VAM Musical Spotlight
James Greening-Valenzuela, Manager
Gretchen Greenfield, Artistic Consultant
San Francisco Opera’s ‘Controversial’ Carmen
Vocal prowess was not the only thing on display in San Francisco Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen! Here is the complete review by The Mercury News:
VAM Artist:  
Stacey Stofferahn
Emerging from triumphant debuts in Europe, Asia and the United States, soprano Stacey Stofferahn is making her mark as an artist to be reckoned with.  Here, with Opera Siam, she sings “Senta’s Ballad” from Wagner’s Der Fliegende Höllander:

A Brilliant Verdi Requiem in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presented a first-rate performance of Verdi’s monumental Messa da Requiem, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Classical Music Is Dying… and This Is a Good Thing?
According to CNN, classical music is indeed dying, yet this is something to be celebrated.  Interesting idea…  read more here: