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Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19 Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - July 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).... (more...)
Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2015

Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing Pinkerton in the initial performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this spring, replacing Massimo Giordano, who has withdrawn due to illness. De Biasio will sing Pinkerton on February 19, 22, and 27, and Hughes Jones will sing the role on... (more...)
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...)
Heidi Stober Sings 'Gretel' at the Met This Weekend Heidi Stober Sings 'Gretel' at the Met This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - January 01, 2015

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 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...)




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BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow

   

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