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Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces one remarkable evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. The events focus on encoura... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23 Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, a nonprofit organization based in Bergen County, New Jersey, announces tenor Giovanni Simone of Fort Lee, New Jersey will perform the Messenger in the company's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic work, AIDA, on April 23, 2017.  The opera will be... (more...)
Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The tenor Joshua Blue is the First Place winner of the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY)'s 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. The award was presented following a performance by eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 8. The Oratorio-Solo Competition, ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, an... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera wil... (more...)
Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2017

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Opera Theatre of the Rockies Presents THE MIKADO, 5/13-14 Opera Theatre of the Rockies Presents THE MIKADO, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce their entry into the “topsy turvy” world of Gilbert & Sullivan with performances of The Mikado. Performances will be at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall at Colorado College on May 13 at 7:30 PM and May 14 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 to $... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Last performed by the company in 2011 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera announces tenor Raúl Melo, a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera for nine seasons, will premiere with the company and perform the role of Radames.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017.... (more...)
BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN
by Richard Sasanow - January 24, 2017

It's that time of the year again, when the flu season gives artistic administrators big headaches, trying to fill in the blanks when a headliner calls in sick. CARMEN's been a particular headache, with mezzo Sophie Koch out of action in the title role after rehearsals had started. Luckily, Clementin... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York.... (more...)
PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13 PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13
by TV News Desk - January 04, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19 The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.  ... (more...)
Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2016

Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today that French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch has withdrawn from the company premiere of Berlioz's Les Troyens for personal reasons. Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, world-renowned as an inte... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opera San Jose to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2016

Opera San José will observe the 200th anniversary of this richly entertaining comedy with six performances, opening in San José's California Theatre on November 12, closing November 27, 2016. The California Theatre is at 345 S. First Street in downtown San José.... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged perfo... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI - August 2, 2016- Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. ... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of M... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - July 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical p... (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...)
Central City Opera Kicks Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE Tonight Central City Opera Kicks Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2016

Denver, Colo. (June 29, 2016)—Central City Opera opens its 2016 summer festival with Douglas Moore'sThe Ballad of Baby Doe, running in repertory from tonight, July 9 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City.... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Presents Schwabacher Summer Concert Tonight Merola Opera Program Presents Schwabacher Summer Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts tonight, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conse... (more...)