Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s the latest opera news:

Renee Fleming

Done With Opera (Sort Of) Renée Fleming Heads To Broadway
from Washington Post

Nadine Sierra

Soprano Nadine Sierra (Adler 2011-2012) Wins $50K Richard Tucker Award
from New York Times. Quite a few other Merolini were also awarded:

John Chest (Merola 2009) was also named a Richard Tucker Career Grant winner.

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Merola 2016), Christian Pursell (Merola 2017), Cody Quattlebaum (Merola 2016/2017), Taylor Raven (Merola 2016) all received Sara Tucker Study Grants.

See also: http://richardtucker.org and http://www.medici.tv/#!/richard-tucker-opera-gala.

AJ Glueckert

For fans of AJ Glueckert (Adler 2013-2014). He will sing the role of Erik in the Met’s production of Der Fliegende Hollander replacing Jay Hunter Morris.

Watch Trump tell Italian Prime Minister Pavarotti is a great friend. He probably knew Pavarotti and meant to say “was” a friend of mine. Otherwise, this would be a Trump/Frederick Douglass moment.

Enjoy!