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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Reviews: Il Divo's Masterful MUSICAL AFFAIR Garners Enthusiastic Ovations in Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - June 09, 2014

Il Divo's A MUSICAL AFFAIR lives up to its promise and brings impressed and appreciative audience members enthusiastically to their feet. The Providence show marked the final stop on Il Divo's North American tour and, rather fittingly, this "love letter" to musical theater graced PPAC's stage on the evening before the 2014 TONY Awards. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Review Roundup: San Francisco Opera's LA TRAVIATA
by Review Roundups - June 13, 2014

The San Francisco Opera opened Verdi's LA TRAVIATA at the War Memorial Opera House on Wednesday night. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 BWW Reviews: Soprano Mariella Devia is 'Queen for a Day' at Opera Orchestra's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by Richard Sasanow - June 11, 2014

In New York, Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX will forever be associated with Beverly Sills' powerful portrayal of Elizabeth I, and her stern photo glaring out from the cover of Time Magazine. However, Italian soprano Mariella Devia, a vocal miracle at 66, nearly caused a riot in the role at Carnegie Hall on June 5, performing with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of its founder, Eve Queler. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 American Lyric Theater Partners With Army Week Association to Present Concert Reading of THE LONG WALK Today
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater, in conjunction with Christopher Page, CEO and Founder of Army Week Association, announced today a partnership between the two organizations for an upcoming concert reading of The Long Walk, a new opera with music by Jeremy Howard Beck and libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Open OPERA AND GIANT PUPPETS: Amy Trompetter's BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2014

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of Opera and Giant Puppets: Amy Trompetter's 'Barber of Seville' on Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Ballard Institute's new home in Storrs Center. The grand opening includes a special free performance of The Punch Opera by Amy Trompetter's Redwing Blackbird Theater at 5 p.m. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Chicago Opera Theater Sets 2015 Season: THERESE RAQUIN, LUCIO SILLA & A COFFIN IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 41st season, featuring classic and contemporary operas replete with intense drama and marvelous music. Tobias Picker's 'Therese Raquin,' Ricky Ian Gordon's 'A Coffin in Egypt' and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Lucio Silla' will all be staged at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Street. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Odyssey Opera Opens 2014 Season With 4 Nights of UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO, and IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014

ODYSSEY OPERA, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents a set of three fully staged operas: Verdi's Un giorno di regno, Pietro Mascagni's Zanetto, and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna. With a mission of bringing to life the finest rare operas with stellar artists, Odyssey offers an ambitious line-up of works to supplement the traditional operatic repertoire. This new season follows Odyssey's debut last September in a critically acclaimed concert performance of Wagner's Rienzi, and offers for the first time a mini-festival of fully-staged productions. (See below for complete program details.) (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 Dallas Opera Names Nicole Paiement Principal Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the appointment of a critically acclaimed, San Francisco-based Artistic Director and contemporary music specialist to serve as the company's first "Principal Guest Conductor" in our 57-year history. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/8/2014 - 6/15/2014 The Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced the completion of the New Works Initiative fundraising campaign, one year ahead of schedule. (more...)



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