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Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
April 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly o... (more...)


GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
April 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction ... (more...)


The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19
April 14, 2014

Cincinnati Opera will present the world premiere of the opera Morning Star, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by William M. Hoffman, during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. The opera wi... (more...)


The Odyssey Opera Announces its 2014 Season, Which Includes UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO  and MoreThe Odyssey Opera Announces its 2014 Season, Which Includes UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO and More
April 11, 2014

Odyssey Opera Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the details of the company's 2014 Season, which gives Boston operagoers a chance to hear exceptional international talent shine in ... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD TomorrowHouston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow
April 10, 2014

Tomorrow, April 11, Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold, launching the American debut of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Der Ring des Nibelungen by La Fura dels Baus. As the first s... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
April 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's... (more...)


Capitol City Opera to Present THE MERRY WIDOW and More, Fall 2014; Spring Auditions Set for 5/3Capitol City Opera to Present THE MERRY WIDOW and More, Fall 2014; Spring Auditions Set for 5/3
April 03, 2014

Capitol City Opera Company, one of the only opera companies in the Southeast to champion local singers, will present a fully staged production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow on Friday, September 5 a... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


Ohio State School of Music's Opera Theatre Program to Present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, 4/17-19Ohio State School of Music's Opera Theatre Program to Present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, 4/17-19
April 02, 2014

The Ohio State School of Music will perform an Easter-weekend production of Benjamin Britten's two-act chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and Saturday, April 19, in Ro... (more...)


OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'
April 02, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the genero... (more...)


American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO: OPERA IN EDEN TodayAmerican Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO: OPERA IN EDEN Today
April 02, 2014

American Lyric Theater's popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues today, April 2nd at The National Opera Center. Featuring guest actors from Broadway and off-Broadway... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening tonight, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Oper... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, 4/25-5/4Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, 4/25-5/4
March 24, 2014

Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni returns to Philadelphia in five performances at the Academy of Music, April 25-May 4, 2014, weaving the tale of the legendary ... (more...)


Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3Experiments in Opera to Premiere BROTHER, BROTHER at Abrons Art Center, 5/2-3
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... (more...)


Anthony Braxton to Premiere New Opera TRILLIUM J at Roulette, 4/17-19Anthony Braxton to Premiere New Opera TRILLIUM J at Roulette, 4/17-19
March 19, 2014

Esteemed American composer, musician, educator, recording artist and philosopher Anthony Braxton continues his 69thbirthday season with the premiere of his latest multimedia opera, Trillium J (The Non... (more...)


The Verismo Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA with Sets From the New York City Opera, 4/6The Verismo Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA with Sets From the New York City Opera, 4/6
March 19, 2014

When the curtain opens and the lights strike the stage on April 6, the New York City Opera will be seen in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.... (more...)


The American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO: OPERA IN EDEN, 4/2The American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO: OPERA IN EDEN, 4/2
March 18, 2014

American Lyric Theater's popular series of public libretto readings, The Living Libretto, continues on Wednesday, April 2nd at The National Opera Center. Featuring guest actors from Broadway and off-B... (more...)


Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bil... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill... (more...)


Wolf Trap Announces Summer Opera Productions - CARMEN, GIULIO CESARE and More!Wolf Trap Announces Summer Opera Productions - CARMEN, GIULIO CESARE and More!
March 11, 2014

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2014 summer opera productions. (more...)


BWW Reviews: At the Met, Kaufmann in WERTHER Is to Die ForBWW Reviews: At the Met, Kaufmann in WERTHER Is to Die For
by Richard Sasanow - March 10, 2014

Maybe Richard Eyre's new production of WERTHER for the Metropolitan Opera, with strong performances by German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and French mezzo Sophie Koch, should have been called WERTHER: THE BA... (more...)


Opera in the Heights to Present LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Begin. 3/28Opera in the Heights to Present LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Begin. 3/28
March 10, 2014

Opera in the Heights presents Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, the final production of the 2013-2014 season, beginning Mar. 28 at Lambert Hall. This dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts... (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand OperaDAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
March 07, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Pr... (more...)


Washington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and MoreWashington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and More
March 04, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 2014-2015 season. It includes the company premiere of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language Florencia in the... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, Now thru 3/9Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, Now thru 3/9
March 01, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents a major new revival of Dominick Argento's The Dream of Valentino as the sixth production of the New Works Initiative. A sultry young dancer is transformed from an unknown immi... (more...)



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