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George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week! George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced two key artistic personnel for the Company's world premiere commission, Dream of the Red Chamber by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (Madame Mao, The Silver River). Premiering Fall 2016 at the War Memorial Opera House, Dream of the Red Chamber will ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.... (more...)
Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21 Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, a new installation opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo, will be performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Saturday, March 21. The Met Museum Presents performances offer a special preview of this wo... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18 Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24 Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Kennedy ... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18 Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral s... (more...)
AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) is proud to announce it is the recipient of an OPERA America Female Commissioning Grant in support of a new double bill chamber opera by composer Wang Jie currently titled To Kill That Bird.... (more...)
Victorian Opera to Premiere FLYING DUTCHMAN 3-D Event on V-Day, 2/14 Victorian Opera to Premiere FLYING DUTCHMAN 3-D Event on V-Day, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

Fetch your 3D glasses, Victorian Opera's ground-breaking 3D production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman opens on Valentine's Day. Take a glimpse here!... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Begin INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS, 11/28 Dallas Opera to Begin INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the launch of a unique, new residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors. Female conductors age... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1 Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera gears up for its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conduct... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Releases Schedule of Summer 2015 Performances & Artists Merola Opera Program Releases Schedule of Summer 2015 Performances & Artists
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2015 – Twenty-three singers, five apprentice coaches, and one apprentice stage director, representing seven countries, will participate in the 58th season of the Merola Opera Program from June 8 to August 22, San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced t... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

Houston, TX - February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

The Atlanta Opera will take audiences on a journey of adventure, romance and an exploration of the human condition in its 2015-16 season. This season features five productions including one of the most popular operas of all time and a contemporary American opera never before seen in the Southeast.... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow! Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leadi... (more...)
Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25 Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership w... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87 STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - February 02, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbar... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of W... (more...)
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...)
Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET Stephen Costello to Make Austin Opera Debut This Weekend in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

Stephen Costello scored a knockout in the title role of Romeo et Juliette at San Diego Opera five years ago. Now the Tucker Award-winner makes his Austin Opera house debut starting this Saturday with a reprise of his “electrifying” portrayal (San Diego News Network) in the same Doug Scholz-Carlson p... (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...)
The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has completed its fundraising campaign by raising an unprecedented $172.9 million, topping its goal of $165 million by December 31, 2014. Inspiring Performance—The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera was the company's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, and the most suc... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Mariinsky's THE ENCHANTED WANDERER at BAM BWW Reviews: The Mariinsky's THE ENCHANTED WANDERER at BAM
by Stephen Raskauskas - January 20, 2015

Thirteen years after its concert premiere with the New York Philharmonic, New Yorkers finally saw a fully staged production of Rodion Shchedrin's opera THE ENCHANTED WANDERER. The Mariisnky Theatre began its two-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a one-night only performance of thi... (more...)
Amore Opera to Present THAT'S AMORE Gala & Dinner, 2/14 Amore Opera to Present THAT'S AMORE Gala & Dinner, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

NEW YORK, January 11, 2015 — Amore Opera is thrilled to present “That's Amore!” a Valentine's Day Gala Concert and Dinner. This will be an amorous evening of opera and operetta's most romantic melodies sung by Amore's star opera singers accompanied by a full orchestra and chorus under the baton of ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - January 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional battle royal between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic... (more...)



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