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BWW Review: VERDI'S REQUIEM Is at Its Best in Adelaide This Week BWW Review: VERDI'S REQUIEM Is at Its Best in Adelaide This Week
by Barry Lenny - August 27, 2015

One cannot imagine what the first audience felt when Verdi broke the mould of the requiem.... (more...)
Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Opera Grand Rapids to Host Annual Night With The Opera Gala, 10/30 Opera Grand Rapids to Host Annual Night With The Opera Gala, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera Grand Rapids is ramping up for its annual Night With The Opera fundraiser on October 30 surrounding the company's season opening concert of Giuseppe Verdi's “Requiem.” Opera Grand Rapids invites the public to participate in an evening of unique cuisine and libations, live performances, and ple... (more...)
ROMEO AND JULIET to Launch Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season ROMEO AND JULIET to Launch Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever... (more...)
Verdi's Choral Masterpiece REQUIEM Graces Adelaide Stage Tonight Verdi's Choral Masterpiece REQUIEM Graces Adelaide Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2015

Verdi's immense and powerful Requiem will be presented by State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) for two nights only at Adelaide Festival Theatre this August.... (more...)
Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2 Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of La traviata will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 2.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m. at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia s... (more...)
OPERA America Launches NOTES OPERA America Launches NOTES
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

OPERA America, the nonprofit service organization for opera, announces the launch of its National Opera Teacher and Educator Source (NOTES), which provides a wide range of lesson plans and professional expertise to busy educators in an easily accessible online format. NOTES (operaamerica.org/NOTES) ... (more...)
Phoenix Boys Choir to Host 2015 Gala in October Phoenix Boys Choir to Host 2015 Gala in October
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

The Phoenix Boys Choir will be 'putting on the ritz' for its major Gala, 'That's Entertainment!' on Saturday October 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Memorial Hall of Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road.   ... (more...)
BWW Review: Union Avenue Opera's GOTTERDAMMERUNG Brings Home the Gold! BWW Review: Union Avenue Opera's GOTTERDAMMERUNG Brings Home the Gold!
by Steve Callahan - August 25, 2015

They've done it! Little Union Avenue Opera and its leader Scott Schoonover bring home the gold! They have triumphed over that colossus of all operatic colossi-Wagner's Ring Cycle! They entered the battle wielding the magic sword of talent and determination and, just like Siegfried, they have conquer... (more...)
Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11 Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

Washington, DC and New York, NY- On January 16 and 17, 2014, Opera Lafayette presented the American premiere of Les Femmes Vengées at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Additional performances took place on January 23, 2014 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on February 1 and 2, 2... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peking Opera's LEGEND OF THE WHITE SNAKE and THE JEWELRY PURSE at Lincoln Center Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peking Opera's LEGEND OF THE WHITE SNAKE and THE JEWELRY PURSE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

The China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) will present two new Peking opera productions at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, September 2 & 3, 2015. The two productions, LEGEND OF THE WHITE SNAKE and THE JEWELRY PURSE, will be performed by the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (... (more...)
20 Vocal Commissions, 3 Shows at The Stone and 6 Video Operas Set for Experiments in Opera's 2015-16 Season 20 Vocal Commissions, 3 Shows at The Stone and 6 Video Operas Set for Experiments in Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA - the curiously refreshing composer collective - announces its Fifth Anniversary Season, featuring 20 commissions of vocal works, 3 shows at The Stone in Alphabet City and 6 new video operas to be screened at Anthology Film Archives.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
BWW Review: FAUST Is A Spectacular Work, Not Seen Here For 33 Years BWW Review: FAUST Is A Spectacular Work, Not Seen Here For 33 Years
by Barry Lenny - August 24, 2015

State Opera of South Australia is presenting one of the grandest of grand operas, Charles Gounod's Faust.... (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPEED the Rock Opera Brings Scripture to Life Onstage at El Portal BWW Review: GODSPEED the Rock Opera Brings Scripture to Life Onstage at El Portal
by Shari Barrett - August 24, 2015

What is truly amazing - a miracle really - is the entire production began rehearsals (including learning the music as well as staging) on August 13 and opened on August 21. That this ensemble, directed and choreographed by the talented powerhouse Jeffrey Polk, was able to put the rock opera togethe... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015
by BWW - August 23, 2015

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Devilish Theatrics Captivate in State Opera SA's FAUST, Now thru Aug 29 Devilish Theatrics Captivate in State Opera SA's FAUST, Now thru Aug 29
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2015

This August, arts lovers will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the dance, theatre and musical spectacular Faust, featuring the devilishly charming super star Teddy Tahu Rhodes.... (more...)
Merola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance Tonight Merola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale tonight, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice S... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20 Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orche... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the World Premiere of ODYSSEY, A YOUTH OPERA.  Music by Ben Moore, Libretto by Kelley Rourke. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Opera Delaware to Premiere Franco Faccio's HAMLET & More in New Season Opera Delaware to Premiere Franco Faccio's HAMLET & More in New Season
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Next year's festival will feature the East Coast Premiere of a major musicological discovery.  In this video, Maestro Anthony Barrese talks about the process of discovering and reviving this 'overnight sensation... 150 years in the making.'... (more...)


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