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BWW Review: Mozart's GARDENER Is On Site Opera's SECRET Weapon BWW Review: Mozart's GARDENER Is On Site Opera's SECRET Weapon
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2017

It had a great score but an unmanageable book. So the director had it reshaped, cut and done in a creative environmental production that sent the singers scampering throughout the audience. No, I'm not talking about Hal Prince's famous reinvention of Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE, but On Site Opera's ... (more...)
BWW Preview: Thursday in the Garden with Wolfie - On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera Tackle Mozart's SECRET GARDENER BWW Preview: Thursday in the Garden with Wolfie - On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera Tackle Mozart's SECRET GARDENER
by Richard Sasanow - May 12, 2017

On Site Opera's (OSO) new production of THE SECRET GARDENER--better known to Mozart aficionados as LA FINTA GIARDINIERA--debuts in New York, as part of the New York Opera Alliance's New York OperaFest, in Manhattan's Westside Community Garden on Thursday May 11 for three performances. It was created... (more...)
Atlanta Opera Closes Sesason With THE SECRET GARDENER Atlanta Opera Closes Sesason With THE SECRET GARDENER
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Atlanta Opera closes its 2016-17 season with an outdoor production of Mozart's early opera The Secret Gardener (La Finta Giardiniera), a story of love, madness and redemption that plays out in a lush garden.... (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...)
BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - November 09, 2016

If "satire is what closes on Saturday night" (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) ... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians announce the signing of a comprehensive three-year agreement for the company's Orchestra. The Opera secures extended time with the orchestra to collaborate and produce music, which is critical as the company recently expanded back to four pro... (more...)
On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017 On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

On Site Opera announces a partnership with The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries Series to bring Mozart's The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances, which will take place in the spring of 2017, mark a bi-city first for both companies. Written by ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera
by Richard Sasanow - December 18, 2015

“Often when I tell people I'm doing a new production, the first question they ask is: 'What time period are you going to do it in and where?' I think that's a superficial approach, almost a cliche,” says Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera. “The first thing I ask myself ... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Bring 'Discoveries' Series to Downtown Atlanta Atlanta Opera to Bring 'Discoveries' Series to Downtown Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts, brings Soldier Songs, a contemporary opera by American composer David T. Little, to Atlanta. The evening of theater will be a highly charged experience with arresting projections, eye-catching visuals and a thunderous score.  Not... (more...)
Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

The Atlanta Opera will take audiences on a journey of adventure, romance and an exploration of the human condition in its 2015-16 season. This season features five productions including one of the most popular operas of all time and a contemporary American opera never before seen in the Southeast.... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Art... (more...)
Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Hall and raised more than $1 million on Saturday, August 9.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, Now thru 5/4 Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes its 56th season with Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus today, April 26, 30 and May 2 and 4, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4 Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes its 56th season with Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus April 26, 30 and May 2 and 4, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This will be a new production designed by the Lyric Opera's Director of Design and Technical Production R. Keith Brumley and conduc... (more...)
THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 Season THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

From the depths of hell to the heights of paradise, the four great operas of Seattle Opera's 2014/15 season will take operagoers on a fantastic journey. During this important season, leadership will pass from Speight Jenkins, who has been General Director of Seattle Opera for a remarkable 31 years, ... (more...)
Atlanta Opera Brings EN MIS PALABRAS and NIGHTLY NEWS to Venues Throughout the City, Now thru 4/12 Atlanta Opera Brings EN MIS PALABRAS and NIGHTLY NEWS to Venues Throughout the City, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

As part of its 2013-2014 Studio Tour, The Atlanta Opera will present a total of eight performances of En Mis Palabras and Knightly News in venues throughout the Atlanta area.... (more...)