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Ardea Arts Showcases BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park This Weekend Ardea Arts Showcases BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Today-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - June 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics.... (more...)
Opera Project Columbus Presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/24 and 6/26 Opera Project Columbus Presents Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/24 and 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2016

Opera Project Columbus presents Gioacchino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Today, June 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 26 at 3pm at the McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany (100 W. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054). The show will be fully staged, featuring the OP... (more...)
Opera Project Columbus to Present IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Today Opera Project Columbus to Present IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2016

Opera Project Columbus presents Gioacchino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Today, June 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 26 at 3pm at the McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany (100 W. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054). The show will be fully staged, featuring the OP... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
by Sam Jury - June 23, 2016

New Zealand Opera's new production of Mozart's final opera The Magic Flute is an absolute delight. The Magic Flute (or Die Zauberflote) tells the story of Prince Tamino's quest for his Princess Pamina through a fairytale dream-world where she is held captive by the wizard Sarastro. Aided by his impu... (more...)
PATIENCE & SARAH Returns to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre Tonight PATIENCE & SARAH Returns to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - tonight, June 23rd and tomorrow, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street).... (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 - June 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...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of PATIENCE & SARAH at the Players Theatre Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of PATIENCE & SARAH at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH opens Thursday, June 23rd at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street) as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the lead ac... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.... (more...)
Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - June 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among t... (more...)
BWW Review: On Site Opera's FIGARO a Charming Diversion that's Not Mozart BWW Review: On Site Opera's FIGARO a Charming Diversion that's Not Mozart
by Richard Sasanow - June 20, 2016

“Bride's side or groom's? I'm Count Almaviva,” said the elegant actor as we entered what, we are told, is the Count's summer palace. “Bride's side or groom's?” says the seductive brunette in a bath towel, stepping out of the tub. She introduces herself as the Countess, Rosina. Upstairs, downstairs, ... (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016
by BWW - June 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016. ... (more...)
BWW Review: The Colours Of Cuba Breathe New Life Into Opera Classic CARMEN BWW Review: The Colours Of Cuba Breathe New Life Into Opera Classic CARMEN
by Jade Kops - June 18, 2016

Recognisable melodies of Bizet's CARMEN and iconic images of Havana are blended together to retell this passionate story of infatuation, independence, strength and seduction for a modern audience.... (more...)
BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody BWW Review: ARIADNE ON NAXOS Balances Wondrously Between Classic Beauty and Parody
by Steve Callahan - June 18, 2016

'ARIADNE ON NAXOS' balances wondrously between classic beauty and parody.... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST  Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2016

APOTHEOSIS OPERA has announced their second production will be a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West) on Friday July 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday July 24 at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue)... (more...)
BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - June 17, 2016

Children of All Ages! In the center ring was a death-defying feat of legerdemain guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe and an audience to its feet. And for all those new-opera fanatics who think that the 19th century doesn't have anything to say to a Millennials--LoftOpera bro... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato Honored with 2016 Maria Callas Award Joyce DiDonato Honored with 2016 Maria Callas Award
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2016

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award: transcendent American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.... (more...)
New York City Opera to Perform FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Lincoln Center New York City Opera to Perform FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2016

For people the world over, New York City represents the epicenter of arts and culture. With its renowned theatres and concert halls, attending a performance in the city often comes with a level of reverence and expectation. Countless artistic innovations, movements, even entire genres can trace thei... (more...)
Sasha Cooke to Replace Susan Graham in San Francisco Opera's David Gockley Gala Concert Tomorrow Sasha Cooke to Replace Susan Graham in San Francisco Opera's David Gockley Gala Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2016

?San Francisco Opera today announced that it has amended the list of international singers performing at the David Gockley Gala Concert on Thursday, June 16 to now include Sasha Cooke in lieu of Susan Graham, who has withdrawn due to illness. Cooke will sing in the Act III trio “Hab' mir's gelobt” f... (more...)
BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by Richard Sasanow - June 15, 2016

Although Kevin Newbury has directed operas by some of history's greatest composers--Donizetti and Bellini, Strauss and Mozart among them—he makes no bones about it: He prefers his composers to be living. (Librettists, too, of course)... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has appointed Carleen Graham, an award-winning opera educator, administrator, researcher, and stage director, as director of the company's community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco. She will assume the position August 22. The executive search process was guide... (more...)
SISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts SISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Sister Carrie, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM.  ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017 San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley today announced the Company will present the world premiere commission of Girls of the Golden West, a new opera set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, by the internationally-renowned team of composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sell... (more...)
BWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN BWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
by Steve Callahan - June 14, 2016

Salman Rushdie's tale of love and vengeance becomes a powerful opera in this commissioned work at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Names New Composer in Residence Opera Philadelphia Names New Composer in Residence
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to announce that composer Rene Orth, whose music “is whimsical, spikey, sometimes show-bizy, always dramatic, reflective, rarely predictable, and often electronic” (Musical America), has been selected as its sixth Co... (more...)


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Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This SummerSummer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow