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Maksim Aniskin to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's I PURITANI; Mariusz Kwiecien Is IllMaksim Aniskin to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's I PURITANI; Mariusz Kwiecien Is Ill
April 17, 2014

Maksim Aniskin will make his Met debut as Riccardo in this evening's opening performance of Bellini's I Puritani, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who is ill. (more...)


Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
April 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly o... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


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...)


Victoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and MoreVictoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and More
April 09, 2014

Victoria's 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold. A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage's g... (more...)


WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE With Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, Now thru 5/19WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE With Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, Now thru 5/19
April 09, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced two free special events in conjunction with its forthcoming production of The Magic Flute. WNO celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at N... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17
April 08, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents “Opera in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary ... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at MADAME BUTTERFLY, Premiering on the Harbour Stage in Sydney TonightSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at MADAME BUTTERFLY, Premiering on the Harbour Stage in Sydney Tonight
by Stage Tube - March 21, 2014

Madama Butterfly premières on the harbour stage, tonight 21 March 2014. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15
March 17, 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, James Valenti will be making his triumphant return tothe Metropolitan Opera located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City as he takes on the role of Lt. Pinkerto... (more...)


Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Crowns WinnersDallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Crowns Winners
March 16, 2014

No amount of locally heavy rains across North Texas Saturday evening could dampen the spirits of excited patrons and participants as The Dallas Opera Guild presented an impressive array of highly tale... (more...)


Florida Opera Festival Announces Its 20th Anniversary Season, Which Includes MADAMA BUTTERFLY, RIGOLETTO and MoreFlorida Opera Festival Announces Its 20th Anniversary Season, Which Includes MADAMA BUTTERFLY, RIGOLETTO and More
March 14, 2014

Celebrating the 20th season of grand opera at its grandest, the 2014-2015 Florida Opera Festival presented byOpera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novic... (more...)


Riverside Opera Opens Season with Performance at SI Library, 4/19Riverside Opera Opens Season with Performance at SI Library, 4/19
March 14, 2014

The Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia announces a performance of 'PoPera' a mix of Opera and Broadway favorites featuring long time Riverside Opera piano accompanist... (more...)


Diana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. TonightDiana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
March 14, 2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's bel canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau... (more...)


Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3
March 13, 2014

Richard Strauss's Arabella will return to the Met April 3 for its first company performances since 2001, conducted by Philippe Auguin and featuring a principal cast of rising stars and artists new to... (more...)


WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE by Presenting OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/3, and an Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, 4/9-5/19WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE by Presenting OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/3, and an Exhibition by Jun Kaneko, 4/9-5/19
March 12, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced two free special events in conjunction with its forthcoming production of The Magic Flute. WNO celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at N... (more...)


Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24
March 04, 2014

Beginning March 24, three Met stars will sing their first company performances of the leading roles in Andrea Chénier, Giordano's tragic love story set during the French Revolution. Gianandrea Noseda ... (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...)


Placido Domingo Headlines 70 YEARS OF THE PEOPLE'S OPERA Tonight at New York City CenterPlacido Domingo Headlines 70 YEARS OF THE PEOPLE'S OPERA Tonight at New York City Center
February 21, 2014

Opera star Placido Domingo will join veterans of the now defunct New York City Opera for a 70th anniversary benefit concert, '70 Years of the People's Opera', tonight, February 21 at the City Center. ... (more...)


Grammy Award-Winner Fabio Luisi's Spring Highlights Include AIDA, CENERENTOLA, and London Symphony DebutGrammy Award-Winner Fabio Luisi's Spring Highlights Include AIDA, CENERENTOLA, and London Symphony Debut
February 20, 2014

Having just added Genoa's prestigious 2014 Grifo d'Oro to honors that include both Grammy and ECHO Klassik Awards, Fabio Luisilooks forward to conducting a wealth of important operatic and orchestral ... (more...)


Diana Damrau to Sing the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. 3/14Diana Damrau to Sing the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. 3/14
February 20, 2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's bel canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau... (more...)


Pacific Symphony's 'Symphonic Voices' Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, Now thru 2/25Pacific Symphony's 'Symphonic Voices' Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, Now thru 2/25
February 20, 2014

Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony's vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling but tragic tale about a dying courtesan willing to give up every... (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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