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BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2015

Soprano Diana Damrau did another of her high-wire acts at the Met this week, with her third role debut here in under two years. After last year's spectacular Amina in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA, she's taken on the title role in Massenet's MANON and proven once again that she is one of the company's gre... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18 The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6 David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season continues in February with the highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of Oscar, the first opera from American composer Theodore Morrison with a libretto by the composer and John Cox. Countertenor David Daniels makes his Opera Philadelphia debut as Oscar ... (more...)
Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3 Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2014

Heidi Stober will sing the role of Gretel in the January 1 and January 3 matinee performances of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. As previously announced, Aleksandra Kurzak sings Gretel on December 18, 23 matinee, 27, and 30 matinee, and Andriana Chuchman sings the role on January 8. As the Met's an... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31 The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson w... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 21, 2014

By this time in the Met's season, audiences can be a little “been there, done that”--but not when it came to Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, singing the title role in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY for the first time in New York. They nearly stormed the stage when she came out for her curtain call, an... (more...)
Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24 Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2014

Beginning March 24, three Met stars will sing their first company performances of the leading roles in Andrea Chénier, Giordano's tragic love story set during the French Revolution. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first company performances of the opera, which will star Marcelo Álvarez in the title r... (more...)
Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.” The series launch will take place tonight, January 4, 2014 in Dallas City ... (more...)
Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16 Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season.... (more...)
Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series, 1/4 Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series, 1/4
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.” The series launch will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Dallas C... (more...)
Thousands Attend Dallas Opera Simulcast at Kylde Warren Park, Dallas, TX Thousands Attend Dallas Opera Simulcast at Kylde Warren Park, Dallas, TX
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce the success of their first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece, CARMEN, sta... (more...)
Live Simulcast of Dallas Opera's CARMEN Set for Klyde Warren Park, Now thru 11/10 Live Simulcast of Dallas Opera's CARMEN Set for Klyde Warren Park, Now thru 11/10
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce our first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece, CARMEN, starring the gorgeou... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives' Today Dallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives' Today
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, is delighted to introduce the first in a series of new programs hosted by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and designed to present informed personal perspectives on the arts.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Present FIRST NIGHT 2013 on October 25 Dallas Opera to Present FIRST NIGHT 2013 on October 25
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced that it will revive—by popular demand—the exciting festivities marking the opening of a new season, known as FIRST NIGHT. The one-night-only celebrations presented by NGP Energy Capital Management will take place both inside and outside the Margot and Bill Winspear Op... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10 The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon.... (more...)
LA Opera's CARMEN Broadcast Live Tonight LA Opera's CARMEN Broadcast Live Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2013

Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo announced that LA Opera's season-opening production of Carmen tonight, September 21, 2013, will be broadcast live on a special presentation of 'LA Opera on Air' on Classical KUSC 91.5fm.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives', 10/8 Dallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives', 10/8
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, is delighted to introduce the first in a series of new programs hosted by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and designed to present informed personal perspectives on the arts.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Fashion Show, FIRST NIGHT and More! Dallas Opera Announces Fashion Show, FIRST NIGHT and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 03, 2013

Get out your dancing shoes, try on the tux, and select your most stylish ensemble or your most outlandish Carmen costume, as Dallas gets ready for a fabulous new season of opera during a particularly fashion-forward month of October!... (more...)
LA Opera's CARMEN to be Broadcast Live, 9/21 LA Opera's CARMEN to be Broadcast Live, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2013

Eli and Edythe Broad General DirectorPlácido Domingo announced that LA Opera's season-opening production ofCarmen on September 21, 2013, will be broadcast live on a special presentation of 'LA Opera on Air' on Classical KUSC 91.5fm. The performance, which Mr. Domingo will conduct, will feature Irish... (more...)
Live Simulcast of Dallas Opera's CARMEN Set for Klyde Warren Park, 10/25-11/10 Live Simulcast of Dallas Opera's CARMEN Set for Klyde Warren Park, 10/25-11/10
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce our first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece, CARMEN, starring the gorgeou... (more...)
Dwayne Croft and Ildar Abdrazakov Play 'Escamillo' in The Met's CARMEN, Feb-March 2013 Dwayne Croft and Ildar Abdrazakov Play 'Escamillo' in The Met's CARMEN, Feb-March 2013
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2013

Casting is announced for the role of Escamillo for this season's remaining performances of Carmen. DWayne Croft will sing the role tonight, February 20 and February 26, and March 1, and Ildar Abdrazakov will sing the role on February 23 matinee, a performance that will be broadcast around the world ... (more...)
Dwayne Croft and Ildar Abdrazakov to Play 'Escamillo' in The Met's CARMEN, Feb-March 2013 Dwayne Croft and Ildar Abdrazakov to Play 'Escamillo' in The Met's CARMEN, Feb-March 2013
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2013

In this evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen, Hei-Kyung Hong sang Micaela, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill. Casting is also announced for the role of Escamillo for this season's remaining performances of Carmen. Dwayne Croft will sing the role on February 20, 26, and March 1, and Il... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory for February 9, 13, and 16 Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory for February 9, 13, and 16
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2013

Dwayne Croft will sing the role of Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen on February 9, 13, and 16, replacing Teddy Tahu Rhodes, who determined in rehearsals that the role was no longer suitable for his voice. Casting for the performances on February 20, 23 matinee, 26, and March 1 will be announced at a late... (more...)




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by Richard Sasanow