London Symphony Orchestra Releases Candide Staged by Garnett Bruce and Marin Alsop Reply

The London Symphony Orchestra released a recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide staged and recorded by Director of Graduate Conducting Marin Alsop and Vocal studies instructor and opera stage director Garnett Bruce in 2018 at the Barbican.

Kisma Jordan Releases OperaSOUL Experience and EP Reply

Kisma Jordan (GPD ’12, Opera) released The OperaSOUL Experience, a concert that blends operatic vocals with soul-pop music, and The OperaSOUL EP, her first solo recording. The concert was grant-funded through the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge-Detroit and will be presented at The Carr Center later in the 2021 season.

Laurie Rogers Appointed Interim Music Director of Peabody Opera Theatre Reply

Laurie RogersConductor, pianist, and vocal coach Laurie Rogers has been appointed interim music director of the Peabody Opera Theatre program. During the 2020-21 academic year, as guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory, she served as music director for Peabody Opera Theatre’s Cosí fan tutte More…

The Falling and the Rising Wins First Place in NOA Competition Reply

Falling and the RisingPeabody Opera Theatre’s 2019 production of The Falling and the Rising has garnered First Place in Division V of the National Opera Association’s 2019-2020 Opera Production Competition. The opera, by Zach Redler and Jerre Dye, is based on actual experiences of American soldiers in Afghanistan. Peabody’s production was praised by the national panel of judges for “Wonderful, three-dimensional performances from all four singers who had extended monologue scenes” and “a powerful, theatrical and musically satisfying production of this new work.” Samuel Mungo, associate professor and managing director of Peabody Opera Theatre, directed the production with JoAnn Kulesza, associate professor and music director of Peabody Opera Theatre, conducting.

This is the second honor for Peabody Opera this year. In August, it’s production of Kirke Mechem’s Pride and Prejudice was named Best of Baltimore- Reader’s Choice Play or Performance for 2020.