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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016
by BWW - February 07, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016. ... (more...)
BWW Review: Drawing On The Comedy Of 1920's Silent Films THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Is A Lighthearted Opera Filled With Familiar Music BWW Review: Drawing On The Comedy Of 1920's Silent Films THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Is A Lighthearted Opera Filled With Familiar Music
by Jade Kops - February 06, 2016

Opera Australia's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is presented with the wonderful slapstick physical humor of the early movies as the comic tale unfolds.... (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents FROST FEST! Today Seattle Opera Presents FROST FEST! Today
by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2016

Come enjoy an exciting afternoon of music and fun at Seattle Opera's Frost Fest! Featuring performances by the company's Youth Opera Chorus, Teen Opera Players, and professional musicians, audiences will hear (and sometimes get to sing along with) classical and folk music from around the world, incl... (more...)
Arizona Opera Set to Perform DON GIOVANNI in Phoenix and Tucson This Spring Arizona Opera Set to Perform DON GIOVANNI in Phoenix and Tucson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart's Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall.  Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles.... (more...)
On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017 On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

On Site Opera announces a partnership with The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries Series to bring Mozart's The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances, which will take place in the spring of 2017, mark a bi-city first for both companies. Written by ... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce the launch of its new website,http://www.verdicycle.org/, dedicated to the company's 28-year Verdi Cycle. Started in 1989 with a production of Verdi's Rigoletto, The Verdi Cycle is the company's commitment to perform all the works of Giuseppe Verdi,... (more...)
Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7 Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

This Sunday, February 7, 2016, Larry Beckwith helms the Canadian Premiere of Salieri's FALSTAFF, leading the recently Juno-nominated Aradia Ensemble, cast and as always Robert Cooper C.M. leads the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus.  ... (more...)
Guest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA Guest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA
by Guest Blogger: Mariam Khalili - February 05, 2016

LA CENERENTOLA is an opera Oh! has been waiting for. It's our 20th anniversary season, and we chose to present a diverse selection of works.... (more...)
Opera Atelier to Present Canadian Premiere of Mozart's LUCIO SILLA, 4/7 Opera Atelier to Present Canadian Premiere of Mozart's LUCIO SILLA, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Toronto, ON (February 3, 2016) - Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season continues with a new production of Mozart's Lucio Silla, a Canadian premiere which offers Toronto audiences the opportunity to enjoy the staging and choreography that won international acclaim for Opera Atelier co-artistic dire... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN today, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' Airs Tonight on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center 2016 Richard Tucker Opera Gala 'FROM BOCELLI TO BARTON' Airs Tonight on PBS as Part of Live From Lincoln Center
by TV News Desk - February 05, 2016

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the multiple Emmy Award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - will broadcast the opera world's most highly anticipated event of the season tonight,... (more...)
St. Petersburg Opera to Present ABDUCTION FROM THE  SERAGLIO, Today St. Petersburg Opera to Present ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

St. Petersburg Opera's production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio This musical gem, with it's preposterous plot is sure to make the audience laugh, but Mozart had singing virtuosi in mind when he composed the opera. Often called a concerto for voice, St. Petersburg Opera Company's produ... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Opens THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight Canadian Opera Company Opens THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Canadian Opera Company audiences find themselves ensnared in a web of erotic passions with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro this February.... (more...)
Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series Tonight Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled “Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz.” Sessums will discuss Crocetto's ear... (more...)
Harvard College Opera Presents Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS This Weekend Harvard College Opera Presents Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Cambridge, MA - Tickets are now on sale for Harvard College Opera's production of Stravinsky's 20th century neoclassical English opera The Rake's Progress. Performances will take place tonight, February 4, and February 5 and 6 at 7:30pm, at Agassiz Theater on the Harvard University campus (10 Garden... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center tonight, February 4, at 7 p.m.... (more...)
Opera Colorado to Premiere New Adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER Opera Colorado to Premiere New Adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

This May, Opera Colorado will present the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter—a new adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's iconic American novel by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. The premiere marks yet another major milestone for Opera Colorado, which recently announced a return to ... (more...)
Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13 Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Gershwin's opera PORGY AND BESS returns to La Scala November 13-23, 2016 in a semi-scenic version with a conductor that will probably surprise many people: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The interest of the Austrian maestro for this title dates back to an encounter that an uncle of his, a member of the Board... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Antonello Palombi will sing Manrico in tonight's performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore, replacing Marcello Giordani, who is ill.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29 The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 –Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. ... (more...)
WCRB 99.5 to Air Boston Baroque's Opera Production of Handel's AGRIPPINA WCRB 99.5 to Air Boston Baroque's Opera Production of Handel's AGRIPPINA
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

Tune in to WCRB 99.5 this Sunday, February 7 at 7:00 pm, for a broadcast of Boston Baroque's last season's opera production of Handel's Agrippina led by founder and music director Martin Pearlman.... (more...)
New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
Review Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan Opera Review Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - February 02, 2016

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA opened at the Metropolitan Opera on January 29th. The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queen operas in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar's stunning production turns on the... (more...)


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