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Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series to Bring World of Music and Dance to Toronto Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series to Bring World of Music and Dance to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns this fall for its 11th season, once again offering a dynamic showcase of Toronto's cultural and artistic diversity.... (more...)
 Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in  Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also in... (more...)
A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two... (more...)
Maestro Emmanuel Plasson Will Conduct Opening to Tulsa Opera's 69th Season Maestro Emmanuel Plasson Will Conduct Opening to Tulsa Opera's 69th Season
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

in LTulsa Opera, one of the nation's most veteran regional opera companies and an historic incubator of rising operatic talent, announces that Maestro Emmanuel Plasson will take the podium for the opening production of its 69th Season, replacing Frederic Chaslin.  Says Greg Weber, General Director ... (more...)
Concerts at Kent Town Announce Robert Dawe will Perform Again 19 October 2016 Concerts at Kent Town Announce Robert Dawe will Perform Again 19 October 2016
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

Concerts at Kent Town say its with 'great joy and affection' that they welcome Robert Dawe back to their popular concert series.   Last year, after many years of battling illness, Robert returned to performing on stage. His appearance at Concerts at Kent Town relaunched his career as a concert per... (more...)
Cape Town Opera to Revive 2011 Production of CARMEN at Artscape Opera House Cape Town Opera to Revive 2011 Production of CARMEN at Artscape Opera House
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2016

Full of energy and fiery Spanish sensuality, Georges Bizet's CARMEN, one of the world's most popular operas, will return to the Artscape Opera House in a revival of Cape Town Opera's 2011 production.... (more...)
Opera Star Frederica von Stade Joins Liz Callaway and More in STREET REQUIEM Tonight at Carnegie Hall Opera Star Frederica von Stade Joins Liz Callaway and More in STREET REQUIEM Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2016

The New York premiere of the award winning STREET REQUIEM will debut at Carnegie Hall at 8pm tonight, September 24th, in A Concert of Hope.... (more...)
 Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in  Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also in... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)
BWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things Columbus BWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things Columbus
by Amanda Etchison - September 23, 2016

Columbus performing arts organizations proved that collaboration is the key to creativity with the debut of 'Twisted 2.'... (more...)
Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17 Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallele (OP) will present the world premiere of Xochitl and the Flowers, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Jorge Argueta and with a libretto ... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, Today Boston Lyric Opera Launches 40th Season With CARMEN Starring Jennifer Johnson Cano, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens its 40th season with Calixto Bieito's bold staging of Georges Bizet's Carmen, the largest production the company has mounted in its four decades. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spanish North Africa, Carmen is a powerful account of a defiantly free-spirited w... (more...)
Opera in the Heights Artists Present INTERMEZZO Chamber Music Concerts Opera in the Heights Artists Present INTERMEZZO Chamber Music Concerts
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Lambert Hall is the place be for "Intermezzo," a chamber music concert that includes popular opera arias and beautiful chamber pieces performed by Opera in the Heights (Oh!) singers and orchestra members who are volunteering their time and talents to raise funds for the regional opera company. Perfo... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces Launch of New Volunteer Program Florida Grand Opera Announces Launch of New Volunteer Program
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is proud to announce the launch of a new volunteer program at the start of its 2016-2017 season. This new initiative invites individuals of all ages and skill sets to become involved in the company's work to increase organizational capacity.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Host Costume Sale This October Houston Grand Opera to Host Costume Sale This October
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Calling all kings and queens, knights and ladies-in-waiting! Houston Grand Opera announces a fabulous costume sale from its private warehouse on Saturday, October 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at WNO's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Photo Flash: First Look at WNO's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2016-2017 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece of romantic comedy-The Marriage of Figaro, September 22-October 2, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. One of opera's most enduring and beloved classics, The Marr... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Opens Gates to the Public for Free The Metropolitan Opera Opens Gates to the Public for Free
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

For the first time, the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House will be open to the public, free of charge, on weekday mornings (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) beginning Tuesday, October 4 and continuing through the end of the opera season. Visitors to the Met can walk up the famous grand staircase of the opera h... (more...)
BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - September 22, 2016

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject... (more...)
BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1).... (more...)
TWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus TWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

Columbus' flagship performing arts organizations will reunite for Twisted 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2014's smash hit, Twisted.... (more...)
CIRCOPERA An Extravaganza for the Whole Family, to be Streamed Worldwide by the Finnish National Opera CIRCOPERA An Extravaganza for the Whole Family, to be Streamed Worldwide by the Finnish National Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

CircOpera, a production combining dazzling acrobatics with gems of classical music, will be streamed live from the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki on Friday 30 September. The Helsingin Sanomat newspaper will host the performance on its online TV channel HSTVbeginning at 18:45 Finnish time (UTC +3... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Loose, Wet, Perforated, with music and original libretto by Nicholas P. Vines, and stage direction by Austin Regan, plays for four performances: Wednesday through Saturday, September 21-24, 2016, at 8 p.m. in The Zack Box Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee at 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA. Broadwa... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers.... (more...)
Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato to Release Album, IN WAR AND PEACE: HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, 11/4 Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato to Release Album, IN WAR AND PEACE: HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. The New Yorker has proclaimed her “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation,” and The New York Times has described her as “the perfect 21st-century diva—an effortle... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Guerilla Opera announces that on October 1st and 2nd this year they will take up residence at the world-class Blue Jay Studios in Carlisle, MA to produce a studio recording of Loose, Wet, Perforated for commercial release on Navona Records, a classical label imprint of PARMA Recordings. BroadwayWorl... (more...)


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BWW Preview: Inside BREAKING THE WAVES, 'A Fever Dream of an Opera,' by Mazzoli and Vavrek, at the Guggenheim's Works & ProcessBWW Preview: Inside BREAKING THE WAVES, 'A Fever Dream of an Opera,' by Mazzoli and Vavrek, at the Guggenheim's Works & Process
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