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Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16Center Stage Opera Presents POP GOES THE OPERA!, 11/16
October 31, 2014

The list reads like a biblical geneology: 'And Romeo and Juliette begat West Side Story, and La Boheme begat Rent, and Madama Butterfly begat Miss Saigon, and Carmen begat (yes) Carmen Jones...' (more...)


Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
October 30, 2014

On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents Teatro Regio Torino in a concert performance of Rossini's opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) conducted ... (more...)


MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San FranciscoMIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San Francisco
October 30, 2014

Composers, Inc. announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, based on George Eliot's great romantic novel M... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEMEMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEME
October 30, 2014

Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at the Met this January. Yoncheva was originally scheduled to sing Musetta in La Bohème at the Met this season... (more...)


New Rochelle Opera to Host BRING BACK CARMEN, 11/20New Rochelle Opera to Host BRING BACK CARMEN, 11/20
October 30, 2014

New Rochelle Opera will host a fundraiser dinner entitled BRING BACK CARMEN on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Ciao Restaurant, 5 John Albanese Place, Tuckahoe, NY. The event will support the Company'... (more...)


James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the MetJames Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met
October 29, 2014

Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich's controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastati... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10
October 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to be invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music i... (more...)


Pinchgut Opera Presents a Limited-Ticket RafflePinchgut Opera Presents a Limited-Ticket Raffle
October 29, 2014

This year for our fundraising efforts, we've arranged a very special raffle prize: Return flights for two people to New York City, plus six nights' accommodation and tickets to see and hear the Metro... (more...)


COC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of MusicCOC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company has been invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in Marc... (more...)


Carnegie Hall to Present THE CLASSICAL STYLE: AN OPERA (OF SORTS), 12/4Carnegie Hall to Present THE CLASSICAL STYLE: AN OPERA (OF SORTS), 12/4
October 29, 2014

On Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Hall presents the New York premiere of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts), with Robert Spano conducting The Knights,... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLASan Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
October 29, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), running November 9-26, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


Opera Australia's Community Choirs Perform Concert, 11/1Opera Australia's Community Choirs Perform Concert, 11/1
October 29, 2014

Five hundred amateur singers in 15 choirs from Spanish, Vietnamese, Italian, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Korean communities around Sydney, will join together and perform as one on ... (more...)


Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and ri... (more...)


Nicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-rayNicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-ray
October 28, 2014

Soprano Nicole Cabell and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato star as the ill-fated lovers Giulietta and Romeo in Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) ... (more...)


Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking CrowdDallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd
October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a rec... (more...)


Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast MilestoneDallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone
October 28, 2014

DALLAS, OCTOBER 28, 2014 —The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in f... (more...)


Astana Opera to Make Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA, 10/30Astana Opera to Make Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA, 10/30
October 28, 2014

The Astana Opera will make its Toronto debut performance on Thursday, October 30 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Its concert program 'Voice of Asia,' selected for its inclusion of Kazakh f... (more...)


The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000
October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a rec... (more...)


Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and MoreDespite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
October 28, 2014

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising GrowthCanadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
October 27, 2014

Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general f... (more...)


The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31
October 27, 2014

The Family of Lorin Maazel has announced a celebration of his life and work on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:30PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City). Th... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow - October 25, 2014

Only someone who arrived convinced of the opera's bias could have found the Met's premiere of the John Adams-Alice Goodman THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER to be anti-Semitic. On the other hand, that doesn't ... (more...)


FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
October 25, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA ... (more...)


Verdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of ChicagoVerdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 per... (more...)


Verismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal CompetitionVerismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal Competition
October 25, 2014

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages around the world to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera 26th Annual International Vocal Competition. The application ... (more...)



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