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Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Antonello Palombi will sing Manrico in tonight's performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore, replacing Marcello Giordani, who is ill.... (more...)
Met Opera Announces IL TROVATORE Cast Update Met Opera Announces IL TROVATORE Cast Update
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore-February 3, 6, 9, and 13 matinee-due to his ongoing treatment for a brain tumor.... (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...)
Placido Domingo Will Miss First Five TOSCA Performances at the Met for Surgery Placido Domingo Will Miss First Five TOSCA Performances at the Met for Surgery
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2015

Plácido Domingo, currently at the Met to conduct TOSCA, was admitted to the hospital yesterday, suffering from cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder. He is scheduled to undergo a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) early next week, and it is expected that this minimally in... (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...)
Roberto Aronica to Sing Cavaradossi in TOSCA Roberto Aronica to Sing Cavaradossi in TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

Roberto Aronica will sing Cavaradossi in the first five performances of Puccini's Tosca at the Met this season—October 16, 21, 24 matinee, 29, and November 2—replacing Massimo Giordano, who is ill. As originally scheduled, Aronica will also sing the role on November 25, 28 matinee, and December 1.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

Il Trovatore returns to the Met September 25, starring Anna Netrebko as the heroine Leonora in her long-awaited Met role debut. Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico's rival Count di Luna, and Štefan Kocán... (more...)
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...)




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