News & Events

November 8, 2020

Washington Concert Opera: Women, Their Voices, and Nothing Less

October 16, 2020

New Release-At That Hour


September 8, 2020

A new album with Avie Records!


Danielle Talamantes & Kerry Wilkerson together laughing
February 19, 2020

A Very Uncommon Couple


Upcoming Performances

Dec 5, 2020

Close Encounters with Music Opera Gala

Mahaiwe Theater
Great Barrington, MA

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Celebrating its 28th anniversary, Close Encounters With Music will partner with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Classical WMHT-FM to present an Opera Gala concert December 5, 2020–from the Mahaiwe stage–with the illuminating and personal insights from artistic director Yehuda Hanani plus an Intermission chat with guest musicians.

This performance will be offered free online, with support from our generous donors. Donations of any amount are appreciated to keep our organization strong until we can all gather safely again in concert halls for live music. Stay tuned for more details!


Dec 18, 2020

St. Petersburg Opera Company Artist Series

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A Soprano’s Mosaic: Voyage Through Versatility

Featuring a live collaboration with pianist, arranger and composer, Henry Dehlinger this program features a smattering of arias and art song that spotlight soprano Danielle Talamantes’ musical growth and exploration throughout twenty years of performing. Composers include Handel, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Granados, Turina, Ellington, and Dehlinger.


Feb 14, 2021

Amore and Mozart-National Philharmonic Orchestra

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Amore & Mozart

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Sunday, February 14, 2021 · 2:00 pm   REMIND ME!
Strathmore

Sponsored by Mrs. Michele Farquhar and Mr. William Farquhar

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone
Mark Hill, oboe
Cheryl Hill, clarinet
Erich Heckscher, bassoon
Michael Hall, horn

Henry Dehlinger, Amore e ‘l Cor Gentil Sonouna Cosa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sinfonia Concertantefor Four Winds in E-flat Major, K. 297b

Composed for a friend’s recent nuptials in Italy,composer HenryDehlinger’sAmore, the full title of which translates to “love and the gentle heart are one and the same,” receives its orchestral premiere with husband-and-wife duo of Kerry Wilkerson and Danielle Talamantes, who sang it at the wedding!

Four National Philharmonic principal wind players show their virtuosity performing the unique, rarely presented Mozartwork, scored for solo oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra.


Mar 14, 2021

Bach’s Influence from Mozart to Hamer-National Philharmonic Orchestra

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Bach’s Influence from Mozart to Hamer

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Sunday, March 14, 2021 · 2:00 pm   REMIND ME!
Strathmore

Sponsored by Robert and Margaret Hazen

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone
Lori Barnet, cello
Jeff Watson, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata BWV 140 Wachet Auf
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 14, K. 449, in E-flat Major; II Andantino
Janice Hamer, For the Uprooted

At this concert, Maestro Gajewski demonstrates how Johann Sebastian Bach’s genius influenced and inspired future composers. A short phrase composed by Bach as a part of Wachat Auf appears more than fifty years later in the second movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14, and nearly three hundred years later in Janice Hamer’s provocative For the Uprooted.


Mar 18, 2021

The Couple that Sings Together-Opera Roanoke

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The Couple That Sings Together

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 | Length: 70 minutes

Location: Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church

Spring is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings – a time when the cold of winter melts away and reveals a vibrant landscape of color.

Join Opera Roanoke as we shake off the winter chill together with a recital featuring husband and wife duo, Danielle Talamantes (Susannah ’17) and Kerry Wilkerson. Both are equally at home on the stage individually and together they bring a renewed sense of romance and passion to their audiences.

This program will be a limited capacity event to allow for proper social distancing and will be livestreamed on Opera Roanoke’s social media platforms so you can enjoy this concert safely in-person or right from your living room.

Tickets on sale December 1, 2021