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Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program  Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program 
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned teaching artists engaged for the 14th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increa... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6 Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. ... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29 Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is offering its first musical event in the Berkshires at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 29 at Ventfort Hall in Lenox. General Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director Brian Garman, co-founders of the company, will present this free concert featuring some of opera's great... (more...)
Opera Australia to Present Return of DON CARLOS, 7/14 Opera Australia to Present Return of DON CARLOS, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Following a triumphant season in Melbourne where it attracted rave reviews, Australian Director Elijah Moshinsky's epic Opera Australia production of Don Carlos returns to Sydney after 15 years, with an internationally led cast of over 200.... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

The Board of Directors of Washington Concert Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Ursula M. Kuhar as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Kuhar, who was selected after an intensive national search, brings arts management and opera community experience to Washington Conc... (more...)
Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1 Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) announces that single tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the 2015-2016 season, which also celebrates the organization's 20th anniversary. The company presents an inspired selection of works which should appeal to diverse operatic tastes.... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser' Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser'
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Presenting Apotheosis Opera, a new addition to New York's startup opera scene. Apotheosis Opera brings fresh energy to the opera world by mounting fully-staged, English language summer productions of large-scale works. Co-founded by Matthew Jaroszewicz – who studies with David Hayes in the Master of... (more...)
Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

Tickets for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, featuring beloved classics, exciting fan favorites and invigorating new works, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 28, at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from 10am to 6pm,... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August Seattle Opera to Premiere AN AMERICAN DREAM in August
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

When Seattle Opera's brand-new opera, An American Dream, premieres this August, Japanese Americans will see the story of their community coming to life onstage. s... (more...)
Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Opera San José has announced it is taking opera into the community through two venues this summer. On July 12 in Redwood City, Principal artists from the Opera San José resident company will present a concert highlighting some of the greatest arias and ensembles in opera repertoire, from Mozart to P... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - June 25, 2015

At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing t... (more...)
OperaDelaware Announces New Season - HAMLET, FALSTAFF and More! OperaDelaware Announces New Season - HAMLET, FALSTAFF and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

OperaDelaware's next spring festival will feature performances of two fully staged productions at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, including the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio's Hamlet and Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Falstaff. Both are adapted by librettist Arrigo Boito, from William Shak... (more...)
EMV to Present DIDO AND AENEAS as Part of Summer Festival EMV to Present DIDO AND AENEAS as Part of Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its first ever presentation of Henry Purcell's iconic Baroque masterpiece, and England's first and most beloved opera Dido and Aeneas on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC as part of the EMV 2015 Summer Festival. ... (more...)
David Hertzberg Named Composer in Residence at Opera Philadelphia David Hertzberg Named Composer in Residence at Opera Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to announce that composer David Hertzberg, whose music 'demonstrates that a gifted young composer can be inspired by masters and still speak with a vibrantly personal style' (the New York Tim... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner
by Richard Sasanow - June 19, 2015

Pity the poor also-rans in operatic history: Leoncavallo's LA BOHEME and even Rossini's OTELLO are perhaps the most famous titles. Oh, yes: We mustn't forget Giovanni Paisiello's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA—not after hearing On Site Opera's production in New York last week, we can't. Downstairs, upstair... (more...)
Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3 San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark-a free live simulcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro-on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Baseball and opera fans alike will have a chance to experien... (more...)
Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016 Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Hei-Kyung Hong will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first performances of the title character in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met next season. Hong will sing Cio-Cio-San on February 19, 22, 27, March 2, and March 5.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, 10/29 The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

There will almost be as much couture candy to see in the audience as there will be on the runway as Dallas fashionistas gather at FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The Dallas Opera's fantastic 2015-2016 Season kick-off event! The C. Vincent Prothro Lobby in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera Ho... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)
Opera Colorado to Stage World Premiere of THE SCARLET LETTER Opera Colorado to Stage World Premiere of THE SCARLET LETTER
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

In May 2016, 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. ... (more...)
Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14 Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage... (more...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)



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The Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada FortressThe Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
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