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Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles th... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.... (more...)
Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale Subscriptions for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Subscription sales have begun for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen on November 4 and 6, followed by productions of Leoš Janá?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on ... (more...)
Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For tenor Justin John Moniz, the prince is a role he's quite familiar with.... (more...)
Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1 Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Award-winning opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer will join ENO as Artistic Director from 1 August 2016.... (more...)
Herbert's Comic Operetta THE SERENADE to Return to NYC for First Time in 100 Years Herbert's Comic Operetta THE SERENADE to Return to NYC for First Time in 100 Years
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2016

THE SERENADE is Victor Herbert's wildly popular comic operetta, which returns in its original form to New York City for the first time in over 100 years.... (more...)
Anthony Kearns Stars in Donizetti's ELIXIR OF LOVE, Opening Tonight at Gulfshore Opera Anthony Kearns Stars in Donizetti's ELIXIR OF LOVE, Opening Tonight at Gulfshore Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

World renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will make his debut in the tenor role of 'Nemorino' in Gulfshore Opera's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera, L'Elisir d'amore, opening tonight.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29 Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Boston, MA - April 7, 2016 - Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehar's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the final production of the company's ambitious 2015-2016 Season, composer Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT.  This groundbreaking 1927 masterpiece marks TDO's first ever presentation of a Great American Musical, providing a showcase for a host of ... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 100th Production Nashville Opera Sets 100th Production
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2016

Nashville Opera presents Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall located at 505 Deaderick Street in Downtown Nashville: Thursday, April 7th at 7 PM and Saturday, April 9th at 8 PM. John Hoomes, Nashville Opera's Chief Executive Officer and Artisti... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present CANDIDE Long Beach Opera to Present CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2015

On January 23 and 30, 2016, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents composer Leonard Bernstein's satiric romp Candide at the Center Theater in Long Beach, CA.  The eclectic score mixes everything from Viennese waltzes to soaring arias to Latin tangos.  Filled with unforgettable songs such as “Glitter and be... (more...)
BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera BWW Interview: Opera in the Age of the iPhone, with Tomer Zvulun at The Atlanta Opera
by Richard Sasanow - December 18, 2015

“Often when I tell people I'm doing a new production, the first question they ask is: 'What time period are you going to do it in and where?' I think that's a superficial approach, almost a cliche,” says Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera. “The first thing I ask myself ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31 The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Pe... (more...)
Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-J... (more...)
Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus.... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera to Conclude 30th Anniversary with AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS New Rochelle Opera to Conclude 30th Anniversary with AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

New Rochelle Opera's 30th anniversary season culminates with a production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. In keeping with the Company's mission of exposing opera the next generation of opera lovers, New Rochelle Opera is collaborating with New Rochelle High School's PAVE progra... (more...)
Light Opera of New York to Open Season with PAGES FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 11/19 Light Opera of New York to Open Season with PAGES FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

Light Opera of New York (LOONY) kicks off their tenth season with Pages from the American Songbook, a one night only event at The Players Theatre this Thursday 11/19 at 7:30pm.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens tomorrow, November 14, with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles. BroadwayWorld has a ... (more...)
NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2015

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presented the citywide mega-festival KulturfestNYC this past summer. Now, entering into its 101st season and inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYTF takes on the rediscovered and restored Yiddish American Operetta The Golden B... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens Its Doors For Backstage Tours Today Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens Its Doors For Backstage Tours Today
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

Chicago – Lyric Opera is opening the doors of the Civic Opera House to the public on several dates starting in October. “As part of Lyric's ongoing strategic plan and audience development initiatives, we are delighted to invite the public to explore our amazing home,” says Anthony Freud, Lyric's gen... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open Its Doors For Backstage Tours, 10/17 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open Its Doors For Backstage Tours, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015

Chicago – Lyric Opera is opening the doors of the Civic Opera House to the public on several dates starting in October. “As part of Lyric's ongoing strategic plan and audience development initiatives, we are delighted to invite the public to explore our amazing home,” says Anthony Freud, Lyric's gen... (more...)
Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14 Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performance dates are November 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28 at 7:30pm; and ... (more...)
Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2015

NYCO Renaissance, under the leadership of Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso, was joined by the official committee of unsecured creditors for the New York City Opera case. They filed as a '“a monumental step forward” and “in the best interests of the debtor's estate and creditors.”  A plan will... (more...)



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