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Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERSOpera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)


BWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera PhiladelphiaBWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera Philadelphia
by Richard Sasanow

BREAKING THE WAVES, the stark, brutal new opera by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, had its premiere last week at Opera Philadelphia, with a thrilling score and a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duf (more...)


Marianna Pizzolato Replaces Elizabeth DeShong in Met Opera Debut as 'Isabella' in L'ITALIANAMarianna Pizzolato Replaces Elizabeth DeShong in Met Opera Debut as 'Isabella' in L'ITALIANA

Marianna Pizzolato will make her Met debut as Isabella, the title character in L'Italiana in Algeri, which she now sings in all performances of Rossini's comedy at the Met this season. The Italian mez (more...)


A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington HallA Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's A (more...)


Third Eye Theatre Ensemble Announces Regional Premiere of DARK SISTERSThird Eye Theatre Ensemble Announces Regional Premiere of DARK SISTERS

Dark Sisters Park Ridge--Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, a Chicago performance company, which seeks to engage audiences with inspiring performances relevant to today's ever-changing world, will be present (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Triumphs With BREAKING THE WAVESOpera Philadelphia Triumphs With BREAKING THE WAVES

The only American finalist for the 2016 International Opera Award for Best Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia scored a fresh triumph this past week, when it launched the season with the world premiere (more...)


Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the (more...)


Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series to Bring World of Music and Dance to TorontoCanadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series to Bring World of Music and Dance to Toronto

The Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns this fall for its 11th season, once again offering a dynamic showcase of Toronto's cultural and (more...)


BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Offers a Bouquet of Musical Delights at Washington National OperaBWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Offers a Bouquet of Musical Delights at Washington National Opera
by Jeffrey Walker

Legend has it there were five encores at the triumphant Viennese premiere of Mozart and da Ponte's Le Nozze di Figaro on May 1, 1786. By the same token, Washington National Opera's new production of t (more...)


 Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in  Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim wit (more...)


Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony For HAYDN'S THE CREATION, 9/29; 10/1Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony For HAYDN'S THE CREATION, 9/29; 10/1

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Direct (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at LA TRAVIATA at Artifacts Antique Store in PittsburghPhoto Flash: First Look at LA TRAVIATA at Artifacts Antique Store in Pittsburgh

Below are photos from the photo call of La Traviata! La Traviata took place at Artifacts Antique Store in Pittsburgh.  (more...)


Family Friendly Classic THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets All-New Lyric Opera ProductionFamily Friendly Classic THE MAGIC FLUTE Gets All-New Lyric Opera Production

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an all-new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute just in time for the holidays, December 10, 2016 - January 27, 2017. (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Bring THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA to the Fifth WardHouston Grand Opera to Bring THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA to the Fifth Ward

Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the beloved tale of The Princess and the Pea at The DeLuxe Theater in Houston's historic Fifth War (more...)


MOMENTA FESTIVAL II to Feature Indonesian Opera and More This FallMOMENTA FESTIVAL II to Feature Indonesian Opera and More This Fall

Momenta Quartet, the 'outstanding' (George Grella) and 'enterprising' (Russell Platt) string quartet based in New York City, happily announces Momenta Festival II, following the success of the inaugur (more...)


 

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BWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera PhiladelphiaBWW Review: Duffy Makes WAVES in Mazzoli-Vavrek Premiere at Opera Philadelphia
by Richard Sasanow