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Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
July 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Se... (more...)


Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13
July 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and ... (more...)


Tickets to Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season On Sale 8/13Tickets to Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season On Sale 8/13
July 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and ... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


Opera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue CommitteeOpera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue Committee
July 16, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people wh... (more...)


Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York CityMeredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
July 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall t... (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Perform at Michigan Lay Organization's Annual A.M.E. ConferenceErica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Perform at Michigan Lay Organization's Annual A.M.E. Conference
July 08, 2014

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


Center Stage Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Season - LA TRAVIATA, CARMEN & More!Center Stage Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Season - LA TRAVIATA, CARMEN & More!
July 02, 2014

From an opening performance in 2005, where the cast outnumbered the audience, to sold-out performances at the Madrid Theatre - the past decade has been an amazing ride for Center Stage Opera, and we'r... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, 7/10-13The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, 7/10-13
July 01, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger— the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared “a perfect masterpiece”— earned virtually universal acclaim e... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14
June 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and p... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central ParkBWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central Park
by Richard Sasanow - June 27, 2014

I'd call it “love at first sight” (or, more properly, “first hearing”), but this wasn't the first time I'd heard mezzo Jamie Barton. And I certainly hope it won't be the last. Her performances at open... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
June 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production ofHenry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two dispar... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Dallas Opera and San Diego Opera Announce Co-ProductionDallas Opera and San Diego Opera Announce Co-Production
June 21, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' SeriesPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
June 17, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD's 'Summer Encores' series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 ... (more...)


Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 SeasonMinnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season
June 16, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kauf... (more...)


Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 SeasonMinnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
June 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kauf... (more...)


Photo Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National OperaPhoto Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National Opera
June 06, 2014

One of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2014, Terry Gilliam's production of Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera opened at the London Coliseum last night. (more...)


LA Opera to Open 2014-15 season with LA TRAVIATA, Opening 9/13LA Opera to Open 2014-15 season with LA TRAVIATA, Opening 9/13
June 04, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage to open LA Opera's 2014/15 season, singing the role of Giorgio Germont in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which also w... (more...)


Plácido Domingo Returns to LA Opera in LA TRAVIATA, 9/13Plácido Domingo Returns to LA Opera in LA TRAVIATA, 9/13
June 04, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingowill return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage to open LA Opera's 2014/15 season, singing the role of Giorgio Germont in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which also wi... (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's SeasonDAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-f... (more...)


International Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic DirectorInternational Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic Director
May 28, 2014

Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar was named Artistic Director of Opera Naples today. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is DamnedBWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is Damned
by Richard Sasanow - May 27, 2014

Even with its visions of damnation and redemption, Gounod's FAUST, with libretto by Barbier and Carre, is pretty tame stuff. In the wrong hands, it can be dull as well. Well, you can't accuse the Dut... (more...)


Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, TonightPlacido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
May 17, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the titl... (more...)



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