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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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