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Harry Bicket Conducts Handel's 'Ariodante' at Carnegie Hall, 4/30 Harry Bicket Conducts Handel's 'Ariodante' at Carnegie Hall, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicketconducts Handel's Ariodante at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert. In this concert presentation of Handel's brilliantly melodic work, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs the title role joined by sopranos Christiane Karg ... (more...)
Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Some of today's greatest singers got their start in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions including Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, and Frederica von Stade.... (more...)
ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Premiere On Great Performances At The Met, 4/16 ROMEO ET JULIETTE To Premiere On Great Performances At The Met, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

The Met's new production by director Bartlett Sher also features Virginie Verrez as Stéphano, Elliot Madore as Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko as Frère Laurent. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.... (more...)
Review Roundup: LoftOpera Production of Rossini's OTHELLO Review Roundup: LoftOpera Production of Rossini's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

LoftOpera opened Rossini's OTHELLO on March 16 in Brooklyn.... (more...)
2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced 2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize ... (more...)
Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

Hailed as one of the world's leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schadeperforms on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.
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IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge to Make Guest Appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas Benefit, 3/21 IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge to Make Guest Appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas Benefit, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge will make a special guest appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas benefit next Tuesday evening March 21st at Minton's of West Harlem.  The event will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and begins at 6pm. Details and tickets are available at the following link:... (more...)
Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2 Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Susanna Phillips stars as Clémence, the Countess of Tripoli, opposite Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour on a quest to find his perfect love, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages back and forth between them.  ... (more...)
LoftOpera Returns With Eight Performances Of Works By Vivaldi And Pegrolesi, 6/16-7/8 LoftOpera Returns With Eight Performances Of Works By Vivaldi And Pegrolesi, 6/16-7/8
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

 LoftOpera returns to The Muse—Brooklyn's premier circus school—for eight staged concert performances of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater together with Vivaldi selections, replacing the previously announced June production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Performances are on June 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30, and July 1,... (more...)
American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of wr... (more...)
Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7 Metropolitan Opera Announces Casting Update for 50th Anniversary Gala, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

In addition to the previously announced artists appearing at the Met's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center Gala on May 7, singers slated to appear include Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Dwayne Croft, David Daniels, Yusif Eyvazov, Vittorio Grigolo, Christopher Job, Latonia Moore, Yunpeng Wang, and ... (more...)
BWW Opera Showstopper: With One Aria, Elza van den Heever Steals the Met's IDOMENEO BWW Opera Showstopper: With One Aria, Elza van den Heever Steals the Met's IDOMENEO
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2017

No one can accuse the Met of skimping when it put together its current revival of Mozart's opera seria IDOMENEO. Yes, the production's 35 years old, but with this cast, it hardly mattered: tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, elegant and Mozartian to the nth degree, the suave and poignant mezz... (more...)
Alessandra Marc Returns to Carnegie Hall, 4/4 Alessandra Marc Returns to Carnegie Hall, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2017

Alessandra Marc, considered one of the greatest sopranos of our lifetime, returns to live performance at CARNEGIE HALL, April 4, 2017 7:30pm Zankel Hall, performing her signature aria from Turandot: the opera that electrified audiences of her most recent appearances at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan ... (more...)
BWW Interview: In Met's IDOMENEO, Soprano Nadine Sierra Flies High BWW Interview: In Met's IDOMENEO, Soprano Nadine Sierra Flies High
by Richard Sasanow - March 08, 2017

In our time, IDOMENEO is the earliest of Mozart's operas regularly done, its full title being IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA OSSIA ILIA E IDAMANTE--or IDOMENEO, KING OF CRETE, OR ILIA AND IDAMANTE. “Ilia” of the extended title is the daughter of Priam, the king of Troy. (“Idamante” is Idomeneo's son.) At the... (more...)
BWW Review: Chemistry Galore from Yoncheva and Fabiano in Met's TRAVIATA BWW Review: Chemistry Galore from Yoncheva and Fabiano in Met's TRAVIATA
by Richard Sasanow - March 06, 2017

Don't ever underestimate the importance of chemistry when it comes to pulling off an opera performance--and there was animal magnetism galore in the Met's revival of its Willy Decker production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA. From the moment tenor Michael Fabiano came on stage, at Friday's performance of LA... (more...)