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On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799).... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of IDOMENEO at Garsington Opera STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of IDOMENEO at Garsington Opera
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Idomeneo at Garsington Opera 2016 is a new production from director Tim Albery and conductor Tobias Ringborg. Tim gave an insight into his plans for the staging and what the opera means to him.  Performances are June 19 - July 11.  Check out the video below!... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Bring Performances to the Community Throught the Summer Opera San Jose to Bring Performances to the Community Throught the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it is taking opera into the community through different venues this summer starting with performance and lecture at The Ainsley House in Campbell on June 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bass Kirk Eichelberger will kick off the hour with a selection of songs followed by... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Youth Summer Program YALA Florida Grand Opera Youth Summer Program YALA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the first year of a unique summer program called YALA (Youth Artists Learning Academy). The program is designed to provide instruction for those who want to further develop their classical singing skills in a summer camp environment. The program was c... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2 Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus to Present BraVO! Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, four of Canada's most talented singers will join forces with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Vancouver Opera Chorus for a celebratory concert featuring timeless opera favourites. BraVO!, a rare treat for music lovers, will be conducted by VO Music Director Jonathan Darli... (more...)
AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More AOP Receives Over $100K for Creation of New Operas, Including GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and More
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces it is the recipient of several recent grants to support the creation of new operas in partnership with various producing organizations.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved an Art Works award of $20,000 to support the winter 2017 production of The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. More than $82 million has been designated to fund local arts projects and partnerships around the country in the N... (more...)
John Eliot Gardiner Celebrates Monteverdi's 450th Anniversary John Eliot Gardiner Celebrates Monteverdi's 450th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Although Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) has long been recognized as the father of opera, only three of his contributions to the form survive. Next year marks the 450th anniversary of the Venetian master's birth, and to celebrate this musical milestone, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir, ... (more...)
Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Subscription sales have begun for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen on November 4 and 6, followed by productions of Leoš Janá?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on ... (more...)
ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9 ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.  ... (more...)
Nicola Luisotti to Step Down from San Francisco Opera, July 2018 Nicola Luisotti to Step Down from San Francisco Opera, July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that he will step down from his position at the end of his current contract, which expires on July 31, 2018.  Mr. Luisotti, age 55, will continue to serve as San Francisco Opera music director through the 2017-18 Season. Today's anno... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Close 2016 Season with West Coast Premiere of THE NEWS Long Beach Opera to Close 2016 Season with West Coast Premiere of THE NEWS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) closes its 2016 season with the provoking and stinging political parody, The News, by Dutch “avant-pop” composer Jacob ter Veldhuis (JacobTV). The opera will be directed by Tanya Kane-Parry and conducted by LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek. Performances begi... (more...)
Nashville Opera & Vanderbilt University to Present OPERA ON THE MOUNTAIN, 6/4 Nashville Opera & Vanderbilt University to Present OPERA ON THE MOUNTAIN, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory present Opera on the Mountain, a special evening of music and star-gazing, on Saturday, June 4.... (more...)
Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey.... (more...)
International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera A... (more...)
Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for 28th Annual International Vocal Competition Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for 28th Annual International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 28th Annual International Vocal Competition.  The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2016.... (more...)
Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For tenor Justin John Moniz, the prince is a role he's quite familiar with.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Penguins Scatter From Opera Singer's Aria STAGE TUBE: Penguins Scatter From Opera Singer's Aria
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2016

Opera singer Nick Allen gives an impromptu performance in Antarctica to a group of penguins, who don't seem to enjoy his aria.... (more...)
Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have ... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7 Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 – The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Fra... (more...)
Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

The Merola Opera Program in San Francisco invites currently enrolled students to experience the exciting world of opera and classical music this summer with our free Merola Student ConneXion Program.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Colorado's THE SCARLET LETTER World Premiere Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Colorado's THE SCARLET LETTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

This month, Opera Colorado presents the world premiere of THE SCARLET LETTER -- a new adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's iconic American novel by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason. The premiere marks yet another major milestone for Opera Colorado, which recently announced a return to... (more...)
MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's “Man of La Mancha,” in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's “Moby-Dick,” which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season.... (more...)
Ardea Arts Receives Commissioning Grant from OPERA America Ardea Arts Receives Commissioning Grant from OPERA America
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

Ardea Arts - Family Opera Initiative is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Commissioning Grant from OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, for the orchestration of Animal Tales, a family-friendly opera composed by Kitty Brazelton, written by George Plimpton, and directe... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Honors Patron with Lifetime Achievement Award New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Honors Patron with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presented Rita Tonitto of Bergen County, New Jersey with the organization's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at its production of La Gioconda at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.  Tonitto was recognized for 25 years ... (more...)



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