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Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the MetMozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fi... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - September 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were th... (more...)


San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17
September 29, 2014

George and Ira Gershwin's masterpiece opera Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, premieres on PBS this fall with the critically acclaimed production from San Francisco Oper... (more...)


Bizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the MetBizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the Met
September 29, 2014

Bizet's Carmen will open at the Met September 30 with Anita Rachvelishvili, the Georgian mezzo-soprano who has performed the role to acclaim around the world, reprising her interpretation of the title... (more...)


BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - September 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production ... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNIPhoto Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNI
September 29, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Fal... (more...)


San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
September 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists int... (more...)


DON GIOVANNI Opens Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season TodayDON GIOVANNI Opens Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season Today
September 27, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Fal... (more...)


VIDEO: Macbeth: 'Vieni, t'affretta' -- Anna Netrebko (Met Opera)VIDEO: Macbeth: 'Vieni, t'affretta' -- Anna Netrebko (Met Opera)
September 27, 2014

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San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2
September 26, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


OPERA America to Celebrate National Opera Center's 2nd Anniversary, 9/28-29OPERA America to Celebrate National Opera Center's 2nd Anniversary, 9/28-29
September 26, 2014

OPERA America is delighted to mark the second anniversary of the opening of its National Opera Center with a series of public events on September 28 and 29. (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27
September 26, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit will open onSaturday, September 27, coinciding with opening night... (more...)


OperaDelaware Presents WHO'S AFRAID OF OPERA?, 10/24-26OperaDelaware Presents WHO'S AFRAID OF OPERA?, 10/24-26
September 26, 2014

OperaDelaware is looking forward to kicking off our 70th season in just a few short weeks with Who's Afraid of Opera? A fun, informal evening of arias and surprises at our Studio on the Riverfront. (more...)


Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29
September 25, 2014

Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill. As previously announced, Hong also sings the role on October 4. (more...)


Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROReview Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Review Roundups - September 25, 2014

Despite the union battles and season lockout threats, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors as scheduled on Monday night with Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” conducted by James Levine. (more...)


Merola Opera Program to Screen CARMEN, 10/26Merola Opera Program to Screen CARMEN, 10/26
September 25, 2014

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch will present the second season of Merola Goes to the Movies, the free, opera-on-film series. (more...)


Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & ZurichAnna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich
September 24, 2014

Already the undisputed 'reigning new diva of the 21st century' (Associated Press), Anna Netrebko scored a fresh triumph this past month, winning ECHO Klassik's 'Female Singer of the Year' award for a ... (more...)


Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3
September 24, 2014

Heidi Stober will sing the role of Gretel in the January 1 and January 3 matinee performances of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. As previously announced, Aleksandra Kurzak sings Gretel on December 18... (more...)


The Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 EnsembleThe Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 Ensemble
September 23, 2014

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Diana Newman, mezzo-sopranos Lindsay Metzger and Annie Rosen, teno... (more...)


Oliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera TheaterOliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera Theater
September 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Oliver Ionita (41) as the company's new Director of Development following a national search conducted by Arts Consulting Group. Ionita official... (more...)


Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15
September 23, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced that Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner will make his San Francisco Opera debut conducting George Frideric Handel's Partenope, presented October 15–... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
September 22, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventur... (more...)


OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8
September 22, 2014

American composer Tobias Picker is presented in OPERA America's Creators in Concert series this season on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the National Opera Center. The hour-long presentation includ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced BudgetThe Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced Budget
September 19, 2014

Building on last year's announcement that The Dallas Opera had achieved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-2013 Season, TDO is thrilled to announce that it has maintained that balanced operating... (more...)


Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
September 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Mac... (more...)



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