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Miami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Miami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2016

Miami Lyric Opera will present TOSCA this month at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. ... (more...)
LA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa Monica LA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that the company's third season of annual live simulcasts will expand to two locations this year.... (more...)
Opera Responds to Pulse Tragedy with ONE VOICE ORLANDO Benefit on 9/11 Opera Responds to Pulse Tragedy with ONE VOICE ORLANDO Benefit on 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2016

For one night only, on Sunday September 11, 2016 at 8 p.m., One Voice Orlando: A Celebration in Song will be performed in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 South Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando, FL.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation BWW Interview: Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation
by Erica Miner - August 26, 2016

Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor... (more...)
VIDEO: David Lang's Uniquely Staged THE LOSER Has Performer Floating 20 Feet Above Orchestra Seats VIDEO: David Lang's Uniquely Staged THE LOSER Has Performer Floating 20 Feet Above Orchestra Seats
by Michael Dale - August 24, 2016

Don't even try getting orchestra seats to the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival production of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's THE LOSER.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera to Host 2016 Taste of Downtown Festival to Support Sarasota Youth Opera Sarasota Opera to Host 2016 Taste of Downtown Festival to Support Sarasota Youth Opera
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016, Sarasota Opera will open its doors for the 3rd annual Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival at the Sarasota Opera House.... (more...)
Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced a cast change advisory. Janai Brugger will sing the role of Pamina in the December 20, 23, 26, 30 matinee, January 2 and 5 performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, replacing Layla Claire, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Th... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Unveils LOOKING THROUGH LENS: THE GLORY OF SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PAST AND PRESENT San Francisco Opera Unveils LOOKING THROUGH LENS: THE GLORY OF SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PAST AND PRESENT
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces the installation of a new, permanent photography exhibition Looking Through the Lens: The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present. Located in the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, the exhibition features 135 photos drawn from the newly formalized Edward Paul Brab... (more...)
Miami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Miami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

Miami Lyric Opera will present TOSCA this month at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. ... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTE Canadian Opera Company to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTE
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

The work of George Frideric Handel, a supreme artist of the Baroque era, returns to the Canadian Opera Company stage this fall in the long awaited company premiere of Ariodante.... (more...)
Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This Fall Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

Searing drama and epic lyricism open the Canadian Opera Company's 2016/2017 season with a new production of Bellini's Norma. ... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development, Leadership & Institutional Giving Minnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development, Leadership & Institutional Giving
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Mallory Roberts as the company's new director of development, leadership and institutional giving.... (more...)
The Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series to Preview BREAKING THE WAVES Opera The Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series to Preview BREAKING THE WAVES Opera
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2016

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents discussion with the creators and excerpts of Opera Philadelphia's upcoming world premiere of Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.... (more...)
BWW Review: It's Fine and Memorable, No DOUBT About It BWW Review: It's Fine and Memorable, No DOUBT About It
by Steve Callahan - August 23, 2016

Christine Brewer stars in 'DOUBT' at Union Avenue Opera.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell are proud to announce new additions to both the artistic and administrative staff at Sarasota Opera effective immediately.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40 DAYS OF OPERA Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40 DAYS OF OPERA
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today a multi-platform, regional recognition of the robust opera and vocal music offerings in Greater Boston over the next six weeks, and debuted an online calendar that combines them all as part of th... (more...)
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by BWW - August 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016. ... (more...)
Opera in the Heights Meets Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward with 2016-17 Season Opera in the Heights Meets Fundraising Goal, Moves Forward with 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces that the company has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $85,000, allowing the 2016-17 season to go forward as planned. Another $65,000 of fundraising is targeted to facilitate planning and executing the 2017-18 season.... (more...)
Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17 Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth 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. For... (more...)
America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30 America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imaginin... (more...)
Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2016

Single tickets are on sale now for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open November 4 and 6 with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen, followed by productions of Leoš Jana?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on Ap... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged perfo... (more...)


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