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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...)


December at the Canadian Opera Company Includes a Free Concert Series, a Tour of Four Seasons Centre and MoreDecember at the Canadian Opera Company Includes a Free Concert Series, a Tour of Four Seasons Centre and More
November 17, 2014

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE December 2 – 18, 2014 Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue) (more...)


OperaDelaware Completes its 2014 Fiscal Year in the Black and Begins 2015 with Sold Out ShowsOperaDelaware Completes its 2014 Fiscal Year in the Black and Begins 2015 with Sold Out Shows
November 17, 2014

OperaDelaware (OD) announced today that it completed its 2014 fiscal year in the black, thanks to increased support from individual donors, the State of Delaware, and others. Moving forward, OperaDe... (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake CharlesErica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
November 17, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for the people of La... (more...)


VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Releases HANSEL AND GRETEL TV SpotVIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Releases HANSEL AND GRETEL TV Spot
November 15, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has just released a TV spot for their production of HANSEL AND GRETEL. Check it out below! (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only r... (more...)


Matthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera RecitalMatthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera Recital
November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only r... (more...)


Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME TonightBryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met... (more...)


MADAMA BUTTERFLY Begins 11/15 at Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseMADAMA BUTTERFLY Begins 11/15 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
November 13, 2014

Opera Colorado's performances of Puccini's tragic love tale Madama Butterfly opens at the Ellie Caulkins Opera house on November 15, 2014 at 7:30PM. Directed by Keturah Stickann and conducted by Opera... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad BoyBWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fel... (more...)


Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15
November 12, 2014

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history! For the very first time, the 27th Annual Dallas Opera Gui... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7
November 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème in 13 performances, November 14–December 7, 2014. (more...)


Renée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three YearsRenée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three Years
November 12, 2014

In a latest interview, opera star Renee Fleming says that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.' Now 55 years old, Fleming says, 'I'm really happy with my opera life – 54 roles was a lot to learn and per... (more...)


LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
November 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beau... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of San Francisco Opera's CINDERELLASTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of San Francisco Opera's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - November 11, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents CINDERELLA, November 9-26, 2014. Check out a sneak peek at highlights below! (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA, 11/25The Canadian Opera Company Presents CENTRE STAGE: ENSEMBLE STUDIO COMPETITION GALA, 11/25
November 10, 2014

Out of a pool of 175 aspiring opera singers from across the country, theCanadian Opera Company has selectedseven to compete at Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition Gala on November 25, 2014 at To... (more...)



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