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MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Opera Ithaca will open its third season with a grand celebration entitled Masquerade, followed by the regional premiere of Kamala Sankaram's opera based on the story of Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, a New Year's Eve Gala to include Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a spring 2017 production of Ross... (more...)
Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Renews Offer to Subscribers
Affected by Energy Downturn Houston Grand Opera Renews Offer to Subscribers Affected by Energy Downturn
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2016

Houston, March 22, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is extending the company's offer of free renewals for subscription packages to all laid-off employees from the energy industry who are current subscribers. HGO first announced the offer in September 2015 for subscriptions to the current season.  The... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More! LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical... (more...)
St. Petersburg Opera to Present ABDUCTION FROM THE  SERAGLIO, 2/5 St. Petersburg Opera to Present ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2016

St. Petersburg Opera's production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio This musical gem, with it's preposterous plot is sure to make the audience laugh, but Mozart had singing virtuosi in mind when he composed the opera. Often called a concerto for voice, St. Petersburg Opera Company's produ... (more...)
COC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 Season COC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Canadian Opera Company audiences can look forward to five more years with Johannes Debus as the company's Music Director. The news of Debus' contract renewal through to the company's 2020/2021 season was announced today by COC General Director Alexander Neef at the public launch of the COC's 2016/20... (more...)
Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2015

The Board of Opera Naples is pleased to announce that Dennis Hanthorn has been appointed General Director of Opera Naples, effective November 15, 2015. The announcement comes following a six month international executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group, resulting in over 70 applications.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - November 02, 2015

When singers seem to come out of nowhere, it's usually not the case at all, but the culmination of years of hard work. But for Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko--the Met's current Gilda in the lively 'Ratpack' production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO--it certainly seemed like it.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Closes Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Tonight Pittsburgh Opera Closes Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 76th season with a colorful, charming production of Donizetti's comic opera DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT (La fille du régiment). On stage tonight, May 2, 5, 8, and 10, and sung in English, DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT brings a bit of whimsy and plenty of vocal fireworks to the... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Close Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT, 5/2 Pittsburgh Opera to Close Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

What: Donizetti's comic opera DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Where: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh When: Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 7:30... (more...)
BxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO BxO to Close 48th Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

BxO's Season 48 comes to a close with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sequel to the Barber of Seville. The Marriage of Figaro follows the married and bored Count Almaviva, and his continued philandering. This time he has chosen his wife's maid to satiate his carnal desires. Only one thing stands in his wa... (more...)
Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS This Weekend Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2015

When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply-and neither is the drama-in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, presents... (more...)
Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2015

MARCH 4, 2015 When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply—and neither is the drama—in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performi... (more...)
Pop-up Opera Tours Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, Now thru May 1 Pop-up Opera Tours Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, Now thru May 1
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

2014 saw Pop-up Opera tour for three seasons, with over 60 performances at 42 different venues all over the UK and in Corfu. For Spring 2015, they're coming back with Mozart's comic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) about a hero, Belmonte, and his servant, Pedrill... (more...)
Pop-up Opera to Tour Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, March 3-May 1 Pop-up Opera to Tour Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, March 3-May 1
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

2014 saw Pop-up Opera tour for three seasons, with over 60 performances at 42 different venues all over the UK and in Corfu. For Spring 2015, they're coming back with Mozart's comic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) about a hero, Belmonte, and his servant, Pedrill... (more...)
Capitol City Opera Company to Present Mozart's THE ABDUCTION, 3/27-29 Capitol City Opera Company to Present Mozart's THE ABDUCTION, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Capitol City Opera Company will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's light-hearted comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio on Friday, March 27 at 8pm, Saturday, March 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, March 29 at 3pm at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Tickets are available online at CC... (more...)
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...)
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & More Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The 67th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart; the French premiere of Jonathan Dove's children's opera The Monster in the Maze led by Sir Simon Rattle with the ... (more...)
Dallas Opera Premieres New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight Dallas Opera Premieres New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens tonight, October 24, 2014 at... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - 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 Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24 The Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 ... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24 Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 —The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro ope... (more...)
Utah Opera to Conclude Season at Capitol Theater with THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 5/10-18 Utah Opera to Conclude Season at Capitol Theater with THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 5/10-18
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2014

Unstoppable love and daring schemes await at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre from May 10 to 18, 2014 as the Utah Opera performs Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, a tale of a missing damsel and a dashing nobleman who attempts to save her.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - 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 premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A... (more...)




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