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BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow - October 25, 2014

Only someone who arrived convinced of the opera's bias could have found the Met's premiere of the John Adams-Alice Goodman THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER to be anti-Semitic. On the other hand, that doesn't ... (more...)


FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
October 25, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA ... (more...)


Verdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of ChicagoVerdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 per... (more...)


Verismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal CompetitionVerismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal Competition
October 25, 2014

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages around the world to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera 26th Annual International Vocal Competition. The application ... (more...)


OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 OrganizationsOPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activit... (more...)


Lost Opera AMLETO (HAMLET) to Stream on Classical KHFM This WeekendLost Opera AMLETO (HAMLET) to Stream on Classical KHFM This Weekend
October 24, 2014

The enterprising and imaginative conductor Anthony Barrese will lead the American premiere of Amleto (Hamlet) with music by Franco Faccio and libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play, at ... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
October 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)


Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERReview Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Review Roundups - October 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season kicked off with the controversial John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris. (more...)


Encompass' A WAKE OR A WEDDING to Run 11/6-16 at BaruchEncompass' A WAKE OR A WEDDING to Run 11/6-16 at Baruch
October 24, 2014

TV's Dallas meets Chekhov in Richard Pearson Thomas' new comic opera 'A Wake or a Wedding,' receiving its New York premiere by Encompass New Opera Theatre, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director, November 6-... (more...)


FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returning to LA OperaFLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returning to LA Opera
October 24, 2014

Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán, returns to LA Opera for six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from November 22 through December 20, 201... (more...)


Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's OtelloAilyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello
October 24, 2014

Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her hotly anticipated Houston Grand Opera debut this Friday (Oct 24), in what also marks her role debut as Desdemona in Otello. Under ... (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6
October 23, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is offering two classical concerts in early November sure to be a hit with classical music audiences. The November 6th Barnett & Company Masterworks Series concert pre... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents Special Offer for DIDO & AENEAS/BLUEBEARD'S CASTLEThe LA Opera Presents Special Offer for DIDO & AENEAS/BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE
October 23, 2014

LOVE, HEARTBREAK, SUSPENSE & HORROR FOR ONLY $59! (more...)


Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
October 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the a... (more...)


Brandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met TonightBrandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met Tonight
October 23, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently rehearsing ... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of Vancouver Opera's STICKBOYSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of Vancouver Opera's STICKBOY
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2014

Four of Vancouver's most prominent mural artists are provoking thought and discussion on the issues of bullying with powerful outdoor paintings on construction hoardings and exterior walls of building... (more...)


Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
October 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Oper... (more...)


Opera Australia to Participate in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL, 13/12Opera Australia to Participate in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL, 13/12
October 22, 2014

It's a Saturday evening in summer. You're sitting in a park with family and friends and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is completed when the glorious live music begins. Especially when the musi... (more...)


Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
October 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Pa... (more...)


ADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera PlaybillADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera Playbill
October 21, 2014

In advance of the opening of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera tomorrow night, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of L... (more...)


Eric Owens to Star in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS at the Lyric Opera, 11/17-12/20Eric Owens to Star in The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS at the Lyric Opera, 11/17-12/20
October 20, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello, conducted by Ward Stare. It opens on Monday, November ... (more...)


Opera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 SeasonOpera Australia Releases New Video; Tickets on Sale for 2015 Season
October 20, 2014

Opera Australia and production house Collider, have captured the romance and the glamour of a night at the opera, in a brand new TVC released today to coincide with the on sale of tickets to all its o... (more...)


Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as FerrandoTenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando
October 17, 2014

Tenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. He replaces Step... (more...)


The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19
October 17, 2014

Seattle Opera will feature Mark Walters in the title role of Don Giovanni on October 19 at 7:30 P.M.in Italian with English subtitles at McCaw Hall. (more...)


The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
October 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturd... (more...)



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BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow