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On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017 On Site Opera and The Atlanta Opera to Present THE SECRET GARDENER in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

On Site Opera announces a partnership with The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries Series to bring Mozart's The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances, which will take place in the spring of 2017, mark a bi-city first for both companies. Written by ... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce the launch of its new website,http://www.verdicycle.org/, dedicated to the company's 28-year Verdi Cycle. Started in 1989 with a production of Verdi's Rigoletto, The Verdi Cycle is the company's commitment to perform all the works of Giuseppe Verdi,... (more...)
Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7 Voicebox Opera to Present Salieri's FALSTAFF, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

This Sunday, February 7, 2016, Larry Beckwith helms the Canadian Premiere of Salieri's FALSTAFF, leading the recently Juno-nominated Aradia Ensemble, cast and as always Robert Cooper C.M. leads the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus.  ... (more...)
Opera Atelier to Present Canadian Premiere of Mozart's LUCIO SILLA, 4/7 Opera Atelier to Present Canadian Premiere of Mozart's LUCIO SILLA, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Toronto, ON (February 3, 2016) - Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season continues with a new production of Mozart's Lucio Silla, a Canadian premiere which offers Toronto audiences the opportunity to enjoy the staging and choreography that won international acclaim for Opera Atelier co-artistic dire... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (more...)
Opera Colorado to Premiere New Adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER Opera Colorado to Premiere New Adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

This May, Opera Colorado will present 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...)
Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13 Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Gershwin's opera PORGY AND BESS returns to La Scala November 13-23, 2016 in a semi-scenic version with a conductor that will probably surprise many people: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The interest of the Austrian maestro for this title dates back to an encounter that an uncle of his, a member of the Board... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Antonello Palombi will sing Manrico in tonight's performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore, replacing Marcello Giordani, who is ill.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29 The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 –Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. ... (more...)
New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
The Pikes Peak Opera League Announces Fifth Annual Gala Event, 2/12 The Pikes Peak Opera League Announces Fifth Annual Gala Event, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Pikes Peak Opera League is excited to present its fifth annual Gala Event on February 12 at the Antlers Hotel to benefit Opera Theatre of the Rockies.  This special evening begins with a Social Hour and a Silent Auction including such items as an Elegant Gatsby Summer Garden Party for 20, a thre... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20 Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce V... (more...)
Cantanti Project Presents Handel's ALCINA Cantanti Project Presents Handel's ALCINA
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2016

Cantanti Project and Washington Heights Musical Society present Handel's Alcina, February 28 and March 6.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reveals for Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Reveals for Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the semifinalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's semifinalists are:... (more...)
2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program 2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals. This season, the recitals move to the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, located on the fourth floor of ... (more...)
Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

In celebration of Valentine's Day, on Sunday, February 14 Utah Opera will present Bon Appétit!, a charming, one-act opera composed by Lee Hoiby and inspired by American chef Julia Child at 6:30 pm at OP Rockwell on Main Street, Park City.... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More! LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical... (more...)
Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that baritone Jarrett Ott, recently praised by Opera News as a “rising star” with “a voice that is polished and immaculately produced,” will replace Nathan Gunn as protagonist W.P. Inman for all five performances of Cold ... (more...)
Opera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season Opera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON (January 26, 2016) – Opera Atelier's founding co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company's 2016-2017 season, featuring Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's Medea. Both operas are derived from ancient my... (more...)
Opera Lab to Tour Santa Barbara Schools Opera Lab to Tour Santa Barbara Schools
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

The Opera Lab, Opera Santa Barbara's innovative outreach program for children, will tour area elementary schools beginning next month, company officials have announced. Opera Lab sessions will take place in South Santa Barbara County schools February 1 through 12 and March 21 through 25; in Ventura ... (more...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (more...)
Pop-Up Opera Returns for 2016 with Bellini's CAPULETI E MONTECCHI Pop-Up Opera Returns for 2016 with Bellini's CAPULETI E MONTECCHI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Pop-Up Opera are back for 2016. Now well-established on the touring opera circuit, the company skilfully adapt their operas to each individual venue, making every performance unique, while always maintaining the highest standards.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness.... (more...)



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