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Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 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 W... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 28, 2015

Once upon a time, the Met used to be able to pull off an operetta, like the Rudolf Bing-era FLEDERMAUS, with its Garson Kanin libretto and lyrics by Broadway's Howard Dietz. But for the second year in a row--after last season's dire FLEDERMAUS from writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sam... (more...)
Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Seasonwill celebrate the company's status as the busiest touring opera company in North America. A new Canadian production of Mozart's Lucio Silla (Apr. 7-16, 2016) will form the cornerstone of Opera Atelier's anniversary season in Toronto, paired with a revival of i... (more...)
American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5 American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) and The Harlem School of the Arts present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7 Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based o... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Art... (more...)
VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the ... (more...)
COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents two special Viewpoint events in conjunction with the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be condu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - January 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional battle royal between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the sa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the s... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his pla... (more...)
Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Soundstreams continues its 2014/2015 season with the Canadian premiere of American composer David Lang's The Whisper Opera at Toronto's newest live arts hub, The Theatre Centre, from February 26 to March 1. Straight from acclaimed performances in Chicago and New York, this extraordinary, contemplati... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE SCARLET IBIS World Premiere in New York BWW Reviews: THE SCARLET IBIS World Premiere in New York
by Stephen Raskauskas - January 12, 2015

THE SCARLET IBIS is one of three new operas to have its world premiere as a part of this year's PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL, New York's incubator for cutting edge, interdisciplinary performance. With any new work, I never fail to ask myself: Did it have an emotional impact? Was it good enough that I would se... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7 The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 07, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST—the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick)—prece... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30 The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST -- the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick) --... (more...)
Morningside Opera's PERGOLESI POWER GAMES Set for 1/16-17 Morningside Opera's PERGOLESI POWER GAMES Set for 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2015

Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with all-female orchestral ensemble SIREN Baroque to present, PERGOLESI POWER GAMES, a double-feature of two masterpieces by baroque composer Giambattista Pergoles... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More! Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to s... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More! Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to s... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be conducted by COT's General Director Andreas Mitisek an... (more...)
Tickets to Florida Opera Theatre's COSI FAN TUTTE at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale Tickets to Florida Opera Theatre's COSI FAN TUTTE at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center announces Florida Opera Theatre performances on March 27 and 29, 2015. Mozart's comedy, Così Fan Tutte will be produced in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater with a cast of talented artists from across the country. Tickets go on sale December 19, 2014 ... (more...)
LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16 LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 17, 2014 — The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. Showcasing Mozar... (more...)
LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18 LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18.... (more...)



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