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BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 26, 2015

Is there another staple of major opera houses that's as big a mess as LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN by Jacques Offenbach? If there is, I can't think of it--but it doesn't keep it from being wildly enjoyable in the right hands. The Met's current production is entertaining, in spite of itself.... (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...)
Opera Atelier to Present ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 4/9 Opera Atelier to Present ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

Opera Atelier's 2014-2015 season continues with the Berlioz version of Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice, a timeless love story based on the Greek myth. Opera Atelier most recently produced Gluck's opera in 2007, but this will mark the company's first exploration of Berlioz's 1859 version, in which th... (more...)
Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, JANUARY 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY(Act IV). Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo will perform the leading role of Giuseppe Hagenbach on January 30 (opening night), February 1 and 4, 201... (more...)
February at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and More February at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and More
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Below is information for Canadian Opera Company events in February 2015. This information includes details on the COC's winter productions of Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and tours of the Four Seasons Centre.... (more...)
Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV).... (more...)
IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

Beginning January 26, the Met will present a double-bill of two rarely performed one-act operas: Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess and Piotr Beczala as Count Vaudémont, a knight who loves her; and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle... (more...)
Russian Opera Singer Elena Obraztsova Dies at Age 75 Russian Opera Singer Elena Obraztsova Dies at Age 75
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

Russian Opera singer Elena Obraztsova died Monday at the age of 75, following a long illness.... (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...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company produ... (more...)
International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26 International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Tenth Public Simulcast, LA BOHÈME, 3/21 Dallas Opera Announces Tenth Public Simulcast, LA BOHÈME, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast—and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010—scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AT&T... (more...)
Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 a... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming, Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster and More in AMERICAN VOICES, Airing Tonight on PBS STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming, Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster and More in AMERICAN VOICES, Airing Tonight on PBS
by Stage Tube - January 09, 2015

World-renowned American opera singer Renée Fleming convenes a festival of special guests to celebrate the diverse range of America's vocal artistry. Young artists receive mentoring from respected singers including Ben Folds, Dianne Reeves, Sutton Foster, Eric Owens, Kim Burrell and Alison Krauss. Al... (more...)
Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's ... (more...)
Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26 Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt p... (more...)
SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced! SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7 The Dallas Opera Presents LA WALLY (Act IV) and the World Premiere of EVEREST, 1/30-2/7
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 07, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST—the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick)—prece... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30 The Dallas Opera to Present LA WALLY (ACT IV) and EVEREST Double Bill, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2015

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the third production in its 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season, an unusual double bill: the eagerly anticipated world premiere of EVEREST -- the first opera by renowned British composer Joby Talbot with a superb libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick) --... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well
by Richard Sasanow - January 02, 2015

For New York opera-goers, what was the event of the year? Undoubtedly, John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, not only for the kerfuffle caused by the [unfounded] claims of anti-Semitism but for the opera's exciting debut at the Met. (The Met's contentious labor negotiations nearly edged it out, tho... (more...)
Center Stage Opera Rings in the New Year with AMICA, 1/11; Kristin Towers Rowles to Shine as Guest Star Center Stage Opera Rings in the New Year with AMICA, 1/11; Kristin Towers Rowles to Shine as Guest Star
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2014

Sunday, January 11th at 5pm (note earlier time) Jasmine Thai Cuisine 19707 Rinaldi, Porter Ranch (Porter Ranch Town Center) CSO rings in a new year of Amici della Musica dinner-and-song evenings at Jasmine Thai Cuisine, an elegant new venue serving truly gourmet Thai delicacies.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsal Footage for THE MERRY WIDOW Starring Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More! STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsal Footage for THE MERRY WIDOW Starring Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More!
by Stage Tube - December 30, 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 Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production... (more...)



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BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the MetBWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met
by Richard Sasanow