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Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with som... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor.... (more...)
WFMT to Re-Broadcast Lyric Opera's 2016/17 Season WFMT to Re-Broadcast Lyric Opera's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Beginning on Saturday, May 20, and continuing every Saturday through July 22, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2016/17 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will air nationally and internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and locally on 98.7WFMT. The opera broadcasts may also be streamed on WFMT.com.... (more...)
Lawrence Brownlee Named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards Lawrence Brownlee Named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2017

Lawrence Brownlee has been named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards for his achievements throughout 2016.... (more...)
Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2017

Ranking among today's leading conductors, Carlo Rizzi's vast repertoire ranges from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the ... (more...)
Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8 Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

As part of its 2017 season, The Glimmerglass Festival will present the world-premiere hip-hop opera Stomping Grounds, a show written entirely in verse blending hip-hop, spoken word and opera. In May, the production will travel to 11 regional community venues throughout New York State and three in Ne... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2017-2018 lineup. WCO begins its year with a performance of Bellini's La straniera on November 19th and ending on February 18th, 2018 with Donizetti's Maria di Rohan.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of Th... (more...)
Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2 Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac, opening May 2. Marco Armiliato conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through Saturday, May 13. America... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera and PAMM Present OUT OF SIGHT Florida Grand Opera and PAMM Present OUT OF SIGHT
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Two of Miami's leading cultural institutions, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Florida Grand Opera (FGO), are collaborating on a special event, pairing music and art, on April 27, 2017 at 7 pm.... (more...)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the l... (more...)
The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11 The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will ... (more...)
Olga Peretyatko Takes Over for Ailing Carmen Giannattasio in Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Tonight Olga Peretyatko Takes Over for Ailing Carmen Giannattasio in Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Olga Peretyatko will make her Met role debut as Violetta in tonight's performance of Verdi's La Traviata, replacing Carmen Giannattasio, who is ill.... (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...)
Renee Fleming Reports She's Not Quitting Opera Yet! Renee Fleming Reports She's Not Quitting Opera Yet!
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

According to an article published in the New York Times, they reported that 'Renee Fleming has announced that she will be retiring from the opera stage,' stating that her final performance will be of 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Metropolitan Opera on May 13th.  However, the NPR now reveals new informa... (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire.... (more...)
Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1 Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Renée Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production—the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969—with Sebastian Weigle conducting ... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the company's full line-up of thrilling productions scheduled to take the stage during the 2018 season, running April 27 – May 13. In 2018, the company will offer opera lovers an entirely new Festival experience with the first production of Richa... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winnin... (more...)
Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Give Her Final Swan Song Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Give Her Final Swan Song
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

BroadwayWorld reported in 2014 that opera diva, Renee Fleming said in an interview at the time, that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.'  Three years later, Fleming, who's starring in Richard Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Met, will give her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 1... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's celebrated 2016-2017 Season comes to a humorous conclusion with a new production of one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with five performances at the historic Academy of Music from April 28-May 7. The screwball comedy complete with disguises... (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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Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's “big commitment to new repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7 Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves.... (more...)
Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Some of today's greatest singers got their start in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions including Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, and Frederica von Stade.... (more...)



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