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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...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening This Weekend Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, San Francisco Opera begins a revival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sparkling comedy The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) as part of the Company's 2015 Summer Season. The production, featuring a stellar cast of dynamic, young singers, is conducted by Principal Guest Conducto... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate ... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Through it's grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.... (more...)
Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16 Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. a... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production w... (more...)
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera to Launch ART INVASIONS Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera to Launch ART INVASIONS
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

With the thundering applause of thousands of greater Sacramento children still reverberating in the Community Center Theater, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera (SacPhil & Opera) announced today “Art Invasion 2015” -- 7 weeks of musical pop-up performances by SacPhil & Opera instrumental and choral... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10 Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Me... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14 LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

LA Opera will present two free ?Great Opera Choruses concerts on March 14, with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus.... (more...)
Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20 Massachusetts Students to Perform Opera Legend Frederica von Stade at 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

World-renowned singer and artist Frederica von Stade will take the stage on March 20 to perform with Longy's Sistema Side by Side Orchestra at the 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration, under the baton of the orchestra's newly appointed Music Director Jorge Soto. The program will feature orchestral ... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13 Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.... (more...)
OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development ... (more...)
Mercury to Welcome Laura Claycomb & David Daniels Mercury to Welcome Laura Claycomb & David Daniels
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Appearing for the first time in concert together, Grammy Award winning coloratura soprano Laura Claycomb and renowned counter-tenor David Daniels join Mercury for a blockbuster evening of arias and duets by Handel and Monteverdi. Mercury Musical Director Antoine Plante says, “What a pleasure it is ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18 Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow! Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leadi... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87 STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - February 02, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbar... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More! LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced the company's 2015/16 season. This will be the 30th season presented by the company, created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. The... (more...)
Julia Faulkner Named Director of Vocal Studies at Ryan Opera Center Julia Faulkner Named Director of Vocal Studies at Ryan Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

Julia Faulkner has been named the director of vocal studies for The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago's renowned professional artist-development program, announced Lyric's general director Anthony Freud.... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29 Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S... (more...)
MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15 MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway.... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Host 'Opera & Ornaments' Concert Tomorrow Merola Opera Program to Host 'Opera & Ornaments' Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

The Merola Opera Program presents Opera & Ornaments: A Merola Opera Program Holiday Concert, Saturday, December 13, 2:00pm in the Community Hall of the Lafayette Library (3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.). This special holiday concert features opera, classical and holiday selections performed by renowned opera... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)



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