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LA Opera's DRACULA Adds Special Halloween Performance, 10/31 LA Opera's DRACULA Adds Special Halloween Performance, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2015

(Los Angeles) July 31, 2015 — Audiences spoke and LA Opera listened. Due to the resounding success of ticket sales, LA Opera has announced an additional Halloween presentation of Universal Studios' Dracula, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The additional performance will allow more members of the Los An... (more...)
Center Stage Opera Presents OPERA UNDER THE STARS Tonight Center Stage Opera Presents OPERA UNDER THE STARS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2015

Join us tonight, July 31, 8 pm, for an evening of beautiful music to match the natural beauty and glorious summer night sky of Rivendale Park in Newhall. Soprano Shira Renee Thomas, tenor Dylan F. Thomas, and mezzo-soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond will serenade you with favorites from opera and Broadw... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Stage IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Stage IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera today announced the location for its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass' In The Penal Colony.  The one-act, two-character chamber opera based on a 1914 Franz Kafka short story will be staged in The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts from November 11-15, 2015.  Tickets... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Center Stage Opera to Present OPERA UNDER THE STARS, Today Center Stage Opera to Present OPERA UNDER THE STARS, Today
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Join us tomorrow night, July 31, 8 pm, for an evening of beautiful music to match the natural beauty and glorious summer night sky of Rivendale Park in Newhall. Soprano Shira Renee Thomas, tenor Dylan F. Thomas, and mezzo-soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond will serenade you with favorites from opera and... (more...)
The Merola Opera Program to Stage DON PASQUALE, Starring James Ioelu and Amina Edris, 8/8 The Merola Opera Program to Stage DON PASQUALE, Starring James Ioelu and Amina Edris, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.... (more...)
Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Barbara Frittoli will sing the role of Mimì in the first six performances of Puccini's La Bohème at the Met this season: November 23, 27, 30, December 5 matinee, 9, and 12.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desde... (more...)
Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6 Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Billed as the 'Downton Abbey' of opera but way more fun, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro continues to entertain today as it has done for centuries. Masters lusting over servants, servants outwitting their masters – Mozart's comic masterpiece is a hilarious account of a household's adventures over... (more...)
English Touring Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Upcoming Autumn Season English Touring Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Upcoming Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

English Touring Opera's Autumn 2015 season, touring England this October and November, features three classics of French opera.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More! Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of musi... (more...)
Renee Fleming Performs Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival Tonight Renee Fleming Performs Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

A regular performer on the world's grandest stages, international opera superstar Renée Fleming's radiant voice and compelling artistry will soon be heard for the first time in the heart of the American West--Jackson Hole, Wyoming. ... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD Broadcasts Summer Encore of AIDA Today The Met: Live in HD Broadcasts Summer Encore of AIDA Today
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends today, July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt.... (more...)
THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced! THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowes... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Warns Fans Not to Buy Puccini Album From Decca Jonas Kaufmann Warns Fans Not to Buy Puccini Album From Decca
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann issued a statement on his Facebook page, telling fans not to buy an upcoming release of a Puccini album from his former label, Decca. He wants fans to wait until the 'real' Puccini album is released with Sony on September 11, stating (translated in English):... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month inte... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 27, 2015 – It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Operapresents FIRST NIGHT—the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. ... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30 GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season.... (more...)
Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31 Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, DER VAMPYR and MARTHA are unexpected treats for opera lovers longing for adventure.  In Strauss' opera, the god Bacchus arrives on Ariadne's desert island to rekindle the fires of love in her heart, much to the amusement of the flirty Zerbinetta and her comedian boyfriends!... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
Renee Fleming, Disney in Concert and More Included in Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Season Renee Fleming, Disney in Concert and More Included in Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Season
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

Single tickets for the 2015/16 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will go on sale Monday, August 3 at 10:00am. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night with Pines of Rome, The Tabasco Opera, Brahms Requiem, Home for the Holidays, Big Band Fever, Play Ball, Scheherazade,... (more...)
Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

For over 20 years the Veronica Dunne International Singing competition has brought to the fore many new exciting voices. Throughout its history Wexford Festival Opera has featured and nurtured many of the rising stars and new faces of Opera. Today it was announced that these two renowned organisatio... (more...)
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by BWW - July 26, 2015

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Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) will be the star at Silver Street's “Second Saturday” on Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., hosted by Michael Raak of Flashback Films Inc., to kick off Oh!'s 20th anniversary season.... (more...)
A Celebration of Late Composer Paul J. Gallagher feat. Ella Ackerman, Martha Cargo & Naked Roots Conducive on 7/26 A Celebration of Late Composer Paul J. Gallagher feat. Ella Ackerman, Martha Cargo & Naked Roots Conducive on 7/26
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2015

Green Light Performance Series at Studio Yoga presents a concert of music by the late composer Paul J. Gallagher on Sunday, July 26th at 4pm. Curating and also performing in the program is mezzo soprano Ella Ackerman who will be joined by flutist Martha Cargo, cellist Valerie Kuehne and violinist Na... (more...)


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