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BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - April 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients.... (more...)
American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

 American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, ... (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...)
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...)
AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces it is the recipient of several recent grants to support the creation of new operas in partnership with various producing organizations.... (more...)
MSM Students to Offer Sneak Peek of New Opera THE LEOPARD MSM Students to Offer Sneak Peek of New Opera THE LEOPARD
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2016

Brooklyn's American Opera Projects (AOP) and the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present scenes from a new opera The Leopard by composerMichael Dellaira (The Secret Agent) and librettist J. D. McClatchy (Emmeline), an adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's internationally acclaimed 1958 n... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Houston, January 13, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of The Root of the Wind Is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa, on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center and on May 15 at 7 p.m. at... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Premieres O COLUMBIA Tonight Houston Grand Opera Premieres O COLUMBIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers-tonight and tomorrow, September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA Tonight Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the much-anticipated mariachi production El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, featuring internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Full Casting for EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera Announces Full Casting for EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Houston, April 1, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the cast members set to appear in the much-anticipated mariachi production El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, featuring internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. El Pasado is the second mariac... (more...)
UrbanArias Presents New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, Begin. Today UrbanArias Presents New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

UrbanArias: DC's contemporary opera company presents the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi.... (more...)
UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29 UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2015

UrbanArias: DC's contemporary opera company presents the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi.... (more...)
AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) is proud to announce it is the recipient of an OPERA America Female Commissioning Grant in support of a new double bill chamber opera by composer Wang Jie currently titled To Kill That Bird.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of W... (more...)
American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE
by BWW News Desk - 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 will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30PM at the Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Cente... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17 The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, an opera featuring the internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitla?n, on May 13, 16, and 17, 2015 in the Wortham Theater Center, it was announced by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patric... (more...)
Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2014

American Opera Projects Inc. (AOP) announces the appointment of Laura Kaminsky as its composer-in-residence commencing September 1, 2014, three days before her opera 'As One' premieres at BAM in an AOP production (performances September 4, 6, and 7). In this role, Kaminsky will bring broad expertise... (more...)
American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14 American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

A Stonewall-era drag queen and the cop entranced by her. A princess manipulates her captor during the Crusades. A man's literal vacation from Hell. On­­­­ Friday, September 12 and Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM, AOP (American Opera Projects) will present these and other excerpts of new operas at CO... (more...)
Singers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera Projects Singers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera Projects
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Brooklyn's AOP (American Opera Projects) celebrated its 25th anniversary of developing and producing opera and music theater on Monday, May 12 with a gala that honored Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon... (more...)
Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10 Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will join together in a first-time co-production—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss's compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome. Two sold-out performances are set to take place on Thursday, May 8, and Saturday, May 10, 2014, i... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Pittsburgh Opera's PAUL'S CASE, Opening 2/22 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Pittsburgh Opera's PAUL'S CASE, Opening 2/22
by Stage Tube - February 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Opera presents Second Stage Project: PAUL'S CASE, February 22, 25, 28; March 2, 2014 at George R. White Studio, Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. Music by Gregory Spears • Libretto By Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat. PAUL'S CASE is part of Pittsburgh Opera's 2014 American Opera Series.... (more...)