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Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4 En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month inte... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

BOSTON, MA (July 20, 2015)—In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis Un... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University in April 2016.... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (more...)
Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

 The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the inaugural session of the Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera:... (more...)
Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2 Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

Celebrating its tenth season production, the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) will present Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy, Martha.  Performed in English, fully staged and costumed, Martha will be presented at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University for three performances only, Ju... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fa... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 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...)
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...)
Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General Director Aidan Lang announced Thursday, May 14, that Barbara Lynne Jamison Seattle Opera's Youth Programs Manager, will now serve as the company's Director of Education & Community Engagement effective immediately. Jamison, a 2014 recipient of the prestigious OPERA America Leadership Intensi... (more...)
Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16 Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. a... (more...)
Sherrill Milnes to be Honored by University of South Florida & Cincinnati Opera in May Sherrill Milnes to be Honored by University of South Florida & Cincinnati Opera in May
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2015

The first week of May brings two new honors for Sherrill Milnes, the legendary baritone and the most recorded American opera singer of his generation.... (more...)
Opera Columbus to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE & PAGLIACCI Double Bill in June Opera Columbus to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE & PAGLIACCI Double Bill in June
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2015

Guest soprano Camille Zamora will perform double roles as the leads in both La Voix Humaine (Elle) and Pagliacci (Nedda) as Opera Columbus presents an all-locally produced double bill.... (more...)
On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13 On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera (OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent F... (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...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)
Boston's Odyssey Opera Performs Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento This Weekend Boston's Odyssey Opera Performs Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

Odyssey Opera, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents two one-act operas by Dominick Argento (b.1927) at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre.... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11 The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Carut... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens ton... (more...)
OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activities and announcements in their communities. National Opera Week is coordinated by OPERA America, the... (more...)
Boston's Odyssey Opera to Perform Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento, 11/22-23 Boston's Odyssey Opera to Perform Two One-Acts by Dominick Argento, 11/22-23
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2014

Odyssey Opera, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents two one-act operas by Dominick Argento (b.1927) at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre.... (more...)




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