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Opera America Selects Future Leaders for Leadership Intensive Program Opera America Selects Future Leaders for Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 14 participants from the United States, Canada and Europe have been selected for its 2016 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chos... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20 Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice... (more...)
OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involv... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
New York City Opera to Perform FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Lincoln Center New York City Opera to Perform FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2016

For people the world over, New York City represents the epicenter of arts and culture. With its renowned theatres and concert halls, attending a performance in the city often comes with a level of reverence and expectation. Countless artistic innovations, movements, even entire genres can trace thei... (more...)
Sasha Cooke to Replace Susan Graham in San Francisco Opera's David Gockley Gala Concert Tomorrow Sasha Cooke to Replace Susan Graham in San Francisco Opera's David Gockley Gala Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2016

?San Francisco Opera today announced that it has amended the list of international singers performing at the David Gockley Gala Concert on Thursday, June 16 to now include Sasha Cooke in lieu of Susan Graham, who has withdrawn due to illness. Cooke will sing in the Act III trio “Hab' mir's gelobt” f... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has appointed Carleen Graham, an award-winning opera educator, administrator, researcher, and stage director, as director of the company's community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco. She will assume the position August 22. The executive search process was guide... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017 San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley today announced the Company will present the world premiere commission of Girls of the Golden West, a new opera set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, by the internationally-renowned team of composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sell... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley's remarkable career and ten-year tenure as San Francisco Opera General Director with a gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Gockley retires from San Francisco Opera in July 2016, culminating a 45-year career as... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26 New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiativ... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
LA Opera Premieres MOBY DICK Tonight LA Opera Premieres MOBY DICK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2015

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include the company premiere of Moby-Dick, by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, opening tonight, October 31, 2015. ... (more...)
LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21 LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

(Los Angeles) October 29, 2015 — LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include its first performances in nearly two decades of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director. The production, directed by Anne Bogart, will open on November 21, 2015. ... (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...)
Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, COC Board Chair Tony Arrell and COC General Director Alexander Neef reported on the financial and artistic successes of the 2014/2015 season. With an acclaimed season of operas, the COC maintained its impressive attendance numbe... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Offer VETERANS SONGBOOK Concert, 11/8 Houston Grand Opera to Offer VETERANS SONGBOOK Concert, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

Houston, October 23, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, will present a full-length, public performance of music from the Veterans Songbook project on Sunday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, to pay tribute to U.S. servicemen and se... (more...)




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