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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 BWW Reviews: Furlanetto Conquers La Mancha - With Dignity
by Erica Miner - April 07, 2014

For two magical hours, Ferruccio Furlanetto lifted an embattled San Diego Opera from its doldrums to the lofty heights only such an artist can invoke, in his exquisite rendering of Jules Massenet's noble, genteel Don Quixote. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 Tenor and Conductor Placido Domingo Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Berklee in Valencia, Spain
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2014

Renowned tenor and international conductor Placido Domingo was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music at its campus in Valencia, Spain on Friday. The event took place at the Teatro Martin i Soler of the Palau de les Arts and was attended by local government officials and dignitaries and Berklee's Valencia campus leadership. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 QUEENS OF THE NIGHT! to Return to The Duplex, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2014

What do you get when you combine five classically trained Opera loving men with diva like aspirations and an endless supply of rousing musical theatre repertoire? Queens of the Night! (QOTN) This quintet of opera divas will return to The Duplex for one night only on April 23rd at 7pm to bring you the most un-Opera diva-esque concert of musical theatre reflecting on the woes of Winter and the fever that Spring will bring. With a set list that compiles favorites from composers such as Loesser and Wildhorn to more contemporary composers the dulcet tones of this quintet will not be one to be missed. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 Photo Flash: First Look at THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2014

McCarter Theatre Center presents two all-new adaptations of Pierre Beaumarchais' comic masterpieces that inspired Rossini and Mozart's operas: The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Filled with material rarely seen by modern theatregoers (due to being cut by censors for the operas), The Figaro Plays will contain fresh surprises, unexpected laughs, and new insight for 21st century audiences. BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Marriage of Figaro below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia Present their First-Ever Co-Production, SALOME, 5/8 and 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will join together in a first-time co-production-a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss's compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome. Two sold-out performances are set to take place on Thursday, May 8, and Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, and will be led by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Audiences will enjoy a groundbreaking blend of the distinctive sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, and Opera Philadelphia's dynamic theatrical presentation. These landmark performances are made possible in part by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Presser Foundation. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 BWW Interviews: Christopher Purves talks Houston Grand Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD
by David Clarke - April 08, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's first ever Ring Cycle is about to kick off with what is promised to be a spellbinding and incredibly visual production of Richard Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD. As audiences grow all the more eager to see the show of this groundbreaking show, I chatted with Christopher Purves, who is portraying Alberich, about his career and what audiences could expect from this and highly anticipated production. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's brash rebellion. With formidable orchestral forces, a massive chorus and a powerhouse international cast, VO's final - and biggest - production of 2013-2014promises to be this season's most explosive experience yet! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/6/2014 - 4/13/2014 Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Tomorrow, April 11, Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold, launching the American debut of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Der Ring des Nibelungen by La Fura dels Baus. As the first staging of Wagner's epic cycle in HGO history, the event marks an important company milestone-one that HGO follows two weeks later with a new take on Carmen from Broadway sensation Rob Ashford. These two productions come at a time when HGO has once again been making headlines, not only for the world premiere of A Coffin in Egypt and an acclaimed revival of A Little Night Music, but by successfully appealing to new audiences. 'The most recent NEA survey shows that only 2% of Americans go to the opera each year. Yet HGO is bucking the trend. Since the 2009-10 season it has seen its attendances grow by 24 percent,' reported the Economist last month. As Houston History noted in a recent feature article, 'many arts programs across the nation are shutting down due to financial failure, [but] HGO has succeeded in remaining relevant.' (more...)



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