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12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced! 12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted a... (more...)
Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2016

Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today that French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch has withdrawn from the company premiere of Berlioz's Les Troyens for personal reasons. Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, world-renowned as an inte... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Free Tickets to Broadcast of TURANDOT, 9/7 Opera Philadelphia Announces Free Tickets to Broadcast of TURANDOT, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2016

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of Turandot will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 7.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m.at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subsc... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI - August 2, 2016- Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. ... (more...)
BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center
by Richard Sasanow - July 29, 2016

The opening program for this year's Mostly Mozart Festival—the 50th--at David Geffen Hall may not have offered any new insights into the mind of the genius composer or uncovered any long-lost masterpiece not heard in 200 years. On the other hand, it was filled with wonderful music, inspired singing ... (more...)
Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Moza... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1 Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Tickets for 2016-2017 Season Go on Sale Aug. 1 Opera Philadelphia Tickets for 2016-2017 Season Go on Sale Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie... (more...)
Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the T... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring Season Houston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2016

Houston, March 28, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its spring repertory with Siegfried, the much- anticipated third installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 16. The ground-breaking Ring by Carlus Padrissa of Catalan theater company La Fura dels Baus, with its cutting-edge visuals and a... (more...)
International Opera Awards Announces Shortlist; Winners to Be Announced May 15 International Opera Awards Announces Shortlist; Winners to Be Announced May 15
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2016

The International Opera Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Awards. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces 'Provocative' 2016-2017 Season Opera Philadelphia Announces 'Provocative' 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2016

Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season serves notice that the company is, as the Washington Post reports, “the very model of a modern opera company.” As General Director & President David B. Devan and Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris announced today, the 2016-2017 Season takes a bold firs... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Opens Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight Houston Grand Opera Opens Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and the Glyndebourne Festival an... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22 Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and th... (more...)
Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as “a mezzo in a class by herself,” at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016 Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

JANUARY 2016 OPERA Siegfried By Richard Wagner *COC PRODUCTION* Wagner's epic drama Siegfried returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter in an acclaimed COC production from Canadian director François Girard. In the third instalment of the Ring Cycle... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, COC Board Chair Tony Arrell and COC General Director Alexander Neef reported on the financial and artistic successes of the 2014/2015 season. With an acclaimed season of operas, the COC maintained its impressive attendance numbe... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Board Chairman Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. announced today that Opera Philadelphia's Board of Directors has extended David B. Devan's contract as the company's General Director and President, and Corrado Rovaris's contract as the Jack Mulroney Music Director, through the end of the 2019-2020 Season.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Launches New Interactive Series, OPERA INSIGHTS, Tonight Canadian Opera Company Launches New Interactive Series, OPERA INSIGHTS, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2015

Toronto – This fall, the Canadian Opera Company launches Opera Insights, a new FREE series featuring interactive events and in-depth conversations that provide an insider's glimpse into the company's 2015/2016 productions. The series kicks off its inaugural season on September 24, 2015 with an explo... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning tonight, September 23.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Launch New Interactive Series, OPERA INSIGHTS, 9/24 Canadian Opera Company to Launch New Interactive Series, OPERA INSIGHTS, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2015

Toronto – This fall, the Canadian Opera Company launches Opera Insights, a new FREE series featuring interactive events and in-depth conversations that provide an insider's glimpse into the company's 2015/2016 productions. The series kicks off its inaugural season on September 24, 2015 with an explo... (more...)
COC to Launch Opera Insights Series for 2015-16 Season COC to Launch Opera Insights Series for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2015

This fall, the Canadian Opera Company launches Opera Insights, a new FREE series featuring interactive events and in-depth conversations that provide an insider's glimpse into the company's 2015/2016 productions. The series kicks off its inaugural season on September 24, 2015 with an exploration of ... (more...)



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