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Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth 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 p... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the World Premiere of ODYSSEY, A YOUTH OPERA.  Music by Ben Moore, Libretto by Kelley Rourke. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics! Canadian Opera Company Presents the World Premiere of PYRAMUS AND THISBE; Plus Rare Opera Classics!
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian opera awaits Canadian Opera Company audiences this fall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. In a new company production, the COC proudly presents Barbara Monk Feldman's first opera, Pyramus and Thisbe (2010), performed with two early Bar... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard
by Richard Sasanow - August 10, 2015

Considering all the second-rate operas by men that have received first-rate productions at major houses, it's a shock that the performances of Dame Ethel Smyth's early 20th-century opera, THE WRECKERS, at Bard Music Festival was the stage premiere of the work in this country. And a dazzling one it w... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6 Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Billed as the 'Downton Abbey' of opera but way more fun, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro continues to entertain today as it has done for centuries. Masters lusting over servants, servants outwitting their masters – Mozart's comic masterpiece is a hilarious account of a household's adventures over... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 27, 2015 – It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Operapresents FIRST NIGHT—the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. ... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30 GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

BOSTON, MA (July 20, 2015)—In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis Un... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University in April 2016.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Present ANDY: A POPERA in September Opera Philadelphia to Present ANDY: A POPERA in September
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2015

Andy Warhol famously declared, 'in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.' ANDY: A Popera promises to make audience members famous for 15 seconds.... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its twelfth season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Beaumarchais Trilogy featuring fully-staged productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia by Giovanni Paisiello, Le nozze... (more...)
Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10 Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays ... (more...)
North Carolina Opera to Co-Commision COLD MOUNTAIN, Presented by Santa Fe Opera, 8/1 North Carolina Opera to Co-Commision COLD MOUNTAIN, Presented by Santa Fe Opera, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Opera has joined the consortium co-commissioning and co-producing the new opera COLD MOUNTAIN, with music by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon and libretto by the renowned Gene Scheer. Based on Charles Frazier's wildly successful 1997 novel COLD MOUNTAIN ... (more...)
Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2015) — The world premiere A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT is showcased in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's fourth SummerFest season. Inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson (a native of Springdale, Pa.), the new opera features music by acclaimed New York-based composer Gilda Lyons and... (more...)
Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania to Present OBEAH OPERA, 8/4 Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania to Present OBEAH OPERA, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

TORONTO (July 7, 2015) - Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania in association with Nightwood Theatreand b current proudly present the world premiere of Obeah Opera, a groundbreaking a cappella musical odyssey conceived, written and composed by Culchahworks Co-Artistic Director Nicole Brooks tha... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and pe... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

When Seattle Opera's brand-new opera, An American Dream, premieres this August, Japanese Americans will see the story of their community coming to life onstage. s... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner
by Richard Sasanow - June 19, 2015

Pity the poor also-rans in operatic history: Leoncavallo's LA BOHEME and even Rossini's OTELLO are perhaps the most famous titles. Oh, yes: We mustn't forget Giovanni Paisiello's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA—not after hearing On Site Opera's production in New York last week, we can't. Downstairs, upstair... (more...)



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BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at BardBWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard
by Richard Sasanow