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Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center tonight, February 4, at 7 p.m.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 21, 2015

Almost 40 years ago, on short notice, the great tenor Jon Vickers (who died this summer at 90) caused a scandal when he pulled out of the premiere of the Met's still-current production of Wagner's 'Tannhauser' because he considered the opera anti-Christian. Well, nothing that exciting happened when... (more...)
The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

LA Opera is collaborating with Classical KUSC 91.5fm to produce the ninth consecutive season of LA Opera On Air, a weekly broadcast series of LA Opera performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Beginning with Verdi's La Traviata, starring Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo at 10am ... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (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...)
Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17 Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the role of Kothner, which Gantner was originally scheduled to sing.... (more...)
Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9 Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is a 2011 George London Award winner who this past summer sang the roles of Stanley Kowalski in A Stre... (more...)
The Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RING The Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RING
by Kaitlin Milligan - October 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete casting for its first full presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Phi... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fischer and star English tenor Toby Spence as the hero Tamino; South African soprano Pretty Yende as t... (more...)
Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6 Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2014

German bass Tobias Kehrer will make his Met debut this season as Sarastro in six performances of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The performances—on October 21, 25 matinee, 27, 31, November 3, 8 matinee—will be Kehrer's American debut. He replaces Franz-Josef Selig, who has withdrawn for health reasons.... (more...)
The Santa Fe Opera Holds High Note This Season The Santa Fe Opera Holds High Note This Season
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2014

At a time when things seem challenging for opera, the Santa Fe Opera holds strong. Santa Fe is among the oldest opera festivals in America and is the largest and most important. It has made its reputation as a distinctive company with a flair for the unusual. This summer they presented operas such ... (more...)
Judges and Contestants Announced for Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA This Summer Judges and Contestants Announced for Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Representing 17 nations, 40 young singers have been selected to compete in the 22nd edition of Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, hosted by LA Opera this summer. The contest will be held from August 25 through 30, 2014. Tickets to the competition's final round—a Gala Finals Con... (more...)
DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-first century opera production. It's where we are going, and it's thrilling.'... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming and More in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming and More in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister's cramped apartment, creating all the wrong kinds of sparks with her crude brother-in-law. When dark truths abo... (more...)
Evan Rogister to Conduct LA Opera's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/18-24 Evan Rogister to Conduct LA Opera's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/18-24
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Plácido Domingo announces that Evan Rogister will conduct LA Opera's upcoming performances of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois. Mr. Rogister replaces Patrick Summers, who has been withdrawn from the production due to a back injury, from which doctors... (more...)
Evan Rogister to Conduct LA Opera's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/18-24 Evan Rogister to Conduct LA Opera's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/18-24
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Plácido Domingo announces that Evan Rogister will conduct LA Opera's upcoming performances of André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois. Mr. Rogister replaces Patrick Summers, who has been withdrawn from the production due to a back injury, from which doctors ... (more...)
Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now, 8/25-30 Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now, 8/25-30
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2014

This summer, 40 of the most exciting young singers from every corner of the globe will converge upon Los Angeles to compete in Operalia, the prestigious voice competition created byPlácido Domingo to discover the next generation of international operatic superstars. This year's contest, its third ti... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

Tomorrow, April 11, Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold, launching the American debut of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Der Ring des Nibelungen by La Fura dels Baus. As the first staging of Wagner's epic cycle in HGO history, the event marks an important company milestone-one tha... (more...)
DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local pre... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Launches New RING Cycle and More Houston Grand Opera Launches New RING Cycle and More
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2014

The critical response to Houston's American premiere production of The Passenger was overwhelming. Classical Voice America proclaimed the opera “a masterpiece,” and the Chicago Tribune found it an “engrossing, thought-provoking experience” that “deserves [a place] in the regular repertory.” Houston'... (more...)
DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Press as 'the latest coup for a company known for producing new works'-took the national and local pre... (more...)
HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has announced the winners for the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place the evening of January 30 at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater in front of a capacity crowd.... (more...)
LA Opera Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Renée Fleming, 5/18-24 LA Opera Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Renée Fleming, 5/18-24
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

When Renée Fleming returns to LA Opera this spring to headline the Company's first performances of A Streetcar Named Desire, General Director Plácido Domingo promises that it will be an experience to savor.... (more...)
Renée Fleming to Perform at Superbowl XLVIII Renée Fleming to Perform at Superbowl XLVIII
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

On February 2, when superstar soprano Renée Fleming steps on the field at MetLife Stadium to sing the national anthem, she will hold the distinction of being the first opera singer to ever sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Super Bowl. In recent years, it has been performed primarily by pop and co... (more...)