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Marco Armiliato to Conduct Tonight's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met Marco Armiliato to Conduct Tonight's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Marco Armiliato will conduct this evening's performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, replacing Philippe Auguin, who is ill.... (more...)
Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season.... (more...)
Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16 Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season.... (more...)
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. Tonight Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2013

Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning tonight, October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scar... (more...)
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013

Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scarpia. Radv... (more...)
Honorees Announced for Ninth Annual Opera News Awards Honorees Announced for Ninth Annual Opera News Awards
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2013

The editors of Opera News are pleased to announce the honorees for the ninth annual Opera News Awards, paying tribute to five superb artists who have made invaluable contributions to the art form: director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, bass-baritone James Mo... (more...)
Full Cast Announced for Florida Grand Opera's 2013-14 Season Full Cast Announced for Florida Grand Opera's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announces its 73rd continuous season of grand opera featuring an innovative new vision with provocative repertoire under the direction of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis. In addition to a wealth of exciting artists making their debuts with the company, the 2013-2014... (more...)
DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES to Return to the Met on 5/4 DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES to Return to the Met on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2013

Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc's opera about a group of nuns whose faith is tested under the Terror of the French Revolution, will return to the Met repertory on May 4 for the first time since 2002. In role debuts, Isabel Leonard will sing the naive aristocrat Blanche de la Force and Patricia Rac... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes to the Academy, Now thru 4/28 Opera Philadelphia's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes to the Academy, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2013

The path to wisdom has never been so whimsical! Opera Philadelphia casts a spell on audiences this spring with a colorful production of The Magic Flute. Mozart's masterpiece of good versus evil and the search for true love runs in five performances at the Academy of Music, tonight, April 19-28, 2013... (more...)
David Daniels and Natalie Dessay Will Lead The Met's GUILIO CAEARE David Daniels and Natalie Dessay Will Lead The Met's GUILIO CAEARE
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2013

David Daniels and Natalie Dessay will sing the leading roles of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra inDavid McVicar's production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, which premieres at the Met April 4. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket will lead ten performances of the popular staging, originally produced at the Glynde... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Comes to Midtown with TANGO and MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES Double Bill, Now thru 3/24 Florida Grand Opera Comes to Midtown with TANGO and MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES Double Bill, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2013

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced a new three-year program entitled 'Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places,' designed to bring less-known works to unique venues throughout South Florida in an effort to expose new audiences to opera, with the support of a grant from the John S. and James L. Kn... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Audience Is Real Winner at the Met's National Council Auditions Grand Finals BWW Reviews: Audience Is Real Winner at the Met's National Council Auditions Grand Finals
by Richard Sasanow - March 11, 2013

On Sunday afternoon March 10, the air was buzzing with anticipation at the Met, before the performances by the ten singers who had made it to the Grand Finals of the opera company's National Council auditions. No, this wasn't the opera equivalent of American Idol, where the emphasis is on the judges... (more...)
Diana Damrau Sings Her First-Ever Performances of Violetta in The Met's LA TRAVIATA Diana Damrau Sings Her First-Ever Performances of Violetta in The Met's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2013

Diana Damrau will make her role debut as the courtesan Violetta in La Traviata, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin in his first Met performances of the Verdi tragedy. Saimir Pirgu sings Violetta's lover Alfredo, and Placido Domingo sings the role of Alfredo's father, Giorgio Germont, in this revival ... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera's Development Team Announces Promotion and New Hire Florida Grand Opera's Development Team Announces Promotion and New Hire
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2013

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the promotion of Maria Dolores Ordoñez and welcome new hire Max Kellogg, both serving as Individual Giving Officers effective immediately. As Individual Giving Officers, they will focus on developing new and enhanced connections with individual and corporate p... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes to the Academy, 4/19-28 Opera Philadelphia's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes to the Academy, 4/19-28
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2013

The path to wisdom has never been so whimsical! Opera Philadelphia casts a spell on audiences this spring with a colorful production of The Magic Flute. Mozart's masterpiece of good versus evil and the search for true love runs in five performances at the Academy of Music, April 19-28, 2013.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)
The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Metropolitan Opera's Vegas-Set RIGOLETTO Finishes 'In the Money' BWW Reviews: Metropolitan Opera's Vegas-Set RIGOLETTO Finishes 'In the Money'
by Richard Sasanow - January 29, 2013

Full disclosure: I'm not fond of updating operas. Most of them simply don't work, because the directors appear to have a disdain for the art form or, at least, for the particular opera they're staging. They assume that trashing 'Un Ballo in Maschera,' 'Don Giovanni' or 'La Sonnambula' is the only wa... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Comes to Midtown with TANGO and MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES Double Bill, 3/21-24 Florida Grand Opera Comes to Midtown with TANGO and MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES Double Bill, 3/21-24
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2013

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced a new three-year program entitled 'Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places,' designed to bring less-known works to unique venues throughout South Florida in an effort to expose new audiences to opera, with the support of a grant from the John S. and James L. Kn... (more...)




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BWW Review: Elza van den Heever Thrills in Her 'Date' with Beethoven's FIDELIO at CaramoorBWW Review: Elza van den Heever Thrills in Her 'Date' with Beethoven's FIDELIO at Caramoor
by Richard Sasanow