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Lyric Opera of Kansas City's LA TRAVIATA Opens 9/27Lyric Opera of Kansas City's LA TRAVIATA Opens 9/27
September 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 57th season with Giuseppe Verdi's lush and grand opera, La Traviata, September 27, October 1, 3 and 5, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The pr... (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera to Present RIGOLETTO, 10/26MidAtlantic Opera to Present RIGOLETTO, 10/26
September 02, 2014

The MidAtlantic Opera Company will present a fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved classic, Rigoletto, conducted by Jason C. Tramm and stage directed by Eric Gibson. (more...)


Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30
August 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dicken... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal CompetitionThe Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
August 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Satur... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications OfficerThe Canadian Opera Company Appoints Steven Kelley as Chief Communications Officer
August 20, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce that it has selected Steven Kelley to serve in the opera company's new senior staff position of Chief Communications Officer. Kelley joins the COC in ea... (more...)


Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand OperaSoprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season t... (more...)


The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
August 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Cente... (more...)


Amanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGAROAmanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
August 13, 2014

American Soprano Amanda Majeski will be singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in replacement of Marian Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn due to health reasons. (more...)


American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14
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... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
August 07, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-c... (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...)


Excerpts from TOSCA, CAROUSEL and More Set for Lyric Opera Chorus's 2014-15 Season Preview Concerts, 9/12 & 11/22Excerpts from TOSCA, CAROUSEL and More Set for Lyric Opera Chorus's 2014-15 Season Preview Concerts, 9/12 & 11/22
August 04, 2014

This fall, the Lyric Opera Chorus will give two special concerts that will feature the world-class ensemble performing operatic excerpts from Lyric's 60th-anniversary season. Led by Chorus Master Mich... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Celebrates 92nd Season Opening with Bellini's NORMA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, 9/5San Francisco Opera Celebrates 92nd Season Opening with Bellini's NORMA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, 9/5
by Jillian Gaier - August 01, 2014

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 92nd Season on Friday, September 5, 2014 with a gala performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola L... (more...)


Annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Concert to be Held 9/6Annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Concert to be Held 9/6
August 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off its 60th-anniversary celebration with the 14th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 pm... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
July 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to w... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO WorkshopLyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO Workshop
July 24, 2014

Composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz heard their music and words come to life recently when members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago sang through p... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six MembersOPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six Members
July 21, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, has announced that seven new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Elections were held during OPERA America's recen... (more...)


Ian Derrer Appointed as New Artistic Administrator of Dallas OperaIan Derrer Appointed as New Artistic Administrator of Dallas Opera
June 25, 2014

DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of Jonathan Pell's decision to step down after thirty years of distinguished service to The Dallas Opera, General Director & CEO Keith Cerny is delighted to announc... (more...)


Ian Derrer Named Artistic Administrator of Dallas OperaIan Derrer Named Artistic Administrator of Dallas Opera
June 25, 2014

In the wake of Jonathan Pell's decision to step down after thirty years of distinguished service to The Dallas Opera, General Director & CEO Keith Cerny has announce the appointment of a new Artistic ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi to Make Lyric Opera Debut as 'Clara' in PORGY AND BESS, 11/17-12/20Soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi to Make Lyric Opera Debut as 'Clara' in PORGY AND BESS, 11/17-12/20
June 20, 2014

South African soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi will make her Lyric Opera and role debut as Clara in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, the company's general director Anthony Freud announced today. She replaces Amer... (more...)



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