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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...)
Photo Flash Exclusive: Jason C. Tramm Conducts Amore Opera's LA BOHEME Photo Flash Exclusive: Jason C. Tramm Conducts Amore Opera's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2015

Jason Tramm, Artistic Director and principal conductor of the Morristown based MidAtlantic Opera leads the Amore Opera orchestra, chorus and featured soloists in Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème, arguably the world's most beloved opera. Directed by Nathan Hull, Amore Opera's fully staged production, with... (more...)
AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2015

In conjunction with Arizona Opera's new community-based artistic initiative, Arizona Bold, the company presents a short preview of a new operatic work in development, THE COPPER QUEEN on January 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Arizona Opera Center in Phoenix.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present CANDIDE Long Beach Opera to Present CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2015

On January 23 and 30, 2016, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents composer Leonard Bernstein's satiric romp Candide at the Center Theater in Long Beach, CA.  The eclectic score mixes everything from Viennese waltzes to soaring arias to Latin tangos.  Filled with unforgettable songs such as “Glitter and be... (more...)
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (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...)
Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO Set For PBS' Great Performances Series, 1/5 Lyric Opera's BEL CANTO Set For PBS' Great Performances Series, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to announce that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-premiere production of Bel Canto – The Opera to be part of the prestigiousGreat Performances series on PBS. The WNET team will be in Chicago to film performances January 5 and 8. Bel ... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal Conductor New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra.... (more...)
Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Verdi's NABUCCO Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Verdi's NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

Carlo Rizzi is ready to enter an exciting period of work in the New Year. The conductor's 2015/16 season continues in January with a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Matthew Ozawa's new production of Verdi's Nabucco. He heads to Milan the following month to begin rehearsals for Teatro alla S... (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...)
Opera Philadelphia's Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere, 4/1/16 Opera Philadelphia's Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere, 4/1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  The engagement marks the first time opera will be performed on the Apollo Theater stage, and the first time ... (more...)
Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere in April 2016 Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD to Receive New York Premiere in April 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  The engagement marks the first time opera will be performed on the Apollo Theater stage, and the first time ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31 The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Pe... (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...)



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