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Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14 Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial O... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Cancels His First Performance of CARMEN at the Met Due to Illness Jonas Kaufmann Cancels His First Performance of CARMEN at the Met Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is scheduled to sing only two performances this season at the Metropolitan Opera, with one being Bizet's Carmen. Both shows he's scheduled to perform in sold out fast, so fast that online ticket brokers were selling for $999.75!... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17 Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to witness the artistic development of its three Composers in Residence as they participate in a Master Class conducted by acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw. This unique, “opera in the making” event, spotlighting new music being written composers Missy Mazzoli,... (more...)
Pop-up Opera Tours Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, Now thru May 1 Pop-up Opera Tours Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, Now thru May 1
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

2014 saw Pop-up Opera tour for three seasons, with over 60 performances at 42 different venues all over the UK and in Corfu. For Spring 2015, they're coming back with Mozart's comic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) about a hero, Belmonte, and his servant, Pedrill... (more...)
Spectrum, The National Coalition Against Censorship & Freemuse Celebrate Music Freedom Day Today Spectrum, The National Coalition Against Censorship & Freemuse Celebrate Music Freedom Day Today
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

The National Coalition Against Censorship, Freemuse and Spectrum will celebrate Music Freedom Day with a listening party, screening and live performances in support of at-risk, banned, and imprisoned musicians and composers around the world. Today's March 3 event will include a pre-premiere screenin... (more...)
Photo Flash: Washington Concert Opera's GUNTRAM Photo Flash: Washington Concert Opera's GUNTRAM
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera presents its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conductor, ... (more...)
Hershey Area Playhouse to Stage Pop-Opera EDGES, 3/20-21 Hershey Area Playhouse to Stage Pop-Opera EDGES, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Hershey Area Playhouse, in conjunction with Musical Theatre International (MTI), presents a special two-night performance of the pop-opera, Edges, a contemporary song-cycle about young adults at the metaphorical edge of their lives, Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.... (more...)
Yonghoon Lee Set for Met Opera's CARMEN, 3/4 Yonghoon Lee Set for Met Opera's CARMEN, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet's Carmen for this Wednesday, March 4, because he is suffering from the flu and was unable to travel to New York as scheduled on Sunday. He hopes to recover in time to fly here later this week and perform as schedule on Saturday, March ... (more...)
Wolf Trap Announces 53 Summer Performances; Tickets Go On Sale 3/21 Wolf Trap Announces 53 Summer Performances; Tickets Go On Sale 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first 53 Summer 2015 performances at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets for these performances go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00 a.m. March 21; Wolf Trap members (donors of $... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 02, 2015

Maria Callas got the world used to hearing singing that was not always pitch-perfect yet still essential listening. I kept thinking about this at the Met the other night during the new production of Rossini's LA DONNA DEL LAGO with a cast headed by a couple of stars, mezzo Joyce DiDonato and tenor J... (more...)
Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's Gala Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's Gala
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alic... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 2/22/2015 - 3/1/2015
by BWW - March 01, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/22/2015 - 3/1/2015. ... (more...)
Spectrum, The National Coalition Against Censorship & Freemuse Celebrate Music Freedom Day, 3/3 Spectrum, The National Coalition Against Censorship & Freemuse Celebrate Music Freedom Day, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

The National Coalition Against Censorship, Freemuse and Spectrum will celebrate Music Freedom Day with a listening party, screening and live performances in support of at-risk, banned, and imprisoned musicians and composers around the world. The March 3 event will include a pre-premiere screening ... (more...)
One Night Only Report & Photos: Deborah Voigt in VOIGT LESSONS at the 92nd Street Y One Night Only Report & Photos: Deborah Voigt in VOIGT LESSONS at the 92nd Street Y
by BWW Special Coverage - February 28, 2015

There was a seismic event and emotional roller coaster onstage Thursday night at the 92nd Street Y, in the Kaufmann Concert Hall theatre. Her name is DEBBIE ..... DEBORAH VOIT. It was the first performance in New York City of a piece called VOIGT LESSONS. The piece was co-created by Voight, Terrence... (more...)
VIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN  at The Metropolitan Opera VIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

From: Metropolitan Opera, Richard Eyre's production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts. For more, click here.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8 The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of... (more...)
Liberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This Weekend Liberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

This Today night at 8 p.m., exactly 28 years to the month after the passing of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, old friends, former show business colleagues and admirers of the flamboyantly affable entertainer, widely known as Mr. Showmanship, will once again light the candelabra and return music and fri... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, Today Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, ... (more...)
FGO Welcomes Award-Winning Conductor Anthony Barrese for THE PEARL FISHERS, Beginning Today FGO Welcomes Award-Winning Conductor Anthony Barrese for THE PEARL FISHERS, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2015

?Anthony Barrese, award-winning conductor and composer, arrived in Miami yesterday to begin conducting rehearsals for Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) upcoming production of Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers (Les pecheurs de perles). Barrese makes his company debut conducting this French masterpiece not ... (more...)
Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continues With Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, 3/15 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continues With Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

The 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 15 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with celebrated pianist Martin Katz and San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows Jacqueline Piccolino, Zanda Švde, Chong Wang and Matthew Stump.... (more...)
VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES VIDEO: Patti LuPone Makes Cameo Appearance in THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by Stage Tube - February 27, 2015

Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is making a cameo appearance in LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES now Through March 1. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at her appearance!... (more...)
Baritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award Baritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have alr... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. The new cast opens on Friday, February 27 with 5 performances remaining through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Feb. 27, Mar. 3, 14 at 7... (more...)
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common: Samira in John Corigliano's 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles. The conversation, to be livestreamed at LAOpera.o... (more...)



BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the MetBWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met

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BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the MetBWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met
by Richard Sasanow