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Oliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera TheaterOliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera Theater
September 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Oliver Ionita (41) as the company's new Director of Development following a national search conducted by Arts Consulting Group. Ionita official... (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...)


FWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting SubmissionsFWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting Submissions
February 05, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today a call for submissions for its third annual Frontiers new works showcase that will take place during the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Praised by critics a... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE at Warner Grand TheatreLong Beach Opera to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE at Warner Grand Theatre
December 30, 2013

Opera heads to Harlem for a Big Band makeover in Long Beach Opera's (LBO) production of Duke Ellington's only opera, Queenie Pie, running January 26 through February 2 at the historic Warner Grand The... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Diving Into Chicago Opera's Under Water Opera, ORPHEUS & EURIDICESTAGE TUBE: Diving Into Chicago Opera's Under Water Opera, ORPHEUS & EURIDICE
by Stage Tube - December 10, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater dives into the pool again for a remount of its highly successful production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus & Euridice in partnership with the Chicago Park District in collaboratio... (more...)


Chicago Opera Theater Offers VIEWPOINTS Events for JOAN OF ARC PremiereChicago Opera Theater Offers VIEWPOINTS Events for JOAN OF ARC Premiere
August 26, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) offers more opportunities to look inside its operas through its new initiative, “Viewpoints.” These collaborations with Chicago cultural institutions draw audiences even f... (more...)


Long Beach Opera Announces Revised Dates for PETER LIEBERSON'S KING GESAR and DUKE ELLINGTON'S QUEENIE PIELong Beach Opera Announces Revised Dates for PETER LIEBERSON'S KING GESAR and DUKE ELLINGTON'S QUEENIE PIE
July 14, 2013

Long Beach Opera's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announces the company's 2014 plans to produce five rarely performed 20th and 21st century, “Out Of Bounds,” operas. The new season incl... (more...)


Chicago Opera Theater Announces Revised Dates for Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, 2/15-3/5Chicago Opera Theater Announces Revised Dates for Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, 2/15-3/5
July 11, 2013

The 2014 season opens with the Chicago Premiere of Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie. Original dates announced were February 15-23, 2014. REVISED dates are February 15- March 5, 2014. Specific dates are F... (more...)


OPERA America Adds Four Members to Its Board of Directors; Re-Elects Seven Current MembersOPERA America Adds Four Members to Its Board of Directors; Re-Elects Seven Current Members
June 26, 2013

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, has announced that four new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Elections were held during OPERA America's recent... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Long Beach Opera's MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at Long Beach Opera's MACBETH
June 17, 2013

An overwhelming lust for power, a manipulative wife, and witches' prophecies spur a Scottish general onto a tragic path of betrayal, murder and madness. Long Beach Opera (LBO) closes its 2013 season w... (more...)


Duke Ellington, Ernest Bloch and Two German Operas Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 2014 SeasonDuke Ellington, Ernest Bloch and Two German Operas Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 2014 Season
May 19, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) General Director Andreas Mitisek announces programming for COT's 2014 season, including two operas and a double-bill of one-acts. Mitisek comments, 'It's a season that is 1... (more...)


TELL-TALE HEART and VAN GOGH Set for Long Beach Opera Double Bill, Now thru 5/19TELL-TALE HEART and VAN GOGH Set for Long Beach Opera Double Bill, Now thru 5/19
May 11, 2013

Long Beach Opera's new double bill explores creative minds on the border between genius and madness. Former rocker Stewart Copeland delves into the twisted psyche of Edgar Allan Poe's manic murderer i... (more...)


TELL-TALE HEART and VAN GOGH Set for Long Beach Opera Double Bill, 5/11-19TELL-TALE HEART and VAN GOGH Set for Long Beach Opera Double Bill, 5/11-19
April 19, 2013

Long Beach Opera's new double bill explores creative minds on the border between genius and madness. Former rocker Stewart Copeland delves into the twisted psyche of Edgar Allan Poe's manic murderer i... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Viva Las Vegas! Designer Christine Jones Sets the Stage for the Met's Rat Pack RIGOLETTOBWW Interviews: Viva Las Vegas! Designer Christine Jones Sets the Stage for the Met's Rat Pack RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - February 13, 2013

If God is in the details, Christine Jones must certainly be praying at the right church. As the scenic designer for the Metropolitan Opera's new RIGOLETTO, Jones has taken the concept that director... (more...)


Chicago Opera Theater Announces THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER EventsChicago Opera Theater Announces THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER Events
January 31, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) offers more opportunities to look inside its operas through its new initiative, Viewpoints. These collaborations with Chicago cultural institutions will draw audiences even... (more...)


BWW Interviews: HOUSE OF USHER Falls, Andreas Mitisek RisesBWW Interviews: HOUSE OF USHER Falls, Andreas Mitisek Rises
by Richard Sasanow - January 23, 2013

Once upon a midnight dreary (sorry, "Raven"), Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" was perhaps the favorite of his short stories adapted as horror films for mid-20th century audiences. T... (more...)





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