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Saimir Pirgu to sing in Live Relay of RIGOLETTO at Covent Garden 9/17
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

Saimir Pirgu made his Royal Opera role debut as the Duke of Mantua on 12 September 2014, and sings the role for all Cast A performances. (more...)


Opera Company of Middlebury to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/3 & 5
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

Opera Company of Middlebury is known for taking chances with its full-scale productions in June, tackling less-seen works like Massenet's Thaïs and Puccini's La Rondine. In the fall it turns to the operatic “war horses,” producing concert versions that are elegantly staged and dramatically incisive. (more...)


Opera at the Beach Presents Free Live Broadcast of LA Opera's LA TRAVIATA Today
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

Plácido Domingo has announced that LA Opera will inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi's La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier today, September 17 at 7:30pm. The performance will star Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mr. Domingo, and will be conducted by James Conlon. (more...)


The LA Opera Presents an Opportunity to Meet Placido Domingo, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

MEET LIVING LEGEND PLÁCIDO DOMINGO Special autograph signing following the performance (more...)


Seattle Opera's Free Season Kickoff Set for 9/21
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Come see what's new and exciting at Seattle Opera this Sunday, Sept. 21 as the company kicks off its 2014/15 season with a free community event from noon to 5:30 p.m. at McCaw Hall. With an exciting roster of upcoming productions—Don Giovanni, Tosca, Semele, and Ariadne auf Naxos—and a new General Director, Aidan Lang, attendees will have much to learn and enjoy at this look behind the curtain. Additionally, unlike past Seattle Opera events geared specifically toward families, the Season Kickoff will allow arts-loving adults the chance to explore and even play. (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera to Host Benefit, RIGOLETTO Sneak Preview, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

The Mid Atlantic Opera, a new professional opera company headquartered in Morristown, NJ, will host a benefit and sneak preview for its upcoming production of RIGOLETTO on Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm at McCloone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ. (more...)


Opera Columbus to Expand 'ON THE EDGE' to Second Location
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Opera Columbus will continue their successful, innovative Opera on the Edge program, presenting an hour-long, abridged, English-language adaptation of Leoncavallo's classic opera, Pagliacci. Cast with emerging national artists and local performers, this powerful and gut-wrenching drama portrays the twisted love triangle that comes between a husband and wife in a traveling troupe of players. (more...)


Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Isango Ensemble Brings Magical Stagecraft to Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE
by Jeffrey Walker - September 16, 2014

Offering a South African spin on Mozart's beloved opera, the Isango Ensemble brings simple stagecraft and a unique musical flair to Washington for a limited run. Performing in repertory with Shakespeare's VENUS AND ADONIS for a limited run, Isango displays their expert ensemble in a must-see production. THE MAGIC FLUTE - IMPEMPE YOMLINGO distills the characters, story and music from one of the most popular operas in the Western repertoire. (more...)


The Regina Opera Announces 45th Season and Presents First Sunday Concert of the Season, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

Regina Opera Company (Brooklyn NY) is please to announce the performances of its 45th Season. The season will open with 'Un Ballo in Maschera' in November 2014; 'The Barber of Seville' in March, 2015; and 'Carmen' in May, 2015. (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Local 80 of the American Federation of Musicians Agree to a Two-Year Contract
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Local 80 of the American Federation of Musicians have agreed to a two-year contract covering the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons with no cuts in the size or scope of the orchestra and with an increase in musician wages. The agreement maintains the number of rehearsals and performances and the number of musicians as in previous years. Musicians will receive approximately 2% in wage increases over the two-year agreement. It is the first contract to cover more than one year since 2008. (more...)


Regina Opera to Perform Concert, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

Regina Opera Company (Brooklyn NY) has announced the performances of its 45th Season. The season will open with 'Un Ballo in Maschera' in November 2014; 'The Barber of Seville' in March, 2015; and 'Carmen' in May, 2015. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Opera Australia and John Frost's THE KING AND I
by Emma Cambey - September 15, 2014

Before Thursday's opening night, Opera Australia and John Frost's revival of the Rodger and Hammerstein classic musical The King and I was already a resounding success following positive reviews during it's run in Melbourne, impressive advanced ticket sales and a Helpmann Award for Best Musical. It was as a result of this hype that I entered the Opera House full of high expectations and ready, no, expecting to be entertained. I was not disappointed. (more...)


Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014
by BWW - September 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014. (more...)


Center Stage Opera Kicks Off Tenth Season with LA TRAVIATA; Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2014

Los Angeles, CA – To begin their 10th Season, Center Stage Opera will be presenting three performances of Verdi's La Traviata at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park this September. Verdi's tragic love story has touched the hearts of countless opera-goers since its premiere in 1853 and this production anticipates upholding this tradition. (more...)


BWW Reviews: NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2014

So how do you sell a show that was conceived and first staged more than 50 years ago--an opera at that --to a younger audience who probably haven't even heard of Verdi, Puccini, or Maria Callas? The much-awaited return of the Filipino stage classic seems to be tackling just that. (more...)


Russell Thomas to Replace Marco Berti in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, 9/14-30
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's current production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. American tenor Russell Thomas will sing the role of Pollione for the remaining five performances of the opera on September 14m, 19, 23, 27 and 30, 2014. Mr. Thomas replaces Italian tenor Marco Berti, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. (more...)


The Chicago Opera Theater Presents MACBETH, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

A Chicago premiere, this powerful opera follows the torments that Macbeth and his Lady experience as they descend the spiral of ambition and murder. Doomed by his own guilt, Macbeth is slain by a man 'not born of a woman.' Bloch's forceful and striking score provides the expressive soundscape for this bone-chilling thriller, where 'fair is foul and foul is fair.' (more...)


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 2014-2015 Season with Gala Featuring Renee Fleming Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 season opens with its gala and An Evening With Renee Fleming tonight, Sept. 13. This is Fleming's first appearance with the BPO in eight years. JoAnn Falletta will conduct. The media is invited to attend, and many opportunities for photos and video exist. (more...)


The LA Opera Celebrates Opening of New Season with the OPERA BALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

Tonight, September 13, La Traviata, one of opera's greatest romances, will launch our highly anticipated 2014-15 Season. It will feature an incomparable cast led by our own Plácido Domingo in his first Los Angeles performance as Giorgio Germont, the dazzling Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta and the dashing Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo Germont. The 1920s come roaring to life in Marta Domingo's updated Art Deco-inspired production under the inspired baton of James Conlon. (more...)


The Odyssey Opera Opens the Fall Arts Season with Korngold's DIE TOTE STADT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

ODYSSEY OPERA, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, revives an important 20th century masterpiece, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt. For one night only tonight, September 13th, Odyssey Opera presents the work's Boston premiere, which features the Boston debuts of tenor Jay Hunter Morris in the role of Paul and soprano Meagan Miller in the role of Marietta. (more...)


The Sarasota Opera Presents A TASTE OF DOWNTOWN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Today
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

Today, September 13th, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sarasota Opera will invite the community into the Sarasota Opera House for A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival as a benefit for the Sarasota Youth Opera program. (more...)


Metropolitan Opera to Cut 22 Nonunion Positions
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Metropolitan Opera announced today it will cut 22 of its 254 non-union, administrative positions. The layoffs will affect areas across the staff, including jobs in the artistic, financial, marketing, development and technical departments. (more...)


Maestro Ramón Tebar Extends Contract with Florida Grand Opera Through 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) today announced that Maestro Ramón Tebar, who has successfully served as Music Director of the company since 2011 following his acclaimed debut with FGO in 2010, has renewed his contract for an additional two seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16). The renewal guarantees his involvement with the company through its upcoming and seminal 75th anniversary season. (more...)


Arizona Opera to Welcome Nathan Gunn, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

Arizona Opera announces world renowned super-star baritone Nathan Gunn will serve as Honorary Guest Host at a party to celebrate the kick off of the company's 2014-15 Season. The event will be held at the downtown Opera Center on October 2, 2014 at 6 pm. (more...)




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