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Italian Opera Company First to Use Google Glass in Production of TURANDOT, July 30Italian Opera Company First to Use Google Glass in Production of TURANDOT, July 30
July 28, 2014

The Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari will be the first in the world to use Google to create the first experiment Glass Opera Interactive. The trial will begin on July 30 and will affect the innova... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDYPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
July 25, 2014

Glimmerglass Festival presents An American Tragedy, July 20 - August 24, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)


Tickets Now On Sale for Capitol City Opera's THE MERRY WIDOWTickets Now On Sale for Capitol City Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
July 25, 2014

Tickets for Capitol City Opera Company's fully staged production of The Merry Widow are on sale now and can be purchased online at ccityopera.org or by phone at 678-301-8013. General admission ticket... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO WorkshopLyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO Workshop
July 24, 2014

Composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz heard their music and words come to life recently when members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago sang through p... (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Prepares for LockoutThe Metropolitan Opera Prepares for Lockout
July 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera continues problems as the General Manager, Peter Gelb, in a letter told the orchestra, chorus and stagehands to prepare for lockdown if no agreement is reached by next week. (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


Director David McVicar Claims Sydney Opera House Conditions are 'Extreme' to Stage DON GIOVANNIDirector David McVicar Claims Sydney Opera House Conditions are 'Extreme' to Stage DON GIOVANNI
July 22, 2014

David McVicar, who is directing a new staging of Don Giovanni, says that the Sydney Opera House's main theatre is inadequate to rehearse. He said: “I think they thought about the outside before they ... (more...)


OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six MembersOPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six Members
July 21, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, has announced that seven new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Elections were held during OPERA America's recen... (more...)


Seattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary BookSeattle Opera Releases 50th Anniversary Book
July 21, 2014

Seattle Opera is now half-a-century old! Founded in the aftermath of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, Seattle Opera has become one of America's most respected opera companies and a powerhouse in Seattle's... (more...)


Wolf Trap Opera to Present Bizet's CARMEN, 7/25Wolf Trap Opera to Present Bizet's CARMEN, 7/25
July 18, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera presents Bizet's Carmen for one night only, Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. See below for ticketing information. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - July 18, 2014

It's easy for opera-lovers to complain about the homogenization of casting at the world's great houses—particularly when there's only a small handful of Annas, Jonases, Juan Diegos, Cecilias, etc., th... (more...)


OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28
July 17, 2014

Composed by OPERA San Antonio Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox features a fox who will stop at nothing to keep his family safe. 'Fantastic Mr. Fox is full of tuneful arias and ensemb... (more...)


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 GiftThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives The Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative a $750,000 Gift
July 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support the upcoming commissions of The Manchurian Candidate, The Shining, and Dinner at Ei... (more...)


IL VIAGGIO A RIEMS Set for Baxter, 26-30 AugustIL VIAGGIO A RIEMS Set for Baxter, 26-30 August
July 17, 2014

Flirtation, obsession and panic makes waiting in transit not to be missed entertainment! Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School are proud to present the restaging of Rossini's critically acclaimed z... (more...)


Opera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue CommitteeOpera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue Committee
July 16, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people wh... (more...)


Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello to Return for Recital with the Dallas Opera 9/14 at the EisemannAilyn Perez and Stephen Costello to Return for Recital with the Dallas Opera 9/14 at the Eisemann
July 15, 2014

The Dallas Opera is delighted to bring the hottest young couple in opera back to North Texas for a ravishing recital in a fabulous new venue for TDO: the Eisemann Center. These acclaimed American ar... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Open 31st Season with RIGOLETTO, 9/6-21Opera San Jose to Open 31st Season with RIGOLETTO, 9/6-21
July 15, 2014

Opera San José opens its 31st season with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be conducted by Joseph Marcheso, with stage direction by Brad ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE PASSENGER Makes Welcome Stopover at the Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE PASSENGER Makes Welcome Stopover at the Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - July 14, 2014

The Houston Grand Opera's brilliant production of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, directed by David Pountney, was a stunning visitor to the Park Avenue Armory last week as a coproduction with the... (more...)


On Site Opera & Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice to Present Workshop of Frédéric Chaslin's CLARIMONDE, 8/2On Site Opera & Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice to Present Workshop of Frédéric Chaslin's CLARIMONDE, 8/2
July 11, 2014

On Site Opera and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice present a developmental workshop of the new opera Clarimondefrom composer Frederic Chaslin and librettist P.H. Fisher. The workshop ... (more...)


Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Pinchgut Opera to Open Box Office for IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDEPinchgut Opera to Open Box Office for IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE
July 11, 2014

The Box Office for Iphigénie en Tauride opens at 9am on Monday. (more...)


Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York CityMeredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
July 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall t... (more...)


Ex-Finance Manager, Paul Leighton, Defrauds Opera House for Lavish SpendingEx-Finance Manager, Paul Leighton, Defrauds Opera House for Lavish Spending
July 10, 2014

Ex-finance manager of Buxton Opera House, Paul Leighton, has been charged with stealing nearly £250,000 to fund a lavish lifestyle, including buying a season ticket for Manchester United, luxury cars ... (more...)


Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This MonthDeborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
July 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)



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