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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...)
Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27 Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

Metropolitan Opera singer Janinah Burnett and Joanna Marie Ford and Steven Wallace will perform the leading roles in Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players concert production of VOODOO, the long-lost and historical opera by African American composer Harry Lawrence Fre... (more...)
The Met Opera Releases Statement on the Passing of Margaret Juntwait The Met Opera Releases Statement on the Passing of Margaret Juntwait
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

Margaret Juntwait, American radio broadcaster, and the voice of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, debuted in this position on December 11, 2004, replacing Peter Allen upon his retirement after twenty-nine years.  She lost her life to cancer on June 3, 2015.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-s... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival This July Renee Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

A regular performer on the world's grandest stages, international opera superstar Renée Fleming's radiant voice and compelling artistry will soon be heard for the first time in the heart of the American West--Jackson Hole, Wyoming. ... (more...)
Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2 Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

Celebrating its tenth season production, the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) will present Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy, Martha.  Performed in English, fully staged and costumed, Martha will be presented at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University for three performances only, Ju... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach... (more...)
Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - June 01, 2015

The new opera season doesn't start till September at the earliest. What's an opera fan to do until the Met's curtain goes up on September 21? Well, with a little bit of effort, opera in New York and the surrounding states during the summer months can offer quite a bit.... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fa... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera to Perform CARMEN, 6/25 New Rochelle Opera to Perform CARMEN, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) May 25, 2015 – New Rochelle Opera's year-long 30th anniversary celebration reaches its apex with a revival of Georges Bizet's CARMEN from June 25-28, 2015 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  The production will be staged by... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.... (more...)
NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; May 19, 2015) – Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition.  The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang
by Richard Sasanow - May 20, 2015

The Met was running on all cylinders for the last performance of the season, with Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA in an energized version of the production that premiered in 2012. The trio of principals--soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, tenor Piotr Beczala as Gustavo and baritone Alexey Markov as ... (more...)
Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018 Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011.... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate ... (more...)
LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6 LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community company that offers grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford, will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, AIDA, on four dates in June.  On Saturday June 6th at 7pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm, the opera will b... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2015

It was 'out with the old, in with the new' for another of the Franco Zeffirelli productions that were once the Metropolitan Opera's bread and butter, designed for audiences to cheer for the scenery even when the cast might not have been top drawer. This time, the victims of changing times (and admin... (more...)
Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's AIDA in June Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's AIDA in June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community company that offers grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford, will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, AIDA, on four dates in June.  On Saturday June 6th at 7pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm, the opera will b... (more...)
Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General Director Aidan Lang announced Thursday, May 14, that Barbara Lynne Jamison Seattle Opera's Youth Programs Manager, will now serve as the company's Director of Education & Community Engagement effective immediately. Jamison, a 2014 recipient of the prestigious OPERA America Leadership Intensi... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Through it's grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.... (more...)
Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19 Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Star soprano Renée Flemingadds a beguiling new char... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14 Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was “a genius who lived fast and died young, revolutionizing an art form in a few short years” (NPR). The Grammy Award-winning bebop legend is the subject of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, the first world premiere in almost four decades for Opera Phi... (more...)
Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16 Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. a... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting Updates San Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting Updates
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will make her San Francisco Opera debut as the prophetess Cassandra in the Company's upcoming production of Hector Berlioz's grand-scale opera Les Troyens (The Trojans) on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 20. San Francisco Opera today announced that Martens ... (more...)



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