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Rufus Wainwright Requests Funds for New Opera, PRIMA DONNARufus Wainwright Requests Funds for New Opera, PRIMA DONNA
March 12, 2014

Opera singer, songwriter and composer, Rufus Wainwright, has released this personal request to his fans to raise funds to record his Bastille Day-set opera Prima Donna, with hopes of a touring concert... (more...)


Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall TonightNatalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
March 12, 2014

French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her highly anticipated New York recital debut tonight, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by pianist and frequent c... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
March 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky, 4/25-5/21
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.... (more...)


BWW Reviews: At the Met, Kaufmann in WERTHER Is to Die ForBWW Reviews: At the Met, Kaufmann in WERTHER Is to Die For
by Richard Sasanow - March 10, 2014

Maybe Richard Eyre's new production of WERTHER for the Metropolitan Opera, with strong performances by German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and French mezzo Sophie Koch, should have been called WERTHER: THE BA... (more...)


Daniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK TonightDaniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK Tonight
March 10, 2014

Daniel Sutin will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who is recovering from bronchitis. Hampson's illness also forced him to withdraw from the Ma... (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET TodayPuccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Today
March 09, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met today, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand OperaDAS RHEINGOLD, A COFFIN IN EGYPT and More Set for Spring 2014 at Houston Grand Opera
March 07, 2014

The new year has already brought notable success for Houston Grand Opera (HGO), where the hotly anticipated American premiere of the long-lost Holocaust opera The Passenger-hailed by the Associated Pr... (more...)


The Utopia Opera Presents DER FREISCHÜTZ, 3/21-22The Utopia Opera Presents DER FREISCHÜTZ, 3/21-22
March 06, 2014

On March 21 and 22, Utopia Opera presents the rarely-performed German operatic gem, Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826). One of the first operas of the German romantic tradition, the f... (more...)


Matthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera TonightMatthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera Tonight
March 06, 2014

Matthias Goerne is stepping into the title role in tonight's opening night performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who has withdrawn due to illness. (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9
March 06, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


OperaLancaster Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, Now thru 3/8OperaLancaster Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, Now thru 3/8
March 06, 2014

One of opera's biggest stars just sang the National Anthem at the Superbowl! New operas are being premiered all the time, stretching beyond old forms, traditions, and expectations. Opera is alive an... (more...)


Wilmington Opera to Debut Live Performance, JulyWilmington Opera to Debut Live Performance, July
March 05, 2014

Wilmington's first opera company will debut its inaugural performance of Franz Lehár's opera 'The Merry Widow this summer. (more...)


Dallas Opera's DIE TOTE STADT Opens 3/21Dallas Opera's DIE TOTE STADT Opens 3/21
March 05, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the third production of the company's 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's late-Viennese style masterpiece, DIE TOTE STADT (“The Dead ... (more...)


Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24
March 04, 2014

Beginning March 24, three Met stars will sing their first company performances of the leading roles in Andrea Chénier, Giordano's tragic love story set during the French Revolution. Gianandrea Noseda ... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21
March 04, 2014

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to participate in Double Exposure, a unique, “opera in the making” event spotlighting the talents of two of the company's Composers in Residence. On Friday, M... (more...)


Washington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and MoreWashington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and More
March 04, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 2014-2015 season. It includes the company premiere of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language Florencia in the... (more...)


Verismo Opera's Chorus Welcomes New VocalistsVerismo Opera's Chorus Welcomes New Vocalists
March 03, 2014

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) announces that 13 vocalists have been selected to join the Verismo Opera Chorus. The following vocalists will perform with the Verismo Opera... (more...)


Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9
March 01, 2014

Audiences be warned: a dangerously attractive aristocrat will be in Vancouver when VO's Don Giovanni hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in just a few weeks. The serial seducer will captivate audie... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Gotham Chamber Opera Up in Arms at New York's Metropolitan MuseumBWW Reviews: Gotham Chamber Opera Up in Arms at New York's Metropolitan Museum
by Richard Sasanow - February 28, 2014

Monteverdi's “Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” twice in one season in New York, in performances only months apart? Especially after Anna Caterina Antonacci's riveting take on the 20-minute work l... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Bass-Baritone Luca Pisaroni in THE ENCHANTED ISLANDSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Bass-Baritone Luca Pisaroni in THE ENCHANTED ISLAND
by Stage Tube - February 28, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival on February 26. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Mira... (more...)


Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and MoreFull Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
February 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15
February 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2... (more...)


Photo Flash: Placido Domingo, Susan Graham, David Daniels and More in THE ENCHANTED ISLAND - All the Pics!Photo Flash: Placido Domingo, Susan Graham, David Daniels and More in THE ENCHANTED ISLAND - All the Pics!
February 27, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival on February 26. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Mira... (more...)



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