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LA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa Monica LA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that the company's third season of annual live simulcasts will expand to two locations this year.... (more...)
Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced a cast change advisory. Janai Brugger will sing the role of Pamina in the December 20, 23, 26, 30 matinee, January 2 and 5 performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, replacing Layla Claire, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell are proud to announce new additions to both the artistic and administrative staff at Sarasota Opera effective immediately.... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged perfo... (more...)
Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28 Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2016

Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m.)... (more...)
OperaWorks Set for Short Hiatus to Work on Educational Programs OperaWorks Set for Short Hiatus to Work on Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2016

OperaWorks, the world-renowned holistic opera training company, is announcing a one year hiatus to regenerate the company's educational programs and productions. This creative break will allow the time and resources needed to develop new and exciting areas for the company. ... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18 Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met.... (more...)
PINCHGUT OPERA Announces 2017 Season PINCHGUT OPERA Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2016

It seems there's never a dull moment in the Pinchgut office, and we are delighted to announce thatsubscriptions and single tickets for our 2017 Season are now on sale.You can view the full program information and listen to some of the music on our website.... (more...)
New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

New York City Opera is at the forefront of New York's cultural season with Opening Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016 featuring two compelling ensemble casts in a new production double bill directed by Lev Pugliese with conductor James Meena leading the New York City Opera Orchestra.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was sele... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. ... (more...)
Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11 Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, led by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place December 11 at 7... (more...)
Light Opera of New York to Open Season with PAGES FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 11/19 Light Opera of New York to Open Season with PAGES FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

Light Opera of New York (LOONY) kicks off their tenth season with Pages from the American Songbook, a one night only event at The Players Theatre this Thursday 11/19 at 7:30pm.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

San Francisco Opera presents the revival of Gioachino Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) in Spanish director Emilio Sagi's buoyant, colorful staging which the San Francisco Chronicle called 'a winner' when the production premiered in 2013. Scroll down for a look at the stars o... (more...)
Daniel Taylor Returns with FOUR THOUSAND WINTER Seasonal Album Daniel Taylor Returns with FOUR THOUSAND WINTER Seasonal Album
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

Sony Music Entertainment Canada today announces the latest release of Daniel Taylor. Known for his breathtaking passion and dedication to excellence, world-renowned countertenor Daniel Taylor returns with FOUR THOUSAND WINTER, a new release featuring 14 stunning seasonal pieces of winter and seasona... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Host Canadian Premiere of Nico Muhly's DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Host Canadian Premiere of Nico Muhly's DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Excitement is building for the much-anticipated Canadian premiere of Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, onstage at the Vancouver Playhouse from November 26 - December 12, 2015. Four of the nine performances are already sold out or nearly sold out.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015 Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 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...)
Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2 Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete details and casting 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 an... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (tonight, November 14 - 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927.... (more...)
Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

Now that winter has officially been banished, it's time to enjoy balmy summer evenings outside and lap up the city's best cultural events. Mazda Opera in the Bowl presents the perfect opportunity with some of the most-loved opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Choru... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens tomorrow, November 14, with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles. BroadwayWorld has a ... (more...)
Arizona Opera Set for Mystical Journey in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZON, Now thru 11/22 Arizona Opera Set for Mystical Journey in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZON, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Arizona Opera's second production of its 2015/16 season, FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS comes to Phoenix and Tucson for the first time.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18 San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2015) –– For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Opening on November 18, theproduction features an illustr... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4 Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ... (more...)



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