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The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the ninth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 26, to Monday September 4 (Labor Day). The series will present nine recent per... (more...)
Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - July 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma.... (more...)
Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new g... (more...)
Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tooka... (more...)
BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor, July 8 BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor, July 8
by Richard Sasanow - July 07, 2017

Being an opera singer is a little like walking a tightrope without a net--no matter who you're singing with, you're out there on stage, alone, for the crowd to cheer but, also for everyone to hear each glitch or misstep in your singing. Soprano Angela Meade--who's starring as Imogene in Caramoor's c... (more...)
BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North
by Richard Sasanow - June 29, 2017

Classic and contemporary, opera and orchestral, the music doesn't stop when the temperatures climb in New York, whether you're in New York City, or ready to travel to one of the festivals that dot the landscape of the Northeast. Musical life doesn't stop when the Met closes its doors: Here's a look ... (more...)
BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - June 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by ... (more...)
Tenor Anthony Kearns to Return to Lismore Opera Festival in L'ELISIR D'AMORE Tenor Anthony Kearns to Return to Lismore Opera Festival in L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2017

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns returns to the Lismore Opera Festival in the leading tenor role of 'Nemorino' in Gaetano Donizetti's masterpiece, L'elisir d'amore, at the Lismore Castle Gardens in Lismore, Ireland this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017.... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera Presents THE MERRY WIDOW New Rochelle Opera Presents THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2017

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow, from June 22-25, 2017 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. ... (more...)
Lawrence Brownlee Named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards Lawrence Brownlee Named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2017

Lawrence Brownlee has been named Male Singer of the Year for the 2017 International Opera Awards for his achievements throughout 2016.... (more...)
Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2017

Ranking among today's leading conductors, Carlo Rizzi's vast repertoire ranges from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the ... (more...)
Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents Rossini's comic masterpiece, Cinderella, May 12th thru 14th at the Hangar Theatre marking the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the opera. Norm Johnson directs with choreography by Tucker Davis and featuring the dance ensemble of the Tucker Davis Dance Company. Opera Ithaca ... (more...)
Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona. ... (more...)
WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3 WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season: the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The Gala, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, will include a concert in the Kennedy Cente... (more...)
Caramoor Presents Five Summer Offerings Caramoor Presents Five Summer Offerings
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

This summer marks the 20th anniversary season of the “Bel Canto at Caramoor” series. To celebrate this milestone, Caramoor is thrilled to present five offerings, two of which showcase the exceptional artistry of 2017 Artist in-Residence Angela Meade.... (more...)
Florentine Opera Presents Rossini's FIGARO Florentine Opera Presents Rossini's FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The Florentine Opera draws its 83rd Season to a spectacular close with Rossini's sparkling tale of opera's most famous barber, Figaro.  ... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the l... (more...)
The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11 The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will ... (more...)
Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5 Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was in many ways the most successful operatic composer of his era. A rival to Rossini in the 1820s, he went on to become synonymous with the extravagant splendours of Parisian grand opéra and a major influence on French composers and the two titans of Romantic opera, Ve... (more...)
Met Opera Radio Commentators To Give Pre Show Lectures During OperaDelaware Festival Met Opera Radio Commentators To Give Pre Show Lectures During OperaDelaware Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

Two experts known for their clear, concise commentary on opera will be in Wilmington during the weekends of Apr. 29 and May 6 to provide audiences with the full inside scoop on OPERADELAWARE's Spring 2017 Festival presentations of Rossini's Semiramide and La Cenerentola (Cinderella). ... (more...)
Opera Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season Opera Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The 2017-2018 Opera Tampa season engages the senses with powerhouse operas designed to thrill opera lovers and our growing fanbase of newcomers to the form. The glorious series, featuring the work of Rossini, Mozart and Verdi, promises big plans, bold choices and bloody consequences.... (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire.... (more...)
Boston's Lyric Opera Closes 40th Season With THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 4/28-5/7 Boston's Lyric Opera Closes 40th Season With THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 4/28-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's classic The Marriage of Figaro, opens April 28 for a five-performance run through May 7 at the John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center. Reuniting the artistic team that helmed BLO's acclaimed 2016 La Bohème (Rosetta Cucchi di... (more...)
Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1 Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Renee Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production-the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969-with Sebastian Weigle conducting ... (more...)



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