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First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017

Opening next Friday, July 28, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American staged premiere of Dimitrij (1882). Set to a libretto by Marie Cervinkova-Riegrova, one of the relatively few 19th-century women to contribute to the genre, Antonín Dvorák's grand opera is rarely produced outside the C... (more...)
BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor, July 8 BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor, July 8
by Richard Sasanow - July 07, 2017

Being an opera singer is a little like walking a tightrope without a net--no matter who you're singing with, you're out there on stage, alone, for the crowd to cheer but, also for everyone to hear each glitch or misstep in your singing. Soprano Angela Meade--who's starring as Imogene in Caramoor's c... (more...)
New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held duri... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29 Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

Excitement is building as Florida Grand Opera (FGO) prepares to open its production of one of Verdi's greatest works, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a searing drama of royal intrigue and the conflict between duty and following one's heart. Long considered one of the ultimate challenges for th... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13 Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

On May 13, 20. & 21, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of As One, an inspiring story about identity, authenticity and compassion by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. ... (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...)
American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

Long Beach Opera is currently presenting the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2017, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!... (more...)
V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2017

This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, will create a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics.... (more...)
Opera AMERICA Announces THE OPERA FUND: AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Recipients Opera AMERICA Announces THE OPERA FUND: AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Recipients
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 10 opera companies through The Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infreq... (more...)
American Opera Projects Announces New LGBTQ Operas American Opera Projects Announces New LGBTQ Operas
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2017

In light of recent news from Washington, American Opera Projects (AOP) announces that of its 31 new operas in development, four are on LGBTQ topics.  For AOP, this is not new. In 1998, AOP premiered the first opera ever to focus on a lesbian relationship, Patience & Sarah, by composer Paula M. Kimpe... (more...)
Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7 Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was ... (more...)
The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards.... (more...)
The International Opera Awards Announces Finalists The International Opera Awards Announces Finalists
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was ... (more...)
OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards, selected from a record number of nominations. Now in their 10th year, these awards honor outst... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2016

New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq War experience.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5.... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq War experience.... (more...)