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Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW Andriana Chuchman to Replace Danielle de Niese in Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Valencienne in this season's April and May performances of Lehár's The Merry Widow, replacing Danielle de Niese, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1 Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i? sings the titl... (more...)
San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8 San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Stage Steampunk & Magritte-Inspired MAGIC FLUTE, 2/27-28 & 3/7-8 Arizona Opera to Stage Steampunk & Magritte-Inspired MAGIC FLUTE, 2/27-28 & 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Arizona Opera brings a brand new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the stage, February 27th and 28th at 7:30 pm and March 1st at 2 pm in Symphony Hall in Phoenix; and March 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall, Tucson.... (more...)
Ilya Bannik to Step in for Ailing Alexei Tanovitski in Met Opera's IOLANTA Ilya Bannik to Step in for Ailing Alexei Tanovitski in Met Opera's IOLANTA
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Ilya Bannik will make his Met debut as King René in Thursday's performance of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill. The originally scheduled premiere of Iolanta was canceled as a result of yesterday's city-wide ban on road travel and the shutdown of public transportatio... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More! LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced the company's 2015/16 season. This will be the 30th season presented by the company, created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. The... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 28, 2015

Once upon a time, the Met used to be able to pull off an operetta, like the Rudolf Bing-era FLEDERMAUS, with its Garson Kanin libretto and lyrics by Broadway's Howard Dietz. But for the second year in a row--after last season's dire FLEDERMAUS from writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sam... (more...)
Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Seasonwill celebrate the company's status as the busiest touring opera company in North America. A new Canadian production of Mozart's Lucio Silla (Apr. 7-16, 2016) will form the cornerstone of Opera Atelier's anniversary season in Toronto, paired with a revival of i... (more...)
Author Zofia Posmysz Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Discussion of THE PASSENGER, 2/15 Author Zofia Posmysz Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Discussion of THE PASSENGER, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced several updates to “?Memory and Reckoning,” a confluence of activities related to the Chicago premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger, on stage at Lyric February 24 through March 15. This poignant and gripping 20th-century masterpiece portrays the story... (more...)
American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5 American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) and The Harlem School of the Arts present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America.... (more...)
Afro Popera Festival Set for 19-22 Feb Afro Popera Festival Set for 19-22 Feb
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

South Africa's Premier Opera company open their 2015 season with a weekend festival 19 – 22 February. The Afro Popera festival offers two entertaining concerts – African Angels and Duet in the Opera house at Artscape. African Angels Concert FEB Thurs 19, Fri 20 @ 19:30 and Sat 21 @ 18:00 Artscape Op... (more...)
Sarasota Opera to Announce Schedule for Upcoming Season, 2/5 Sarasota Opera to Announce Schedule for Upcoming Season, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Richard Russell invite you to join them on the Opera House stageThursday, February 5th, at 4:30pm as they announce the 2015/16 season which will mark the final year of Sarasota Opera's acclaimed Verdi Cycle. The Verdi Cycle, which began in 1989, will disting... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7 Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based o... (more...)
Julia Faulkner Named Director of Vocal Studies at Ryan Opera Center Julia Faulkner Named Director of Vocal Studies at Ryan Opera Center
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

Julia Faulkner has been named the director of vocal studies for The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago's renowned professional artist-development program, announced Lyric's general director Anthony Freud.... (more...)
OPERA America Reveals Female Composer Grant Recipients OPERA America Reveals Female Composer Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has announced the first recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. These grants help support the commissioning of works ... (more...)
THE LARIAT to Premiere at San Fran's Thick House Theater, Through 1/31 THE LARIAT to Premiere at San Fran's Thick House Theater, Through 1/31
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA— ScolaVox (scolavox.org) and Thick House Theater (thickhouse.org) are proud to present the World Premiere of The Lariat, a dark comic opera by composer Lisa Scola Prosek, based on the 1927 novella by the poet and anthropologist Jaime de Angulo. This production will take place Janu... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Art... (more...)
Arizona Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include ARIZONA LADY, FALSTAFF & More Arizona Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include ARIZONA LADY, FALSTAFF & More
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

General Director Ryan Taylor has revealed the Arizona Opera's 2015-16 Season which opens in October 2015.... (more...)
Ilya Bannik to Make Met Debut in IOLANTA Tonight Ilya Bannik to Make Met Debut in IOLANTA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

Ilya Bannik will make his Met debut as King René in tonight's performance of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 26, 2015

Is there another staple of major opera houses that's as big a mess as LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN by Jacques Offenbach? If there is, I can't think of it--but it doesn't keep it from being wildly enjoyable in the right hands. The Met's current production is entertaining, in spite of itself.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2015

Nothing compares to the high drama in Donizetti's tragic Lucia di Lammermoor, except perhaps the high notes! Pacific Opera Victoria presents the composer's most celebrated opera at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, February 12, 14, 18, 20, and 22, 2015.... (more...)
Silent Opera's GIOVANNI Opens 25 Feb Silent Opera's GIOVANNI Opens 25 Feb
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

Continuing their work to bring opera to new audiences, Silent Opera?s Giovanni opens on 25th February as part of The Vault Festival 2015.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18 Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed settin... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Saturday with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson p... (more...)



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