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New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20 Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce V... (more...)
Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

In celebration of Valentine's Day, on Sunday, February 14 Utah Opera will present Bon Appétit!, a charming, one-act opera composed by Lee Hoiby and inspired by American chef Julia Child at 6:30 pm at OP Rockwell on Main Street, Park City.... (more...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness.... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Moves Open House to Jan 30 New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Moves Open House to Jan 30
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

With the impending winter storm warning, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) has rescheduled the New Year Open House to Saturday, January 30.  The house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) will hold the annual event at the same location and time: 44... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More! The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Launches 61st Season With ROMEO AND JULIET, 2/22 Lyric Opera of Chicago Launches 61st Season With ROMEO AND JULIET, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its 61st season with Romeo and Juliet in a new-to-Chicago production created by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, Monday, February 22 through Saturday, March 19(nine performances). This is the eighth and final mainstage opera production of the widely acclai... (more...)
Tickets on Sale for Berkshire Opera Festival's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Playing This Summer Tickets on Sale for Berkshire Opera Festival's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Playing This Summer
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) has announced that tickets are on sale beginning today for its inaugural production of Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2016

Toronto –   The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes seven outstanding new artists for the 2016/2017 season: sopranos Danika Lorènand Samantha Pickett, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo, Lauren Eberwein and Megan Quick, bariton... (more...)
LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2016 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced today that Matthew Aucoin—the composer, conductor, pianist and writer recently hailed by The New York Times Magazine  as 'opera's great 25-year-old hope'—will join the company as its first e... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Houston, January 13, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of The Root of the Wind Is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa, on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center and on May 15 at 7 p.m. at... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21.... (more...)
Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4 Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled “Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz.” Sessums will discuss Crocetto's ear... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien & More in Met Opera's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien & More in Met Opera's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2016

The Met's acclaimed new production of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been staged by the company in a century, will be transmitted on Live in HD for the first time on Saturday, January 16 at 12:55pm ET. Conducted by Gianandrea Nosed... (more...)
Vancouver's Opera Mariposa Launches Mariposa Theatre Wing; To Open Season With Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS, 2/19 Vancouver's Opera Mariposa Launches Mariposa Theatre Wing; To Open Season With Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

Opera Mariposa, an acclaimed Vancouver company for local and emerging artists, is celebrating its fourth season with a landmark expansion. In February the organization is launching the Mariposa Theatre Wing (MTW), which will present plays and musicals with operatic elements. A fundraising campaign f... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Present Dvorák's RUSALKA, 1/23 Minnesota Opera to Present Dvorák's RUSALKA, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (December 20, 2015) – The Minnesota Opera's 2015–2016 season continues at the Ordway Music Theater on January 23, 2016, with Antonin Dvo?ák's Rusalka, the tragic tale of a beautiful water nymph who falls in love with a prince and yearns to become human. The Czech composer, beloved for hi... (more...)
THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA, 1/28 Houston Grand Opera Presents THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

What: Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the world premiere of The Puffed-Up Prima Donna at HCC Central Campus' Heinen Theatre. The talented artists of HGOco's touring Opera to Go! program will perform this original opera, addressing... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open House, 1/23 New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open House, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

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Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as “a mezzo in a class by herself,” at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South.... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival to Open with MADAMA BUTTERFLY Berkshire Opera Festival to Open with MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) today announced that the company will open its inaugural season in the summer of 2016 with a production of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly.  It receives three performances at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, premiering Saturday, August 27, with subsequen... (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...)
BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera
by Richard Sasanow - December 18, 2015

“Often when I tell people I'm doing a new production, the first question they ask is: 'What time period are you going to do it in and where?' I think that's a superficial approach, almost a cliche,” says Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera. “The first thing I ask myself ... (more...)



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