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Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce casting for the four productions of its 2015-16 Season, which include Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger (Passazhirka), and Gae... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2015

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...)
San Francisco Opera to Perform LUCREZIA BORGIA at Bijou Theatre, 5/2 San Francisco Opera to Perform LUCREZIA BORGIA at Bijou Theatre, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Tuesday, April 21st, 2015) – The Bijou Theatre presents Lucrezia Borgia, from the San Francisco Opera, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00am. Discussion of the Opera starts at 10:30am. Ticketsare $20 for general admission seating.... (more...)
Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015

Stravinsky's twentieth-century operatic masterpiece The Rake's Progress will return to the Met stage for a revival of three performances only, opening May 1 and continuing through May 9. Music Director James Levine leads the performances, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the centra... (more...)
The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season has been announced. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden - six operas and six ballets - will be relayed live to more than 1,500 cinemas in 35 countrie... (more...)
Seattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation Grant Seattle Opera Selected for $360K Wallace Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Seattle Opera has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort.... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will transport the audience to Seville, Spain in its new production of Carmen. Last performed by the company in 2008, Verismo Opera presents Georges Bizet's immortal opera on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 3... (more...)
BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina
by Erica Miner - April 01, 2015

Tenor Bryan Hymel's rapid rise is being followed by opera mavens worldwide.... (more...)
Bijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to Follow Bijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to Follow
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Wednesday, March 25th, 2015) – The Bijou Theatre presents Manon by Jules Massenet, from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on a new day Saturday, April 4th at 11:00am. Discussion of the Opera starts at 10:30am. Tickets are $20... (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...)
Sydney Opera House Announces Performance Cancellations Due to Siege Sydney Opera House Announces Performance Cancellations Due to Siege
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

In light of the situation in the CBD today, the Sydney Opera House has decided to cancel tonight's performances. This is to minimise pressure on transport networks and to provide as much notice as possible to staff and patrons.... (more...)
Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21 Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East ... (more...)
The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015 The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015... (more...)
December at the Canadian Opera Company Includes a Free Concert Series, a Tour of Four Seasons Centre and More December at the Canadian Opera Company Includes a Free Concert Series, a Tour of Four Seasons Centre and More
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2014

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE December 2 – 18, 2014 Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)... (more...)




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