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Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9 Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts and Divaria Productions are pleased to announce a shortened, LIVE version of Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm. The evening will highlight Verdi's most famous opera with the most important numbers linked by compelling narrativ... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1 Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera gears up for its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conduct... (more...)
Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her hotly anticipated Houston Grand Opera debut this Friday (Oct 24), in what also marks her role debut as Desdemona in Otello. Under the baton of Patrick Summers, Houston's artistic and music director, she stars opposite Simon O'Neil... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of ... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Ear... (more...)
Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22 Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March 6 at New York's Metropolitan Opera.... (more...)
Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6 Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck and Marie. Levine has led 43 performances of Berg's dark study of a man crushed by society—more than ... (more...)
Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22 Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Hampson is joined in the new adventure by soprano Deborah Voigt, also ma... (more...)
Behind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and More Behind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and More
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2013

The LAO Wig Shop (currently known as 'Ye Olde Wig Shoppe') is typically the hairiest of work environs at LA Opera. But for Falstaff, some of their space doubles as a special effects make-up shop for facial prosthetics. Here, an epoxy casting of singer Rodell Rosel's face is matched up with a corresp... (more...)
Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2013

The new season sees Thomas Hampson – “America's foremost baritone” (International Herald Tribune) – return to the world's greatest opera houses and festivals, including London's Royal Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, theBavarian State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Lyric Ope... (more...)
The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year today, August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series.... (more...)
The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24 The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year on August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series. The festival, which more than 40,000 people attended last year, kicks off with a screening of the Met's acclaimed production ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jealousy Is a Wild-Eyed Monster Named Jose Cura in the Met's OTELLO BWW Reviews: Jealousy Is a Wild-Eyed Monster Named Jose Cura in the Met's OTELLO
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2013

With a popular opera by Rossini already co-opting the title OTELLO, Verdi momentarily thought about calling his work IAGO, after the story's villain. But then, he'd never seen Jose Cura's portrayal of the title role, which made its house debut at the Met on March 11. It's over the top, a freight tra... (more...)
Thomas Hampson to Make Met Debut as Verdi's Iago in OTELLO, March 11; Announces 2013 US Engagements Thomas Hampson to Make Met Debut as Verdi's Iago in OTELLO, March 11; Announces 2013 US Engagements
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2013

This spring, Thomas Hampson's U.S. engagements take him from opera house to concert and recital hall, and from Verdi and Mahler to the latest in contemporary American composition. The baritone makes his company role debut as Iago in Otello at the Metropolitan Opera (March 11) and premieres new chamb... (more...)




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