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The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
BWW Interviews:  Opera Singer COLE GRISSOM BWW Interviews: Opera Singer COLE GRISSOM
by Marina Kennedy - April 03, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed opera singer Cole Grissom about his career.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015.... (more...)
Odyssey Opera Announces THE BRITISH INVASION: A Festival of English Musical Dramas Odyssey Opera Announces THE BRITISH INVASION: A Festival of English Musical Dramas
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2015

Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­??based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, today announced THE BRITISH INVASION, a month-­??long opera festival of fully-­??staged productions of works by English composers. From May 17-­??June 20, Boston opera lovers will have ... (more...)
Lowell House Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25-4/4 Lowell House Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25-4/4
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's rarely­performed opera, T?he Queen of Spades.?The opera will be sung in Russian with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place on March 25, 27, 28 and April 1, 3, 4 at 8:30pm, on the Harvard Unive... (more...)
Lowell House Opera to Present THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25 Lowell House Opera to Present THE QUEEN OF SPADES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Cambridge, MA?– Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's rarely­performed opera, T?he Queen of Spades.?The opera will be sung in Russian with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place on March 25, 27, 28 and April 1, 3, 4 at 8:30pm, on t... (more...)
Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29 Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Ra... (more...)
Opera Lancaster Announces Full Cast of DON PASQUALE After National Search Opera Lancaster Announces Full Cast of DON PASQUALE After National Search
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

Following a national search, Opera Lancaster is thrilled to announce its cast for its upcoming production of Don Pasquale.... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
The LA Opera Announces Six New Board Members The LA Opera Announces Six New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2015

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced that six new board members have been elected to the company's Board of Directors since the opening of the 2014/15 season.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8 San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)
Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15 Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - 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 student days. Now the Grammy Award-wining mezzo returns to the concert hall, launching the 2014-15 season... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - 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...)
Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon fea... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Names C. Thomas Kunz Named Board President The North Carolina Opera Names C. Thomas Kunz Named Board President
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

C. Thomas Kunz has recently been named President of North Carolina OperaBoard of Directors effective July 1, 2014. Kunz said, “I am pleased to continue my association with NCO in this new role and my work with General Director Eric Mitchko, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, and ... (more...)
C. Thomas Kunz Appointed President of NC Opera C. Thomas Kunz Appointed President of NC Opera
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

C. Thomas Kunz has recently been named President of North Carolina Opera Board of Directors effective July 1, 2014. Kunz said, “I am pleased to continue my association with NCO in this new role and my work with General Director Eric Mitchko, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, and... (more...)
General Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program General Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014

After receiving a record-breaking 600 applications in a single season, General Director Plácido Domingo has selected ten new participants who will enter LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2014/15 season. Approximately 250 of the original applicants were selected to sing liv... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works Tonight and Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - 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 critically-acclaimed, annual new works program, Frontiers, taking place tonight and tomorrow, May 8 ... (more...)
Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - 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 premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A... (more...)
The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2 The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

This coming Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.The Boston Conservatory presents a Dirty Paloma production; a FREE concert entitled“FREAK OUT!” performed by soprano Aliana de la Guardia and pianist Tae Kim featuring the music of composer Andy Vores from his highly acclaimed chamber opera,No Exit, a... (more...)
Rosalind Elias to Receive Opera Index's Achievement Award, 1/12 Rosalind Elias to Receive Opera Index's Achievement Award, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Opera Index will presents its 35th Distinguished Achievement Award to mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, described as one of the finest singing actresses of our time, at its Winter Gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 ... (more...)
James Conlon Observes Britten Centenary Throughout Southern California, Now thru 12/6 James Conlon Observes Britten Centenary Throughout Southern California, Now thru 12/6
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2013

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, will lead a series of Britten performances across the Southland as part of the Britten 100/LA celebration, in commemoration of the 2013 Benjamin Britten centenary.... (more...)
New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, 12/9 New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2013

AOP (American Opera Projects), and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present an evening of scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Undergro... (more...)
James Conlon to Observe Britten Centenary Throughout Southern California, 11/22 - 12/6 James Conlon to Observe Britten Centenary Throughout Southern California, 11/22 - 12/6
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2013

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, will lead a series of Britten performances across the Southland as part of the Britten 100/LA celebration, in commemoration of the 2013 Benjamin Britten centenary.... (more...)




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The Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada FortressThe Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
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