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Composer Peter-Anthony Togni Wins the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts AwardComposer Peter-Anthony Togni Wins the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award
November 27, 2014

Composer Peter-Anthony Togni has won the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, as announced in Halifax last Thursday. www.nsmasterworks.ca (more...)


The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10
November 25, 2014

Houston, November 25, 2014—Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series o... (more...)


The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!
November 25, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival announces further information about its 2015 season, which celebrates the Cooperstown-based company's 40th anniversary. In addition to four mainstage productions, the summer ... (more...)


Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4
November 24, 2014

When Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Steven Stucky's first opera - The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts) - premiered at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, it was hailed as 'a dazzling display o... (more...)


Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15
November 24, 2014

San Francisco, November 24, 2014 – Acclaimed contemporary opera company Opera Parallèle will open its 2015 season with the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's landmark work Dead Man Walking—... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
November 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21
November 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera will partner with Houston organizations for a public book signing with esteemed English actor, director, and author Simon Callow; and for a children's book drive during the run of ... (more...)


David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6
November 20, 2014

Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season continues in February with the highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of Oscar, the first opera from American composer Theodore Morrison with a libretto by... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESSPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESS
November 19, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. It opens on Monday,... (more...)


LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
November 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beau... (more...)


Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alum... (more...)


American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVEAmerican Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE
November 04, 2014

(American Opera Projects) and Adelphi University present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. The concert performances... (more...)


Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15
November 01, 2014

On November 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents the comedic gem, L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) in a fully-staged production with supertitles performed with a 17-piece o... (more...)


MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San FranciscoMIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San Francisco
October 30, 2014

Composers, Inc. announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, based on George Eliot's great romantic novel M... (more...)


Carnegie Hall to Present THE CLASSICAL STYLE: AN OPERA (OF SORTS), 12/4Carnegie Hall to Present THE CLASSICAL STYLE: AN OPERA (OF SORTS), 12/4
October 29, 2014

On Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Hall presents the New York premiere of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts), with Robert Spano conducting The Knights,... (more...)


Nicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-rayNicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-ray
October 28, 2014

Soprano Nicole Cabell and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato star as the ill-fated lovers Giulietta and Romeo in Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow - October 25, 2014

Only someone who arrived convinced of the opera's bias could have found the Met's premiere of the John Adams-Alice Goodman THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER to be anti-Semitic. On the other hand, that doesn't ... (more...)


OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 OrganizationsOPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activit... (more...)


Lost Opera AMLETO (HAMLET) to Stream on Classical KHFM This WeekendLost Opera AMLETO (HAMLET) to Stream on Classical KHFM This Weekend
October 24, 2014

The enterprising and imaginative conductor Anthony Barrese will lead the American premiere of Amleto (Hamlet) with music by Franco Faccio and libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play, at ... (more...)


Encompass' A WAKE OR A WEDDING to Run 11/6-16 at BaruchEncompass' A WAKE OR A WEDDING to Run 11/6-16 at Baruch
October 24, 2014

TV's Dallas meets Chekhov in Richard Pearson Thomas' new comic opera 'A Wake or a Wedding,' receiving its New York premiere by Encompass New Opera Theatre, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director, November 6-... (more...)


Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
October 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the a... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of Vancouver Opera's STICKBOYSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of Vancouver Opera's STICKBOY
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2014

Four of Vancouver's most prominent mural artists are provoking thought and discussion on the issues of bullying with powerful outdoor paintings on construction hoardings and exterior walls of building... (more...)


Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
October 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Oper... (more...)


Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
October 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Pa... (more...)



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