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VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. Ther... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13 Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

On May 13, 20. & 21, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of As One, an inspiring story about identity, authenticity and compassion by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. ... (more...)
BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - April 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the l... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13 Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting details for LA Opera's upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon.... (more...)
Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1 Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Renée Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production—the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969—with Sebastian Weigle conducting ... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winnin... (more...)
LA Opera Replaces Teste in THE TALES FROM HOFFMANN While He Recovers from Bronchitis LA Opera Replaces Teste in THE TALES FROM HOFFMANN While He Recovers from Bronchitis
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2017

Bass-baritone Nicolas Testé was originally cast in Los Angeles Opera's 'The Tales of Hoffmann,' conducted by Plácido Domingo.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7 Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves.... (more...)
Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

L.A. Opera presented TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th.... (more...)
Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More! Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and c... (more...)
IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge to Make Guest Appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas Benefit, 3/21 IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge to Make Guest Appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas Benefit, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

IMG Artist Alyson Cambridge will make a special guest appearance at Opera on Tap's Playground Operas benefit next Tuesday evening March 21st at Minton's of West Harlem.  The event will be hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and begins at 6pm. Details and tickets are available at the following link:... (more...)
Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer, Inc. Announces FRAU SCHINDLER: The Heroine Behind The Hero Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer, Inc. Announces FRAU SCHINDLER: The Heroine Behind The Hero
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2017

Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer, Inc. proudly announce Frau Schindler, an original opera in three acts by American composer Thomas Morse, with a libretto co-written by Morse and Ken Cazan.... (more...)
Latin Tenor Fernando Varela to Release Debut Album 'Vivere' 3/10 Latin Tenor Fernando Varela to Release Debut Album 'Vivere' 3/10
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2017

Fernando Varela sings what he loves, whether it is a pop hit, an original song he wrote, or Puccini's noblest tenor aria “Nessun dorma.”... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting information for LA Opera's new production of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. A co-production with English National Opera, Akhnaten is conducted by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and staged by British director Phelim McDermott.  Check out a s... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016

Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5.... (more...)
Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin will Host LA Opera's New Late-Night Concert Series Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin will Host LA Opera's New Late-Night Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2016

New this season, LA Opera presents After Hours: A Musical Nocturne, a post-show, late-night concert series featuring classical and contemporary music, performed along with rock and jazz selections. The series will be hosted and curated by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and will feature music ran... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 17 season on November 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 with the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo's Fallujah, the first opera written about the Iraq War experience.... (more...)
FOX's EMPIRE Gives Voice to World Class Opera Singer Lauren Michelle FOX's EMPIRE Gives Voice to World Class Opera Singer Lauren Michelle
by TV News Desk - October 12, 2016

Tonight on 'Empire' the country will be introduced to Lauren Michelle. And while Los Angeles native Michelle is unknown to most Americans, she is already a celebrity on the world stage.... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)