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Photo Flash: First Look at Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall in EVITA at Opera North Photo Flash: First Look at Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall in EVITA at Opera North
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Opera North presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, one of its three Summerfest 2016 mainstage productions, tonight, July 29, through August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House. The tempestuous musical about the rise of Argentina's provocative and controversial first lady Eva Peron will be give... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center
by Richard Sasanow - July 29, 2016

The opening program for this year's Mostly Mozart Festival—the 50th--at David Geffen Hall may not have offered any new insights into the mind of the genius composer or uncovered any long-lost masterpiece not heard in 200 years. On the other hand, it was filled with wonderful music, inspired singing ... (more...)
Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall Star in EVITA, Beginning Tonight at Opera North Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall Star in EVITA, Beginning Tonight at Opera North
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Opera North presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, one of its three Summerfest 2016 mainstage productions, to be held tonight, July 29, through August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House. The tempestuous musical about the rise of Argentina's provocative and controversial first lady Eva Peron w... (more...)
Opera North to Celebrate Summerfest 2016 Opening This Today Opera North to Celebrate Summerfest 2016 Opening This Today
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Opera North is thrilled to have an amazing group of singers and creative team members ready for opening night of Opera North's Summerfest 2016 this Today, July 29th at Lebanon Opera House.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Melodrama And Marvellous Music Unfold In SIMON BOCCANEGRA BWW REVIEW: Melodrama And Marvellous Music Unfold In SIMON BOCCANEGRA
by Jade Kops - July 28, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's tale of love, jealousy, politics and altered identities, SIMON BOCCONEGRA returns to the Sydney Opera House.... (more...)
BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - July 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical p... (more...)
Opera North to Celebrate Summerfest 2016 Opening This Friday Opera North to Celebrate Summerfest 2016 Opening This Friday
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

Opera North is thrilled to have an amazing group of singers and creative team members ready for opening night of Opera North's Summerfest 2016 this Friday, July 29th at Lebanon Opera House.... (more...)
MOMENTA FESTIVAL II to Feature Indonesian Opera and More This Fall MOMENTA FESTIVAL II to Feature Indonesian Opera and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

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 inaugural Momenta Festival in 2015.... (more...)
Capitol City Opera to Present THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF This October Capitol City Opera to Present THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF This October
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

?Capitol City Opera Company's (CCOC) Opera Outreach for Children will present The Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs, Ga.... (more...)
Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS, The Met Opera and More Set for WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS, The Met Opera and More Set for WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2016 season.... (more...)
21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music 21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details!... (more...)
BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - July 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community... (more...)
Warner Theatre Announces Its 2016-17 Met Opera Live in HD Season Warner Theatre Announces Its 2016-17 Met Opera Live in HD Season
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

The Warner Theatre is excited to announce its 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season, featuring 10 operas, 5 new to the series, and 2 encores, streaming live from the Met. A complimentary pre-opera lecture will be offered to all ticketholders in the Nancy Marine Studio Lobby for 45 minutes of pre-oper... (more...)
BWW Interview: Elza van den Heever Takes on Beethoven's Leonore in FIDELIO at Caramoor and It's 'No Joke' BWW Interview: Elza van den Heever Takes on Beethoven's Leonore in FIDELIO at Caramoor and It's 'No Joke'
by Richard Sasanow - July 27, 2016

When South African soprano Elza van den Heever made her debut at the Met, as Elizabeth I in Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA, it was something that was totally memorable in every way--not only for her intelligent and gorgeous bel canto singing but for the lurching gait that helped show her character as unb... (more...)
Mostly Mozart 2016 Artist Update: Thierry Fischer Replaces Andrés Orozco-Estrada Mostly Mozart 2016 Artist Update: Thierry Fischer Replaces Andrés Orozco-Estrada
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for the August 2 and 3 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra concerts at David Geffen Hall. Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who was to make his New York debut and first Festival appearance, has reluctantly withdrawn due to a back problem. For these performances,... (more...)
FSCJ Artist Series Presents TURANDOT this February FSCJ Artist Series Presents TURANDOT this February
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016

Puccini's final masterpiece, Turandot comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center, Moran Theater on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. Turandot is based on the Greek myth "the riddle of the sphinx".... (more...)
Opera America Selects Future Leaders for Leadership Intensive Program Opera America Selects Future Leaders for Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 14 participants from the United States, Canada and Europe have been selected for its 2016 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chos... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Sing Premiere of Kevin Puts' New Song Cycle LETTERS FROM GEORGIA Renee Fleming to Sing Premiere of Kevin Puts' New Song Cycle LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016

Letters from Georgia, a new song cycle based on the letters of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts, will receive its world premiere performances on November 12th and 14th, sung by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Renee Fleming and accompanied by the Eastma... (more...)
Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Moza... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1 Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
ANDREA CHENIER to Open San Francisco Opera Season, 9/9 ANDREA CHENIER to Open San Francisco Opera Season, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (July 22, 2016)—San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads a stellar cast, including three international stars making ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
by Erica Miner - July 25, 2016

From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing.... (more...)
New York City Opera Presents CARMEN: FREE in Bryant Park this Coming Friday New York City Opera Presents CARMEN: FREE in Bryant Park this Coming Friday
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2016

New York City Opera invites you to join us for a sizzling production of Carmen, presented FREE in Bryant Park this coming Friday, July 29th at 6:30 pm. ... (more...)
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by BWW - July 24, 2016

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