OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


Portland Opera to present COSI FAN TUTTI on 7/14 Portland Opera to present COSI FAN TUTTI on 7/14
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Portland Opera will present Mozart's witty and comic opera, Cosi fan tutte, at the Newmark Theatre on Friday, July 14.  Stage Director Roy Rallo has created a fresh interpretation of what many say is Mozart's wisest Italian comic opera. The production features imaginative video to portray this timel... (more...)
Photo Flash: Plácido Domingo Returns to the Big Screen as the Title King in NABUCCO Photo Flash: Plácido Domingo Returns to the Big Screen as the Title King in NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Plácido Domingo returns to the big screen as the title king in Nabucco,... (more...)
Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Metropolitan Opera to Conduct Season Opener NORMA Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Metropolitan Opera to Conduct Season Opener NORMA
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

This September, Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi steps onto the Metropolitan Opera's podium once again to open the 2017-18 season with Bellini's Norma, in a new production directed by Sir David McVicar.... (more...)
Mozart's Early Masterpiece 'Idomeneo' Conducted by James Levine Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES Mozart's Early Masterpiece 'Idomeneo' Conducted by James Levine Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra, and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.             ... (more...)
Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas:... (more...)
Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, American Opera Projects (AOP) will make available to the public the video of their 2014 World Premiere production of the opera As One from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website.... (more...)
New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held duri... (more...)
Philippe Auguin to Become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra Philippe Auguin to Become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) and its Executive Director Michael L. Mael today announce that Music Director Philippe Auguin will become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season.... (more...)
BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - June 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by ... (more...)
Met Opera's Anthony Roth Costanzo to Headline PRIDE WITHOUT PREJUDICE Opera Party Met Opera's Anthony Roth Costanzo to Headline PRIDE WITHOUT PREJUDICE Opera Party
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

On Today, June 22 at 7pm, WQXR and Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo will celebrate NYC Pride Month with “Pride Without Prejudice” – a special installment of its event series The Opera Party.... (more...)
Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26 Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco a... (more...)
Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, American Opera Projects (AOP) will make available to the public the video of their 2014 World Premiere production of the opera As One from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website.... (more...)
Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park celebrates its sixteenth year on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison's West Side.  The annual free concert of opera and Broadway favorites closes the company's 2016/17 season and provides an enticing preview of the 2017/18 season.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City Awarded NEA Arts Award for EVEREST Lyric Opera of Kansas City Awarded NEA Arts Award for EVEREST
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director Deborah Sandler today announced that the organization has been awarded an Art Works award of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Lyric Opera's 2017 production of Everest by composer Joby Talbot and librettist Gene Scheer, the... (more...)
Tulsa Opera Announces Music Training Program for Tulsa Public Schools Tulsa Opera Announces Music Training Program for Tulsa Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Tulsa Opera announces an exciting and visionary new program, titled Raise Your Voice!, to support and benefit Tulsa Public Schools. This program comes at a time when Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) are experiencing some of the worst budget woes in their history, and when TPS is in dire need of public and... (more...)
LES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore Series LES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2017

Beginning Today, June 21, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States. The 2017 Summer Encores series offers screenings of four popular Live in HD transmissions: Bizet's Les Pêc... (more...)
MCANA's Inaugural Best New Award Goes to BREAKING THE WAVES MCANA's Inaugural Best New Award Goes to BREAKING THE WAVES
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural Award for Best New Opera has been given to composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek for Breaking the Waves, which received its premiere on September 22, 2016 by Opera Philadelphia in conjunctio... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Welcomes Lidiya Yankovskaya as New Music Director Chicago Opera Theater Welcomes Lidiya Yankovskaya as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Lidiya Yankovskaya as the company's new Music Director.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Transition of Development Leadership Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Transition of Development Leadership
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that Mary Ladish Selander, Lyric's Director of Development, will take on a new role as Senior Philanthropic Advisor. She will continue to lead Lyric's development team and engage with the Board and other major donors as usual until her successor is appointed an... (more...)
Central City Opera Opens 2017 Summer Festival with CARMEN Central City Opera Opens 2017 Summer Festival with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2017

Central City Opera opens its 85th summer festival with Georges Bizet's Carmen, running in repertory from July 8 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City.... (more...)
BWW Review: THREE WAY Makes Sex Last Too Long at BAM BWW Review: THREE WAY Makes Sex Last Too Long at BAM
by Richard Sasanow - June 19, 2017

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there lived a place called Broadway, where you could find still find bills of one-act plays that, more often than not, offered titillation into then-current sexual practices and innovations. Zoom forward 40 years or so and opera has finally caught up with... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Joins National Consortium Sarasota Opera Joins National Consortium
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2017

Sarasota Opera has joined forces with six opera companies nationwide to create a new commissioning initiative entitled Opera for All Voices: Stories of our Time. This new venture is committed to telling wide-ranging stories that resonate with audiences regardless of age or prior experience with oper... (more...)
BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices
by Erica Miner - June 16, 2017

As director of the company's apprentice program since 2005, David Holloway is a veritable fount of knowledge... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson.... (more...)
BWW Review: Two Icons Meet in OTSL's THE TRIAL BWW Review: Two Icons Meet in OTSL's THE TRIAL
by Steve Callahan - June 15, 2017

The American premiere of The Trial has opened at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. This is a very major event in opera. Franz Kafka's nightmare tale of Joseph K, trapped in an enigmatic trial for his life, has fascinated readers since it appeared in 1925. Composer Philip Glass read the novel as a yout... (more...)