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Crested Butte Music Festival to Host Opera In Paradise, 7/15-26 Crested Butte Music Festival to Host Opera In Paradise, 7/15-26
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

Now it its 19th season, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) continues its bold new approach in presenting music that is elevating, entertaining and transforming. Opera In Paradise (July 15-26), one of four 'mini' festivals taking place during the Festival, is no exception, as some of the biggest nam... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's ... (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!
by BWW News Desk - 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, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt h... (more...)
Review Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera Review Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - November 04, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, returned to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a notable Met debut in the role in 2012, as Aida; Olga Borod... (more...)
Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30 Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - 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 rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a no... (more...)
George Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDA George Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2014

George Gagnidze will sing the role of Amonasro in five performances of Verdi's Aida this season, replacing the originally announced Andrzej Dobber, who has withdrawn from the performances. Gagnidze will sing Amonasro on December 26 and 29 and January 2, 5, and 10 matinee.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the members of its 2014-15 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 aspiring young singers who applied for the coveted program.... (more...)
Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10 Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their identities to test their lover's fidelity. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. ... (more...)
THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each stag... (more...)
HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has announced the winners for the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place the evening of January 30 at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater in front of a capacity crowd.... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
by BWW News Desk - 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 Idol style.... (more...)
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. Tonight Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2013

Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning tonight, October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scar... (more...)
Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013

Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky will reprise their acclaimed performances of one of the most famous roles in opera, the heroine of Puccini's Tosca, at the Met this season. Racette sings the role beginning October 29, opposite Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scarpia. Radv... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD to Transmit 11/9 Performance of TOSCA to Theaters Around the World The Met: Live in HD to Transmit 11/9 Performance of TOSCA to Theaters Around the World
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2013

The November 9 matinee of Tosca, starring Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, and George Gagnidze, will be transmitted live as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 1,950 theaters in 64 countries around the world. Thirteen million tickets have been sold to opera lovers world... (more...)
Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2013

The new season sees Thomas Hampson – “America's foremost baritone” (International Herald Tribune) – return to the world's greatest opera houses and festivals, including London's Royal Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, theBavarian State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Lyric Ope... (more...)
The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year today, August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' at the Met Photo Flash: First Look at Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' at the Met
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Riccardo Zandonai's masterpiece Francesca da Rimini, staged by the Met for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) Check out the pho... (more...)
MidAtlantic Opera Announces Casting for 9/21 Celebration of 200th Anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi MidAtlantic Opera Announces Casting for 9/21 Celebration of 200th Anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2013

Celebrating its Inaugural Season, the MidAtlantic Opera, under the leadership of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jason C. Tramm proudly announces principal casting for the company's inaugural production Verdiana – a grand opera concert with chorus and orchestra under the baton of Jason C. ... (more...)
The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24 The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

The Met's Summer HD Festival returns for its fifth year on August 24, with ten free outdoor screenings of popular performances from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series. The festival, which more than 40,000 people attended last year, kicks off with a screening of the Met's acclaimed production ... (more...)
Crested Butte Music Festival's Growing Opera Program Features Marcello Giordani, Joyce DiDonato and More, 7/25-29 Crested Butte Music Festival's Growing Opera Program Features Marcello Giordani, Joyce DiDonato and More, 7/25-29
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

Now in its 17th year, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) has gone from being a small fish in the big opera sea to being a well-respected program that is landing top-notch talent. So much so that the six-week event began scheduling all of its opera performances during a two-week mini-festival, Ope... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI at the Met BWW Reviews: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI at the Met
by Scott Frost - March 08, 2013

We all sat waiting anxiously for the curtain to rise on Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' after almost a 27 year hiatus on the Met stage; but with each passing act, one could sense the audience waiting for the closing curtain just as intently. Not to say that the performances or design were... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)
The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 season will feature many of the world's greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met p... (more...)
FRANCESCA DI RIMINI Returns for Its First Met Performances in 27 Years FRANCESCA DI RIMINI Returns for Its First Met Performances in 27 Years
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2013

Riccardo Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini will return to the Met March 4 for its first company performances since 1986.... (more...)




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