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Light Opera of New York to Present ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space, 4/25-26Light Opera of New York to Present ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space, 4/25-26
April 15, 2014

Light Opera of New York presents the first NYC staged production since 1920, and the premiere recording by Albany records, utilizing the original orchestrations, of Victor Herbert's 'ORANGE BLOSSOMS',... (more...)


Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Wednesday Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/21Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Wednesday Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 5/21
April 15, 2014

Imagine this… you see a fantastic performance of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois, a role written especially for her by the great composer Andre Previn. Still abuzz w... (more...)


Utah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase TonightUtah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase Tonight
April 15, 2014

Utah Opera will give local elementary school students a chance to take the spotlight to perform original operas in a professional theatre. The thirteenth annual Children's Opera Showcase will take pl... (more...)


GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
April 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction ... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19
April 14, 2014

Cincinnati Opera will present the world premiere of the opera Morning Star, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by William M. Hoffman, during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. The opera wi... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTEPhoto Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW Special Coverage - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Minnesota Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2014

Minnesota Opera presents its co-production of a dynamic and engaging staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute with LA Opera. Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment is ... (more...)


Anita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUXAnita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUXThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


The Odyssey Opera Announces its 2014 Season, Which Includes UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO  and MoreThe Odyssey Opera Announces its 2014 Season, Which Includes UN GIORNO DI REGNO, ZANETTO and More
April 11, 2014

Odyssey Opera Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the details of the company's 2014 Season, which gives Boston operagoers a chance to hear exceptional international talent shine in ... (more...)


Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Can the San Diego Opera be Saved?STAGE TUBE: Can the San Diego Opera be Saved?
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2014

The San Diego Opera board of directors voted 33-to-1 to close its doors after more than three years of falling ticket sales and wavering donor support. (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD TomorrowHouston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow
April 10, 2014

Tomorrow, April 11, Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold, launching the American debut of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Der Ring des Nibelungen by La Fura dels Baus. As the first s... (more...)


Pinchgut Opera Presents THE CHIMNEY SWEEP, 7/5-7Pinchgut Opera Presents THE CHIMNEY SWEEP, 7/5-7
April 10, 2014

Our annual December productions have become synonymous with Christmas and the start of the silly season. As Harriet Cunningham wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2006, 'When the fairy lights go up ... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring SeasonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
April 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with ... (more...)


Victoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and MoreVictoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and More
April 09, 2014

Victoria's 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold. A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage's g... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera's 2014 Opera Ball, Fleurs de l'Opéra, Raises Over $2 MillionThe Houston Grand Opera's 2014 Opera Ball, Fleurs de l'Opéra, Raises Over $2 Million
April 08, 2014

Houston Grand Opera presented the 2014 Opera Ball, Fleurs de l'Opera, Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Wortham Theater Center. With more than six hundred guests in attendance, the sold-out gala rai... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
April 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's... (more...)


Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10
April 08, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will join together in a first-time co-production—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss's compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salom... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera to Present Jules Massenet's THAIS, Begin. 5/3Florida Grand Opera to Present Jules Massenet's THAIS, Begin. 5/3
April 08, 2014

Florida Grand Opera closes the 2013-14 season with yet another exciting deviation from the standard repertoire – Massenet's Thaïs, opening May 3, 2014, at the Arsht Center. Bringing a touch of eastern... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES, 5/17
April 08, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents “Opera in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary ... (more...)


San Diego Opera Board Member Donates $1 Million to Help Financial WoesSan Diego Opera Board Member Donates $1 Million to Help Financial Woes
April 07, 2014

San Diego Opera board member Carol Lazier is donating $1 million to help the financial troubles of the company. (more...)


Javier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLAJavier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLA
April 04, 2014

Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season's three initial performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. Flórez is s... (more...)



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