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Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desde... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More! Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of musi... (more...)
THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced! THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowes... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29 The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends on July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Be... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31 Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; July 16, 2015) –Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round.  The early bird... (more...)
Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22 Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice ... (more...)
Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31 Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round. The early bird registration deadline to apply to the v... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera on Sirius XM (Channel 74) will honor the memory of the late Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who passed away last week, by playing seven of his greatest Met performances in rotation throughout the week of July 20. The legendary dramatic tenor gave 280 Met performances during his ca... (more...)
World Premiere Youth Opera SECOND NATURE to Debut at Lincoln Park Zoo, 8/19-20 World Premiere Youth Opera SECOND NATURE to Debut at Lincoln Park Zoo, 8/19-20
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of Second Nature, a new opera for youth from the acclaimed composer/librettist Matthew Aucoin, at Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo (2021 N. Stockton Dr., Chicago).... (more...)
MY FAIR LADY and MADAMA BUTTERFLY Set for Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 Season MY FAIR LADY and MADAMA BUTTERFLY Set for Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

ASH LAWN OPERA ANNOUNCES ITS 2015 SEASON with performances of Madama Butterfly in July, My Fair Lady in August, and Amahl and the Night Visitors in December at The Paramount Theater... (more...)
Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10 Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays ... (more...)
Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2015) — The world premiere A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT is showcased in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's fourth SummerFest season. Inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson (a native of Springdale, Pa.), the new opera features music by acclaimed New York-based composer Gilda Lyons and... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6 Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. ... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29 Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is offering its first musical event in the Berkshires at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 29 at Ventfort Hall in Lenox. General Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director Brian Garman, co-founders of the company, will present this free concert featuring some of opera's great... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

The Board of Directors of Washington Concert Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Ursula M. Kuhar as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Kuhar, who was selected after an intensive national search, brings arts management and opera community experience to Washington Conc... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (more...)
Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016 Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Hei-Kyung Hong will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first performances of the title character in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met next season. Hong will sing Cio-Cio-San on February 19, 22, 27, March 2, and March 5.... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)
NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15 NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's application deadline to audition for the 2015-2016 is quickly approaching! ... (more...)
Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

Starting Sunday, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - praised as 'singing beautifully' by Huffington Post for her recent star turn in the Metropolitan Opera's Merry Widow - returns to San Francisco Opera to reprise her signature role of Dido in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens (June 7-July 1)... (more...)
Russian Opera Workshop to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Anton Rubinstein's THE DEMON Russian Opera Workshop to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Anton Rubinstein's THE DEMON
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

In its fifth season, Russian Opera Workshop presents in-concert opera productions of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon, a Philadelphia premiere (June 23-25), and Tchaikovsky's last opera Iolanta (July 28-30). Performances are sung in Russian with English supertitles, with Founder & Music Director  Ghenad... (more...)



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