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Composer Peter-Anthony Togni Wins the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts AwardComposer Peter-Anthony Togni Wins the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award
November 27, 2014

Composer Peter-Anthony Togni has won the 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, as announced in Halifax last Thursday. www.nsmasterworks.ca (more...)


Quinn Kelsey to Sing 'Giorgio Germont' in First Three Performances of the Met's LA TRAVIATAQuinn Kelsey to Sing 'Giorgio Germont' in First Three Performances of the Met's LA TRAVIATA
November 26, 2014

American baritone Quinn Kelsey will sing the role of Giorgio Germont in the first three performances of La Traviata on December 11, 16, and 19, replacing Ludovic Tézier who is ill. Tézier is expected ... (more...)


Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano to Play 'Rodolfo' for Remaining 2014 Performances of the Met's LA BOHEMEFrancesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano to Play 'Rodolfo' for Remaining 2014 Performances of the Met's LA BOHEME
November 26, 2014

Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who has withdrawn from the remainder of the performances due... (more...)


Green Mountain Opera Festival Cancels 2015 SeasonGreen Mountain Opera Festival Cancels 2015 Season
November 26, 2014

The Green Mountain Opera Festival has announced the cancellation of its 2015 season. (more...)


Toronto Tenor Charles Sy Garners Win at COC's Annual Vocal CompetitionToronto Tenor Charles Sy Garners Win at COC's Annual Vocal Competition
November 26, 2014

Toronto – Tenor Charles Sy of Toronto took home first prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition on November 25, 2014, at the Four Seasons Centre f... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10
November 25, 2014

Houston, November 25, 2014—Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series o... (more...)


Ailyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next YearAilyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next Year
November 25, 2014

On February 6, Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her house debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera in a star-studded production of Bizet's Carmen. This marks a major mil... (more...)


The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!
November 25, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival announces further information about its 2015 season, which celebrates the Cooperstown-based company's 40th anniversary. In addition to four mainstage productions, the summer ... (more...)


Opera Delaware to Participate in Giving Tuesday, 12/2Opera Delaware to Participate in Giving Tuesday, 12/2
November 25, 2014

For the next week, we have a day for giving thanks and two days for getting shopping deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday December 2, 2014, charities,... (more...)


Francesco Demuro Makes Met Debut Tonight as 'Rodolfo' in LA BOHEMEFrancesco Demuro Makes Met Debut Tonight as 'Rodolfo' in LA BOHEME
November 24, 2014

Italian tenor Francesco Demuro will make his Met debut in the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Charles Castronovo who is ill. Demuro was scheduled to make his Met... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer FestivalOpera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer Festival
November 24, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live ... (more...)


Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4Steven Stucky's THE CLASSICAL STYLE to Make New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, 12/4
November 24, 2014

When Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Steven Stucky's first opera - The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts) - premiered at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, it was hailed as 'a dazzling display o... (more...)


Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15
November 24, 2014

San Francisco, November 24, 2014 – Acclaimed contemporary opera company Opera Parallèle will open its 2015 season with the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's landmark work Dead Man Walking—... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
November 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21
November 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera will partner with Houston organizations for a public book signing with esteemed English actor, director, and author Simon Callow; and for a children's book drive during the run of ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General DirectorMinnesota Opera Appoints New Interim General Director
November 23, 2014

Minneapolis – Minnesota Opera today announced the appointment of Nina Archabal to serve as its interim General Director. Ms. Archabal succeeds Kevin Ramach who announced his resignation as President a... (more...)


The Met Opera's Deficit Reaches $22 MillionThe Met Opera's Deficit Reaches $22 Million
November 21, 2014

New York City's Metropolitan Opera reports to have ended its 2014 season with a $22 million deficit. (more...)


David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6David Daniels Makes Opera Philadelphia Debut as Oscar Wilde in East Coast Premiere of OSCAR, 2/6
November 20, 2014

Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season continues in February with the highly anticipated East Coast Premiere of Oscar, the first opera from American composer Theodore Morrison with a libretto by... (more...)


Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEMEBryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME
November 19, 2014

Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Rodolfo in the next three Met performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is recovering from an illness. (more...)


Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
November 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the leche... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESSPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESS
November 19, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. It opens on Monday,... (more...)


Hall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAHHall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAH
November 18, 2014

The Hall of Fame Playhouse of Bronx Community College once again plays host to one of the most powerful and joypops traditions of the borough, HANDEL'S MESSIAH FEATURING ORCHESTRA OF THE BRONX AND THE... (more...)


BWW Reviews: LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK is 'Opera Noir' and Utterly Wonderful at the MetBWW Reviews: LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK is 'Opera Noir' and Utterly Wonderful at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - November 18, 2014

Compared to Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina Ismailova in LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at the Met, Barbara Stanwyck and Lana Turner were couple of pikers in their film noir triumphs, “Double ... (more...)


OPERA America Renews Grant Program for Female ComposersOPERA America Renews Grant Program for Female Composers
November 17, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for a second two-year cycle of its Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible ... (more...)



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