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OPERA America Announces Leadership Intensive to Develop Future Leaders OPERA America Announces Leadership Intensive to Develop Future Leaders
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2011

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has announced the 2012 Leadership Intensive as part of its firm commitment to develop leaders who will advance the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera for years to come.... (more...)
The Met Presents an English-Language Version of HANSEL AND GRETEL, 12/16-1/7 The Met Presents an English-Language Version of HANSEL AND GRETEL, 12/16-1/7
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2011

Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, sung in English, will return to the Met December 16 as the company's annual holiday presentation. Performances of the opera this season will include weekday matinees and special ticket prices designed to appeal to families with children. The fairy tale adaptation, wh... (more...)
Nino Machaidze & Lawrence Brownlee Star in Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment Nino Machaidze & Lawrence Brownlee Star in Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2011

Donizetti's wartime comedy La Fille du Regiment will return to the Met on December 12, with rising stars Nino Machaidze and Lawrence Brownlee in the leading roles of the tomboy Marie and Tonio, the soldier who loves her.... (more...)
Isaacson Buteau, Barbara Leifer Set For Carnegie Hall Isaacson Buteau, Barbara Leifer Set For Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2011

For the first time in its 120-year history, an operatic soloist from Haiti will take center stage at Carnegie Hall.... (more...)
Madama Butterfly Returns to the Met 12/5 Madama Butterfly Returns to the Met 12/5
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2011

Anthony Minghella's celebrated production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly will return to the Met for 12 performances beginning December 5.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko Makes La Scala Debut in Season-Opening Don Giovanni Anna Netrebko Makes La Scala Debut in Season-Opening Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2011

Following her star turn in the season-opening production of Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera, Anna Netrebko - the "diva assoluta del mondo" (Opera News) - returns to Europe to reprise one of her most celebrated roles: Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.... (more...)
René Pape Reprises His Mephistopheles in Met's Faust René Pape Reprises His Mephistopheles in Met's Faust
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2011

Few singers bring Méphistophélès to life like bass René Pape, who reprises his portrayal of the charming devil at the Metropolitan Opera in a November 29-January 19 run of Gounod's Faust, staged by Des McAnuff.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces New Casting for SIEGFRIED Metropolitan Opera Announces New Casting for SIEGFRIED
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2011

Jay Hunter Morris will sing the role of Siegfried in SIEGFRIED on April 21 matinee and April 30, 2012, and in GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG on May 3, 2012. He replaces Gary Lehman who has withdrawn due to illness.... (more...)
Young People's Chorus Of NY Hosts Miracle! A New Hanukkah Opera 12/18 Young People's Chorus Of NY Hosts Miracle! A New Hanukkah Opera 12/18
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2011

Miracle!, a new Hanukkah opera written entirely for children and families to be performed by children, will be workshopped at JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m.... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya Leads Met's Faust Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya Leads Met's Faust
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2011

Three of the opera world's leading stars-Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya, and René Pape-will take the principal roles in a new production of Gounod's Faust, directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff in his Met debut.... (more...)
Iestyn Davies Becomes First British Countertenor to Sing at Met Iestyn Davies Becomes First British Countertenor to Sing at Met
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2011

On November 14, Iestyn Davies - named 2010's Royal Philharmonic Young Artist of the Year - makes his house and role debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Unulfo in Handel's Rodelinda. ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory For Götterdämmerung Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory For Götterdämmerung
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2011

Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will conduct the Met's new production of Wagner's Götterdämmerung which premieres January 27, 2012, and continues on January 31, February 3, 7, and 11 matinee. ... (more...)
La Bohème Returns to the Met 11/18 La Bohème Returns to the Met 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2011

Puccini's La Bohème will return to the Met on November 18 under the baton of Louis Langrée, who will lead his first house performances of Puccini's extraordinarily popular romantic opera.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Named Culture Spot for November Metropolitan Opera Named Culture Spot for November
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2011

NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that The Metropolitan Opera is the Culture Spot pick for November, the City's monthly cultural program that encourages local and visitor exploration by spotlighting a different arts organization each mont... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group Present DARK SISTERS Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group Present DARK SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2011

Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group present DARK SISTERS.... (more...)
HEART OF DARKNESS Opera Plays Stages From London To Brooklyn HEART OF DARKNESS Opera Plays Stages From London To Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2011

In Joseph Conrad's 1902 literary masterpiece Heart of Darkness, Marlow, a riverboat captain, voyages from London into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change Advisory For Götterdämmerung Metropolitan Opera Announces A Cast Change Advisory For Götterdämmerung
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2011

Jay Hunter Morris will sing the role of Siegfried in the new production premiere of Wagner's Götterdämmerung on January 27, and in the performances on February 7 and 11.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Guild Salutes Marilyn Horne  at 77th Annual Luncheon Metropolitan Opera Guild Salutes Marilyn Horne at 77th Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2011

On Monday, October 31, the Metropolitan Opera Guild pays tribute to the legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, one of the greatest singers of our time, at the Guild's 77th annual luncheon, a perennial highlight of the opera season. ... (more...)
Deborah Voigt Makes Brünnhilde Debut This Week At The Met Deborah Voigt Makes Brünnhilde Debut This Week At The Met
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2011

Deborah Voigt continues the journey of her first complete cycle of Wagner's monumental Der Ring des Nibelungen with her role debut this week as Brünnhilde in Siegfried.... (more...)
American Opera Projects To Present Scenes from Numinous City 11/16 American Opera Projects To Present Scenes from Numinous City 11/16
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00pm, American Opera Projects, in association with the Rubin Museum of Art, will present scenes from Numinous City, a new opera by British composer Pete M. Wyer based on the extraordinary true story of Tibetan nun Ngawang Sangdrol.... (more...)
Iestyn Davies Releases New Solo Album and Makes Three Major US Debuts Iestyn Davies Releases New Solo Album and Makes Three Major US Debuts
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2011

British countertenor Iestyn Davies, named 2010's Royal Philharmonic Young Artist of the Year, looks forward to a landmark season.... (more...)
Renée Fleming Reprises Her Role As Title Character in Handel’s Rodelinda Renée Fleming Reprises Her Role As Title Character in Handel’s Rodelinda
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2011

Renée Fleming will return to the Met to reprise one of her most popular interpretations: the title role in Handel's Rodelinda.... (more...)
Bolshoi Theatre Re-Opening Gala LIVE HD Broadcast from Moscow 10/28 Bolshoi Theatre Re-Opening Gala LIVE HD Broadcast from Moscow 10/28
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2011

The Bolshoi Grand Re-Opening Gala is a celebration of the theatre's renovation --- after six years and $750 million.... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Presents Freshly Brewed - Why Opera? 10/30 American Lyric Theater Presents Freshly Brewed - Why Opera? 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2011

American Lyric Theater presents the opening event in the FRESHLY BREWED series at OPERA America for the 2011-12 season.... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Presents Freshly Brewed - Why Opera? 10/30 American Lyric Theater Presents Freshly Brewed - Why Opera? 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2011

American Lyric Theater presents the opening event in the FRESHLY BREWED series at OPERA America for the 2011-12 season.... (more...)


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