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Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)


OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'
April 02, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the genero... (more...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE TonightSan Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
March 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season w... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE TonightOpera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE Tonight
March 21, 2014

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to participate in Double Exposure, a unique, 'opera in the making' event spotlighting the talents of two of the company's Composers in Residence. Tonight, Mar... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
March 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21
March 04, 2014

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to participate in Double Exposure, a unique, “opera in the making” event spotlighting the talents of two of the company's Composers in Residence. On Friday, M... (more...)


LA Opera to Perform GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 4/13LA Opera to Perform GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 4/13
February 28, 2014

LA Opera will present two free concerts on April 13 featuring 'Great Opera Choruses,' with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. Highlights will include beloved excerpts from M... (more...)


Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and MoreFull Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
February 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in ... (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...)


43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
February 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening,... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Ter... (more...)


Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, 5/17Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, 5/17
February 19, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the titl... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7
February 18, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the tit... (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...)


LA Opera Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Renée Fleming, 5/18-24LA Opera Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Renée Fleming, 5/18-24
January 30, 2014

When Renée Fleming returns to LA Opera this spring to headline the Company's first performances of A Streetcar Named Desire, General Director Plácido Domingo promises that it will be an experience to ... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
January 30, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR to Return to the Met, Beg. Feb 6Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR to Return to the Met, Beg. Feb 6
January 10, 2014

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


Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner CompetitionSeattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
January 06, 2014

General Director Speight Jenkins announced the singers selected for Seattle Opera's popular International Wagner Competition on August 7, 2014, where emerging artists will go head-to-head American Ido... (more...)


Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series TodayDallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
January 04, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving th... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera Presents LA DESCENTE D'ORPHEE AUX ENFERS TonightGotham Chamber Opera Presents LA DESCENTE D'ORPHEE AUX ENFERS Tonight
January 01, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera presents Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La descente d'Orphée aux enfers, a co-production with Trinity Church, from tonight, January 1- January 5, 2014 at St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway a... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present Two Shows at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2/26-27Gotham Chamber Opera to Present Two Shows at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2/26-27
December 20, 2013

Met Museum Presents and Gotham Chamber Opera presents a double bill co-produced with and staged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, consisting of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, ... (more...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE, 3/29San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE, 3/29
December 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor—... (more...)


Leon Botstein and ASO Present Richard Strauss's 'Sex Opera' at Carnegie Hall TonightLeon Botstein and ASO Present Richard Strauss's 'Sex Opera' at Carnegie Hall Tonight
December 15, 2013

Whatever else you think of Richard Strauss, you can't accuse him of picking easy subjects. While Die Frau Ohne Schattenremains one of the most elusive of opera plots, Elektra among the most bloodthirs... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Appoints David Walker as Its New Director of DevelopmentNorth Carolina Opera Appoints David Walker as Its New Director of Development
December 12, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2013)—North Carolina Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of David Walker as its new Director of Development. Mr. Walker comes to NC Opera with years of institutional e... (more...)





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