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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring SeasonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
April 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with ... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17
April 08, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents “Opera in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary ... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA Night Featuring Jason Marquez, Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas, 4/6Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA Night Featuring Jason Marquez, Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas, 4/6
March 31, 2014

Baritone Jason Marquez joins soprano Shira Renee Thomas and tenor Dylan F. Thomas for an evening of magnificent music and delectable dining on April 6, 6 pm, at L'Affair Cafe in Mission Hills. You'll ... (more...)


Opera On Tap Presents  NEW BREW SINGS TROIS OPERAS- MINUTES, 4/4Opera On Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS TROIS OPERAS- MINUTES, 4/4
March 25, 2014

We're New Brew. We're young, we're full of life!! We don't have no time for some stinking five-act grand opera! If we're going to do the O-thang, it had better be short and sweet. Or sour, or bitter, ... (more...)


Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3
March 19, 2014

Experiments in Opera (www.ExperimentsInOpera.com) announces the premiere of Brother Brother, the final production of their 2013-14 Season at Abrons Arts Center, with music and libretto by Aaron Siegel... (more...)


Anthony Braxton to Premiere New Opera TRILLIUM J at Roulette, 4/17-19Anthony Braxton to Premiere New Opera TRILLIUM J at Roulette, 4/17-19
March 19, 2014

Esteemed American composer, musician, educator, recording artist and philosopher Anthony Braxton continues his 69thbirthday season with the premiere of his latest multimedia opera, Trillium J (The Non... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26
February 05, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced t... (more...)


Encompass New Opera Theatre to Present PARADIGM SHIFTS, 2/26-3/9Encompass New Opera Theatre to Present PARADIGM SHIFTS, 2/26-3/9
February 05, 2014

Encompass New Opera Theatre, in association with the Environmental Education Fund, will present PARADIGM SHIFTS, a Music and Film Festival Bridging the Soul and Mind, at The Actor's Fund Arts Center, ... (more...)


Opera Theatre of the Rockies Announces Their 16th Season, A SEASON OF EXOTIC SPLENDOROpera Theatre of the Rockies Announces Their 16th Season, A SEASON OF EXOTIC SPLENDOR
January 30, 2014

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce their 16th Season – “A Season of Exotic Splendor” featuring two full-scale productions that will transport audiences to mystical lands of passion, r... (more...)


Opera Star, Renee Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIIIOpera Star, Renee Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
January 30, 2014

World-renowned soprano RENE FLEMING will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX anno... (more...)


NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO, 3/4NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO, 3/4
January 30, 2014

New York Festival of Song celebrates one of its oldest and closest friends with a special evening on its forward-looking NYFOS Next series: The Music of John Musto on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:30pm... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRDOpera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD
January 30, 2014

David B. Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia, today announced the commissioning of a new opera based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955), one of the... (more...)


Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD with Lawrence Brownlee & Opera Philadelphia to Premiere in 2015Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD with Lawrence Brownlee & Opera Philadelphia to Premiere in 2015
January 30, 2014

David B. Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia, today announced the commissioning of a new opera based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955), one of the... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall

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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow