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VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the ... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Host BIG DATE NIGHT Showcasing Deborah Voigt, 2/14 Arizona Opera to Host BIG DATE NIGHT Showcasing Deborah Voigt, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

(Phoenix, Arizona) Arizona Opera brings one of the biggest names from the operatic stage, Deborah Voigt, to headline its 2015 Gala, 'Big Date Night'.... (more...)
Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Soundstreams continues its 2014/2015 season with the Canadian premiere of American composer David Lang's The Whisper Opera at Toronto's newest live arts hub, The Theatre Centre, from February 26 to March 1. Straight from acclaimed performances in Chicago and New York, this extraordinary, contemplati... (more...)
Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's ... (more...)
Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26 Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt p... (more...)
Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24 Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2015

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY: Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well
by Richard Sasanow - January 02, 2015

For New York opera-goers, what was the event of the year? Undoubtedly, John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, not only for the kerfuffle caused by the [unfounded] claims of anti-Semitism but for the opera's exciting debut at the Met. (The Met's contentious labor negotiations nearly edged it out, tho... (more...)
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

New Year's Eve will be celebrated in high style on ?medici.tv with a free webcast of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez in Emmerich Kálmán's operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (“The Gypsy Princess”), with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann. Filmed live on December... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - December 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's MESSIAH: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiat... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15 MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway.... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie... (more...)
Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be making his Met role debut as Lucia's villainous brother, will sing Enrico on March 16, 19, 24, 28 matinee... (more...)
Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21 Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East ... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18 The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
Clayton G. William to Perform MESSIAH with Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community Chorale Clayton G. William to Perform MESSIAH with Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community Chorale
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Emerging artist, Clayton G. Williams will sing the Baritone Solo in an upcoming performance of Handel's Messiah with the Southeast Queens Ecumenical Community Chorale this holiday season.... (more...)
2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees 2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year's honorees—Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanosky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)
Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4 Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014

When Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Steven Stucky's first opera - The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts) - premiered at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, it was hailed as 'a dazzling display of inventiveness and broad comical delight' (San Francisco Chronicle) that, thanks to 'the bliss and ... (more...)
Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15 Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014

San Francisco, November 24, 2014 – Acclaimed contemporary opera company Opera Parallèle will open its 2015 season with the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's landmark work Dead Man Walking—marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century—in three... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11 The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Carut... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19 Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7 Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents Teatro Regio Torino in a concert performance of Rossini's opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and sung in Italian by an outstanding cast that includes baritone Dalibor Jenis... (more...)





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