Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 BWW Reviews: Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVE
by Erica Miner - February 17, 2014

Once more, with feeling! This year's SDO Valentine offering, Donizetti's 1832 comic masterpiece, 'Elixir of Love,' echoed last season's midwinter love fest, the composer's 'Daughter of the Regiment.' (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 World Premiere of BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA to Open 3/15 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014

La MaMa, in association with Monk Parrots, presents the World Premiere of Bum Phillips All-American Opera, a new contemporary opera conceptualized and directed by Luke Leonard, composed and conducted by Peter Stopschinski, with a libretto by Kirk Lynn. Bum Phillips All-American Opera runs from March 12 - 30, 2014 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin March 12 for a March 15 opening. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 BWW Reviews: French-Greek Tenor George Perris Makes Sensational New York Debut
by Peter Danish - February 18, 2014

French-Greek Tenor George Perris makes sensational debut at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local press by storm, and where the company's Rigoletto revival was pronounced 'glorious' (Theater Jones). These accolades come at an exciting time for the company, which continues this season's extraordinary line-up with the launch of the first American presentation of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Das Rheingold by La Fura dels Baus; the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, named one of the twelve 'must-see opera events of the season' (Opera News); a new HGO production of Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford; and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which boasts designs by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Robert Rattray Named New Assistant General Manager, Artistic of Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Robert Rattray has been appointed the company's new Assistant General Manager, Artistic. He will begin his tenure this August, when rehearsals begin for the 2014-15 season. Rattray replaces Sarah Billinghurst, who will retire at the end of the current season after 20 years at the Met. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Minnesota Opera's 2014-2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and More
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2014

Minnesota Opera announces its 2014-2015 season, which presents a world premiere, a company premiere, two masterpieces not seen at Minnesota Opera in nearly three decades and a new production of an operatic blockbuster. All five productions are new to Minnesota audiences. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening tonight, February 18. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Tenor Michael Fabiano Receives 9th Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2014

Tenor Michael Fabiano has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. The award, given in honor of Beverly Sills, was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from former Met board member Agnes Varis, who died in 2011. Ms. Varis was also the founding donor of the Met's Rush Ticket program. Fabiano was presented with the award at the Met today by Met General Manager Peter Gelb. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Opera Philadelphia Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, OSCAR and More
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014

General Director & President David B. Devan and Music Director Corrado Rovaris are pleased to announce Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and the Perelman Theater. (more...)





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