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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...)


Utah Opera's New Production of Puccini's TURANDOT Opens Next MonthUtah Opera's New Production of Puccini's TURANDOT Opens Next Month
February 24, 2014

Pageantry and energy will fill the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre from March 15 to 23, 2014 as Utah Opera presents the operatic spectacle of the season, Giacomo Puccini's final masterpiece, the ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera's 2014–2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and MoreMinnesota Opera's 2014–2015 Season Includes HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE and More
February 20, 2014

Minnesota Opera announces its 2014–2015 season, which presents a world premiere, a company premiere, two masterpieces not seen at Minnesota Opera in nearly three decades and a new production of an ope... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Ter... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera to Announce 2014-2015 Season via Live Stream TomorrowThe Minnesota Opera to Announce 2014-2015 Season via Live Stream Tomorrow
February 19, 2014

Minnesota Opera will announce its 52nd anniversary season on Thursday, February 20, at3pm. For the first time in the company's history, we will do so via a live stream, which can be watched at mnop.co... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Visits Alexandria for a Weeklong Residency that Concludes with a Concert Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 2/23Minnesota Opera Visits Alexandria for a Weeklong Residency that Concludes with a Concert Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE, Now thru 2/23
February 18, 2014

Minnesota Opera will embark on a week-long, intergenerational community residency today, February 18-23 in Alexandria, Minnesota. (more...)


Minnesota Opera Visits Alexandria for a Weeklong Residency that Concludes with a Concert Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/18-23Minnesota Opera Visits Alexandria for a Weeklong Residency that Concludes with a Concert Version of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2/18-23
February 11, 2014

Minnesota Opera will embark on a week-long, intergenerational community residency February 18–23 in Alexandria, Minnesota. The residency culminates with a 90-minute concert version of Mozart's The Mag... (more...)


George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9
February 11, 2014

Renowned bass John Relyea, who is performing in the Metropolitan Opera's current production of Rusalka with Renée Fleming; rising young soprano Lori Guilbeau, a 2010 George London Award winner; and pi... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, 3/1-9Minnesota Opera Presents THE DREAM OF VALENTINO, 3/1-9
February 07, 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...)


Opera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRDOpera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD
January 30, 2014

David B. Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia, today announced the commissioning of a new opera based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955), one of the... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at the Minnesota Opera's Production of MACBETH with Greer Grimsley and Brenda HarrisPhoto Flash: First Look at the Minnesota Opera's Production of MACBETH with Greer Grimsley and Brenda Harris
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 27, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its first production of 2014. Verdi's dark-hued Macbeth examines the corrosive consequences of tyranny. At the urging of his wife, Macbeth murders the king to cl... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Presents Verdi's MACBETH, Now thru 2/2Minnesota Opera Presents Verdi's MACBETH, Now thru 2/2
January 25, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its first production of 2014. Verdi's dark-hued Macbeth examines the corrosive consequences of tyranny. At the urging of his wife, Macbeth murders the king to cl... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME TonightNorth Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
January 24, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera's Youth Ensemble Presents GRIFFELKIN This WeekendMinnesota Opera's Youth Ensemble Presents GRIFFELKIN This Weekend
January 10, 2014

Project Opera, Minnesota Opera's co-educational youth opera training program, will perform the children's opera Griffelkin tonight and tomorrow, January 10–12, 2014, at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.... (more...)



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