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BWW Review:  A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 24, 2017

(Thus review first appeared on KDHX, St. Louis.) The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and r... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Look into the Kennedys, Ghosts and Holocaust Survivors at ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan Library BWW OperaView: A Look into the Kennedys, Ghosts and Holocaust Survivors at ALT Alumni Concert at the Morgan Library
by Richard Sasanow - May 04, 2017

Baritone Joseph Lattanzi and mezzo Laura Krumm didn't originate at the roles of Jack and Jackie Kennedy when JFK--the new opera by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek--premiered in Fort Worth a year ago. But they certainly owned them in the excerpts presented in the most daring of the four excellent wo... (more...)
Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM a... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents The Everest Trio, 5/5 Dallas Opera Presents The Everest Trio, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

The Dallas Opera presents The Everest Trio, culminating in a semi-staged performance of Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed 2015 masterpiece,Everest, on the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This one-time-only performance on Friday... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces one remarkable evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. The events focus on encoura... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23 Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, a nonprofit organization based in Bergen County, New Jersey, announces tenor Giovanni Simone of Fort Lee, New Jersey will perform the Messenger in the company's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic work, AIDA, on April 23, 2017.  The opera will be... (more...)
Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The tenor Joshua Blue is the First Place winner of the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY)'s 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. The award was presented following a performance by eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 8. The Oratorio-Solo Competition, ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, an... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera wil... (more...)
Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2017

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Opera Theatre of the Rockies Presents THE MIKADO, 5/13-14 Opera Theatre of the Rockies Presents THE MIKADO, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce their entry into the “topsy turvy” world of Gilbert & Sullivan with performances of The Mikado. Performances will be at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall at Colorado College on May 13 at 7:30 PM and May 14 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 to $... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Last performed by the company in 2011 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera announces tenor Raúl Melo, a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera for nine seasons, will premiere with the company and perform the role of Radames.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017.... (more...)
BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN
by Richard Sasanow - January 24, 2017

It's that time of the year again, when the flu season gives artistic administrators big headaches, trying to fill in the blanks when a headliner calls in sick. CARMEN's been a particular headache, with mezzo Sophie Koch out of action in the title role after rehearsals had started. Luckily, Clementin... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York.... (more...)
PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13 PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13
by TV News Desk - January 04, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)