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NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17 NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will present its spring production The Gondoliers May 15-17 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place).... (more...)
Amore Opera to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Amore Opera to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

This May, the Amore Opera returns with Mozart & Da Ponte's DON GIOVANNI directed by Nathan Hull and conducted by Douglas Martin with set design by Richard Cerullo. This fully staged production featuring the Amore Opera Orchestra opens on May 8 and runs for 13 performances through May 24 at The Conn... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Ball 2015: Moonlight & Music San Francisco Opera Ball 2015: Moonlight & Music
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera Guild in collaboration with San Francisco Opera Association today announced plans for Opera Ball 2015: Moonlight & Music, a gala benefit on Friday, the 11th of September celebrating San Francisco Opera's 93rd season and opening-night performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Luisa Miller.... (more...)
Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9 Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts and Divaria Productions are pleased to announce a shortened, LIVE version of Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm. The evening will highlight Verdi's most famous opera with the most important numbers linked by compelling narrativ... (more...)
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera to Launch ART INVASIONS Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera to Launch ART INVASIONS
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

With the thundering applause of thousands of greater Sacramento children still reverberating in the Community Center Theater, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera (SacPhil & Opera) announced today “Art Invasion 2015” -- 7 weeks of musical pop-up performances by SacPhil & Opera instrumental and choral... (more...)
The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season has been announced. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden - six operas and six ballets - will be relayed live to more than 1,500 cinemas in 35 countrie... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7 Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's b... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will transport the audience to Seville, Spain in its new production of Carmen. Last performed by the company in 2008, Verismo Opera presents Georges Bizet's immortal opera on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 3... (more...)
Whitebox Art Center Presents Opera Director R.B. Schlather Whitebox Art Center Presents Opera Director R.B. Schlather
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2015

Whitebox Art Center is pleased to present the work of opera director R. B. Schlather in his second feature with WhiteboxLab>Sound Lounge.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015.... (more...)
Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinso... (more...)
New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3 New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2015

New Brew Performs Select Scenes From: The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the wri... (more...)
Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinso... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30 Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the... (more...)
American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10 American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Tulsa Opera is pleased to welcome Carlisle Floyd, one of the foremost American opera composers and librettists, to Tulsa for the upcoming Oklahoma premiere of his opera Of Mice & Men, based on John Steinbeck's iconic novel. While in Tulsa, Mr. Floyd will attend opening night of Tulsa Opera's product... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10 Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Me... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Missed Opportunities Abound in SEMELE from Canadian Opera at BAM BWW Reviews: Missed Opportunities Abound in SEMELE from Canadian Opera at BAM
by Richard Sasanow - March 20, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's production of Handel's SEMELE came to BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House complete with a marvelous 17-ton Ming Dynasty temple, transported from the town of Quhou, China. It was central to the production concept by Zhang Huan, a visual and performance artist who admits to ig... (more...)
Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision? Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26 Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

The shows must go on! Seattle Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with Richard Strauss' delightful opera-within-an-opera: Ariadne auf Naxos. A rich Seattleite is throwing a dinner party and asks his hired entertainment for the impossible: the capering troupe of comedians must combine their performanc... (more...)
Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29 Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Ra... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6 Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra throug... (more...)



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