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The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6 The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

DALLAS, OCTOBER 16, 2015 – Expect edge-of-your-seat excitement and experience Grand Opera at its finest as The Dallas Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA, opening on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera National Council Holds Opera Auditions Today Metropolitan Opera National Council Holds Opera Auditions Today
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) of the Western Region will hold annual opera auditions at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix today, October 17.  Auditions begin at 10 am and are free to the public.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens Its Doors For Backstage Tours Today Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens Its Doors For Backstage Tours Today
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

Chicago – Lyric Opera is opening the doors of the Civic Opera House to the public on several dates starting in October. “As part of Lyric's ongoing strategic plan and audience development initiatives, we are delighted to invite the public to explore our amazing home,” says Anthony Freud, Lyric's gen... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The o... (more...)
Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Beginning tonight, October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a new exhibition TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, curated by Scott Marr and Michael Schoenig, at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2016, over the course of Lyric's 61st season.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open Its Doors For Backstage Tours, 10/17 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open Its Doors For Backstage Tours, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

Chicago – Lyric Opera is opening the doors of the Civic Opera House to the public on several dates starting in October. “As part of Lyric's ongoing strategic plan and audience development initiatives, we are delighted to invite the public to explore our amazing home,” says Anthony Freud, Lyric's gen... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14 Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (October 5, 2015) – After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (November 14 – 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical hand-drawn animation,... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14 Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28 at 7:30pm; and ... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Opens New Season with LA TRAVIATA Tonight Canadian Opera Company Opens New Season with LA TRAVIATA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.  This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts tonight, October 8, and Octoer... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera National Council to Hold Opera Auditions, 10/17 Metropolitan Opera National Council to Hold Opera Auditions, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) of the Western Region will hold annual opera auditions at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix on Saturday October 17.  Auditions begin at 10 am and are free to the public.... (more...)
Chicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of Money Chicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of Money
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2015

CHICAGO - OPERATHON 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT and WFMT.com, celebrated its 36th anniversary by raising more than $500,000 during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 3.... (more...)
Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Beginning October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14. ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee & More in Lyric Opera's CINDERELLA Photo Flash: First Look at Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee & More in Lyric Opera's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

CHICAGO – A whimsical, wildly colorful production of Rossini's delightful opera Cinderella opens this Sunday afternoon at Lyric Opera of Chicago, with eight performances through Friday, October 30. Performance dates are October 4 and 30at 2pm, and October 7, 10, 13, 17, 23, 26 at 7:30pm. The familia... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème. Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present Berg's WOZZECK, 11/1-21 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present Berg's WOZZECK, 11/1-21
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Alban Berg's Wozzeck in a new production this fall. It opens on Sunday, November 1 with six performances through Saturday, November 21. Performance dates are November 1 at 2pm, and November 4, 7, 12, 16, 21 at 7:30pm... (more...)
Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center Sets Singers for 2016-17 Ensemble Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center Sets Singers for 2016-17 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2015

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Ann Toomey and mezzo-soprano Lauren Decker have been accepted into the prestigious program for its 2016-17 Ensemble.... (more...)
Chicago's Lyric Opera Launches Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight Chicago's Lyric Opera Launches Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

CHICAGO – To open its 61st season, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's joyous comedy The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Henrik Nánási in a glamorous new production from renowned director Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Marriage of Figaro is Ga... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
MidAtlantic Opera Names Winners to Perform in 'A Prayer for Peace' MidAtlantic Opera Names Winners to Perform in 'A Prayer for Peace'
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2015

Thirty five singers selected from the 2015 New Jersey state wide auditions will join the MidAtlantic Chorus and Orchestra, nationally acclaimed guest soloists and the Seton Hall University Chorus on stage at Carnegie Hall, October 17th in 'A Prayer for Peace' announced Jason C. Tramm, conductor and ... (more...)
BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - September 25, 2015

With the season's first performance of Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA--that's Henry VIII's Anne Boleyn to all you Masterpiece Theatre fans--at the Met, the big news is that it's soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's first part of the Tudor Trilogy, with MARIA STUARDA and ROBERTO DEVEREUX to come later in the season... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars ... (more...)



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