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Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017.... (more...)
American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall American Opera Projects Presents COMPOSERS & THE VOICE Beginning In Fall
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2017-19 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, eight composers and librettists will be selected for two-year fellowships to learn the fundamentals of wr... (more...)
Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2017

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BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - February 10, 2017

Anyone arriving at a performance of the Met's new RUSALKA, in Mary Zimmerman's production, thinking that there's going to be an evening of Disney-type fun from this distant cousin of THE LITTLE MERMAID, will be in for a big disappointment. But for those seeking beautiful music (including one of oper... (more...)
BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - November 09, 2016

If "satire is what closes on Saturday night" (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) ... (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 MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (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...)
Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016–2017 season with a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's mashup of slapstick comedy and charming romance—The Daughter of the Regiment, November 12–20, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The cast is led by superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee as t... (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...)
Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

OPERA EXPOSURES, the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present a Memorial Concert in honor of the late Deborah Jackson, a lover of theatre and music who passed away in February after spending 33 years at the Metropolitan Opera Stage Door working the switchboard and... (more...)
Opera Santa Babara Announces Mosher Studio Artists Opera Santa Babara Announces Mosher Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

Opera Santa Barbara has named four outstanding young vocalists Mosher Studio Artists for 2016-17. Under an expansion of the company's artist residency program begun last year, the four standout singers and an apprentice vocal coach will take part in Opera Santa Barbara productions, community events ... (more...)
Regina Opera Company Presents GOTTA SING Concert 10/30 Regina Opera Company Presents GOTTA SING Concert 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2016

Five Stars - No, it's not a car service nor a hotel.  It's the number of leading role singers at Regina Opera's “Gotta Sing” Concert. This 2-hour concert features popular opera arias and spirited ensembles performed by Regina Opera leading role singers: Zhanna Alkhazova and Sabrina Palladino - sopra... (more...)
The Canada Opera Company Announces Finalists for Annual Vocal Showcase at Gala Fundraiser The Canada Opera Company Announces Finalists for Annual Vocal Showcase at Gala Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company has selected seven finalists from across the country to showcase in this year's exhilarating vocal competition at its annual gala fundraiser, Centre Stage, on November 3, 2016. Selected from a pool of 119 aspiring Canadian opera singers, the final seven will take to the st... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Loose, Wet, Perforated, with music and original libretto by Nicholas P. Vines, and stage direction by Austin Regan, plays for four performances: Wednesday through Saturday, September 21-24, 2016, at 8 p.m. in The Zack Box Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee at 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA. Broadwa... (more...)
LA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This Fall LA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will continue with the west coast premiere of The Source, opening on October 19.... (more...)