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Boston Lyric Opera to Stage IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Stage IN THE PENAL COLONY in The Cyclorama, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera today announced the location for its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass' In The Penal Colony.  The one-act, two-character chamber opera based on a 1914 Franz Kafka short story will be staged in The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts from November 11-15, 2015.  Tickets... (more...)
Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Barbara Frittoli will sing the role of Mimì in the first six performances of Puccini's La Bohème at the Met this season: November 23, 27, 30, December 5 matinee, 9, and 12.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desde... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events Dallas Opera to Launch New Season with Host of Opening Night Events
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 27, 2015 – It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Operapresents FIRST NIGHT—the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season. ... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30 GREAT SCOTT, Wolfgang Puck and More Set for The Dallas Opera's FIRST NIGHT Lineup, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

It's the biggest night of the year as The Dallas Opera presents FIRST NIGHT -- the extraordinary kick-off of the 2015-2016 “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” Season.... (more...)
Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event Opera in the Heights Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Arts Appreciation Event
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) will be the star at Silver Street's “Second Saturday” on Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., hosted by Michael Raak of Flashback Films Inc., to kick off Oh!'s 20th anniversary season.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vital... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
Tickets to Zhang Houding with Peking Opera at Koch Theater Now on Sale Tickets to Zhang Houding with Peking Opera at Koch Theater Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2015

For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People's Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China's most popular per... (more...)
Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania to Present OBEAH OPERA, 8/4 Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania to Present OBEAH OPERA, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

TORONTO (July 7, 2015) - Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania in association with Nightwood Theatreand b current proudly present the world premiere of Obeah Opera, a groundbreaking a cappella musical odyssey conceived, written and composed by Culchahworks Co-Artistic Director Nicole Brooks tha... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and pe... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program  Washington National Opera Announces Roster of Young Artists for Domingo-Cafritz Program 
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned teaching artists engaged for the 14th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increa... (more...)
EMV to Present DIDO AND AENEAS as Part of Summer Festival EMV to Present DIDO AND AENEAS as Part of Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its first ever presentation of Henry Purcell's iconic Baroque masterpiece, and England's first and most beloved opera Dido and Aeneas on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC as part of the EMV 2015 Summer Festival. ... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3 San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark-a free live simulcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro-on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Baseball and opera fans alike will have a chance to experien... (more...)
Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016 Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Hei-Kyung Hong will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first performances of the title character in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met next season. Hong will sing Cio-Cio-San on February 19, 22, 27, March 2, and March 5.... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Opera Lafayette Proves That It Takes a VILLAGE(OISE) to Charm New York BWW Reviews: Opera Lafayette Proves That It Takes a VILLAGE(OISE) to Charm New York
by Richard Sasanow - June 11, 2015

It didn't have a ten-ton set, a fake diva flying from a parapet, or a star-studded cast, but Opera Lafayette's L'EPREUVE VILLAGEOISE (THE VILLAGE TRIAL) had one thing noticeably absent from the opera stage in New York this season: charm aplenty, charm galore.... (more...)
'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2 'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall on Thursday 2 July. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: RINALDO - The Opera That a True Nerd Can Handel BWW Reviews: RINALDO - The Opera That a True Nerd Can Handel
by Amanda Finn - June 08, 2015

A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away…a man named George Fredric Handel crafted an opera entitled Rinaldo. A few hundred years later, an opera company that prides itself in bringing a fresh perspective to the art form added their own charms to the libretto. Under the guise of the Star Wars... (more...)
Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

Starting Sunday, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - praised as 'singing beautifully' by Huffington Post for her recent star turn in the Metropolitan Opera's Merry Widow - returns to San Francisco Opera to reprise her signature role of Dido in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens (June 7-July 1)... (more...)
Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

 The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the inaugural session of the Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera:... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fa... (more...)



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