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Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME TonightBryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of ProductionSan Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of Production
November 04, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley announced today the appointment of Daniel Knapp as director of production, effective February 11, 2015. Knapp currently serves as artistic productio... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
October 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)


Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
October 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Oper... (more...)


Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her stude... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Guild to Host Insight Panel, 10/13San Francisco Opera Guild to Host Insight Panel, 10/13
October 10, 2014

San Francisco Opera Guild presents an Insight Panel discussion exploring George Frideric Handel's comic opera Partenope. Insight Panels feature renowned cast and production team members sharing behind... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
October 03, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month... (more...)


Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the MetMozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fi... (more...)


Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
September 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Mac... (more...)


Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6
September 09, 2014

German bass Tobias Kehrer will make his Met debut this season as Sarastro in six performances of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The performances—on October 21, 25 matinee, 27, 31, November 3, 8 matinee—wil... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Insight Panel Discussion, 8/28San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Insight Panel Discussion, 8/28
August 21, 2014

San Francisco Opera Guild presents an Insight Panel Discussion exploring Carlisle Floyd's iconic American opera Susannah. Insight Panels feature renowned cast and production team members, sharing behi... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of op... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON TonightOpera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON Tonight
April 30, 2014

Tonight, April 30 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and Friday May 2 at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Opera Lafayette begins its commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau's de... (more...)


Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and MoreOpera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world pr... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON, 4/30 and 5/2Opera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON, 4/30 and 5/2
April 03, 2014

On Wednesday, April 30 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and Friday May 2at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Opera Lafayette begins its commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau'... (more...)


BWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need ApplyBWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need Apply
by Richard Sasanow - March 17, 2014

'I'm not a warhorse kind of singer,' mezzo Susan Graham states matter-of-factly. 'A. I'm a mezzo. B. I'm not a character mezzo. C. I'm not a contralto. The iconic opera repertoire for mezzos, Amneris ... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS IN RECITAL, 4/6Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS IN RECITAL, 4/6
March 13, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Paul Appleby and Joshua Hopkins in Recital, an evening of story and song featuring the stars of WNO's forthcoming production of The Magic Flute... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents RUSALKA, 3/30North Carolina Opera Presents RUSALKA, 3/30
February 26, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Antonín Dvorák's Rusalka in Meymandi Concert Hall at the... (more...)


NC Opera to Present RUSALKA, 3/30NC Opera to Present RUSALKA, 3/30
February 26, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Antonín Dvorák's Rusalka in Meymandi Concert Hall at the... (more...)


THE ENCHANTED ISLAND Returns to the Met TonightTHE ENCHANTED ISLAND Returns to the Met Tonight
February 26, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival tonight, February 26. (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (more...)


VIDEO: Introducing Mozart's Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)VIDEO: Introducing Mozart's Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)
February 16, 2014

From: Royal Opera House, Conductor Nicola Luisotti, Director Kasper Holten, Set Designer Es Devlin and members of the cast, including Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvi... (more...)


Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met TonightBorodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met Tonight
February 06, 2014

Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor will return to the Met tonight, February 6 for the first time since 1917, in a new production by acclaimed director Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut. (more...)



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