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Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany.... (more...)
Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

Starting Sunday, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - praised as 'singing beautifully' by Huffington Post for her recent star turn in the Metropolitan Opera's Merry Widow - returns to San Francisco Opera to reprise her signature role of Dido in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens (June 7-July 1)... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Long Beach Opera's 2016 season has been announced and includes a new production of the 1974 version of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide, winner of four Tony Awards; the world premiere of Tobin Stokes' Fallujah, with a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, based on the story of a US Mar... (more...)
Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19 Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Star soprano Renée Flemingadds a beguiling new char... (more...)
Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More! Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation.... (more...)
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...)



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