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San Francisco Opera Allows Live Tweeting During Dress Rehearsal of CARMEN San Francisco Opera Allows Live Tweeting During Dress Rehearsal of CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The San Francisco Opera held its final dress rehearsal for Carmen on Wednesday afternoon, which is set to open this weekend.  During the rehearsal, they allowed live tweeting with the hashtag #CarmenSF.... (more...)
Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's Opera on the Avalon proudly presents the world premiere of Ours, a new opera by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Opera on the Avalon, led by Artistic Director Cheryl Hickman and based ... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Board Members Florida Grand Opera Announces New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) held its Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at its Doral Center office. At the meeting the Board elected the new slate of officers for the coming year.... (more...)
Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, 6/10, 6/12 Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, 6/10, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will conduct the final two performances of LA Opera's La Bohème, June 10 and 12, 2016.... (more...)
FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9 FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opera de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis' stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street,... (more...)
On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799).... (more...)
New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of IDOMENEO at Garsington Opera STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of IDOMENEO at Garsington Opera
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Idomeneo at Garsington Opera 2016 is a new production from director Tim Albery and conductor Tobias Ringborg. Tim gave an insight into his plans for the staging and what the opera means to him.  Performances are June 19 - July 11.  Check out the video below!... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Bring Performances to the Community Throught the Summer Opera San Jose to Bring Performances to the Community Throught the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it is taking opera into the community through different venues this summer starting with performance and lecture at The Ainsley House in Campbell on June 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bass Kirk Eichelberger will kick off the hour with a selection of songs followed by... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Youth Summer Program YALA Florida Grand Opera Youth Summer Program YALA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the first year of a unique summer program called YALA (Youth Artists Learning Academy). The program is designed to provide instruction for those who want to further develop their classical singing skills in a summer camp environment. The program was c... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme' BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2 Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, four of Canada's most talented singers will join forces with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Vancouver Opera Chorus for a celebratory concert featuring timeless opera favourites. BraVO!, a rare treat for music lovers, will be conducted by VO Music Director Jonathan Darli... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016. ... (more...)
Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2016 - AN EMERALD EVENING Fundraiser Tonight Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2016 - AN EMERALD EVENING Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces “Bravissimo! 2016 – An Emerald Evening,” the nonprofit organization's major fundraiser of the year, to be held tonight, May 21 at La Colombe d'Or.... (more...)
Madison Opera's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN Airs on WPR Today Madison Opera's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN Airs on WPR Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Madison Opera partners with Wisconsin Public Radio to present recorded broadcast of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann today, May 21.... (more...)
AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces it is the recipient of several recent grants to support the creation of new operas in partnership with various producing organizations.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved an Art Works award of $20,000 to support the winter 2017 production of The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. More than $82 million has been designated to fund local arts projects and partnerships around the country in the N... (more...)
John Eliot Gardiner Celebrates Monteverdi's 450th Anniversary John Eliot Gardiner Celebrates Monteverdi's 450th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Although Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) has long been recognized as the father of opera, only three of his contributions to the form survive. Next year marks the 450th anniversary of the Venetian master's birth, and to celebrate this musical milestone, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir, ... (more...)
Australian Opera Celebrates 100th Performance of LA BOHEME Australian Opera Celebrates 100th Performance of LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Gale Edward's wildly successful production of La Boheme is about to celebrate its 100th performance. This story of first love continues to be one of the most well-loved and accessible operas of all time, perfect for a first experience at the opera. Serving as the inspiration behind Rent, and Baz Luh... (more...)
BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's Repertoire BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE's 2016 Spring Gala Offered a Delightful Sampling of the Season's Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 20, 2016

On the evening of May 16th 2016 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, the beloved troupe that was recognized as 'America's National Ballet Company' in 2006 by the United States Congress proved once again that the American Ballet Theatre is indeed a treasure. Dancegoers in dazzling forma... (more...)
Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Subscription sales have begun for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen on November 4 and 6, followed by productions of Leoš Janá?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on ... (more...)
ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9 ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.  ... (more...)
Opera Project Columbus Presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/24 and 6/26 Opera Project Columbus Presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/24 and 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Opera Project Columbus presents Gioacchino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 26 at 3pm at the McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany (100 W. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054). The show will be fully staged, featuring the O... (more...)
Nicola Luisotti to Step Down from San Francisco Opera, July 2018 Nicola Luisotti to Step Down from San Francisco Opera, July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that he will step down from his position at the end of his current contract, which expires on July 31, 2018.  Mr. Luisotti, age 55, will continue to serve as San Francisco Opera music director through the 2017-18 Season. Today's anno... (more...)
BWW Opera Review: A Captivating BEAST from the Center for Contemporary Opera BWW Opera Review: A Captivating BEAST from the Center for Contemporary Opera
by Richard Sasanow - May 19, 2016

Under the umbrella of the New York Opera Fest, The Center for Contemporary Opera presented an hour's worth of excerpts from THE WILD BEAST OF THE BUNGALOW, an episodic opera still in development by composer Rachel J. Peters and (the omnipresent) librettist Royce Vavrek. It was, frankly, spellbinding... (more...)


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