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Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2016

On November 20 (3pm) and 22 (8pm), Opera Collective and “masterful” (OperaPulse) Music Director/Pianist Mila Henry present composer Milton Granger's The Proposal at St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel. Through this presentation of The Proposal, six of Opera Collective's members will bring to life a sto... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman... (more...)
BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2016

Always looking for new worlds to conquer, Gioachino Rossini wrote GUILLAUME TELL in French, as Paris became the center of the opera world. Despite his successes there, this was to be his operatic swan song, a story glorifying a revolutionary character--with a message that resonated, loud and strong,... (more...)
The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19 The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, ... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians announce the signing of a comprehensive three-year agreement for the company's Orchestra. The Opera secures extended time with the orchestra to collaborate and produce music, which is critical as the company recently expanded back to four pro... (more...)
12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced! 12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted a... (more...)
UPDATED: Metropolitan Opera Performances Cancelled Following a Suspicious Substance Being Thrown Orchestra Pit UPDATED: Metropolitan Opera Performances Cancelled Following a Suspicious Substance Being Thrown Orchestra Pit
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2016

As reported by the New York Times, following a patron tossing an unknown white, powdery substance into the orchestra pit, the final act of today's matinee performance of Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera was cancelled. Following an extended second intermission caused by the initial investigat... (more...)
Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2016

Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today that French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch has withdrawn from the company premiere of Berlioz's Les Troyens for personal reasons. Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, world-renowned as an inte... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017 On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyr... (more...)
Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

OPERA EXPOSURES, the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present a Memorial Concert in honor of the late Deborah Jackson, a lover of theatre and music who passed away in February after spending 33 years at the Metropolitan Opera Stage Door working the switchboard and... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers.... (more...)
Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle joins fortepianist Kenneth Merrill in our season opener concert, distilling the public splendor of the opera house for the private intimacy of the recital.... (more...)




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BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow