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Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90. (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!
December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company presents its winter listings, including Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21
December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22
December 16, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconi... (more...)


NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18
December 16, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new productio... (more...)


Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
December 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the... (more...)


Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOORLuca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be makin... (more...)


COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015
December 15, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconi... (more...)


COC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNICOC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
December 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time T... (more...)


The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18
December 09, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Hold Signing at Met Opera Shop, 12/18Renee Fleming to Hold Signing at Met Opera Shop, 12/18
December 09, 2014

Star soprano Renée Fleming will sign copies of her new CD, Christmas in New York, among other items in her collection, on Thursday, December 18th at 2pm at the Met Opera Shop. (more...)


2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees
December 09, 2014

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year's honorees—Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanosky, Samuel Ram... (more...)


Stephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This ThursdayStephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This Thursday
December 08, 2014

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera this Thursday (Dec 11) to make his house role debut as Alfredo in La traviata, when he gives the first of five perf... (more...)


Quinn Kelsey Set for Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATAQuinn Kelsey Set for Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATA
December 08, 2014

American baritone Quinn Kelsey will sing the role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata on December 22, 27 matinee, 30, January 7 and 10, replacing Ludovic Tézier, who is continuing to recover fro... (more...)


Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky Opens TodayDonizetti's ANNA BOLENA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky Opens Today
December 06, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy ?Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Kevin Newbury. It opens on Saturday, D... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEMEBWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEME
by Richard Sasanow - December 05, 2014

Puccini's LA BOHEME has that magical ability to change its shape depending on the cast. When Pavarotti sang, it became his opera, with a Mimi hard pressed to take the spotlight, even in her death scen... (more...)


AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS to Return to Opera Lancaster, 12/5AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS to Return to Opera Lancaster, 12/5
December 02, 2014

LANCASTER, PA – November 5, 2014. For years, Opera Lancaster has performed it in schools and downtown Lancaster, now the organization is taking the show on the road when they present the holiday clas... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the MetBWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 02, 2014

Bartlett Sher's production of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA is one of the best of the Gelb years at the Met, with its sliding-doors set by Michael Yeargan and luscious costumes by Catherine Zuber.... (more...)


Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
December 01, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera. (more...)


Quinn Kelsey to Sing 'Giorgio Germont' in First Three Performances of the Met's LA TRAVIATAQuinn Kelsey to Sing 'Giorgio Germont' in First Three Performances of the Met's LA TRAVIATA
November 26, 2014

American baritone Quinn Kelsey will sing the role of Giorgio Germont in the first three performances of La Traviata on December 11, 16, and 19, replacing Ludovic Tézier who is ill. Tézier is expected ... (more...)


Ailyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next YearAilyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next Year
November 25, 2014

On February 6, Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her house debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera in a star-studded production of Bizet's Carmen. This marks a major mil... (more...)


The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2015 Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH & More!
November 25, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival announces further information about its 2015 season, which celebrates the Cooperstown-based company's 40th anniversary. In addition to four mainstage productions, the summer ... (more...)


Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEMEBryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME
November 19, 2014

Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Rodolfo in the next three Met performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is recovering from an illness. (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake CharlesErica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
November 17, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for the people of La... (more...)



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