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40 UNDER 40: A NEW GENERATION OF SUPERB OPERA SINGERS

Angel Azzarra, a soprano from Mississippi, was a standout as Donna Anna in Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s Don Giovanni in August. She has sung with quality and distinction in numerous venues.

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“IT’S GREAT TO BE TREATED LIKE A HUMAN AGAIN”

“Sheltering Voices” is a musical initiative to empower homeless women, educate the public on domestic abuse issues, and support local homeless shelters. We recruited a choir of these women to perform a special commission by Stephanie Ann Boyd, for chorus, orchestra, and guest Soprano Angel Azzarra.

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THE BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC OF 2016

With this loving excavation of a largely forgotten 1921 one-act by Jacques Ibert in April, the Manhattan School of Music used its relative freedom from financial pressures to give students and audiences an entirely fresh experience. In this case, that provided what was likely the American premiere of a glowing mini-masterpiece, fitted with a talented cast and a lithe, delicate orchestral performance led by Pierre Vallet.