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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...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens ton... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
by BWW News Desk - 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens tonight, September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30 San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestes... (more...)
The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (Master Class).... (more...)
The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (Master Class).... (more...)
BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the Tenor BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the Tenor
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2014

“The party's over,” wrote Betty Comden & Adolph Green in BELLS ARE RINGING. “It's time to call it a day.” The opera season at the Metropolitan said its farewells to 2013-2014 on May 10 with a bel canto doubleheader of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (a shot heard round the world via radio and The Met's LIV... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, Now thru 5/21 Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, Now thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of s... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21 Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21.... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21 The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of s... (more...)
Salvatore Cordella to Sing 'Nemorino' in Tonight's L'ELISIR D'AMORE at the Met; Ramon Vargas Out Sick Salvatore Cordella to Sing 'Nemorino' in Tonight's L'ELISIR D'AMORE at the Met; Ramon Vargas Out Sick
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Salvatore Cordella will sing the role of Nemorino in this evening's performance of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill.... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13 Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will take a star turn together when they co-host the Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, set to take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. They ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Netrebko in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Netrebko in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

Anna Netrebko will reprise her portrayal of Adina, the irresistible heroine of Donizetti's comic romance L'Elisir d'Amore, for seven performances beginning January 9. Ramón Vargas sings the role of Nemorino, the peasant who loves her, in a cast that also includes Nicola Alaimo in his first Met perfo... (more...)
Kevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO Kevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2013

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today that the acclaimed American director Kevin Newbury will direct the world-premiere production of Bel Canto during the company's 2015-16 season. Newbury replaces Stephen Wadsworth.... (more...)
Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST Tonight Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called 'one of today's finest tenors' by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony tonight and tomorrow, September 27 and 28 at Abravanel Hall in Hector Berlioz's dramatic interpretation of Goethe's tale of Faust... (more...)
Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST, 9/27 Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called “one of today's finest tenors” by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony on September 27 and 28 at Abravanel Hall in Hector Berlioz's dramatic interpretation of Goethe's tale of Faust and his fateful de... (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...)
Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in the Met's PARSIFAL; Performance Airs Today on PBS Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in the Met's PARSIFAL; Performance Airs Today on PBS
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2013

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner's final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director Francois Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Today, July 28 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN w... (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...)





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