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BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
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 Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


Opera Paralléle to Present Premiere of MY HEAD IS FULL OF COLORS as Part of National Opera Week, 11/1Opera Paralléle to Present Premiere of MY HEAD IS FULL OF COLORS as Part of National Opera Week, 11/1
September 30, 2014

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2014 – Continuing its trailblazing tradition of presenting new and less familiar works of music theatre, Opera Parallèle will give the world premiere of an opera based... (more...)


Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESSOpera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
September 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Wal... (more...)


The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
September 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyr... (more...)


Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9
August 21, 2014

Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season begins with the... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9
August 21, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season ... (more...)


Opera on Tap Presents SMASHED: THE CARRIE NATION STORY at The New York International Fringe Festival, 8/9-15Opera on Tap Presents SMASHED: THE CARRIE NATION STORY at The New York International Fringe Festival, 8/9-15
July 28, 2014

Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring the hatchet-wielding icon of the temperance movement, Carrie Nation, to life in its hit production SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, which will be presen... (more...)


Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, TodayOpera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, Today
June 12, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Today June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we cele... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Appoints Maestra Nicole Paiement as Principal Guest ConductorThe Dallas Opera Appoints Maestra Nicole Paiement as Principal Guest Conductor
June 12, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of a critically acclaimed, San Francisco-based Artistic Director and contemporary music specialist to serve as the company's first “Principal Gues... (more...)


Dallas Opera Names Nicole Paiement Principal Guest ConductorDallas Opera Names Nicole Paiement Principal Guest Conductor
June 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the appointment of a critically acclaimed, San Francisco-based Artistic Director and contemporary music specialist to serve as the company's first “Principal Guest Condu... (more...)


Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13
May 27, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Friday June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we cel... (more...)


On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which o... (more...)


Home Brewed Opera Presents the Audience Choice Awards TonightHome Brewed Opera Presents the Audience Choice Awards Tonight
May 08, 2014

Can't afford a ticket to the MET? Don't worry! We're going to bring the glitz and glamour straight to you Opera-on-Tap-style with our very own Audience Choice Awards tonight, May 8th! Our divas and di... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents Rameau's PYGMALION at Madame Tussauds New York, 6/17; Comes to Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, 6/20-21On Site Opera Presents Rameau's PYGMALION at Madame Tussauds New York, 6/17; Comes to Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, 6/20-21
May 06, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual-and unusually apt-venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


Home Brewed Opera Presents the Audience Choice Awards, 5/8Home Brewed Opera Presents the Audience Choice Awards, 5/8
April 29, 2014

Can't afford a ticket to the MET? Don't worry! We're going to bring the glitz and glamour straight to you Opera-on-Tap-style with our very own Audience Choice Awards on May 8th! Our divas and divos wi... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


Daniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK TonightDaniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK Tonight
March 10, 2014

Daniel Sutin will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who is recovering from bronchitis. Hampson's illness also forced him to withdraw from the Ma... (more...)


Matthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera TonightMatthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera Tonight
March 06, 2014

Matthias Goerne is stepping into the title role in tonight's opening night performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who has withdrawn due to illness. (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (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...)


Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22
February 03, 2014

With James Levine on the podium, and Thomas Hampson in the title role, Deborah Voigt will make her role debut as Marie in Alban Berg's harrowing opera Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera (March 6... (more...)





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