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On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which o... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Opera Singer Eric Jordan Struggles with Speech After StrokeSTAGE TUBE: Opera Singer Eric Jordan Struggles with Speech After Stroke
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

On September 20, 2012, Opera singer Eric Jordan had a life-threatening stroke. The stroke left him with aphasia, which makes it hard to read, write or say what he means and apraxia, which is the inabi... (more...)


Singers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera ProjectsSingers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera Projects
May 13, 2014

Brooklyn's AOP (American Opera Projects) celebrated its 25th anniversary of developing and producing opera and music theater on Monday, May 12 with a gala that honored Stephen Schwartz, composer and l... (more...)


Stephen Costello to Headline ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Carnegie Hall, 6/5Stephen Costello to Headline ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Carnegie Hall, 6/5
May 13, 2014

It was in a supporting role at Carnegie Hall with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York that Stephen Costello first launched his professional career. Now the Tucker Award-winning tenor makes ... (more...)


Guerilla Opera Present a Live Stream of the World Premiere of GALLO, 5/22Guerilla Opera Present a Live Stream of the World Premiere of GALLO, 5/22
May 13, 2014

Guerilla Opera will live stream the World Premiere performance of Gallo, a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, an... (more...)


Guerilla Opera to Live Stream GALLO, 5/22Guerilla Opera to Live Stream GALLO, 5/22
May 13, 2014

Guerilla Opera will live stream the World Premiere performance of Gallo, a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, an... (more...)


BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the TenorBWW 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 cant... (more...)


Opera Company of Middlebury to Present THE ITALIAN GIRLS IN ALGIERS, 5/30-6/7Opera Company of Middlebury to Present THE ITALIAN GIRLS IN ALGIERS, 5/30-6/7
May 09, 2014

A critic once wrote that if the Three Stooges had written an opera libretto, it would look something like Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers (L'Italiana in Algeri). (more...)


LA Met Presents DON GIOVANNI, 6/8LA Met Presents DON GIOVANNI, 6/8
May 09, 2014

Live opera, “up close and personal,” returns for three days to Southern California with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera's (LAMet) June 2014 production of Mozart's brilliant comic opera DON GIOVANNI... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Presents DON QUICHOTTE with Ferruccio Furlanetto, Now thru 5/24Canadian Opera Company Presents DON QUICHOTTE with Ferruccio Furlanetto, Now thru 5/24
May 09, 2014

The greatest operatic bass in the world today, Ferruccio Furlanetto, makes his Canadian debut this spring in the Canadian Opera Company premiere of the operatic tale of literature's famous dreamer, Do... (more...)


Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and TomorrowFort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
May 08, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia to Present COLD MOUNTAINMinnesota Opera with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia to Present COLD MOUNTAIN
May 06, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce it will present Cold Mountain, a new opera by the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner in music, Jennifer Higdon. This co-commission and co-produced opera with The Santa F... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14
May 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the world premiere of An American Soldier, June 13-14, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. An American Soldier features music by composer Huang Ruo and... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents Rameau's PYGMALION at Madame Tussauds New York, 6/17; Comes to Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, 6/20-21On Site Opera Presents Rameau's PYGMALION at Madame Tussauds New York, 6/17; Comes to Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom, 6/20-21
May 06, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual-and unusually apt-venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


Opera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and MoreOpera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and More
May 06, 2014

Interim General Director Plato Karayanis and Artistic Director Tobias Picker announce OPERA San Antonio's inaugural season as the Resident Opera Company of the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts... (more...)


Adam Klein Replaces Jay Hunter Morris in Opera Colorado's CARMEN, Now thru May 11Adam Klein Replaces Jay Hunter Morris in Opera Colorado's CARMEN, Now thru May 11
May 03, 2014

Opera Colorado announces that due to illness, Jay Hunter Morris has decided to withdraw from the production of Carmen. (more...)


The Seattle Opera Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Now thru 5/17The Seattle Opera Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Now thru 5/17
May 03, 2014

Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacque... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, Now thru 5/11The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, Now thru 5/11
May 03, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's... (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Tenor's a Cinderella, the Mezzo's Charming and the Met's CENERENTOLA is a DreamBWW Reviews: The Tenor's a Cinderella, the Mezzo's Charming and the Met's CENERENTOLA is a Dream
by Richard Sasanow - May 02, 2014

When the Met's production of LA CENERENTOLA, Rossini's version of the Cinderella story. arrives in movie theatres around the world next week, the star for many will be tenor Juan Diego Florez as the p... (more...)


Adam Klein Replaces Jay Hunter Morris in Opera Colorado's CARMEN, May 3-11Adam Klein Replaces Jay Hunter Morris in Opera Colorado's CARMEN, May 3-11
April 30, 2014

Opera Colorado announces that due to illness, Jay Hunter Morris has decided to withdraw from the production of Carmen. (more...)


OPERA America Awards $300,000 in Building Opera Audiences GrantsOPERA America Awards $300,000 in Building Opera Audiences Grants
April 29, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it has awarded $300,000 in grants to seven opera companies through the second year of its Building Opera Au... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Manager, Peter Gelb, Reports on Opera's Financial WoesMetropolitan Opera Manager, Peter Gelb, Reports on Opera's Financial Woes
April 28, 2014

The New York Metropolitan Opera's artists are facing wage cuts. Met manager Peter Gelb reports to DW on what he believes is at the root of the opera's financial troubles. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Soprano Olga Peretyatko Debuts in I PURITANI at the Met, But, Oh, That High F from Tenor Lawrence BrownleeBWW Reviews: Soprano Olga Peretyatko Debuts in I PURITANI at the Met, But, Oh, That High F from Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
by Richard Sasanow - April 28, 2014

One of the thrilling things about live opera performance is that it's like watching a tightrope walker, particularly when it's one with as many high notes and such florid writing as in Bellini's I PUR... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, Now thru 5/4Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, Now thru 5/4
April 26, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes its 56th season with Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus today, April 26, 30 and May 2 and 4, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, Now thru 5/21Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, Now thru 5/21
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.... (more...)



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