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Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29 Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie.... (more...)
Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera debuts Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA, replete with complex plots and intrigue, on Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. ... (more...)
Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More! Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More!
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016–2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. Under President Deborah F. Rutter's continued leadership, the Kennedy Center is re-imagining ways of presenting the ... (more...)
Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016.... (more...)
Sofia Coppola Makes Operatic Debut in New Production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, May 24 Sofia Coppola Makes Operatic Debut in New Production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, May 24
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2016

Carlo Fuortes, General Manager of the Rome Opera House Foundation, announces a new production of La Traviata, premiering May 24, 2016, directed by Academy Award winner, Sofia Coppola.... (more...)
Kitchen Opera Company to Present World Premiere of QUICKSAND, 1/28 Kitchen Opera Company to Present World Premiere of QUICKSAND, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Quicksand, an opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley. Quicksandfeatures a narrative entirely sung by Ashley, movement by legendary choreographer Steve Paxton, a light environmen... (more...)
AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2015

In conjunction with Arizona Opera's new community-based artistic initiative, Arizona Bold, the company presents a short preview of a new operatic work in development, THE COPPER QUEEN on January 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Arizona Opera Center in Phoenix.... (more...)
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Male Dancer Auditions for THE KING AND I, 1/28/16 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Male Dancer Auditions for THE KING AND I, 1/28/16
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2015

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions by invitation in New York City for male dancers for the 2015-16 season production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. This new-to-Chicago production is part of the company's American Musical Theater Initiative and features an internationa... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The on... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The o... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
BALAM Dance Theatre to Premiere MYTHS AND STARS BALAM Dance Theatre to Premiere MYTHS AND STARS
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, returns to New Jersey to premiere its new Out & About series program, Myths and Stars, a program of dance and song featuring Inma Heredia, the world's first Flamenco standup comedian.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème. Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2 Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bo... (more...)
Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival to Include U.S. Premiere of WITCHES OF VENICE and More Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival to Include U.S. Premiere of WITCHES OF VENICE and More
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions, along with a diverse slate of recitals, concerts and master classes at multi... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)




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