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Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2016

Toronto –   The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes seven outstanding new artists for the 2016/2017 season: sopranos Danika Lorènand Samantha Pickett, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo, Lauren Eberwein and Megan Quick, bariton... (more...)
LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2016 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced today that Matthew Aucoin—the composer, conductor, pianist and writer recently hailed by The New York Times Magazine  as 'opera's great 25-year-old hope'—will join the company as its first e... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Houston, January 13, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of The Root of the Wind Is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa, on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center and on May 15 at 7 p.m. at... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2015

New York City Premiere, Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Exploring the ultimate struggle of humanity—stuck between nature's indifference and society's barely r... (more...)
St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16 St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31 The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Pe... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12 San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.... (more...)
Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus.... (more...)
Luna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for  Washington National Opera Luna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

Better Gods, a new opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, will have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center on January 8 and 9 presented by Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director. The story of the last queen of Hawaii and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy, with a libretto by ... (more...)
BWW Review: MARTIN HALPERN CHAMBER OPERAS Dream at Shetler Studios BWW Review: MARTIN HALPERN CHAMBER OPERAS Dream at Shetler Studios
by Matt Hanson - November 19, 2015

The best part of living in New York is that some of our most radically creative artists are performing. Unadorned studio spaces such as Shetler Studios on West 54th Street in midtown Manhattan host exclusive gatherings, where all of the high pomp of the fine arts strips down in an air of charming mo... (more...)
SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8 SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

Composer Gordon Getty's opera Usher House will receive its United States premiere as part of San Francisco Opera's double bill titled The Fall of the House of Usher in four performances, December 8 to 13, 2015. The Getty opera, a co-production with Welsh National Opera, will be paired with Robert Or... (more...)
Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly a... (more...)
Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

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...)
NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2015

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presented the citywide mega-festival KulturfestNYC this past summer. Now, entering into its 101st season and inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYTF takes on the rediscovered and restored Yiddish American Operetta The Golden B... (more...)
BWW Review: MASTERVOICE'S PIRATES OF PENZANCE at City Center BWW Review: MASTERVOICE'S PIRATES OF PENZANCE at City Center
by Adam Cohen - October 20, 2015

Deftly sung by a chorus of 100+ Broadway and Opera Veterans... (more...)
Soprano Sarah Fox Records Mozart's 'Il Re Pastore' Soprano Sarah Fox Records Mozart's 'Il Re Pastore'
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Leading English soprano Sarah Fox has been winning high praise for a string of recordings of late. Her last two classical CDs (a Vaughan Williams symphony CD for Sir Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra on the Halle's own label and, more Vaughan Williams, 'Dona nobis pacem' for Andrew Litton and the C... (more...)
Keeril Makan & Jay Scheib's Adaptation of PERSONA to Premiere at National Sawdust Keeril Makan & Jay Scheib's Adaptation of PERSONA to Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust, and adapted by Scheib from Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name, Person... (more...)
National Sawdust to Premiere Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib's PERSONA, 10/23 National Sawdust to Premiere Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib's PERSONA, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust, and adapted by Scheib from Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name, Person... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30 Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

            DALLAS, OCTOBER 2, 2015 – 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 ... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Opens New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO Tonight Vancouver Opera Opens New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensa... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)




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