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The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately onli... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16 Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21 Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East ... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General Director Minnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General Director
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

Minneapolis – Minnesota Opera today announced the appointment of Nina Archabal to serve as its interim General Director. Ms. Archabal succeeds Kevin Ramach who announced his resignation as President and General Director. Ms. Archabal, who most recently served as Director of the Minnesota Historical ... (more...)
The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19 The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2014

Seattle Opera will feature Mark Walters in the title role of Don Giovanni on October 19 at 7:30 P.M.in Italian with English subtitles at McCaw Hall.... (more...)
The Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 Ensemble The Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Diana Newman, mezzo-sopranos Lindsay Metzger and Annie Rosen, tenors Alec Carlson and Mingjie Lei, baritone Takaoki Onishi, and bass Patrick Guettihave been accepted ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21 San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah today, September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Sarasota Opera Next Month American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Sarasota Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble will return to the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm for a one night only performance celebrating the life of William E. Schmidt. The concert will be free and open to the public.... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications Officer The Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications Officer
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce that it has selected Steven Kelley to serve in the opera company's new senior staff position of Chief Communications Officer. Kelley joins the COC in early October, coming directly from Houston Grand Opera where he has been director of marketing for th... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21 San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk.... (more...)
The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new o... (more...)
New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new o... (more...)
The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase... (more...)
Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE Tonight Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Company present Rated “R” on Stage: Community Panel on Sex, Violence and Nudity in the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented tonight, June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Curious Theatre located at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. Cocktails, snacks and a video pr... (more...)
Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE, 6/3 Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Company present Rated “R” on Stage: Community Panel on Sex, Violence and Nudity in the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Curious Theatre located at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. Cocktails, snacks and a video presentatio... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place tonight and tomorrow, May 8 ... (more...)
Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A... (more...)
Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)
Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3 Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - 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. This 90-minute opera, which has been in development with Experiments in Opera for the last two sea... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera to Present Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA, 3/29 Florida Grand Opera to Present Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2014

Last presented by Florida Grand Opera in 2007, Puccini's Tosca is a riveting psychological drama that builds up to one of opera's most stunning conclusions. Torture, murder, and suicide return to the Arsht Center on March 29, 2014, with an exciting double cast and timeless sets by Ercole Sormani.... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21 On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th anniversary of the composer's death: Madame Tussauds New York, on June 17, and Lifestyle-Trimco Showr... (more...)
43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners 43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & M... (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Unrivaled Performance from the Bronx Opera BWW Reviews: An Unrivaled Performance from the Bronx Opera
by Richard Sasanow - January 27, 2014

If your musical taste runs to Elliott Carter--or even Nico Muhly, whose TWO BOYS premiered at the Met this fall--then Kirke Mechem's THE RIVALS, which had its NY premiere this month at the Bronx Opera Company, may not be your cup of tea. But for a rollicking good time, this operatic adaptation of th... (more...)





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