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Michael Hersch's ON THE THRESHOLD OF WINTER to Premiere 6/25 at BAMMichael Hersch's ON THE THRESHOLD OF WINTER to Premiere 6/25 at BAM
April 24, 2014

Hailed as “a natural musical genius who continues to surpass himself” (Tim Page, Washington Post), Michael Hersch looks forward to another major career milestone when his first opera, On the Threshold... (more...)


Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and MoreOpera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world pr... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the MetBWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 21, 2014

By this time in the Met's season, audiences can be a little “been there, done that”--but not when it came to Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, singing the title role in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY for ... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
April 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today four additional performances due to popular demand for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's belove... (more...)


Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
April 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their ide... (more...)


Utah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase TonightUtah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase Tonight
April 15, 2014

Utah Opera will give local elementary school students a chance to take the spotlight to perform original operas in a professional theatre. The thirteenth annual Children's Opera Showcase will take pl... (more...)


The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19
April 14, 2014

Cincinnati Opera will present the world premiere of the opera Morning Star, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by William M. Hoffman, during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. The opera wi... (more...)


Opera Australia Presents RIGOLETTO, Now thru 5/10Opera Australia Presents RIGOLETTO, Now thru 5/10
April 12, 2014

An Australian premiere opens the season with a new production of Verdi's dark tale of seduction and intrigue, Rigoletto. There are some opera arias you just have to hear sung by the very best and inRi... (more...)


Anita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUXAnita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUXThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


Dallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE TodayDallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Today
April 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our presenting sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's third stadium simulcast—the sevent... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD TomorrowHouston Grand Opera to Present DAS RHEINGOLD Tomorrow
April 10, 2014

Tomorrow, April 11, Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold, launching the American debut of a visionary and groundbreaking treatment of Der Ring des Nibelungen by La Fura dels Baus. As the first s... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring SeasonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
April 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with ... (more...)


Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, Now thru 4/30Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, Now thru 4/30
April 05, 2014

Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, gi... (more...)


The Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME TodayThe Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME Today
April 05, 2014

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Italian star tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his Live in HDdebut as the ... (more...)


The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17
April 03, 2014

Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacque... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4
April 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes its 56th season with Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus April 26, 30 and May 2 and 4, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This will be a new production d... (more...)


Stephen Salters, Lori-Kaye Miller & More to Star in World Premiere of THE SUMMER KING at Merrill Auditorium, 5/8Stephen Salters, Lori-Kaye Miller & More to Star in World Premiere of THE SUMMER KING at Merrill Auditorium, 5/8
March 28, 2014

Portland Ovations, in collaboration with the USM School of Music and American Opera Projects, Brooklyn, NY, presents the world premiere of The Summer King, an Opera on the Life of Josh Gibson, at Merr... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening tonight, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Oper... (more...)


Jack Foley, a Royal Opera House Tour Guide, Signed as a Rising Tenor StarJack Foley, a Royal Opera House Tour Guide, Signed as a Rising Tenor Star
March 27, 2014

Jack Foley, a tour guide at the Royal Opera House, was collecting for Cancer Research UK earlier this month when he was overhead singing in the street by Jonathon Brosnan, a former manager of the Lond... (more...)


Opera Australia Presents RIGOLETTO, 4/12-5/10Opera Australia Presents RIGOLETTO, 4/12-5/10
March 26, 2014

An Australian premiere opens the season with a new production of Verdi's dark tale of seduction and intrigue, Rigoletto. There are some opera arias you just have to hear sung by the very best and inRi... (more...)


The Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME, 4/5The Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME, 4/5
March 26, 2014

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Italian star tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his Live in HDdebut as the ... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, 4/25-5/4Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, 4/25-5/4
March 24, 2014

Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni returns to Philadelphia in five performances at the Academy of Music, April 25-May 4, 2014, weaving the tale of the legendary ... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Announces the Finalists for the David W. Scott Memorial Vocal CompetitionCenter Stage Opera Announces the Finalists for the David W. Scott Memorial Vocal Competition
by Kaitlin Milligan - March 18, 2014

Our all-star panel of judges will have their work cut out for them, as 13 outstanding vocalists take the stage at the David W. Scott Memorial Vocal Competition Finals Concert onSaturday, Mar. 29, 7 pm... (more...)



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