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BWW Review: Keenlyside Returns to Met with a Low-Key DON GIOVANNIBWW Review: Keenlyside Returns to Met with a Low-Key DON GIOVANNI
by Richard Sasanow

When last seen at the Met , baritone Simon Keenlyside showed off his suave vocalism and superior acting skills in operas based on Shakespeare: He was elegant and intelligent in HAMLET by Ambroise Thom (more...)


America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, TodayAmerica Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, Today

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contempora (more...)


New York City Opera Concerts Presents PASIÓN LATINANew York City Opera Concerts Presents PASIÓN LATINA

After opening with a critically acclaimed new double-bill production of Rachmaninoff's Aleko and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, New York City Opera's 2016-17 season continues with Pasion Latina. A 90-minute (more...)


Houston Grand Opera To Preview IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE In NYHouston Grand Opera To Preview IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE In NY

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will offer New Yorkers a preview performance of excerpts from a new opera based on the classic story and Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life on Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 (more...)


San Francisco Opera Presents VEC MAKROPULOS, Quest For Eternal LifeSan Francisco Opera Presents VEC MAKROPULOS, Quest For Eternal Life

San Francisco Opera presents Leoš Jana?ek's V?c Makropulos (The Makropulos Case), a suspenseful lyric drama about the quest for eternal youth, in five performances at the War Memorial Opera House from (more...)


LOVE HURTS Opera by Nicola Moro and L.S. Hilton to Premiere at Symphony SpaceLOVE HURTS Opera by Nicola Moro and L.S. Hilton to Premiere at Symphony Space

After its world premiere last June at Milan's Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, the Center for Contemporary Opera presents the U.S. premiere of Love Hurts, by librettist L.S. Hilton - author of the best-s (more...)


HAZEL: MADE IN BELFAST to Make World Premiere at Carnegie HallHAZEL: MADE IN BELFAST to Make World Premiere at Carnegie Hall

Hazel: Made In Belfast-- an operatic musical narrative co-produced by New York artist Gregory de la Haba and Irish poet and pianist Terence Browne - will make its world premiere on October 16, 2016 at (more...)


Details Announced for OPERA America's ONSTAGE AT THE OPERA CENTERDetails Announced for OPERA America's ONSTAGE AT THE OPERA CENTER

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, has announced its 2016-2017 season of Onstage of the Opera Center, which begins on Toda (more...)


Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALEPhoto Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALE

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti's Don Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling (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...)


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...)


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...)


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...)


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...)


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...)


 

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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