OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


STAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump Inauguration STAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump Inauguration
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2017

The world's most celebrated artists come together to honor Hillary Clinton on January 20th, 2017. Glen Roven set two of Clinton's speeches to music, and singers like Patricia Racette, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Matthew Polenzani raise their voices to bring peace and healing t... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/26 Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an unforgettable romantic tragedy about unrequited love and its unintended consequences. Tchaikovsky's glorious music plus Pushkin's poetic tale come alive in a beautiful production with a terrific international cast. Eugene Onegin is a musical wonder and revelation, ... (more...)
Odyssey Opera Announces 2017 WILDE OPERA NIGHTS Odyssey Opera Announces 2017 WILDE OPERA NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

Following Odyssey Opera's fall performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Lowell Liebermann, Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the company's 2017 Spring Season, a continuation of works inspired by the writings of Oscar Wilde.... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Photo Flash: First Look at Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by Ronit Suzan - January 19, 2017

The Israeli Opera presents 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Javier Ulacia according to the direction of the Israeli Opera's 2012 production by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orches... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17 Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ballroom at Bayou Place.... (more...)
Opera Carolina Goes Gourmet With BON APPETIT!, 2/22-23 Opera Carolina Goes Gourmet With BON APPETIT!, 2/22-23
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

Opera was born in Italy, but Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit! proves the art form works deliciously for a story that's all-American … by way of France.... (more...)
Capitol City Opera to 'Dream the Impossible Dream' with MAN OF LA MANCHA Capitol City Opera to 'Dream the Impossible Dream' with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) will endeavor to "dream the impossible dream" with Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Cervantes' epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Conant Perform... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international c... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company's EVENING WITH ENSEMBLE STUDIO Charts Long Journey Of Opera Star, Feb. 23 Canadian Opera Company's EVENING WITH ENSEMBLE STUDIO Charts Long Journey Of Opera Star, Feb. 23
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Canada's next generation of opera stars takes over the mainstage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for An Evening with the Ensemble Studio: Music of Handel and Mozart.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

 Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March 2017 for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2017-18 season.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/9 Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

From January 28 through February 4, 2017, Florida Grand Opera presents, Tchaikovsky's best loved opera, Eugene Onegin, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This run is followed by performances on February 9 and 11 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au... (more...)
Stephen Costello Leads Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met Opera, 3/3-18 Stephen Costello Leads Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met Opera, 3/3-18
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

As Opera News notes in a "Spotlight" double-page spread in the just-published February issue, Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello is now "at the top of his game." This spring, marking his house title role debut, he headlines Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (March 3-18) at New York's Metropolitan ... (more...)
BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Crazily Sweeps Away at The Israeli Opera BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Crazily Sweeps Away at The Israeli Opera
by Ronit Suzan - January 18, 2017

For an Opera that is described as dark, intense and ruthless and its plot is filled with murder, betrayal, insanity and death, at its end it might become even more tragic, as expected, but in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor the journey through all that has many beautiful and captivating mome... (more...)
The Broken Planetarium to Bring Folk Opera FG 17 ATLANTIS to FERTILE GROUND 2017 The Broken Planetarium to Bring Folk Opera FG 17 ATLANTIS to FERTILE GROUND 2017
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

From the creators of last year's Frankenstein: A Cabaret, The Broken Planetarium presents a new imaginative folk opera based on the myth of Atlantis for Fertile Ground 2017.... (more...)
Composition Contest Winner Martin Hennessy to Debut Opera THE YOUNG KING at UMD Composition Contest Winner Martin Hennessy to Debut Opera THE YOUNG KING at UMD
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy will debut his new opera, a musical adaption of Oscar Wilde's 'The Young King,' in a staged reading on February 10, 2017 at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. The son to a family of goat herders, a young boy is found ... (more...)
Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing' Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing'
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.”... (more...)
BWW Review: THREE PENNY OPERA by Teater UI: Art Without Politics Would Just Be a Decoration' BWW Review: THREE PENNY OPERA by Teater UI: Art Without Politics Would Just Be a Decoration'
by Yuliani Supandji - January 17, 2017

THREE PENNY OPERA is a legendary manuscript with such a simple plot in conveying social criticism. A scoundrel is in a tainted friendship with a police chief. A daughter-loving local entrepreneur disguised as a social worker, but it exploits poverty. The male characters are busy with their own affai... (more...)
Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26 Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers negotiate an unofficial cease fire, a Christmas Eve truce, among themselves... (more...)
OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS Explores New Depths In Early February OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS Explores New Depths In Early February
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

Opera in the Heights, a cornerstone of Houston's vibrant performing arts community, has appointed Paige Myrick as Executive Director, and Eiki Isomura as Artistic Director, effective January 1, 2017.... (more...)
Israeli Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More, Jan. 17 Israeli Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More, Jan. 17
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

The Israeli Opera will present 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus ... (more...)
Seattle Opera Premieres Bilingual Children's Opera Seattle Opera Premieres Bilingual Children's Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2017

Bring the whole family to see Cinderella en España-a universal rags-to-riches tale that explores the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others. Seattle Opera will offer its new Spanish/English performance at both its annual Frost Fest on Feb. 4 at Cornish Playhouse, and onMarch 19 at... (more...)
Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415 Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2017

The Juilliard Opera season continues with a concert version and a fully staged production of G.F. Handel's Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic festival.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Israeli Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR With the Opera Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Israeli Opera Chorus and More
by Stage Tube - January 16, 2017

The Israeli Opera will present 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Daniele Callegari, directed by Emilio Sagi and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus ... (more...)
Photo Coverage: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera Meets the Press Photo Coverage: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera Meets the Press
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, will co-present the Philippines' first full-length opera Noli Me Tangere, The Opera's 60th-anniversary production at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from January 28 (gala premiere) to F... (more...)