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Opera Saratoga & Words After War to Host Writing Workshop Alongside THE LONG WALK Opera Saratoga & Words After War to Host Writing Workshop Alongside THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Opera Saratoga, in partnership with the literary organization Words After War, will present a writing workshop to civilians, veterans and military families on July 11 and July 12, 2015 at The New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. The two-day event will be held in conjunction with t... (more...)
Arizona Opera Announces Opera Book Club Arizona Opera Announces Opera Book Club
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Kick off your summer reading with the Arizona Opera Book Club. Arizona Opera's Book Club is a wonderful way to meet fellow audience members, discuss, learn, and connect. With free events throughout the year, members will participate in guest lecturers, author interviews, discussions, film screenings... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Premiere Marco Tutino's TWO WOMEN San Francisco Opera to Premiere Marco Tutino's TWO WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This moving drama follows a strong-willed widow and her teenage daughter in World War II as they flee from Rome to provincial Ciociaria in a vain attempt to find safety. Starring as Cesira is Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, who has garnered outstanding reviews throughout Europe and for her ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera BWW Interviews: Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera
by Erica Miner - May 22, 2015

Meachem is about to take Europe by storm with an extended tour... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special Initiatives The Glimmerglass Festival Receives Five Grants for 2015 Season and Special Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

 The Glimmerglass Festival has announced it is the recent recipient of five grants for special purposes. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and these awards will help the company continue its commitment to new productions of American and rare works, expand its community engagemen... (more...)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2015-16 CSO Chorus Auditions The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2015-16 CSO Chorus Auditions
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be holding open auditions for vocalists interested in joining the CSO Chorus for the 2015/16 season. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 16 and Thursday/Friday,  June 18 and 19 in the Chapel at First Baptist Church, located at 401 Gateway Avenue in Chattanoo... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.... (more...)
NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; May 19, 2015) – Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition.  The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
Opera Saratoga & Words After War to Present 7/11-12 Writing Workshop Alongside THE LONG WALK Opera Saratoga & Words After War to Present 7/11-12 Writing Workshop Alongside THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Saratoga Springs, NY -- Opera Saratoga, in partnership with the literary organization Words After War, will present a writing workshop to civilians, veterans and military families on July 11 and July 12, 2015 at The New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. The two-day event will be he... (more...)
Opera Colorado Names Ari Pelto as New Music Director Opera Colorado Names Ari Pelto as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang
by Richard Sasanow - May 20, 2015

The Met was running on all cylinders for the last performance of the season, with Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA in an energized version of the production that premiered in 2012. The trio of principals--soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, tenor Piotr Beczala as Gustavo and baritone Alexey Markov as ... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Dates for June 2015 Free Concert Series Canadian Opera Company Releases Dates for June 2015 Free Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and... (more...)
Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018 Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011.... (more...)
Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce casting for the four productions of its 2015-16 Season, which include Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger (Passazhirka), and Gae... (more...)
China National Peking Opera Company Returning to the UK China National Peking Opera Company Returning to the UK
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

10 years after their last visit to the UK in 2005, the magnificent China National Peking Opera Company returns to the UK this winter, coming to both the Liverpool Echo Arena Auditorium (13 – 15 November) and London's Sadler's Wells (19 – 22 November). Tickets go on sale today.... (more...)
Odyssey Opera Extends BRITISH INVASION Festival, Through 6/20 Odyssey Opera Extends BRITISH INVASION Festival, Through 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

(Boston, MA) – Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, today announced THE BRITISH INVASION, a month-­??long opera festival of fully-­staged productions of works by English composers. From May 17-­June 20, Boston opera lovers w... (more...)
Guerilla Opera World Premiere Opera Presents PEDR SOLIS Guerilla Opera World Premiere Opera Presents PEDR SOLIS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on 'The Tower,' a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. In 1970, Solis's novel 'Stillaset' spi... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate ... (more...)
Roulette to Present Selections for New George Lewis Opera, 5/22-23 Roulette to Present Selections for New George Lewis Opera, 5/22-23
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Before the opera premieres at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this fall, Roulette is pleased to present selections from American composer George Lewis' Afterword: The AACM (As) Opera. Developed in collaboration with director Sean Griffin and media/theater artist Catherine Sullivan, Afterword ... (more...)
LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6 LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community company that offers grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford, will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, AIDA, on four dates in June.  On Saturday June 6th at 7pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm, the opera will b... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15 The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2015

It was 'out with the old, in with the new' for another of the Franco Zeffirelli productions that were once the Metropolitan Opera's bread and butter, designed for audiences to cheer for the scenery even when the cast might not have been top drawer. This time, the victims of changing times (and admin... (more...)
Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's AIDA in June Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's AIDA in June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community company that offers grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford, will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, AIDA, on four dates in June.  On Saturday June 6th at 7pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm, the opera will b... (more...)
Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education Seattle Opera Names New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General Director Aidan Lang announced Thursday, May 14, that Barbara Lynne Jamison Seattle Opera's Youth Programs Manager, will now serve as the company's Director of Education & Community Engagement effective immediately. Jamison, a 2014 recipient of the prestigious OPERA America Leadership Intensi... (more...)



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