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Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13
July 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and ... (more...)


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 GiftThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 Gift
July 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support the upcoming commissions of The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Ei... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 SeasonMinnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season
June 16, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kauf... (more...)


Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 SeasonMinnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kauf... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising CampaignThe Minnesota Opera Announces the Completion of the New Works Initiative Fundraising Campaign
June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced the completion of the New Works Initiative fundraising campaign, one year ahead of schedule. (more...)


Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera,  Through 2017Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera, Through 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents A COFFIN IN EGYPT, 6/6-15Opera Philadelphia Presents A COFFIN IN EGYPT, 6/6-15
May 12, 2014

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has performed many of opera's greatest roles in her storied career that began in 1970. In June, she makes her Opera Philadelphia debut in an incredible new... (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...)


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...)


Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and MoreOpera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world pr... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera Returns to St. Cloud for a Third Educational Residency, 4/28-5/7The Minnesota Opera Returns to St. Cloud for a Third Educational Residency, 4/28-5/7
April 22, 2014

For two weeks beginning April 28, 2014, Minnesota Opera will return to the St. Cloud community for a third opera education residency. Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist Bergen Baker and other Minnesota O... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTEPhoto Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW Special Coverage - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 4/27Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 4/27
April 12, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enl... (more...)


Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10
April 08, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will join together in a first-time co-production—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss's compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salom... (more...)


The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17
April 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...)


OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'
April 02, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the genero... (more...)


Atlanta Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open 4/26Atlanta Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open 4/26
March 27, 2014

Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville concludes The Atlanta Opera's season next month with a cast of artists making their Atlanta debuts. (more...)


Twenty-Nine Artists to Participate in the 57th Season of the MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM, 6/2-8/17Twenty-Nine Artists to Participate in the 57th Season of the MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM, 6/2-8/17
March 19, 2014

Twenty-three singers, five apprentice coaches and one apprentice stage director, representing ten countries, will participate in the 57th season of the Merola Opera Program from June 2 to August 17. M... (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15
March 17, 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, James Valenti will be making his triumphant return tothe Metropolitan Opera located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City as he takes on the role of Lt. Pinkerto... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 4/12-27The Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 4/12-27
March 07, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enl... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, Now thru 3/9Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, Now thru 3/9
March 01, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents a major new revival of Dominick Argento's The Dream of Valentino as the sixth production of the New Works Initiative. A sultry young dancer is transformed from an unknown immi... (more...)


LA Opera to Perform GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 4/13LA Opera to Perform GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 4/13
February 28, 2014

LA Opera will present two free concerts on April 13 featuring 'Great Opera Choruses,' with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. Highlights will include beloved excerpts from M... (more...)



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