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Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (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...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening tonight, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Oper... (more...)


Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bil... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill... (more...)


Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3
March 13, 2014

Richard Strauss's Arabella will return to the Met April 3 for its first company performances since 2001, conducted by Philippe Auguin and featuring a principal cast of rising stars and artists new to... (more...)


WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE by Presenting OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/3, and an Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, 4/9-5/19WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE by Presenting OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/3, and an Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, 4/9-5/19
March 12, 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...)


Grammy Award-Winner Fabio Luisi's Spring Highlights Include AIDA, CENERENTOLA, and London Symphony DebutGrammy Award-Winner Fabio Luisi's Spring Highlights Include AIDA, CENERENTOLA, and London Symphony Debut
February 20, 2014

Having just added Genoa's prestigious 2014 Grifo d'Oro to honors that include both Grammy and ECHO Klassik Awards, Fabio Luisilooks forward to conducting a wealth of important operatic and orchestral ... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Ter... (more...)


Juliane Banse Replaces Genia Kuhmeier in Metropolitan Opera's ARABELLAJuliane Banse Replaces Genia Kuhmeier in Metropolitan Opera's ARABELLA
February 19, 2014

Juliane Banse will make her Met debut as Zdenka in this season's performances of Strauss's Arabella, replacing Genia Kühmeier, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)


Paul Nadler Steps in as Conductor Tonight for Met Opera's RUSALKAPaul Nadler Steps in as Conductor Tonight for Met Opera's RUSALKA
February 15, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct tonight's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at the Met... (more...)


THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
February 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductor... (more...)


Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA TonightPaul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA Tonight
February 12, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct this evening's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is ill. As previously announced, Nadler will also conduct the opera's final performance thi... (more...)


Vancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and FeelVancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and Feel
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 31, 2014

Vancouver Opera unveils its bold, new look and feel - the first major rebranding of the company since 1985. The fresh contemporary look is part of the company's new long-term strategy aimed at broaden... (more...)


The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2
January 30, 2014

This coming Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.The Boston Conservatory presents a Dirty Paloma production; a FREE concert entitled“FREAK OUT!” performed by soprano Aliana de la Guardia and pianist T... (more...)


Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5
January 30, 2014

Nadler, a member of the Met's music staff, has conducted 49 performances with the company since his debut in 1989. Later this season, he will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvo?ák's Rusalka. H... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME TonightNorth Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
January 24, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy ... (more...)


Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. TonightRenee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. Tonight
January 23, 2014

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning tonight, January 23. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel HallBWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - January 21, 2014

There was a lovefest for the great mezzo Marilyn Horne in New York last week, filled with the music of friends, acquaintances and admirers at Carnegie Hall's sibling, Zankel Hall. (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23
December 30, 2013

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning January 23. (more...)


Paul Nadler to Step in as Conductor 2/15 for Met Opera's RUSALKAPaul Nadler to Step in as Conductor 2/15 for Met Opera's RUSALKA
December 16, 2013

Paul Nadler will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at t... (more...)


NC Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 1/24-26NC Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 1/24-26
December 11, 2013

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy ... (more...)


2014 Spoleto Festival to Include John Adams Opera and More2014 Spoleto Festival to Include John Adams Opera and More
November 29, 2013

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announced today the program for the 38th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place from May 23 - June 8, 2014. Held in Charleston, South Carolina the festival in... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall

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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow