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The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More! The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. ... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her ... (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...)
LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2016 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced today that Matthew Aucoin—the composer, conductor, pianist and writer recently hailed by The New York Times Magazine  as 'opera's great 25-year-old hope'—will join the company as its first e... (more...)
BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 13, 2016

One more BOHEME? Yet another TOSCA? How about BARBIERE redux? Sometimes the standard repertoire of opera companies seems too standard. That's why it was good to hear that the Met was mounting Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES for the first time in a century, as a showcase for one of its top divas, Dia... (more...)
New Opera Showcase Set for Trinity Wall Street, 1/18 New Opera Showcase Set for Trinity Wall Street, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Monday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Trinity Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. The Showcase offers artists, producer... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming fo... (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...)
Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21.... (more...)
Kitchen Opera Company to Present World Premiere of QUICKSAND, 1/28 Kitchen Opera Company to Present World Premiere of QUICKSAND, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Quicksand, an opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley. Quicksandfeatures a narrative entirely sung by Ashley, movement by legendary choreographer Steve Paxton, a light environmen... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11 Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, led by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place December 11 at 7... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (tonight, November 14 - 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4 Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ... (more...)
Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

San Francisco -- As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Hoffman and with a lib... (more...)
Amore Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Amore Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

This December, the Amore Opera returns with Giacomo Puccini's beloved holiday favorite La Bohème directed by Nathan Hull and conducted by Jason Tramm with set design by Richard Cerullo. ... (more...)
SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8 SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

Composer Gordon Getty's opera Usher House will receive its United States premiere as part of San Francisco Opera's double bill titled The Fall of the House of Usher in four performances, December 8 to 13, 2015. The Getty opera, a co-production with Welsh National Opera, will be paired with Robert Or... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages... (more...)
Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly a... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2015

San Francisco Opera announces cast updates for The Fall of the House of Usher double bill which receives its United States premiere December 8–13, 2015. Tenor Jason Bridges makes his Company debut as Edgar Allan Poe in Gordon Getty's Usher House; Bridges created the role in the 2014 world stage prem... (more...)
OperaUpClose to Present Four 2015 Flourish Opera Competition Finalists at Kings Place, Nov 22 OperaUpClose to Present Four 2015 Flourish Opera Competition Finalists at Kings Place, Nov 22
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

On November 22 at 7 PM at Kings Place (90 York Way, London N1 9AG), OperaUpClose presents a public performance of extracts from the four finalists of the Flourish Opera Competition 2015. Now in its fourth year, Flourish aims to raise awareness of the wealth of contemporary opera being written today,... (more...)
Jordan De Souza Named Conductor-in-Residence for Tapestry Opera's 2015-16 Season Jordan De Souza Named Conductor-in-Residence for Tapestry Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2015

Tapestry Opera has named Canadian musician Jordan de Souza as Conductor-in-Residence for its ambitious 2015-2016 season. De Souza joins Canada's foremost contemporary opera company in the same season that he accepts roles as Guest Conductor, Assistant Conductor, and Cover Conductor?with the?Canadian... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Complete Schedule for November 2015 Canadian Opera Company Releases Complete Schedule for November 2015
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with Verdi's enduring masterpiece, La Traviata. This sumptuous new COC production is set in the demi-mondeof glittering 1850s Paris, evoking the social realities, rhythms and debauchery of a rapidly changing society. ... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Premieres PYRAMUS AND THISBE Tonight Canadian Opera Company Premieres PYRAMUS AND THISBE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

Canadian Opera Company presents the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 is being presented as part of COC's 2015/2016 season.... (more...)
BWW Review: Despite Game Cast, PIRATES with MasterVoices Abandons Ship at New York City Center BWW Review: Despite Game Cast, PIRATES with MasterVoices Abandons Ship at New York City Center
by Richard Sasanow - October 19, 2015

Bravo to the Collegiate Chorale for taking things up a notch--changing its name to MasterVoices and taking on an ambitious season that opened with a semi-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at New York City Center, with a game cast including some top Broadway performers... (more...)



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