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Opera Parallèle to Premiere AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, 11/12 Opera Parallèle to Premiere AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 28, 2015 – As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Ho... (more...)
Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2 Melbourne Opera to Present MARY STUART, with Elena Xanthoudakis, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

This spring, Melbourne Opera will stage a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's gripping historical drama, Mary Stuart (Maria Stuarda); starring international opera stars Elena Xanthoudakis and Rosamund Illing as the two rival feuding queens.... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of Development Berkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl E. Held as its first Director of Development. He begins his role with BOF on September 1, 2015.... (more...)
Experiments in Opera Announces Its Fifth Anniversary Season Experiments in Opera Announces Its Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

While the world is awash in new opera ventures, Experiments in Opera stands out from the crowd. A composer-driven collective with an air of mad scientists in the lab, EiO is interested in new formulas, not traditional ones, questioning what opera really can be in the 21st Century. ... (more...)
Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (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...)
Opera Grand Rapids to Host Annual Night With The Opera Gala, 10/30 Opera Grand Rapids to Host Annual Night With The Opera Gala, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera Grand Rapids is ramping up for its annual Night With The Opera fundraiser on October 30 surrounding the company's season opening concert of Giuseppe Verdi's “Requiem.” Opera Grand Rapids invites the public to participate in an evening of unique cuisine and libations, live performances, and ple... (more...)
Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2 Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of La traviata will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 2.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m. at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia s... (more...)
OPERA America Launches NOTES OPERA America Launches NOTES
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

OPERA America, the nonprofit service organization for opera, announces the launch of its National Opera Teacher and Educator Source (NOTES), which provides a wide range of lesson plans and professional expertise to busy educators in an easily accessible online format. NOTES (operaamerica.org/NOTES) ... (more...)
Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11 Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

Washington, DC and New York, NY- On January 16 and 17, 2014, Opera Lafayette presented the American premiere of Les Femmes Vengées at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Additional performances took place on January 23, 2014 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on February 1 and 2, 2... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20 Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orche... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY Photo Flash: First Look at The Glimmerglass Festival's Youth Opera, ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the World Premiere of ODYSSEY, A YOUTH OPERA.  Music by Ben Moore, Libretto by Kelley Rourke. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Opera Delaware to Premiere Franco Faccio's HAMLET & More in New Season Opera Delaware to Premiere Franco Faccio's HAMLET & More in New Season
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Next year's festival will feature the East Coast Premiere of a major musicological discovery.  In this video, Maestro Anthony Barrese talks about the process of discovering and reviving this 'overnight sensation... 150 years in the making.'... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Events for September 2015 Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Events for September 2015
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and... (more...)
Chicagoan Resurrects Great-Grandfather's Opera at Athenaeum Theatre, 9/18 Chicagoan Resurrects Great-Grandfather's Opera at Athenaeum Theatre, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Arlen Parsa, a 28-year-old Edgewater resident, discovered an 80-year-old opera written by his great-grandfather, Eustasio Rosales. Then he learned Rosales was Chicago's first Hispanic composer and his life's work—an opera named Andina—was never performed.... (more...)
Former CSO Vocal Competition Winner to Headline Dinner Celebration, 8/23 Former CSO Vocal Competition Winner to Headline Dinner Celebration, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Reserve Your Table Today! Center Stage Opera Artistic Directors Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas welcome CSO Vocal Competition High School Division winner Elyse for a delight-filled evening of fine dining and glorious song. Your entree choices: Chicken Cucina Bene (chicken breast in a light o... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents Live Simulcast of GIANNI SCHICCHI and PAGLIACCI, 10/3 The LA Opera Presents Live Simulcast of GIANNI SCHICCHI and PAGLIACCI, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Plácido Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera, has announced that the company's Opera at the Beach series will return to the Santa Monica Pier for a second season. Made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the free live video b... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/2; Broadcast Also Planned Opera Philadelphia to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/2; Broadcast Also Planned
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Following recent grand-scale stagings of Don Carlo and Nabucco it is again with Verdi that Opera Philadelphia makes its first appearance of the season at the Academy of Music, with the American premiere of a stylish new production of La traviata from award-winning Scottish director Paul Curran.  Hig... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (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...)
En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4 En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big... (more...)



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