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Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in JanuaryLive From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
December 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala conc... (more...)


MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
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...)


NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18
December 16, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new productio... (more...)


Renee Fleming Hosts AMERICAN VOICES on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9Renee Fleming Hosts AMERICAN VOICES on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9
December 12, 2014

The art of singing is center stage in our country's popular culture: from Glee and 106 & Park to American Idol,The Voice, and Nashville, and even at sporting events and national ceremonies. (more...)


Minnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General DirectorMinnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General Director
November 23, 2014

Minneapolis – Minnesota Opera today announced the appointment of Nina Archabal to serve as its interim General Director. Ms. Archabal succeeds Kevin Ramach who announced his resignation as President a... (more...)


Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
November 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plác... (more...)


Renée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three YearsRenée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three Years
November 12, 2014

In a latest interview, opera star Renee Fleming says that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.' Now 55 years old, Fleming says, 'I'm really happy with my opera life – 54 roles was a lot to learn and per... (more...)


FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
October 25, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA ... (more...)


Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
October 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Pa... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera Board of Directors Approves the Fiscal Year 2014 AuditThe Minnesota Opera Board of Directors Approves the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit
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 t... (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 Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17
October 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, an opera featuring the internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitla?n, on May 13, 16, an... (more...)


San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
October 03, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month... (more...)


Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at... (more...)


Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera,  Through 2017Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera, Through 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14
May 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the world premiere of An American Soldier, June 13-14, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. An American Soldier features music by composer Huang Ruo and... (more...)


Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and MoreOpera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world pr... (more...)


Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
April 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their ide... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE With Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, Now thru 5/19WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE With Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, Now thru 5/19
April 09, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced two free special events in conjunction with its forthcoming production of The Magic Flute. WNO celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at N... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18
April 03, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with a new English-language production of one of the most beloved and family-friendly operas in the repertory: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera's 2014 Summer Recital Series Begins 6/23Metropolitan Opera's 2014 Summer Recital Series Begins 6/23
March 31, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's two popular series of free summer events, the Summer Recital Series and the Summer HD Festival, will return in 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, the Met will present opera... (more...)





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