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Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90. (more...)


Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOORLuca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be makin... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time T... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREADOpera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
December 10, 2014

Opera San José continues its 31st season with the WORLD PREMIERE of Where Angels Fear to Tread by American composer Mark Lanz Weiser, libretto by Roger Brunyate. This bold new opera, based on the nove... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE in 2015Florida Grand Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE in 2015
December 05, 2014

Florida Grand Opera follows up its critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly with a modern retelling of a Mozart favorite, the comic opera Così fan tutte, opening on Saturday, January 24 at ... (more...)


Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
November 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the leche... (more...)


Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
November 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plác... (more...)


Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME TonightBryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met... (more...)


MADAMA BUTTERFLY Begins 11/15 at Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseMADAMA BUTTERFLY Begins 11/15 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
November 13, 2014

Opera Colorado's performances of Puccini's tragic love tale Madama Butterfly opens at the Ellie Caulkins Opera house on November 15, 2014 at 7:30PM. Directed by Keturah Stickann and conducted by Opera... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad BoyBWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fel... (more...)


The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and futureSaturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at theCivic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 MillionLyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the d... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16
October 31, 2014

The list reads like a biblical geneology: 'And Romeo and Juliette begat West Side Story, and La Boheme begat Rent, and Madama Butterfly begat Miss Saigon, and Carmen begat (yes) Carmen Jones...' (more...)


San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLASan Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
October 29, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), running November 9-26, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and ri... (more...)


Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and MoreDespite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
October 28, 2014

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising GrowthCanadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
October 27, 2014

Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general f... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
October 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)


Opera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 SeasonOpera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 Season
October 20, 2014

Opera Australia and production house Collider, have captured the romance and the glamour of a night at the opera, in a brand new TVC released today to coincide with the on sale of tickets to all its o... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
September 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists int... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
September 22, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventur... (more...)


Spiro Malas to Star as 'Benoit' in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's LA BOHEME, 10/19 & 26Spiro Malas to Star as 'Benoit' in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's LA BOHEME, 10/19 & 26
September 18, 2014

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the only grand opera company in Bergen County, New Jersey, concludes its 25th anniversary season, Vive la France, with Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. Artist... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERAPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)


Maestro Ramón Tebar Extends Contract with Florida Grand Opera Through 2015-16 SeasonMaestro Ramón Tebar Extends Contract with Florida Grand Opera Through 2015-16 Season
September 12, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) today announced that Maestro Ramón Tebar, who has successfully served as Music Director of the company since 2011 following his acclaimed debut with FGO in 2010, has renewed ... (more...)



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