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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...)
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...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Announces August 2016 Season: 'Violetta & Her Sisters' dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Announces August 2016 Season: 'Violetta & Her Sisters'
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, featuring excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring th... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess.... (more...)
Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the T... (more...)
Soprano Emily Pogorelc to Step in as Chan Parker in Opera Philadelphia's YARDBIRD Soprano Emily Pogorelc to Step in as Chan Parker in Opera Philadelphia's YARDBIRD
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as Chan Parker for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater. Ms. Sterrenberg, who made her professional debut in t... (more...)
Soprano Emily Pogorelc Steps in as 'Chan Parker' in New York Debut of YARDBIRD Soprano Emily Pogorelc Steps in as 'Chan Parker' in New York Debut of YARDBIRD
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as 'Chan Parker' for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo... (more...)
Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Opens Applications for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Har... (more...)
Sarasota Opera to Close Verdi Cycle with VERDI FESTIVAL WEEK, 3/15 Sarasota Opera to Close Verdi Cycle with VERDI FESTIVAL WEEK, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2016

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera's 2016 Winter Opera Festival season, a landmark in the company's 57 year history, will mark the final year of the Verdi Cycle, a 28-season initiative to perform the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. The season will culminate in a Verdi Festival Week March 15 – 20 which ... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29 The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 –Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. ... (more...)
Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that baritone Jarrett Ott, recently praised by Opera News as a “rising star” with “a voice that is polished and immaculately produced,” will replace Nathan Gunn as protagonist W.P. Inman for all five performances of Cold ... (more...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2016

Toronto –   The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes seven outstanding new artists for the 2016/2017 season: sopranos Danika Lorènand Samantha Pickett, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo, Lauren Eberwein and Megan Quick, bariton... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Houston, January 13, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of The Root of the Wind Is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa, on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center and on May 15 at 7 p.m. at... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with the company premiere of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's LOST IN THE STARS, February 12-20 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.... (more...)
President/CEO Marc A. Scorca to See OPERA America Through 2026 President/CEO Marc A. Scorca to See OPERA America Through 2026
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2016

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization and leading champion for opera, is pleased to announce that the contract of its president/CEO, Marc A. Scorca, has been extended through 2026. Scorca has led OPERA America since 1990 and celebrated his 25th anniversary at the helm of the org... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Present East Coast Premiere of COLD MOUNTAIN, 2/5 Opera Philadelphia to Present East Coast Premiere of COLD MOUNTAIN, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2016

It is almost Mountain time in Philadelphia! Cold Mountain, the first opera by Philadelphia-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, makes its East Coast Premiere with five performances at the Academy of Music, February 5-14, 2016.... (more...)
Audrey Babcock and Christopher Burchett to Perform in Concert Reading of LA REINA, 1/17 Audrey Babcock and Christopher Burchett to Perform in Concert Reading of LA REINA, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Prototype Festival are thrilled to present mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock and baritone Christopher Burchett in a special concert reading of La Reina, an electro-acoustic opera from composer Jorge Sosa and librettist Laura Sosa Pedroza on Sunday, J... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2015

New York City Premiere, Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Exploring the ultimate struggle of humanity—stuck between nature's indifference and society's barely r... (more...)
Opera Paralléle Co-Commisions World Premiere of Georgia O'Keefe Opera TODAY IT RAINS Opera Paralléle Co-Commisions World Premiere of Georgia O'Keefe Opera TODAY IT RAINS
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2015 – San Francisco's Opera Parallèle (OP) has announced its first main stage opera commission, the creation of a new opera by American composer Laura Kaminsky inspired by the life of Georgia O'Keeffe at the time she left New York to embark on her iconic and influent... (more...)
St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16 St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12 San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.... (more...)



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