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Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her stude... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the MetMozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fi... (more...)


San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
September 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists int... (more...)


Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15
September 23, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced that Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner will make his San Francisco Opera debut conducting George Frideric Handel's Partenope, presented October 15–... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERAPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)


Opera Company of Middlebury to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/3 & 5Opera Company of Middlebury to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/3 & 5
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 o... (more...)


Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
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 Garlan... (more...)


Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESSOpera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
September 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Wal... (more...)


Andrew Lunsford to Make Skagit Opera Debut in Verdi's AIDA This NovemberAndrew Lunsford to Make Skagit Opera Debut in Verdi's AIDA This November
September 05, 2014

Andrew Lunsford, dubbed the 'Accidental Tenor' by CNN during a primetime news story, will be making his Skagit Opera debut in Verdi's Aida. (more...)


Pacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCAPacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCA
August 27, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through ... (more...)


Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30
August 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, 9/27-10/5The Vancouver Opera Presents CARMEN, 9/27-10/5
August 27, 2014

Five years ago, box office records were shattered when Carmen became the fastest-selling production in Vancouver Opera history. Vancouverites will be seduced again when the fiery gypsy returns to the ... (more...)


Julianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This FallJulianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This Fall
August 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), presented October 4 -22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Bu... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera InitiativeThe Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
August 07, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the ... (more...)


Pacific Opera Project to Present TOSCAPacific Opera Project to Present TOSCA
August 06, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through ... (more...)


New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera InitiativeNew Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
August 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the ... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of op... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


LA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital TonightLA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital Tonight
May 22, 2014

One of the most celebrated singers of our time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a recital at 7:30pm tonight, May 22, 2014. (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8
May 21, 2014

Center Stage Opera concludes its 2013-14 season with one of the most beloved operas of all-time, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The tragic, tender story of a Japanese girl and and an American naval offic... (more...)


On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which o... (more...)


Stephen Costello to Headline ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Carnegie Hall, 6/5Stephen Costello to Headline ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Carnegie Hall, 6/5
May 13, 2014

It was in a supporting role at Carnegie Hall with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York that Stephen Costello first launched his professional career. Now the Tucker Award-winning tenor makes ... (more...)


Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and TomorrowFort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's ... (more...)





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