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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...)
American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) - founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations - announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an inside... (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...)
Seattle Opera Presents Hansel And Gretel With a Twist Seattle Opera Presents Hansel And Gretel With a Twist
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

You can never be too grown-up for the magic of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale. That's very clear from Seattle Opera's upcoming Hansel and Gretel, which comes from the vivid imagination of French stage director Laurent Pelly. This edgy version of Engelbert Humperdinck's masterpiece presents a thrilling... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was sele... (more...)
BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - July 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical p... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Photo Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2016

Apotheosis Opera presents its second production, a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West), tonight, July 22 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue). BroadwayW... (more...)
Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.)... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present VIOLETTA & HER SISTERS at Rose Nagelberg Theater dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present VIOLETTA & HER SISTERS at Rose Nagelberg Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring the poe... (more...)
Odyssey Opera to Present Boston Premiere of DIMITRIJ Odyssey Opera to Present Boston Premiere of DIMITRIJ
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2016

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, today announced its seasonopening performance of Antonín Dvo?ák's epic work Dimitrij, marking the opera's Boston premiere. Sung in Czech with projected English translations, this concert production is led by conductor Gil Rose, with... (more...)
Central City Opera's 2016 Summer Festival to Feature Two One-Act Pieces Central City Opera's 2016 Summer Festival to Feature Two One-Act Pieces
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

Central City Opera complements its two mainstage productions this summer with two one-act operas-Mozart's The Impresario and John Musto's Later the Same Evening-performed in smaller venues in Central City and in creative spaces in Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Denver. Both of these shorter operas a... (more...)
City Central Opera Announces Programming for 2016 Summer Festival City Central Opera Announces Programming for 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

Mozart's The Impresario—  (July 27 & August 3 in Central City; July 28 in Boulder) John Musto's Later the Same Evening— (July 28 in Colorado Springs; July 30 at the Denver Art Museum; August 5 in Central City Denver, Colo. (July 7, 2016)—Central City Opera complements its two mainstage produ... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera Extends FRONTIERS Showcase Deadline to 7/19 Fort Worth Opera Extends FRONTIERS Showcase Deadline to 7/19
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today that the submission deadline has been extended for its fifth annual Frontiers showcase. Applications will now be accepted through midnight, July 19, 2016. The company's innovative program will be held during the final week of the 2017 Fort ... (more...)
OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involv... (more...)
BWW Review: PATIENCE & SARAH  Shines Light on Women in Love in 19th-Century New England BWW Review: PATIENCE & SARAH Shines Light on Women in Love in 19th-Century New England
by Richard Sasanow - June 28, 2016

PATIENCE & SARAH—at least in the production of this chamber opera seen this past week at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, as part of the New York Opera Fest and 18 years after its premiere at Lincoln Center Festival—is a beautiful but somewhat lopsided affair. While it tells of the love sha... (more...)
BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1).... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST  Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2016

APOTHEOSIS OPERA has announced their second production will be a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West) on Friday July 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday July 24 at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue)... (more...)
BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by Richard Sasanow - June 15, 2016

Although Kevin Newbury has directed operas by some of history's greatest composers--Donizetti and Bellini, Strauss and Mozart among them—he makes no bones about it: He prefers his composers to be living. (Librettists, too, of course)... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017 San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley today announced the Company will present the world premiere commission of Girls of the Golden West, a new opera set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, by the internationally-renowned team of composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sell... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Names New Composer in Residence Opera Philadelphia Names New Composer in Residence
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to announce that composer Rene Orth, whose music “is whimsical, spikey, sometimes show-bizy, always dramatic, reflective, rarely predictable, and often electronic” (Musical America), has been selected as its sixth Co... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's (LBO) 2017 season. “LBO's  38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California,” said Mitisek. “We'll bring stories that play against the tide of conventions and that are also quintessentially American.  And, ... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26 New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiativ... (more...)
Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's Opera on the Avalon proudly presents the world premiere of Ours, a new opera by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Opera on the Avalon, led by Artistic Director Cheryl Hickman and based ... (more...)
On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799).... (more...)



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