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Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2015

Ailyn Pérez will sing the role of Micaëla in this evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who is ill.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13 Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.... (more...)
Mercury to Welcome Laura Claycomb & David Daniels Mercury to Welcome Laura Claycomb & David Daniels
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Appearing for the first time in concert together, Grammy Award winning coloratura soprano Laura Claycomb and renowned counter-tenor David Daniels join Mercury for a blockbuster evening of arias and duets by Handel and Monteverdi. Mercury Musical Director Antoine Plante says, “What a pleasure it is ... (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...)
Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25 Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership w... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of W... (more...)
San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8 San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18 Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed settin... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16 Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire fami... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Brian Speck Director of HGO Studio Houston Grand Opera Names Brian Speck Director of HGO Studio
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers today announced the appointment of Brian Speck as director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, the company's renowned young artist program, effective February 1. A trained singer who transitioned ... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has completed its fundraising campaign by raising an unprecedented $172.9 million, topping its goal of $165 million by December 31, 2014. Inspiring Performance—The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera was the company's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, and the most suc... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company produ... (more...)
OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26 International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.... (more...)
Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5 Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Brian Jagde, one of the outstanding tenors of his generation with a burgeoning international career, will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the role of the painter/revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's fiery melodrama Tosca Jan. 24-Feb. 5, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud... (more...)
Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15 Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14 Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is proud to present The Magic Flute, one of two Mozart offerings for the 2014–15 season. From the coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night to Pamina's anguished lament, to the comic love duet of Papageno and Papagena, Mozart's genius is evident as the music in The Magic ... (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...)
TOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago TOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3, 14 at 7:30... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22 The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically accl... (more...)
COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015 COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically accl... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31 The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last ye... (more...)
NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

?North Carolina Opera will bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a pe... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning today, December 10, 2014.... (more...)





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