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Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-s... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition “Creating Carousel” at the Civic Opera House. It opens on today, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be ope... (more...)
Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27 Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts is regarded as one of the premiere opera training schools in the world. Every year over 200 singers audition to become one of the school's roster of Resident Artists – 28 of the most talented and promising opera singers from around the world. This year, AVA featu... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

Houston, TX - February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7 Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based o... (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...)
The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015 The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015... (more...)
The Minnesota Opera Board of Directors Approves the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit The Minnesota Opera Board of Directors Approves the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2014

The Minnesota Opera Board of Directors approves the fiscal year 2014 financial audit which posts a $173,000 deficit over a $9.8 million budget. We face this current deficit with a renewed commitment to producing award-winning operatic works in ways that lead to excellent financial standing.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Season Schedule Canadian Opera Company Announces Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season gets off to a rollicking start with a hilarious new production of Verdi's Falstaff, from acclaimed Canadian director Robert Carsen. Inspired by the beloved Shakespearean character and the resulting folly of his ill-advised seduction attempts, Carsen's pr... (more...)
The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - 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 stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new o... (more...)
New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - 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 stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new o... (more...)
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 Gift The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 Gift
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support the upcoming commissions of The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Eight. The gift marks both the completion of the first $7 million New Works Initiative (NWI) fundraisi... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ord... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ord... (more...)
The Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising Campaign The Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced the completion of the New Works Initiative fundraising campaign, one year ahead of schedule.... (more...)




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