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Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall TonightNatalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
March 12, 2014

French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her highly anticipated New York recital debut tonight, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by pianist and frequent c... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21
March 11, 2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux.... (more...)


Daniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK TonightDaniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK Tonight
March 10, 2014

Daniel Sutin will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who is recovering from bronchitis. Hampson's illness also forced him to withdraw from the Ma... (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand OperaDAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
March 07, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Pr... (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Starring Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, & Amanda Majeski, Opens Tonight at the LyricMozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Starring Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, & Amanda Majeski, Opens Tonight at the Lyric
March 05, 2014

To marry or murder in order to reclaim the throne and family honor? That is the incendiary question propelling Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera of Chicago. This tale of politics, power, and... (more...)


Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski Star in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Now thru 3/23Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski Star in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Now thru 3/23
March 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a new-to-Chicago production by famed director Sir David McVicar. It opens on Wednesday, March 5 with seve... (more...)


Billy Zane Stars as Captain von Trapp in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25Billy Zane Stars as Captain von Trapp in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25
March 04, 2014

Billy Zane, star of James Cameron's international blockbuster Titanic and critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago, has been cast as Captain von Trapp, completing pr... (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...)


The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15
February 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2... (more...)


Dallas Opera Guild to Host Vocal Competition, 3/15Dallas Opera Guild to Host Vocal Competition, 3/15
February 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera Guild will present the 26th Annual 'Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,' an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in ... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera Launches New RING Cycle and MoreHouston Grand Opera Launches New RING Cycle and More
February 26, 2014

The critical response to Houston's American premiere production of The Passenger was overwhelming. Classical Voice America proclaimed the opera “a masterpiece,” and the Chicago Tribune found it an “en... (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...)


On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, 4/5-30Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, 4/5-30
February 25, 2014

Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, g... (more...)


Eric Owens to Star in Handel's HERCULES at COC; Peter Sellars to DirectEric Owens to Star in Handel's HERCULES at COC; Peter Sellars to Direct
February 25, 2014

Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, gi... (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...)


Washington National Opera Presents East Coast Premiere of MOBY DICK, Now thru 3/8Washington National Opera Presents East Coast Premiere of MOBY DICK, Now thru 3/8
February 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with the east coast premiere of the new American opera Moby-Dick, today, February 22 to March 8 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago's RUSALKA to Open This WeekendLyric Opera of Chicago's RUSALKA to Open This Weekend
February 21, 2014

Strange things are afoot in the deep darkness of the woods when humans, wood nymphs, water sprites, goblins, witches, and other creatures intermingle - knowingly or otherwise. Lyric Opera of Chicago p... (more...)


OPERA America Announces the Recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition AwardOPERA America Announces the Recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
February 20, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. In its seventh year, this award honors outstandi... (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...)


DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand OperaDAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
February 19, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Pr... (more...)


Juliane Banse Replaces Genia Kuhmeier in Metropolitan Opera's ARABELLAJuliane Banse Replaces Genia Kuhmeier in Metropolitan Opera's ARABELLA
February 19, 2014

Juliane Banse will make her Met debut as Zdenka in this season's performances of Strauss's Arabella, replacing Genia Kühmeier, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited InitiativeLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited Initiative
February 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that soprano Ana María Martínezand bass-baritone Eric Owens will serve as the inaugural Community Ambassadors as part of the Lyric Unlimited initiative. T... (more...)



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