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. The Wall Street Journal calls Heggie “arguably the world’s most popular 21st century opera and art song composer.” His opera, with a libretto by Gene Scheer based in part on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors, was commissioned by Music of Remembrance and received its world premiere in May 2016. Peabody’s production will be stage directed by Garnett Bruce with Eileen Cornett as music director and conductor. More…