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Florentine Opera Company Names 2015-16 Lineup of Studio Artists Florentine Opera Company Names 2015-16 Lineup of Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

The results of the company's largest Young Artist Audition for the 2015-2016 residency program are in – The Florentine Opera Company announces the 2015-2016 lineup of Florentine Opera Studio Artists along with the next season of the @ The Center Series.... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7 Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's b... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015.... (more...)
Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinso... (more...)
Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinso... (more...)
The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season Closes with EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING, 4/29-5/3 The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season Closes with EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING, 4/29-5/3
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season closes with a Spring production of Davies' and Benson's delightful operetta, EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING. The musical, based on Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, plays at the St. Lawrence Centre on April 29, May 1, 2, 3 (mat), 2015, directed by... (more...)
VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert to Close Out Season with LOUISE, 3/29 VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert to Close Out Season with LOUISE, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Toronto, 09 March 2015…VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert completes the 2014-2015 season with LOUISE, Charpentier's masterpiece that explores the modern age at the very dawn of the 20th Century. Following LA VIDA BREVE and STREET SCENE, LOUISE completes the company's survey of operas written from 1900 on... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 28, 2015

Once upon a time, the Met used to be able to pull off an operetta, like the Rudolf Bing-era FLEDERMAUS, with its Garson Kanin libretto and lyrics by Broadway's Howard Dietz. But for the second year in a row--after last season's dire FLEDERMAUS from writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sam... (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...)
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...)
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...)
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

New Year's Eve will be celebrated in high style on ?medici.tv with a free webcast of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez in Emmerich Kálmán's operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (“The Gypsy Princess”), with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann. Filmed live on December... (more...)
NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO Tonight NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and ch... (more...)
NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18 NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and ch... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31 Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 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...)
The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO, 12/27-1/4 The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO, 12/27-1/4
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014

The Toronto Operetta Theatre's 30th Season continues with a holiday production of Gilbert and Sullivan's most beloved masterpiece, THE MIKADO. The performances will be at theSt. Lawrence Centre on December 27, 28 (mat), 31 (New Year's Eve Gala), 2014 and January 2, 3, 4, (mat),2015. Evening performa... (more...)
LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11 LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2014

La Traviata will return to the Met stage December 11 with two rotating casts of stars, all of whom are singing their first company performances of the principal roles. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, who made a notable debut as Donna Anna in the 2011 new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, brings he... (more...)
The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE This Weekend The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

The Knoxville Opera proudly presents two performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore tonight, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the city's hallmark Tennessee Theatre. Maestro Brian Salesky will host a special opera preview session 45 minutes prior to each perf... (more...)
The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE, 11/21-23 The Knoxville Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. PINAFORE, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

The Knoxville Opera proudly presents two performances of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore on Friday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the city's hallmark Tennessee Theatre. Maestro Brian Salesky will host a special opera preview session 45 minutes prior to each pe... (more...)
Opera Paralléle Premieres MY HEAD IS FULL OF COLORS as Part of National Opera Week Today Opera Paralléle Premieres MY HEAD IS FULL OF COLORS as Part of National Opera Week Today
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2014

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2014 – Continuing its trailblazing tradition of presenting new and less familiar works of music theatre, Opera Parallèle will give the world premiere of an opera based on author Catherine Friend's beloved children's book, My Head is Full of Colors, today, November 1,... (more...)
OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activities and announcements in their communities. National Opera Week is coordinated by OPERA America, the... (more...)
The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of LA GRAN VIA, 11/2 The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of LA GRAN VIA, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

A champion of music theatre in all its diversity, Toronto Operetta Theatrepresents the Canadian Premiere of the Spanish zarzuela, LA GRAN VIA by Chueca and Valverde onSunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Premiered at Teatro Felipe in 1886, this renowned zarzuela ... (more...)
THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from... (more...)
Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15 Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her student days. Now the Grammy Award-wining mezzo returns to the concert hall, launching the 2014-15 season... (more...)



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