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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014

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Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: WNO's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE Enchants With Expert Cast and Visually Stunning Production
by Audrey Liebross - March 23, 2014

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE, appearing in Italian at the Kennedy Center Opera House, is a feast for the ears and eyes. Donizetti's comic tale will appeal to both opera buffs and lovers of Broadway musicals hoping to expand into opera. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Set To Be Livestreamed, 3/27
by Pat Cerasaro - March 24, 2014

World renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed later this week. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: New Voices Add Luster to LA BOHEME at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2014

I thought someone spiked the water cooler backstage at the Met during the first half of LA BOHEME on March 19. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo's Rodolfo jumped around in the opening scene like he had too much caffeine or needed medication for hyperactivity (think Ritalin). Charming, yes, boyish, definitely, but when he professed his love for Mimi after half an hour's acquaintance, one wondered whether he didn't need something to calm him down. And he wasn't alone. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: What a Difference a Cast Makes, with Damrau and Camarena, in LA SONNAMBULA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2014

It's always reassuring when a change of cast--in this case soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena in wonderful performances--transforms a truly terrible production into an exciting night at the opera. But that's exactly what happened with the revival of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met last week. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Livestreams Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - March 27, 2014

orld renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed tonight. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
by Erica Miner - March 28, 2014

Notwithstanding the pall of despondency hovering over San Diego Opera, to be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour while he imparted his wisdom was an overwhelming experience. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Reviews: Opera Australia's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by Emma Cambey - March 25, 2014

The opening night of Madama Butterfly was an experience like no other. Mrs Macquarie's Point, near the iconic home of Australian opera, the Sydney Opera House, has been transformed into the perfect location for a night out at the opera. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening April 17. The Met performances will be the first time the husband-and-wife pairing of Mariotti and Peretyatko have performed I Puritani together. The opera will be seen in a revival of Sandro Sequi's 1976 production, which has served as a showcase for such formidable stars as Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova, and Anna Netrebko. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Merit School of Music to Salute Renee Fleming at 35th Anniversary Gala, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

Celebrating 35 years of providing music education to Chicago children, the Merit School of Music will honor internationally-recognized soprano Renee Fleming at its 35th Anniversary Gala, May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Sarasota Opera to Launch New Opera Broadcast and Film Series
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the launch of its new opera broadcast and film series. This new series will allow Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. All showings will occur in the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House. (more...)



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