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Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.... (more...)
Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the T... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo... (more...)
NOOA's Youth Vocal Competition Renamed for Donald W. Wood Sr. NOOA's Youth Vocal Competition Renamed for Donald W. Wood Sr.
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

The New Orleans Opera Association (“NOOA”) is proud to announce that their Youth Vocal Competition, a collaborative effort with Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts (“Loyola”), Tulane University Department of Music, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, will now be named ... (more...)
OperaUpClose to Present Four 2015 Flourish Opera Competition Finalists at Kings Place, Nov 22 OperaUpClose to Present Four 2015 Flourish Opera Competition Finalists at Kings Place, Nov 22
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

On November 22 at 7 PM at Kings Place (90 York Way, London N1 9AG), OperaUpClose presents a public performance of extracts from the four finalists of the Flourish Opera Competition 2015. Now in its fourth year, Flourish aims to raise awareness of the wealth of contemporary opera being written today,... (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...)
George Cleve Conducts THE MAGIC FLUTE, Beginning Tonight at Opera San Jose George Cleve Conducts THE MAGIC FLUTE, Beginning Tonight at Opera San Jose
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26 Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

Houston, TX - February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (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...)
Erica Papillion-Posey Set for  Jazz in the Arts Black Tie Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, 12/21 Erica Papillion-Posey Set for Jazz in the Arts Black Tie Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Mezzo-soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey described as “…a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer [Denver Weekly News] will return to roots performing jazz in her native Louisiana this December.... (more...)
Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon fea... (more...)
American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Sarasota Opera Next Month American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Sarasota Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble will return to the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm for a one night only performance celebrating the life of William E. Schmidt. The concert will be free and open to the public.... (more...)
Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE Tonight Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Company present Rated “R” on Stage: Community Panel on Sex, Violence and Nudity in the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented tonight, June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Curious Theatre located at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. Cocktails, snacks and a video pr... (more...)
Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE, 6/3 Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Company present Rated “R” on Stage: Community Panel on Sex, Violence and Nudity in the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Curious Theatre located at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. Cocktails, snacks and a video presentatio... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place tonight and tomorrow, May 8 ... (more...)
Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Welcomes Four New Performers for 2014-15 Season Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Welcomes Four New Performers for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four talented new Canadian artists for the 2014/2015 season. Soprano Karine Boucher, tenor Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure and bass-baritone Iain MacNeil were among the nine finalists f... (more...)