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Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13 Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Calgary Opera Does The Mannequin Challenge STAGE TUBE: Calgary Opera Does The Mannequin Challenge
by Stage Tube - December 05, 2016

Watch Calgary Opera and the cast and crew of Christmas at the Opera – Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle), recorded at Mamdani Opera Centre during rehearsal. #MannequinChallenge.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA, 12/2 Florida Grand Opera Presents SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), the Josephine S. Leiser Center and Steinway and Sons Piano Gallery Miami are pleased to present the first installment of “Songfest South Florida” in Miami on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30pm. This free concert features young artists Melissa Fajardo, Calvin Griffin and Be... (more...)
Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2016

In the annals of the Wagner family, the name Houston Stewart Chamberlain is but a footnote. Yet, argues Avner Dorman's new opera Wahnfried, he was in some ways the link between Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain was a failing English scientist who became obsessed with Wagner's music, after... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents CARMEN, 11/12 Florida Grand Opera Presents CARMEN, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2016

From November 12 through November 19, 2016, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) will proudly present Georges Bizet's operatic masterpiece Carmen at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.... (more...)
BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - November 09, 2016

If “satire is what closes on Saturday night” (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) ... (more...)
The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19 The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, ... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LA Opera's AKHNATEN by Philip Glass
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting information for LA Opera's new production of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. A co-production with English National Opera, Akhnaten is conducted by Artist in Residence Matthew Aucoin and staged by British director Phelim McDermott.  Check out a s... (more...)
Wexford Festival Opera Celebrates 2016 and Teases 2017 Season Wexford Festival Opera Celebrates 2016 and Teases 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

The curtain fell on the 65th Wexford Festival Opera this evening as more than 850 people including audience, cast, crew and volunteers all joined hands and sang 'Auld Lang Syne' in harmony bringing the world-renowned international festival to a theatrical close.    ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)
OPERA America Launches Innovation Grants OPERA America Launches Innovation Grants
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is thrilled and deeply honored to launch Innovation Grants, a new program generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians announce the signing of a comprehensive three-year agreement for the company's Orchestra. The Opera secures extended time with the orchestra to collaborate and produce music, which is critical as the company recently expanded back to four pro... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new production of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved, enchanting opera about the triumph of good over evil.  ... (more...)




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BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow