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Garrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is IllGarrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is Ill
April 23, 2014

Garrett Sorenson will sing the role of Matteo in tomorrow evening's performance (April 24, 2014) of Strauss's Arabella, replacing Roberto Saccà, who is ill. (more...)


Sarasota Opera Announces Expansion of 'HD at the Opera House' SeriesSarasota Opera Announces Expansion of 'HD at the Opera House' Series
April 23, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the expansion of its new broadcast and film series called 'HD at the Opera House'. This new series is allowing Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from th... (more...)


Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now, 8/25-30Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now, 8/25-30
April 22, 2014

This summer, 40 of the most exciting young singers from every corner of the globe will converge upon Los Angeles to compete in Operalia, the prestigious voice competition created byPlácido Domingo to ... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera Returns to St. Cloud for a Third Educational Residency, 4/28-5/7The Minnesota Opera Returns to St. Cloud for a Third Educational Residency, 4/28-5/7
April 22, 2014

For two weeks beginning April 28, 2014, Minnesota Opera will return to the St. Cloud community for a third opera education residency. Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist Bergen Baker and other Minnesota O... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the MetBWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 21, 2014

By this time in the Met's season, audiences can be a little “been there, done that”--but not when it came to Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, singing the title role in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY for ... (more...)


Petite Opera Presents SNOOPY!!! The Musical, 4/25-5/4Petite Opera Presents SNOOPY!!! The Musical, 4/25-5/4
April 18, 2014

Submitted by Petite Opera, Chicago suburban Park Ridge's professional 501c3 non-profit opera company, presents its first musical theatre work, 'SNOOPY!!! The Musical' April 25-May 4, 2014. Based on th... (more...)


Dallas Opera Announces Ten Finalists for 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year; Ceremony Set for 5/22Dallas Opera Announces Ten Finalists for 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year; Ceremony Set for 5/22
April 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera b... (more...)


Maksim Aniskin to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's I PURITANI; Mariusz Kwiecien Is IllMaksim Aniskin to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's I PURITANI; Mariusz Kwiecien Is Ill
April 17, 2014

Maksim Aniskin will make his Met debut as Riccardo in this evening's opening performance of Bellini's I Puritani, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who is ill. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
April 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today four additional performances due to popular demand for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's belove... (more...)


Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
April 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their ide... (more...)


Sarasota Youth Opera Awarded $25,000 NEA GrantSarasota Youth Opera Awarded $25,000 NEA Grant
April 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 886 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Sarasota O... (more...)


Bronx Opera to Present LA TRAVIATA, Begin. 5/9Bronx Opera to Present LA TRAVIATA, Begin. 5/9
April 17, 2014

The Bronx Opera presents La traviata, Verdi's enduring masterpiece about the last days of one of the most famous courtesans. This is the tragic love story of Violetta, a selfless, terminally-ill woman... (more...)


Sarasota Youth Opera Receives a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the ArtsSarasota Youth Opera Receives a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
April 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Sarasota Opera is one of 886 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Sarasota ... (more...)


Jennifer Aylmer, Burak Bilgili and More Nominated for 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award, 5/22Jennifer Aylmer, Burak Bilgili and More Nominated for 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award, 5/22
April 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera b... (more...)


Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI TonightOlga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
April 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company ro... (more...)


American Lyric Theater Receives NEA GrantAmerican Lyric Theater Receives NEA Grant
April 16, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that American Lyric Theater (ALT) is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works gran... (more...)


Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
April 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly o... (more...)


Light Opera of New York to Present ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space, 4/25-26Light Opera of New York to Present ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space, 4/25-26
April 15, 2014

Light Opera of New York presents the first NYC staged production since 1920, and the premiere recording by Albany records, utilizing the original orchestrations, of Victor Herbert's 'ORANGE BLOSSOMS',... (more...)


Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Wednesday Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/21Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Wednesday Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/21
April 15, 2014

Imagine this… you see a fantastic performance of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois, a role written especially for her by the great composer Andre Previn. Still abuzz w... (more...)


Utah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase TonightUtah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase Tonight
April 15, 2014

Utah Opera will give local elementary school students a chance to take the spotlight to perform original operas in a professional theatre. The thirteenth annual Children's Opera Showcase will take pl... (more...)


GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
April 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction ... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19
April 14, 2014

Cincinnati Opera will present the world premiere of the opera Morning Star, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by William M. Hoffman, during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. The opera wi... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTEPhoto Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW Special Coverage - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)



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