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BWW Reviews:  LA TRAVIATA, a Tragic Love Story Of Pleasure, Passion And Prejudice Is Beautifully Bought to Life by Opera Australia BWW Reviews: LA TRAVIATA, a Tragic Love Story Of Pleasure, Passion And Prejudice Is Beautifully Bought to Life by Opera Australia
by Jade Kops - July 04, 2015

The tragic tale of the Courtesan and Nobleman, driven apart by a father concerned for his family's reputation is played out in Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA.... (more...)
Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Dutchman Opens Limited Engagement at Edgemar Center for the Arts on July 15; Tanna Frederick and Siaka Massaquoi star, Levy Lee Simons directs... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program  Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program 
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned teaching artists engaged for the 14th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increa... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6 Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. ... (more...)
Festival D'Aix-en-Provence Launches 2015 Season Today Festival D'Aix-en-Provence Launches 2015 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart; the return of director Robert Carsen's acclaimed 1991 Festival production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream; and the Fren... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Opera Saratoga kicks off its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from today, July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York.... (more...)
'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance Tonight 'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall tonight 2 July. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  Opera Australia's Presentation Of Puccini's Love Story TURANDOT Is a Feast For The Senses BWW Reviews: Opera Australia's Presentation Of Puccini's Love Story TURANDOT Is a Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - July 01, 2015

Opera Australia's production of TURANDOT blends Puccini's famous music with striking costumes and elements of Chinese Opera to encourage the audience to imagine an Imperial China filled with crowds waiting for the execution of the latest suitor to fail the Princess' challenge.... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29 Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is offering its first musical event in the Berkshires at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 29 at Ventfort Hall in Lenox. General Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director Brian Garman, co-founders of the company, will present this free concert featuring some of opera's great... (more...)
Opera Australia to Present Return of DON CARLOS, 7/14 Opera Australia to Present Return of DON CARLOS, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Following a triumphant season in Melbourne where it attracted rave reviews, Australian Director Elijah Moshinsky's epic Opera Australia production of Don Carlos returns to Sydney after 15 years, with an internationally led cast of over 200.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray Today San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International today, June 30, 2015.... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

The Board of Directors of Washington Concert Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Ursula M. Kuhar as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Kuhar, who was selected after an intensive national search, brings arts management and opera community experience to Washington Conc... (more...)
Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1 Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) announces that single tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the 2015-2016 season, which also celebrates the organization's 20th anniversary. The company presents an inspired selection of works which should appeal to diverse operatic tastes.... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser' Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser'
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Presenting Apotheosis Opera, a new addition to New York's startup opera scene. Apotheosis Opera brings fresh energy to the opera world by mounting fully-staged, English language summer productions of large-scale works. Co-founded by Matthew Jaroszewicz – who studies with David Hayes in the Master of... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015
by BWW - June 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015. ... (more...)
Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

Tickets for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, featuring beloved classics, exciting fan favorites and invigorating new works, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 28, at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from 10am to 6pm,... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

When Seattle Opera's brand-new opera, An American Dream, premieres this August, Japanese Americans will see the story of their community coming to life onstage. s... (more...)
Morningside Opera Presents Long-Lost, Historical Opera VOODOO This Weekend Morningside Opera Presents Long-Lost, Historical Opera VOODOO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of the long-lost and historical opera VOODOO, by African-American composer Harry Lawre... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano Performs Tonight at the Massry Center in Albany Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano Performs Tonight at the Massry Center in Albany
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany tonight, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extraord... (more...)
LO SPEZIALE Opera Channels BREAKING BAD at Dragon Theatre, 7/10-26 LO SPEZIALE Opera Channels BREAKING BAD at Dragon Theatre, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

A young apprentice dreams of a woman just out of his reach, while he toils away making batches of drugs under his boss's watchful eye. The local lawyer tries to woo the same woman away, while the boss himself plots to accumulate wealth manipulating those around him. A comedic tale of mixed up romanc... (more...)
Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Opera San José has announced it is taking opera into the community through two venues this summer. On July 12 in Redwood City, Principal artists from the Opera San José resident company will present a concert highlighting some of the greatest arias and ensembles in opera repertoire, from Mozart to P... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - June 25, 2015

At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing t... (more...)
Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2 Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flrez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
OperaDelaware Announces New Season - HAMLET, FALSTAFF and More! OperaDelaware Announces New Season - HAMLET, FALSTAFF and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

OperaDelaware's next spring festival will feature performances of two fully staged productions at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, including the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio's Hamlet and Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Falstaff. Both are adapted by librettist Arrigo Boito, from William Shak... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera Opens CARMEN Tonight New Rochelle Opera Opens CARMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

?New Rochelle Opera's year-long 30th anniversary celebration reaches its apex with a revival of Georges Bizet's CARMEN this weekend, June 25-28, 2015 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.... (more...)


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The Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada FortressThe Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow