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Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13 Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc.... (more...)
Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinso... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Briana Hunter of LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN at Opera In The Heights BWW Interviews: Briana Hunter of LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN at Opera In The Heights
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - March 26, 2015

When doing an interview with an artist I am in awe of their love and dedication for their craft. This month I had the pleasure to meet American mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter and our conversation went from traditional interview to old friends talking about their love for the classics. Our mutual love f... (more...)
Sonoran Desert Chorale to Present PHANTASIES OF THE OPERA in May Sonoran Desert Chorale to Present PHANTASIES OF THE OPERA in May
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

This May, the Sonoran Desert Chorale sets sail on the H.M.S. Pinafore for a whirlwind tour of those brilliantly British patter songs and comic lyrics. The 60 member Chorale performs Phantasies of the Opera, where the second half of the concert includes choruses from the well-loved operas of Puccini,... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
Bijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to Follow Bijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to Follow
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Wednesday, March 25th, 2015) – The Bijou Theatre presents Manon by Jules Massenet, from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on a new day Saturday, April 4th at 11:00am. Discussion of the Opera starts at 10:30am. Tickets are $20... (more...)
Theaterpalooza Children's Theatre Company Present BILLY BEWITCHED at Carnegie Hall, 4/1 Theaterpalooza Children's Theatre Company Present BILLY BEWITCHED at Carnegie Hall, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

Theaterpalooza Children's Theatre Company will perform the Children's Opera, 'Billy Bewitched' at Carnegie Hall on April 1, 2015 at 8pm as well as a special Leesburg, Virginia performance onMarch 28th.... (more...)
Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30 Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stage Tube - March 25, 2015

LA Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro - Now through April 12 Only. Check out a sneak peek at the teaser below!... (more...)
Violinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 Season Violinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

DALLAS, MARCH 24, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the appointment of one of the most esteemed artists on the British classical music scene, Peter Manning, to serve as Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the company's landmark 2015-2016 Season.... (more...)
Lowell House Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25-4/4 Lowell House Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25-4/4
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's rarely­performed opera, T?he Queen of Spades.?The opera will be sung in Russian with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place on March 25, 27, 28 and April 1, 3, 4 at 8:30pm, on the Harvard Unive... (more...)
Lowell House Opera Presents THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Beginning Tonight Lowell House Opera Presents THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Cambridge, MA?– Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's rarely­performed opera, T?he Queen of Spades.?The opera will be sung in Russian with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place tonight, March 25, 27, 28 and April 1, 3, 4 at 8:30pm... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Guild Teams with Saks Fifth Avenue to Present FASHION FORWARD Evening Tonight San Francisco Opera Guild Teams with Saks Fifth Avenue to Present FASHION FORWARD Evening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

San Francisco Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco present Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem tonight, March 25 at Pier 27, the new San Francisco Cruise Terminal.... (more...)
Dorothea Roschmann and Mitsuko Uchida to Perform Love Songs by Schumann & Berg at Carnegie Hall, 4/22 Dorothea Roschmann and Mitsuko Uchida to Perform Love Songs by Schumann & Berg at Carnegie Hall, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

The all-star duo of soprano Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Mitsuko Uchida collaborate on a recital program of love songs by Schumann and Berg at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. Ms. Röschmann and Ms. Uchida will perform Schumann's Liederkreis, Op.... (more...)
Guerilla Opera to Close Out Season with PEDR SOLIS, 5/15 Guerilla Opera to Close Out Season with PEDR SOLIS, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

BOSTON, MA (March 2015)—Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on 'The Tower,' a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 196... (more...)
Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Review Roundups - March 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Opera opened THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness.... (more...)
Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Cucina Bene, 4/12 Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Cucina Bene, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Amici della Musica returns to Cucina Bene, 4511 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, on Sunday, April 12... (more...)
The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season Closes with EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING, 4/29-5/3 The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season Closes with EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING, 4/29-5/3
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season closes with a Spring production of Davies' and Benson's delightful operetta, EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING. The musical, based on Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, plays at the St. Lawrence Centre on April 29, May 1, 2, 3 (mat), 2015, directed by... (more...)
American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10 American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Tulsa Opera is pleased to welcome Carlisle Floyd, one of the foremost American opera composers and librettists, to Tulsa for the upcoming Oklahoma premiere of his opera Of Mice & Men, based on John Steinbeck's iconic novel. While in Tulsa, Mr. Floyd will attend opening night of Tulsa Opera's product... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2015

The title role of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR was so important to star sopranos during the last half of the 20th century, that it's hard to recall that in Caruso's day, the tenor was the main attraction. I thought of that during the current performance of the opera at the met, with Russian sopra... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/15/2015 - 3/22/2015
by BWW - March 22, 2015

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Photo Flash: Tenor Anthony Kearns Plays The American Ireland Fund 23rd Gala Photo Flash: Tenor Anthony Kearns Plays The American Ireland Fund 23rd Gala
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns sang at The American Ireland Fund's 23rd National Gala on Monday night, March 16, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below!... (more...)
Lyric General Director Anthony Freud Receives Dominican University's Bravo Award Lyric General Director Anthony Freud Receives Dominican University's Bravo Award
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015

On Saturday, March 14th during Dominican University's Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala, Lyric Opera's general director Anthony Freud was given the Bravo Award for his significant and memorable contributions to the arts.... (more...)
Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert Showcases Ryan Opera Center Members Tonight Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert Showcases Ryan Opera Center Members Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates its 40th season with its annual Rising Stars in Concert program tonight, March 21, at 7:30pm at the Civic Opera House. The talented singers and pianist of the 2014-15 ensemble will perform with members of the Lyric ... (more...)



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BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals ConcertBWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow