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Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28 Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2016

Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m.)... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29 Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Boston, MA - April 7, 2016 - Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehar's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - March 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as Queen Elizabeth I in Met Opera's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Sondra Radvanovsky to Star as Queen Elizabeth I in Met Opera's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky completes her season-long quest to sing the leading roles in all three operas in Donizetti's Tudor queens trilogy on March 24, when she stars as Queen Elizabeth I in the Met premiere of Roberto Devereux. Radvanovsky gave acclaimed performances as Anne Boleyn in Anna Bolena and Mar... (more...)
Met Opera's DON PASQUALE Opens 3/4 Met Opera's DON PASQUALE Opens 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2016

Donizetti's comedy Don Pasquale will return to the Met March 4 for a starry revival featuring Ambrogio Maestri in his first-ever performances of the title role, opposite Javier Camarena, who caused a sensation in his 2014 Met appearances in La Cenerentola, as the lovelorn Ernesto. Italian soprano El... (more...)
Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Har... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her ... (more...)
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (more...)
Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-J... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA
by Richard Sasanow - October 12, 2015

The Met came late to the trio of Donizetti operas about British queens, when it finally mounted ANNA BOLENA mounted for Anna Netrebko in 2011. This was long after Beverly Sills made her deal with the devil, trading her voice for the cover of Time Magazine, by singing Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots... (more...)
BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - September 25, 2015

With the season's first performance of Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA--that's Henry VIII's Anne Boleyn to all you Masterpiece Theatre fans--at the Met, the big news is that it's soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's first part of the Tudor Trilogy, with MARIA STUARDA and ROBERTO DEVEREUX to come later in the season... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars ... (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...)
Melbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, Tonight Melbourne Opera Presents MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens.... (more...)
Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2 Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens.... (more...)
James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine will lead a starry revival of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening April 23 and continuing for four additional performances through May 9.... (more...)
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14.... (more...)
Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2015

Nothing compares to the high drama in Donizetti's tragic Lucia di Lammermoor, except perhaps the high notes! Pacific Opera Victoria presents the composer's most celebrated opera at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, February 12, 14, 18, 20, and 22, 2015.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - January 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional battle royal between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More! Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to s... (more...)
Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More! Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to s... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11 The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Carut... (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...)



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