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The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

LA Opera is collaborating with Classical KUSC 91.5fm to produce the ninth consecutive season of LA Opera On Air, a weekly broadcast series of LA Opera performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Beginning with Verdi's La Traviata, starring Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo at 10am ... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award w... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 02, 2014

Bartlett Sher's production of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA is one of the best of the Gelb years at the Met, with its sliding-doors set by Michael Yeargan and luscious costumes by Catherine Zuber. It was great when it opened with an all-star cast--headed Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Florez and Peter... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long awaited west coast debut on February 7 as the initial production of LA Opera'sFigaro Trilogy. Featu... (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...)
Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18 Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

A revival of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, withLawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his heart; andChristopher Maltman in his first Met performances of Figaro, the title barber whose skills ext... (more...)
Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2014

Already the undisputed 'reigning new diva of the 21st century' (Associated Press), Anna Netrebko scored a fresh triumph this past month, winning ECHO Klassik's 'Female Singer of the Year' award for a record-breaking third time. Never content to rest on her laurels, however, the ever-evolving Russian... (more...)
THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - 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, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each stag... (more...)
Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5 Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5
by BWW News Desk - 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. He has led Met performances of Verdi's Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, Aida, Don Carlo, and La Travi... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Die Fledermaus: 'All I Want Is More Champagne' STAGE TUBE: Die Fledermaus: 'All I Want Is More Champagne'
by Stage Tube - January 06, 2014

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. Check out the excerpt from Act II of Johann Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus' with Jane Archibald (Adele), Anthony Roth Costanz... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Susanna Phillips, Jane Archibald, & Christopher Maltman in 'Oh No, That Moves Me So' from The Met's DIE FLEDERMAUS STAGE TUBE: Susanna Phillips, Jane Archibald, & Christopher Maltman in 'Oh No, That Moves Me So' from The Met's DIE FLEDERMAUS
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2014

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met tonight, December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. Check out the excerpt from the Act I trio of Johann Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus.'... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Met Opera STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Met Opera
by Stage Tube - December 27, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31, with two Broadway stars appearing. Check out a preview video below!... (more...)
The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, makes his company debut as director with the new staging, which is set in Vie... (more...)
Jane Archibald to Play 'Adele' at Select Performances of  Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS Jane Archibald to Play 'Adele' at Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2013

Jane Archibald will sing the role of Adele in all 14 performances of the new production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus at the Met this season. Christine Schäfer, originally scheduled to sing the first six performances of the opera, is ill and unable to travel to the Met for rehearsals. Archibald... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at DIE FLEDERMAUS VIDEO: Sneak Peek at DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2013

Below is a preview of Jeremy Sams's new production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, starring Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Adam Fischer. The production opens on December 31, 2013.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)
The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)




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