VAM Musical Spotlight
James Greening-Valenzuela, Manager
Gretchen Greenfield, Artistic Consultant
Virginia Opera Ends
Season With Stunning “Flying Dutchman”  

Audiences were treated to a stupendous production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, as presented by Virginia Opera.  Here is the full report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

VAM Artist:  Alison Davy
A multi-faceted performer of early music, contemporary and opera, charismatic soprano Alison Davy is in demand as a soloist and is fresh off of a premiere recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic.  Here she performs Lee Hoiby’s Three Women:

Brian Asawa Has Passed Away
We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of beloved countertenor Brian Asawa.  He was 49.  Read more about Mr. Asawa and his distinguished career, in this tribute by San Francisco Classical Voice:

Beethoven’s Ninth Shines
in “Century Season” by Sioux City Symphony and Regional Choirs
Celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Sioux City Symphony—along with soloists and a 300-member regional chorus—offered a stirring rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  The Sioux City Journal reports: