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THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced! THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowes... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month inte... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 27, 2015 – It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Operapresents FIRST NIGHT—the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. ... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30 GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season.... (more...)
Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31 Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, DER VAMPYR and MARTHA are unexpected treats for opera lovers longing for adventure.  In Strauss' opera, the god Bacchus arrives on Ariadne's desert island to rekindle the fires of love in her heart, much to the amusement of the flirty Zerbinetta and her comedian boyfriends!... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

For over 20 years the Veronica Dunne International Singing competition has brought to the fore many new exciting voices. Throughout its history Wexford Festival Opera has featured and nurtured many of the rising stars and new faces of Opera. Today it was announced that these two renowned organisatio... (more...)
Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) will be the star at Silver Street's “Second Saturday” on Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., hosted by Michael Raak of Flashback Films Inc., to kick off Oh!'s 20th anniversary season.... (more...)
A Celebration of Late Composer Paul J. Gallagher feat. Ella Ackerman, Martha Cargo & Naked Roots Conducive on 7/26 A Celebration of Late Composer Paul J. Gallagher feat. Ella Ackerman, Martha Cargo & Naked Roots Conducive on 7/26
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2015

Green Light Performance Series at Studio Yoga presents a concert of music by the late composer Paul J. Gallagher on Sunday, July 26th at 4pm. Curating and also performing in the program is mezzo soprano Ella Ackerman who will be joined by flutist Martha Cargo, cellist Valerie Kuehne and violinist Na... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vital... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29 The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends on July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Receives Largest Contribution in its 42-Year History Chicago Opera Theater Receives Largest Contribution in its 42-Year History
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

Andreas Mitisek, General Director of Chicago Opera Theater (COT), today announced that the company has received a generous $1,500,000 gift from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson. Their gift is the single largest contribution in the company's 42-year history. Neeson, who served as a COT board member for n... (more...)
Victorian Opera Commemorates ANZAC 100 in REMEMBRANCE Opera, Aug. 13 Victorian Opera Commemorates ANZAC 100 in REMEMBRANCE Opera, Aug. 13
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

Wartime music, poetry and archival photography are central to Remembrance, Victorian Opera's new work commemorating the ANZAC centenary. Acclaimed performer David Hobson, Victorian Opera's young artists and a community choir chorus of 100 singers join for one performance at Hamer Hall on Thursday 13... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICA Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICA
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened its third production of the 2015 season with Vivaldi's setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Be... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31 Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; July 16, 2015) –Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round.  The early bird... (more...)
Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22 Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice ... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Guerilla Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

BOSTON, MA (July 20, 2015)—In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis Un... (more...)
Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27 Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

All tickets for Opera San José's 2015-16 season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operasj.org or by phone at 408.437.4450 or in-person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our corporate headquarters, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose, CA 9... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season Guerilla Opera Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

In their ninth season, Guerilla Opera will premiere two operas: Troubled Water by Mischa Salkind-Pearl and libretto by Frederick Choi in September 2015 and Beowulf by Hannah Lash in May 2016, as well as engage in an artistic residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University in April 2016.... (more...)
Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events... (more...)
Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31 Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round. The early bird registration deadline to apply to the v... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera on Sirius XM (Channel 74) will honor the memory of the late Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who passed away last week, by playing seven of his greatest Met performances in rotation throughout the week of July 20. The legendary dramatic tenor gave 280 Met performances during his ca... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Bard SummerScape's THE WRECKERS STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Bard SummerScape's THE WRECKERS
by Stage Tube - July 17, 2015

Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers is based in historical fact: in small, desperately poor villages on Britain's Cornish coast, bands of villagers formed secret cadres that at critical moments would extinguish the beacons established on the coast to guide ships, thus forcing them onto the rocks and then plu... (more...)



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