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2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced 2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize ... (more...)
Atlanta Opera Closes Season With Puccini's TURANDOT, 4/29-5/7 Atlanta Opera Closes Season With Puccini's TURANDOT, 4/29-5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

The Atlanta Opera closes the 2016-17 season with the romance and spectacle of Puccini's final masterpiece, Turandot, the first opera performed in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2007.... (more...)
Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

Hailed as one of the world's leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schadeperforms on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.
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Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2017

This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, will create a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics.... (more...)
BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - February 10, 2017

Anyone arriving at a performance of the Met's new RUSALKA, in Mary Zimmerman's production, thinking that there's going to be an evening of Disney-type fun from this distant cousin of THE LITTLE MERMAID, will be in for a big disappointment. But for those seeking beautiful music (including one of oper... (more...)
Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7 Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was ... (more...)
Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29 Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2017

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens the new season of THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met... (more...)
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...)
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...)
12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced! 12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted a... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016–2017 season with a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's mashup of slapstick comedy and charming romance—The Daughter of the Regiment, November 12–20, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The cast is led by superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee as t... (more...)
Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle joins fortepianist Kenneth Merrill in our season opener concert, distilling the public splendor of the opera house for the private intimacy of the recital.... (more...)
Paul Appleby Replaces Rolando Villazon in Metropolitan Opera's DON GIOVANNI Paul Appleby Replaces Rolando Villazon in Metropolitan Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season's September and October performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.... (more...)
Amarillo Symphony Launches Season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson, 9/16 Amarillo Symphony Launches Season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2016

The Amarillo Symphony, (www.amarillosymphony.org), the leader of orchestral music in the Texas Panhandle since 1924, kicks of the 2016-2017 season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson. ... (more...)