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Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (more...)
Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13 Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Gershwin's opera PORGY AND BESS returns to La Scala November 13-23, 2016 in a semi-scenic version with a conductor that will probably surprise many people: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The interest of the Austrian maestro for this title dates back to an encounter that an uncle of his, a member of the Board... (more...)
New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold.... (more...)
Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street Utah Opera Presents One-Woman Opera BON APPETIT! and 10-Course Chef Dinner at Pop-Up Event on Park City's Main Street
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

In celebration of Valentine's Day, on Sunday, February 14 Utah Opera will present Bon Appétit!, a charming, one-act opera composed by Lee Hoiby and inspired by American chef Julia Child at 6:30 pm at OP Rockwell on Main Street, Park City.... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More! LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical... (more...)
Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that baritone Jarrett Ott, recently praised by Opera News as a “rising star” with “a voice that is polished and immaculately produced,” will replace Nathan Gunn as protagonist W.P. Inman for all five performances of Cold ... (more...)
Pop-Up Opera Returns for 2016 with Bellini's CAPULETI E MONTECCHI Pop-Up Opera Returns for 2016 with Bellini's CAPULETI E MONTECCHI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Pop-Up Opera are back for 2016. Now well-established on the touring opera circuit, the company skilfully adapt their operas to each individual venue, making every performance unique, while always maintaining the highest standards.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness.... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her ... (more...)
Center Stage Opera to Present THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/20 Center Stage Opera to Present THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2016

Center Stage Opera brings a bevy of Broadway's greatest hits to The Performing Arts Center at Reseda High, Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm, and Feb. 21 at 3 pm. The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Ghost, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys & Dolls, Kiss Me ... (more...)
Opera Australia's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Returning to Sydney Opera House Opera Australia's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Returning to Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016

Opera Australia's hilarious production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville is returning to the Sydney Opera House this summer. With original direction by the esteemed Elijah Moshinsky, this production will be revived by Hugh Halliday and star the energetic Paolo Bordogna in the role of Figaro.... (more...)
The Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This Fall The Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2016

Milwaukee, WI -- The Florentine continues to craft its seasons with a blend of imaginatively staged classic operas and important new American works. The nation's sixth oldest opera company will launch the 83rd Season with the world premiere of SISTER CARRIE, a new work by the two-time Grammy Award-w... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming fo... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21.... (more...)
Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4 Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled “Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz.” Sessums will discuss Crocetto's ear... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22 Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and th... (more...)
THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic ... (more...)
Met Opera Announces IL TROVATORE Cast Update Met Opera Announces IL TROVATORE Cast Update
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore-February 3, 6, 9, and 13 matinee-due to his ongoing treatment for a brain tumor.... (more...)
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Receives Major Gifts Totaling $2 Million from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott Dallas Opera Receives Major Gifts Totaling $2 Million from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

The Dallas Opera is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, totaling $2 million, from The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mrs. Eugene (Margaret) McDermott, who have requested that the position of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO be known henceforth as the “Kern Wildenthal General Di... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere San Francisco Opera to Present DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced additional details for the Company's world premiere commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng, opening at the War Memorial Opera House on September 10, 2016.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016 Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

JANUARY 2016 OPERA Siegfried By Richard Wagner *COC PRODUCTION* Wagner's epic drama Siegfried returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter in an acclaimed COC production from Canadian director François Girard. In the third instalment of the Ring Cycle... (more...)
St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16 St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin... (more...)
Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2015

American tenor Brenton Ryan will make his Met debut as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail this spring. Ryan will sing all five performances of the opera, which opens on April 22 and continues on April 27, 30, May 3, and May 7 matinee.... (more...)



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