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Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (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...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE TonightSan Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
March 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season w... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE TonightOpera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE Tonight
March 21, 2014

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to participate in Double Exposure, a unique, 'opera in the making' event spotlighting the talents of two of the company's Composers in Residence. Tonight, Mar... (more...)


BWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need ApplyBWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need Apply
by Richard Sasanow - March 17, 2014

'I'm not a warhorse kind of singer,' mezzo Susan Graham states matter-of-factly. 'A. I'm a mezzo. B. I'm not a character mezzo. C. I'm not a contralto. The iconic opera repertoire for mezzos, Amneris ... (more...)


Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall TonightNatalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
March 12, 2014

French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her highly anticipated New York recital debut tonight, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by pianist and frequent c... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
March 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21Opera Philadelphia Presents DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 3/21
March 04, 2014

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to participate in Double Exposure, a unique, “opera in the making” event spotlighting the talents of two of the company's Composers in Residence. On Friday, M... (more...)


NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO TonightNYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO Tonight
March 04, 2014

New York Festival of Song celebrates one of its oldest and closest friends with a special evening on its forward-looking NYFOS Next series: The Music of John Musto tonight, March 4, 2014, at 7:30pm at... (more...)


Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and MoreFull Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
February 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in ... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents RUSALKA, 3/30North Carolina Opera Presents RUSALKA, 3/30
February 26, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Antonín Dvorák's Rusalka in Meymandi Concert Hall at the... (more...)


NC Opera to Present RUSALKA, 3/30NC Opera to Present RUSALKA, 3/30
February 26, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Antonín Dvorák's Rusalka in Meymandi Concert Hall at the... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
February 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening,... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Follow the Lieder, Part One--GERALD FINLEY at Carnegie's Zankel HallBWW Reviews: Follow the Lieder, Part One--GERALD FINLEY at Carnegie's Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - February 19, 2014

When I last heard bass-baritone Gerald Finley in New York, he was a nameless prisoner in a dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition, in Dallapiccola's IL PRIGIONIERO with the New York Philharmonic. But ... (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...)


Glyndebourne's Billy Budd Makes US debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Now thru 2/13Glyndebourne's Billy Budd Makes US debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Now thru 2/13
February 07, 2014

New York's city-wide plans to celebrate the centenary of prolific UK composer Benjamin Britten will continue in 2014 when the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) stages the US première of Glyndebourne's c... (more...)


Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met TonightBorodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met Tonight
February 06, 2014

Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor will return to the Met tonight, February 6 for the first time since 1917, in a new production by acclaimed director Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut. (more...)


Glyndebourne's BILLY BUDD Wins a Best Revival AwardGlyndebourne's BILLY BUDD Wins a Best Revival Award
February 05, 2014

Glyndebourne's critically acclaimed production of Billy Budd has won the Best Revival award in the whatsonstage.com Opera Poll 2013. The win comes two days before the production makes its internationa... (more...)


The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2
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 T... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
January 30, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO, 3/4NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO, 3/4
January 30, 2014

New York Festival of Song celebrates one of its oldest and closest friends with a special evening on its forward-looking NYFOS Next series: The Music of John Musto on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:30pm... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the MetBWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met

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BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the MetBWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met
by Richard Sasanow