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BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 15, 2017

There's some famous and gorgeous music in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE—Juliet's waltz, Romeo's “Ah, leve-toi, soleil” and a number of duets —but this is definitely not one of those operas where the title characters can take turns with the showpieces but never look each other in the eye. Luckily, that ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Host 2016-17 Season Kick-Off, FIRST NIGHT The Dallas Opera to Host 2016-17 Season Kick-Off, FIRST NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

Celebrating its dazzling 60th Season, The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT-part of the magnificent kick-off of the 2016-2017 Season.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Har... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More! The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. ... (more...)
Dallas Opera Receives Major Gifts Totaling $2 Million from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott Dallas Opera Receives Major Gifts Totaling $2 Million from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

The Dallas Opera is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, totaling $2 million, from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott, who have requested that the position of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO be known henceforth as the “Kern Wildenthal General Di... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31 The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Pe... (more...)
BWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making Opera BWW Review: The Met's 'Ratpack' RIGOLETTO and the Art of Making Opera
by Richard Sasanow - November 23, 2015

The Met's production of Verdi's great opera RIGOLETTO, is often referred to as the 'Ratpack' version--because it is set in the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and his high-living cronies. From its debut, it was a huge success for the company and with good cause. It was brilliantly conceived and sung... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA
by Richard Sasanow - October 12, 2015

The Met came late to the trio of Donizetti operas about British queens, when it finally mounted ANNA BOLENA mounted for Anna Netrebko in 2011. This was long after Beverly Sills made her deal with the devil, trading her voice for the cover of Time Magazine, by singing Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots... (more...)
Taylor Stayton to Appear in Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Tonight Taylor Stayton to Appear in Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Taylor Stayton will sing the role of Percy in this evening's performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Stephen Costello, who is ill.... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars ... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale Today Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 “Seeking the Human Element” Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public today, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7 Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's b... (more...)
Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27 Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts is regarded as one of the premiere opera training schools in the world. Every year over 200 singers audition to become one of the school's roster of Resident Artists – 28 of the most talented and promising opera singers from around the world. This year, AVA featu... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial O... (more...)
Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Valencienne in this season's April and May performances of Lehár's The Merry Widow, replacing Danielle de Niese, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Stephen Costello Makes Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET Stephen Costello Makes Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Today with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson prod... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Saturday with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson p... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
Renee Fleming Stars in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight Renee Fleming Stars in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production... (more...)
Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015 Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90.... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31 Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production... (more...)



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