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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...)
The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6 The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

DALLAS, OCTOBER 16, 2015 – Expect edge-of-your-seat excitement and experience Grand Opera at its finest as The Dallas Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA, opening on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  ... (more...)
Soprano Sarah Fox Records Mozart's 'Il Re Pastore' Soprano Sarah Fox Records Mozart's 'Il Re Pastore'
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Leading English soprano Sarah Fox has been winning high praise for a string of recordings of late. Her last two classical CDs (a Vaughan Williams symphony CD for Sir Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra on the Halle's own label and, more Vaughan Williams, 'Dona nobis pacem' for Andrew Litton and the C... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2015

Based on La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, the opera will receive its world premiere in the spring of 2017 at Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.... (more...)
Keeril Makan & Jay Scheib's Adaptation of PERSONA to Premiere at National Sawdust Keeril Makan & Jay Scheib's Adaptation of PERSONA to Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust, and adapted by Scheib from Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name, Person... (more...)
National Sawdust to Premiere Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib's PERSONA, 10/23 National Sawdust to Premiere Keeril Makan and Jay Scheib's PERSONA, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust, and adapted by Scheib from Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name, Person... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, ... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14 Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (October 5, 2015) – After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (November 14 – 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical hand-drawn animation,... (more...)
BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA
by Richard Sasanow - October 12, 2015

The Met came late to the trio of Donizetti operas about British queens, when it finally mounted ANNA BOLENA mounted for Anna Netrebko in 2011. This was long after Beverly Sills made her deal with the devil, trading her voice for the cover of Time Magazine, by singing Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Opens New Season with LA TRAVIATA Tonight Canadian Opera Company Opens New Season with LA TRAVIATA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.  This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts tonight, October 8, and Octoer... (more...)
LA Opera's Off Grand Series Presents SONG FROM THE UPROAR Tonight LA Opera's Off Grand Series Presents SONG FROM THE UPROAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include the west coast premiere of Song from the Uproar, a new multimedia opera by Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mazzoli. This compelling new work is presented under LA Opera's Off Grand banner, which complements the company's mainstage programming through a w... (more...)
Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2015

NYCO Renaissance, under the leadership of Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso, was joined by the official committee of unsecured creditors for the New York City Opera case. They filed as a '“a monumental step forward” and “in the best interests of the debtor's estate and creditors.”  A plan will... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14. ... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème. Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Board Chairman Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. announced today that Opera Philadelphia's Board of Directors has extended David B. Devan's contract as the company's General Director and President, and Corrado Rovaris's contract as the Jack Mulroney Music Director, through the end of the 2019-2020 Season.... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)



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