Thomas McKeller in the world premiere of "American Apollo" by Damien Geter and Lila Palmer at Washington National Opera. This performance will be filmed and streamed on WNO's "Digital +" as part of their annual American Opera Initiative.
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and prominent soloists, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in two concerts at the Knockdown Center in Queens. This concert marks the first Met performance led by Nézet-Séguin before a live audience since the March 2020 closure. Soprano Angel Blue, tenor Stephen Costello, baritone Justin Austin, and bass-baritone Eric Owens featured in a program of Mozart, Verdi, and Terence Blanchard.
The Hampsong Foundation in collaboration with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg presents "A Celebration of Black Music" featuring: Justin Austin, Lawrence Brownlee, Thomas Hampson, Leah Hawkins, Ema Nikolovska, Louise Toppin, Howard Watkins, Roderick Cox, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Justin Austin, Brandie Sutton, and Damien Sneed in recital presented by LA Opera Program will be curated by Russel Thomas
New York Festival of Song Presented at the Little Island Festival in New York City. Details: TBA August 2021
Charles Blow (Cover) in "Fire Shut Up In My Bones" by Terence Blanchard Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Directed by James Robinson at the Metropolitan Opera September/October 2021
Riolobo (Cover) in "Florencia en el Amazonas" by Daniel Catán Conducted by Jordan de Souza and Directed by Francesca Zambello November 2021
Soloist in Handel's "Messiah" and "Ballad of the Brown King" by Margaret Bonds with the Cecilia Chorus at Carnegie Hall Conducted by Mark Shapiro December 2021
George Armstrong in the world premiere of the Lincoln Center Theater and Metropolitan Opera's co-commission of Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon's "Intimate Apparel" Directed by Bartlett Sher January-March 2022 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater Details:TBA
Elijah in Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall May 2022