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STAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump Inauguration STAGE TUBE: Opera Stars To Honor Hilary Clinton During Trump Inauguration
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2017

The world's most celebrated artists come together to honor Hillary Clinton on January 20th, 2017. Glen Roven set two of Clinton's speeches to music, and singers like Patricia Racette, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Matthew Polenzani raise their voices to bring peace and healing t... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York.... (more...)
Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing' Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing'
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.”... (more...)
BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 15, 2017

There's some famous and gorgeous music in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE—Juliet's waltz, Romeo's “Ah, leve-toi, soleil” and a number of duets —but this is definitely not one of those operas where the title characters can take turns with the showpieces but never look each other in the eye. Luckily, that ... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents CARMEN, 11/12 Florida Grand Opera Presents CARMEN, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2016

From November 12 through November 19, 2016, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) will proudly present Georges Bizet's operatic masterpiece Carmen at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.... (more...)
BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - November 09, 2016

If “satire is what closes on Saturday night” (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) ... (more...)
The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19 The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, ... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting information for LA Opera's new production of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. A co-production with English National Opera, Akhnaten is conducted by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and staged by British director Phelim McDermott.  Check out a s... (more...)
Wexford Festival Opera Celebrates 2016 and Teases 2017 Season Wexford Festival Opera Celebrates 2016 and Teases 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

The curtain fell on the 65th Wexford Festival Opera this evening as more than 850 people including audience, cast, crew and volunteers all joined hands and sang 'Auld Lang Syne' in harmony bringing the world-renowned international festival to a theatrical close.    ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)
OPERA America Launches Innovation Grants OPERA America Launches Innovation Grants
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is thrilled and deeply honored to launch Innovation Grants, a new program generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians announce the signing of a comprehensive three-year agreement for the company's Orchestra. The Opera secures extended time with the orchestra to collaborate and produce music, which is critical as the company recently expanded back to four pro... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.  ... (more...)