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Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 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 Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 04, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ail... (more...)
Guerilla Opera to Close Season with World Premiere of BEOWULF Guerilla Opera to Close Season with World Premiere of BEOWULF
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

Guerilla Opera, in conclusion of their ninth season, presents the world premiere of Beowulf with music and libretto by Hannah Lash, stage direction by Andrew Eggert, and scenic design by Julia Noulin-Merat. Lash's Beowulf is a modern-day adaptation of the well know epic poem, in which Beowulf is a d... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in Apr... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in Apr... (more...)
BWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIE BWW Review: Superb Sub in WNO's THE VALKYRIE
by Roger Catlin - May 04, 2016

Ten years of planning and $10 million in production costs couldn't prevent the Washington National Opera from pleasing all the gods in its ambitious staging of all four operas in Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1 BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
by Erica Miner - May 04, 2016

I caught up with stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade at the SDO offices downtown... (more...)
BWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the Met BWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 04, 2016

I wonder whether James Levine imagined that Mozart's DIE ENFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO) would be his swan song as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera. I think he might have chosen better.... (more...)
LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Scenes from THE RAKE'S PROGRESS at Pittsburgh Opera STAGE TUBE: Scenes from THE RAKE'S PROGRESS at Pittsburgh Opera
by Stage Tube - May 03, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of the David Hockney production of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS. The production runs now through this Sunday, May 8, 2016. Click below to watch scenes from the show!... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.... (more...)
LA Opera to Premiere ANATOMY THEATER LA Opera to Premiere ANATOMY THEATER
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will conclude with the world premiere of Anatomy Theater, opening on June 16. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer David Lang, who co-wrote the libretto with Mark Dion, the new work is presented at REDCAT (631 West 2nd Street, Los ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycle BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycle
by Keith Tittermary - May 03, 2016

In 2006, then Washington National Opera Artistic Director Placido Domingo announced that the Opera would take on their first complete cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). In the subsequent years, the opera produced the first three of the four-some, but not in... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of David Lang and Mark Dion's ANATOMY THEATER at LA Opera Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of David Lang and Mark Dion's ANATOMY THEATER at LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will conclude with the world premiere of Anatomy Theater, opening on June 16. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer David Lang, who co-wrote the libretto with Mark Dion, the new work is presented at REDCAT (631 West 2nd Street, Los ... (more...)
Madison Opera's LA BOHEME and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN to Air on WPR Madison Opera's LA BOHEME and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN to Air on WPR
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Madison Opera partners with Wisconsin Public Radio to present recorded broadcasts of Puccini's La Bohème on Saturday, May 14 and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann on Saturday, May 21. Both broadcasts begin at 1pm and listeners can tune into WPR on 88.7FM or stream online at www.wpr.org/listen-live.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: A New Argentina! Highlights of Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA STAGE TUBE: A New Argentina! Highlights of Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA
by Stage Tube - May 02, 2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs now through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. Click below to watch highlights from the production!... (more...)
Amore Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with RIGOLETTO Amore Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Amore Opera closes the 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be presented in full production with full orchestra conducted by Douglas Martin, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic Director Nathan Hull. ... (more...)
'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters 'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide.... (more...)
Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT in Brooklyn, 5/14 Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT in Brooklyn, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Event:          Regina Opera presents “Manon Lescaut” with Orchestra                                                  Date & Time:   Sat.  May 14 and 21;   Sun. May 15 and 22, 2016 - 3 PM Place:          Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn,  5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (be... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie... (more...)
BWW Opera Review: A WIFE for All Seasons from City Opera at Harlem Stage BWW Opera Review: A WIFE for All Seasons from City Opera at Harlem Stage
by Richard Sasanow - May 02, 2016

An absurdist mash-up of the lives of great Ashcan artist Edward Hopper and the infamous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, HOPPER'S WIFE--by composer Stewart Wallace and librettist Michael Korie--had its belated New York premiere last weekend by New York City Opera, in a clever production by Andreas Mit... (more...)
BWW Opera Review: MASTERVOICES Strikes a Masterful Chord with Dido and Aeneas BWW Opera Review: MASTERVOICES Strikes a Masterful Chord with Dido and Aeneas
by Christina Pandolfi - May 02, 2016

A heavenly aura flooded through the regal New York City Center this past Thursday night at the MasterVoices premiere of Henry Purcell & Nahum Tate's baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas. With a full orchestra, the MasterVoices choir, and the Doug Varone and Dancers company, this unique production created ... (more...)
BWW Review: It's a Pleasure Getting to Know Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I BWW Review: It's a Pleasure Getting to Know Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by Rachel Weinberg - May 02, 2016

Under the direction of Lee Blakeley at Lyric Opera (who originally staged this production for Paris's Theatre du Chatelet in 2014), Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical THE KING AND I is heightened to the lavish and beautiful spectacle it deserves. This story of British school teacher Anna Leon... (more...)
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by BWW - May 01, 2016

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Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners Announced Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced late this evening from the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.... (more...)


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BWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the MetBWW Opera Review: Oh, To Be Abducted from This SERAGLIO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow