VAM Musical Spotlight
James Greening-Valenzuela, Manager
Gretchen Greenfield, Artistic Consultant
Minnesota Opera Premiere: ‘The Scariest Opera You May Ever Experience’
As part of its successful New Works Initiative, Minnesota Opera brought chills and thrills with its premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining.  Read the full account by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press:

VAM Artist:  Taesung Kim
Lauded by The New York Times as a “theatrically convincing, well-sung Masetto,” baritone Taesung Kim is mesmerizing audiences with his thrilling voice and dramatic presence.  Here he sings “È sogno? o realtà?” from Verdi’s Falstaff:

A Powerful Carmina
by Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
The rafters shook with Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ stunning presentation of Carl Orff’s popular Carmina Burana.  The Duluth News Tribune reports:


Classical Music Festival
in Hawaii
Our sincere congratulations to the Maui Classical Music Festival, celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary this week with works of Dukas, Mozart and Brahms.  Maui Now gives the complete description: