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George Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDAGeorge Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDA
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Amonasro in five performances of Verdi's Aida this season, replacing the originally announced Andrzej Dobber, who has withdrawn from the performances.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 wi... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young ArtistsFlorida Grand Opera Welcomes 2014-15 Young Artists
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 asp... (more...)


Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
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 ide... (more...)


THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
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, conductor... (more...)


HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young SingersHGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers
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 ... (more...)


Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner CompetitionSeattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
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 Ido... (more...)


Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. TonightPatricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
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 ro... (more...)


Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the MetPatricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as the Diva Heroine of Puccini's TOSCA at the Met
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 ro... (more...)


The Met: Live in HD to Transmit 11/9 Performance of TOSCA to Theaters Around the WorldThe Met: Live in HD to Transmit 11/9 Performance of TOSCA to Theaters Around the World
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 thea... (more...)


Thomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & MoreThomas Hampson Returns in Met Wozzeck and Vienna Boccanegra, New Lyric Parsifal & More
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... (more...)


The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings TodayThe Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings Today
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 MetPhoto Flash: First Look at Riccardo Zandonai's 'Francesca da Rimini' at the Met
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... (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera Announces Casting for 9/21 Celebration of 200th Anniversary of Giuseppe VerdiMidAtlantic Opera Announces Casting for 9/21 Celebration of 200th Anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi
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 inaugura... (more...)


The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24The Met Summer HD Festival Returns with Live Screenings, 8/24
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 ... (more...)


Crested Butte Music Festival's Growing Opera Program Features Marcello Giordani, Joyce DiDonato and More, 7/25-29Crested Butte Music Festival's Growing Opera Program Features Marcello Giordani, Joyce DiDonato and More, 7/25-29
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 th... (more...)


BWW Reviews: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI at the MetBWW 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 audienc... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and MoreMetropolitan Opera 2013/2014 Season to Feature FALSTAFF, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PRINCE IGOR and More
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 range... (more...)


The Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. PremiereThe Met's 2013-14 Season to Feature 26 Operas, With 6 New Productions, Including a U.S. Premiere
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 range... (more...)


FRANCESCA DI RIMINI Returns for Its First Met Performances in 27 YearsFRANCESCA DI RIMINI Returns for Its First Met Performances in 27 Years
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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BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
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