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Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.... (more...)
LA Opera to Premiere ANATOMY THEATER LA Opera to Premiere ANATOMY THEATER
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will conclude with the world premiere of Anatomy Theater, opening on June 16. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer David Lang, who co-wrote the libretto with Mark Dion, the new work is presented at REDCAT (631 West 2nd Street, Los ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of David Lang and Mark Dion's ANATOMY THEATER at LA Opera Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of David Lang and Mark Dion's ANATOMY THEATER at LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will conclude with the world premiere of Anatomy Theater, opening on June 16. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer David Lang, who co-wrote the libretto with Mark Dion, the new work is presented at REDCAT (631 West 2nd Street, Los ... (more...)
Amore Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with RIGOLETTO Amore Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Amore Opera closes the 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be presented in full production with full orchestra conducted by Douglas Martin, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic Director Nathan Hull. ... (more...)
'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters 'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide.... (more...)
Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT in Brooklyn, 5/14 Regina Opera to Present MANON LESCAUT in Brooklyn, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2016

Event:          Regina Opera presents “Manon Lescaut” with Orchestra                                                  Date & Time:   Sat.  May 14 and 21;   Sun. May 15 and 22, 2016 - 3 PM Place:          Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn,  5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (be... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie... (more...)
Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1 Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Award-winning opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer will join ENO as Artistic Director from 1 August 2016.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Google Cultural Institute Features the Sydney Opera House Experience STAGE TUBE: Google Cultural Institute Features the Sydney Opera House Experience
by Stage Tube - April 29, 2016

The Google Cultural Institute has launched a series of online experiences with some of the most unique wonders of the world.  This week, they feature the Sydney Opera House Experience.  Check out the video below!... (more...)
Rhymes With Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with Screening of ADAM'S RUN Rhymes With Opera to Close 2015-16 Season with Screening of ADAM'S RUN
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

RHYMES WITH OPERA concludes its 2015-16 season with the world premiere screening of composer Ruby Fulton and librettist Baynard Woods' new full-length video opera Adam's Run. The opera is a dark comedy which takes place in a dystopic future world, where climate change has made the weather entirely c... (more...)
Opera at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners Opera at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

On Sunday, April 24th Opera at Florham (OAF) held its 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition. This year, OAF experienced a record breaking number of applicants which yielded more finalists than ever before. The finalists competed on Sunday at Lenfell Hall in the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson... (more...)
Arizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph Specter Arizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph Specter
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter.  ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand Rapids STAGE TUBE: Watch Romantic Highlights from ROMEO AND JULIET at Opera Grand Rapids
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2016

ROMEO AND JULIETYou know the romantic story of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but have you seen the beautiful operatic adaption by French composer Charles Gounod? Presenting swoon-worth duets, elaborate staging, and an all-star cast, Opera Grand Rapids' production of ROMEO AND JULIET Apri... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Tonight's OTELLO Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Tonight's OTELLO
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

Francesco Anile will sing the title role in this evening's performance of Verdi's Otello, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.... (more...)
Nashville Opera to Open Opera @ Series in May Nashville Opera to Open Opera @ Series in May
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures are in the forecast when Nashville Opera kicks off its popular Opera @ Series with Opera @ Smith & Lentz. This year's event will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 5 PM - 7 PM on the back patio of Smith & Lentz Brewing Company, East Nashville's newest micro brewery... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2 Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, 2016, four of Canada's pre-eminent singers will join the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jonathan Darlington, in “BraVO! A Vancouver Opera Concert” – a celebratory concert of opera excerpts honouring VO's General Director James W. Wright, ... (more...)
The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN with the Mannes Orchestra.... (more...)
Tickets to Berkshire Opera Festival's 2016 Summer Season Now on Sale Tickets to Berkshire Opera Festival's 2016 Summer Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

Berkshire Opera Festival's co-founders, Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman, have announced that tickets are on sale now for song recitals that will fill out the festival's 2016 summer season.  Two programs will be presented, and general admission tickets for each are priced at $30.  They can be ordered t... (more...)
Opera in the Heights to Host BRAVISSIMO! 2016 - AN EMERALD EVENING Fundraiser Opera in the Heights to Host BRAVISSIMO! 2016 - AN EMERALD EVENING Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces “Bravissimo! 2016 – An Emerald Evening,” the nonprofit organization's major fundraiser of the year, to be held on May 21 at La Colombe d'Or.... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will in... (more...)
Long Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYC Long Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Having earned accolades for his work at Long Beach Opera (LBO) and Chicago Opera Theater (COT), Andreas Mitisek has been chosen to direct New York City Opera's (NYCO) production of Hopper's Wife. The opera is by composer Stewart Wallace with a libretto by Michael Korie. The new staging will mark the... (more...)
Minnesota Opera's THE SHINING Sells Out Minnesota Opera's THE SHINING Sells Out
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Minnesota Opera is excited to announce that reserved seating of its new opera, The Shining, is entirely sold out. With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises on Minnesota Opera's final show of the season, all 7,056 seats across The Shining's four performances are sold out and only stan... (more...)
Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver audiences are eagerly anticipating VO's full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical Evita. Less than two weeks remain until opening night and ticket sales are outpacing any show in the company's history! As of this week, the best selection of... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE RAKE'S PROGRESS at Pittsburgh Opera Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE RAKE'S PROGRESS at Pittsburgh Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of the David Hockney production of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS.  The production runs April 30 and May 3, 6 & 8, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below!... (more...)



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