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George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9
February 11, 2014

Renowned bass John Relyea, who is performing in the Metropolitan Opera's current production of Rusalka with Renée Fleming; rising young soprano Lori Guilbeau, a 2010 George London Award winner; and pi... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26
February 05, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced t... (more...)


FWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting SubmissionsFWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting Submissions
February 05, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today a call for submissions for its third annual Frontiers new works showcase that will take place during the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Praised by critics a... (more...)


Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski to Star in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 3/5-23Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski to Star in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 3/5-23
February 04, 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...)


Lyric Opera's New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opens TomorrowLyric Opera's New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opens Tomorrow
January 31, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a brand-new production of Gioachino Rossini's crowning comedic glory, The Barber of Seville, conceived by the Tony Award-winning director Rob Ashford in both his Lyric ... (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...)


OPERA America Reveals 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award RecipientsOPERA America Reveals 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients
January 29, 2014

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


Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
January 24, 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 March 6 at New... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME TonightNorth Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
January 24, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy ... (more...)


LA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital, 5/22LA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital, 5/22
January 23, 2014

One of the most celebrated singers of our time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a recital at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014. (more...)


Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18
January 23, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening February 18. (more...)


Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall, 3/12Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall, 3/12
January 23, 2014

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


Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/25-5/18
January 21, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers – Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert – have been cast in the new production and company p... (more...)


Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. TodayThree New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today
January 16, 2014

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season. (more...)


Soprano Patricia Racette Stars in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY TonightSoprano Patricia Racette Stars in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Tonight
January 11, 2014

American soprano Patricia Racette, known throughout the world for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (a.k.a. Madama Butterfly), will star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Puccini's ever-popular m... (more...)


Audra McDonald-Hosted 'Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration' Airs TonightAudra McDonald-Hosted 'Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration' Airs Tonight
January 10, 2014

Live From Lincoln Center will broadcast the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2013 gala concert, one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season, from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents East Coast Premiere of MOBY DICK, 2/22-3/8Washington National Opera Presents East Coast Premiere of MOBY DICK, 2/22-3/8
January 09, 2014

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


OPERA America Announces Opera Fund: Repertoire Development RecipientsOPERA America Announces Opera Fund: Repertoire Development Recipients
December 23, 2013

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to nine opera companies through its Opera Fund: Repertoire Development grant program. These gra... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company's April 2014 Listings Include HERCULES and MoreCanadian Opera Company's April 2014 Listings Include HERCULES and More
December 19, 2013

One of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts world today, director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company with an already acclaimed new COC production of Handel's... (more...)


Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16
December 13, 2013

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season. (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...)


David Walker Named New Director of Development of North Carolina OperaDavid Walker Named New Director of Development of North Carolina Opera
December 12, 2013

North Carolina Opera has announced the appointment of David Walker as its new Director of Development. Mr. Walker comes to NC Opera with years of institutional experience, including driving developmen... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS TonightLyric Opera of Chicago Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS Tonight
December 10, 2013

Extreme flirting, lots of champagne, and dance-to-dawn partying - it's Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr. The most famous of all Viennese operettas arrives at Lyric Opera of Chicago tonight, Decemb... (more...)


Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 1/11Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 1/11
November 27, 2013

American soprano Patricia Racette, known throughout the world for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (a.k.a. Madama Butterfly), will star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Puccini's ever-popular m... (more...)



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