OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company to Present IOLANTHE at Mandel Hall Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company to Present IOLANTHE at Mandel Hall
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will perform Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri - regarded by many as Gilbert and Sullivan's finest and most perfect collaboration.... (more...)
BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - February 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet... (more...)
Atlanta Opera Partners With Dad's Garage For 24 HOUR OPERA PROJECT, 3/4 Atlanta Opera Partners With Dad's Garage For 24 HOUR OPERA PROJECT, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The 24-Hour Opera Project® returns for the seventh year in a new and even more semi-spontaneous fashion. For the first time in history, The Atlanta Opera will partner with the leaders in Atlanta improv comedy, Dad's Garage Theatre Company, to write a hilarious series of short operas.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera To Collaborate Promoting THE SUMMER KING With Free Community Events Pittsburgh Opera To Collaborate Promoting THE SUMMER KING With Free Community Events
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is partnering with The Josh Gibson Foundation and other organizations on a series of free community events, during Black History Month and beyond, to mark the world premiere of The Summer King - The Josh Gibson Story.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, Today Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Tell Transgender Story with AS ONE Chamber Opera Pittsburgh Opera to Tell Transgender Story with AS ONE Chamber Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Presents AS ONE, STORY OF A TRANSGENDER PERSON NAMED HANNAH, 2/18-26 Pittsburgh Opera Presents AS ONE, STORY OF A TRANSGENDER PERSON NAMED HANNAH, 2/18-26
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017. ... (more...)
Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415 Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

The Juilliard Opera season continues with a concert version and a fully staged production of G.F. Handel's Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic festival.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced! Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome, to be conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome will sta... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's Transgender Story, AS ONE Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh Opera's Transgender Story, AS ONE
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th - 26th, 2017.... (more...)
LA Opera Presents Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 3/26 LA Opera Presents Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017.... (more...)
Victorian Opera Presents New SLEEPING BEAUTY With 27 Life-Sized Puppets, March 11-18 Victorian Opera Presents New SLEEPING BEAUTY With 27 Life-Sized Puppets, March 11-18
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Enter a world of fantasy in Victorian Opera's transfixing new production of Respighi's The Sleeping Beauty, featuring 27 life-sized puppets, at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 11-18 March.... (more...)
Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents One Night Only CELEBRATING PLACIDO, 3/9 Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents One Night Only CELEBRATING PLACIDO, 3/9
by Molly Tracy - February 17, 2017

The legendary Placido Domingo returns to Lyric for a single evening in March for a glorious musical celebration - his only Chicago-area appearance this year.... (more...)
Welsh National Opera Announce Spring Season Of Intoxicating Love Stories Welsh National Opera Announce Spring Season Of Intoxicating Love Stories
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Two classic Puccini operas and a hidden opera gem make up Welsh National Opera's Love's Poisoned Chalice season, taking audiences on a journey of love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy through some of opera's greatest tear jerking music.... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara to Honor Fred Sidon at 'Belle Epoque' Gala Opera Santa Barbara to Honor Fred Sidon at 'Belle Epoque' Gala
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

Opera Santa Barbara will honor Emeritus Director Frederick Sidon at its annual Opera Ball gala today, February 17, in the Four Seasons Biltmore's Loggia Ballroom.... (more...)
LA Opera Invites Angelenos of All Ages to an Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Opera Invites Angelenos of All Ages to an Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia Racette STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SALOME Starring Patricia Racette
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2017

The iconic production that created a sensation when it was first staged in LA Opera's inaugural season, Salome returns to make its mark on the 21st century, starring Patricia Racette in the role of a lifetime.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Presents THE SUMMER KING - THE JOSH GIBSON STORY, 4/29 Pittsburgh Opera Presents THE SUMMER KING - THE JOSH GIBSON STORY, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera's 2016-'17 season concludes with the first world premiere in our illustrious 78-year history. Opera lovers, baseball fans, and Pittsburghers of all stripes will be dazzled by Daniel Sonenberg's The Summer King - the Josh Gibson Story, at the Benedum Center April 29th - May 7th.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2017

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Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days.... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Calls for Applicants for 2017-18 Composer Librettist Development Program American Lyric Theater Calls for Applicants for 2017-18 Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced that applications for the next cycle of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program will be accepted from February 15 to March 31, 2017.... (more...)
Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's t... (more...)
Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.... (more...)
Lowell Opera House Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 3/22 Lowell Opera House Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Richard Strauss' comic opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. The opera will be sung in both English and German with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place on March 22, 24, 25, 29, 31 and April 1 at 8:30pm, on the Harvar... (more...)


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