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LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce its plans for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, the most climactic in the company's 56 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle - The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, a... (more...)
LA BOHEME, LA TRAVIATA & More Set for Opera Columbus' 2015-16 Season LA BOHEME, LA TRAVIATA & More Set for Opera Columbus' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Opera Columbus today announced the lineup for its 2015-16 season, again presenting an all locally produced lineup.... (more...)
On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago.... (more...)
On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13 Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.... (more...)
Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13 Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.... (more...)
Texas Tenors Coming to Holland Center, 3/19 Texas Tenors Coming to Holland Center, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts presents The Texas Tenors in the Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. The group will ... (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...)
BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 26, 2015

Is there another staple of major opera houses that's as big a mess as LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN by Jacques Offenbach? If there is, I can't think of it--but it doesn't keep it from being wildly enjoyable in the right hands. The Met's current production is entertaining, in spite of itself.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrilling Violetta from Sonya Yoncheva Finds the Truth in Met LA TRAVIATA BWW Reviews: Thrilling Violetta from Sonya Yoncheva Finds the Truth in Met LA TRAVIATA
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2015

For the second time in two seasons, casting has made me reconsider a Met production that I'd written off as past its expiration date. The first was Diana Damrau and Javier Camarena in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA. This time around it's the wonderful Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who breathed new lif... (more...)
Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 a... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well
by Richard Sasanow - January 02, 2015

For New York opera-goers, what was the event of the year? Undoubtedly, John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, not only for the kerfuffle caused by the [unfounded] claims of anti-Semitism but for the opera's exciting debut at the Met. (The Met's contentious labor negotiations nearly edged it out, tho... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's Anthony Freud Discusses Vision Lyric Opera of Chicago's Anthony Freud Discusses Vision
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Anthony Freud, 55, became general director in October 2011. In addition to directing the company's artistic and business operations, he has begun an in-depth strategic planning process with the Board of Directors, conceived of and launched the Lyric Unlimited initiative, and is forging important new... (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...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31 The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last ye... (more...)
NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

?North Carolina Opera will bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a pe... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEME BWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEME
by Richard Sasanow - December 05, 2014

Puccini's LA BOHEME has that magical ability to change its shape depending on the cast. When Pavarotti sang, it became his opera, with a Mimi hard pressed to take the spotlight, even in her death scene. When Stratas, Carreras and Scotto (as Musetta) led the cast, it became a glittery ensemble of sho... (more...)
Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano to Play 'Rodolfo' for Remaining 2014 Performances of the Met's LA BOHEME Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano to Play 'Rodolfo' for Remaining 2014 Performances of the Met's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who has withdrawn from the remainder of the performances due to illness.... (more...)
Francesco Demuro Makes Met Debut Tonight as 'Rodolfo' in LA BOHEME Francesco Demuro Makes Met Debut Tonight as 'Rodolfo' in LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014

Italian tenor Francesco Demuro will make his Met debut in the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Charles Castronovo who is ill. Demuro was scheduled to make his Met debut as Alfredo in La Traviata next month.... (more...)
Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Rodolfo in the next three Met performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is recovering from an illness.... (more...)
Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met role debut as Rodolfo earlier this season, agreed yesterday evening to fly to New York from Chicago... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fellow who's jovial and friendly one minute…and then you hear he's robbed a store. He uses and abuses p... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7 San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème in 13 performances, November 14–December 7, 2014.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Metropolitain Opera's 'Where Art Lives' Features LA BOHEME STAGE TUBE: Metropolitain Opera's 'Where Art Lives' Features LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera 2014-2015 season, 'Where Art Lives' features LA BOHEME. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16 Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

The list reads like a biblical geneology: 'And Romeo and Juliette begat West Side Story, and La Boheme begat Rent, and Madama Butterfly begat Miss Saigon, and Carmen begat (yes) Carmen Jones...'... (more...)



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