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San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8 San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18 Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed settin... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16 Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire fami... (more...)
VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the ... (more...)
44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Set for 2/27 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Set for 2/27
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 23-25, 2015, 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Stud... (more...)
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

New Year's Eve will be celebrated in high style on ?medici.tv with a free webcast of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez in Emmerich Kálmán's operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (“The Gypsy Princess”), with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann. Filmed live on December... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning today, December 10, 2014.... (more...)
NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3 NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format—a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to debut new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabr... (more...)
The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015 The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10 Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

Houston, November 25, 2014—Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning December 10, 2014. Presented in conjunction with the Houston Arts Alliance... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11 The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Carut... (more...)
Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15 Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history! For the very first time, the 27th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition is accepting applicants from all fifty states and U.S. territories, aged 21 to ... (more...)
Lyric Unlimited Presents MEMORY AND RECKONING, 2/24-3/15 Lyric Unlimited Presents MEMORY AND RECKONING, 2/24-3/15
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, today announced Memory and Reckoning, a confluence of activities related to the Chicago premiere of Mieczysaw Weinberg's The Passenger, on stage at Lyric February 24 through March 15. This poignant and gripping 20th-century masterpiece portr... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19 Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's HGOco, the company's community collaboration and education initiative, announced plans to produce a multiyear Veterans Songbook project to honor United States servicemen and servicewomen. Houston's veteran community is on track to become the largest in the United States. This c... (more...)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH Tonight The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is offering two classical concerts in early November sure to be a hit with classical music audiences. The November 6th Barnett & Company Masterworks Series concert presents Schubert's 4th Symphony, Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, and Sibelius' Violin Concerto fea... (more...)
American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2014

(American Opera Projects) and Adelphi University present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. The concert performances will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30PM at the Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Cente... (more...)
OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activities and announcements in their communities. National Opera Week is coordinated by OPERA America, the... (more...)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6 The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is offering two classical concerts in early November sure to be a hit with classical music audiences. The November 6th Barnett & Company Masterworks Series concert presents Schubert's 4th Symphony, Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, and Sibelius' Violin Concerto fea... (more...)
The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015 The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) and Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) announce a new partnership to co-produce Giuseppe Verdi's masterful opera Rigoletto in 2015. Performances will take place in Brevard, at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College, on June 25 and June 27, 2015, and in Asheville,... (more...)



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