Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s a catch-up on opera news:

Nadine Sierra

Nadine Sierra

The annual Richard Tucker Gala will be streamed live from Carnegie Hall at 3pm on Sunday Oct 30. Among the star-studded performers will be Joyce DiDonato (Merola1997) and Nadine Sierra (Adler 2011-2012).

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to perform on stage in DC production of Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment.



The San Francisco Bay Area is the second most prolific community for opera in the country, second only to New York City. Opera America President/CEO Marc Scorca hosts “The Future of Opera” discussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with panel including composer Jake Heggie.

New York Times: Susan Graham (Merola 1987) got married.

We have some recent deaths to report.

Former Met Announcer Peter Allen dies at 96.

Tenor Johan Botha Dies at 51. He sang Otello at SF Opera in 2009.

Soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59. She sang Cho-Cho-San at SF Opera in 2010.