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Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
October 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Pa... (more...)


ADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera PlaybillADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera Playbill
October 21, 2014

In advance of the opening of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera tomorrow night, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of L... (more...)


Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as FerrandoTenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando
October 17, 2014

Tenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. He replaces Step... (more...)


Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 10/25Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 10/25
October 17, 2014

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet) is a local community Opera Company presenting grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford. LAMet will stage Giuseppe Verdi's thrilli... (more...)


George Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDAGeorge Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDA
October 16, 2014

George Gagnidze will sing the role of Amonasro in five performances of Verdi's Aida this season, replacing the originally announced Andrzej Dobber, who has withdrawn from the performances. Gagnidze wi... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and MorePhoto Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and More
October 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Winner of London's 2009 ... (more...)


The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015
October 15, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) and Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) announce a new partnership to co-produce Giuseppe Verdi's masterful opera Rigoletto in 2015. Performances will take place in Brevard, at... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in MarchGotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in March
October 14, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell, and K... (more...)


Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan OperaBrandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan Opera
October 13, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently at the Met ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the MetBWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

Ever since I heard Anna Netrebko's “Verdi” album last year, which highlighted excerpts from the operatic treatment of Shakespeare's MACBETH, I knew her Verdi was the real deal and couldn't wait for he... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE... (more...)


Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her stude... (more...)


The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9
October 10, 2014

North Carolina Opera kicks off their dynamic 2014/15 season with a concert performance of the Prelude and complete Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, (sung in German with English subtitles),prese... (more...)


NC Opera to Open New Season with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9NC Opera to Open New Season with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9
October 10, 2014

North Carolina Opera kicks off their dynamic 2014/15 season with a concert performance of the Prelude and complete Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, (sung in German with English subtitles),presen... (more...)


Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16
October 09, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with Gioachino Rossini's hilarious opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers, November 8-16, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The prod... (more...)


Verismo Opera to Host 26th International Vocal Competition; Application Deadline 10/31Verismo Opera to Host 26th International Vocal Competition; Application Deadline 10/31
October 08, 2014

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages around the world to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera 26th Annual International Vocal Competition. The application ... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17
October 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, an opera featuring the internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitla?n, on May 13, 16, an... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIOPhoto Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO
October 07, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago's spectacular 60th Anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as Countess Madeleine and conducted by Sir Andrew ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera Sets RIGOLETTO Cast, Playing Ridge Performing Arts, 10/26MidAtlantic Opera Sets RIGOLETTO Cast, Playing Ridge Performing Arts, 10/26
October 02, 2014

The MidAtlantic Opera, New Jersey's newest professional company, has announced the full cast for its upcoming, fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved classic, RIGOLETTO, conducted by M... (more...)


Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the MetMozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fi... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - September 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were th... (more...)


BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - September 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production ... (more...)



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