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Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and MoreSarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and More
March 26, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2014 – 2015 Fall and Winter season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular produ... (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...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15
February 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2... (more...)


Tenor Michael Fabiano Receives 9th Annual Beverly Sills Artist AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Receives 9th Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
February 21, 2014

Tenor Michael Fabiano has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United ... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited InitiativeLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited Initiative
February 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that soprano Ana María Martínezand bass-baritone Eric Owens will serve as the inaugural Community Ambassadors as part of the Lyric Unlimited initiative. T... (more...)


Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. TonightJonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. Tonight
February 18, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening tonight, February 18. (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26
February 05, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced t... (more...)


Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
January 24, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 at New... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
January 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today another bold season of firsts for 2014–15. As Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and Managing Director Perryn Leech revealed, coming attractions incl... (more...)


Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18
January 23, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening February 18. (more...)


Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. TonightRenee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. Tonight
January 23, 2014

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning tonight, January 23. (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23Renee Fleming to Star in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. 1/23
December 30, 2013

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning January 23. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Verdi's 'Big Belly' Rumbles with Laughter in Met's New FALSTAFFBWW Reviews: Verdi's 'Big Belly' Rumbles with Laughter in Met's New FALSTAFF
by Richard Sasanow - December 30, 2013

“Dying is easy; comedy is hard” says the old show business quip. If anything, opera comedy is even harder. Why is it so difficult? Because it offers so many opportunities to do a disservice to the co... (more...)


The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's EveThe Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve
December 03, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche... (more...)


Maestro DeRenzi Conducts A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal TonightMaestro DeRenzi Conducts A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal Tonight
December 01, 2013

Maestro Victor DeRenzi, who is celebrating his 32nd season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera, will conduct 'A Verdi Celebration' at Opéra de Montréal in Montreal, Canada tonight, December 1st. Th... (more...)


Maestro DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal, 12/1Maestro DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal, 12/1
November 26, 2013

Maestro Victor DeRenzi, who is celebrating his 32nd season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera, will conduct 'A Verdi Celebration' at Opéra de Montréal in Montreal, Canada on Sunday, December 1st. ... (more...)


Maestro Victor DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opéra de Montréal, 12/1Maestro Victor DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opéra de Montréal, 12/1
November 26, 2013

Sarasota, FL - Maestro Victor DeRenzi, who is celebrating his 32nd season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera, will conduct 'A Verdi Celebration' at Opéra de Montréal in Montreal, Canada on Sunday,... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE Makes a Deal with the Devil at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Collegiate Chorale's MEFISTOFELE Makes a Deal with the Devil at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - November 11, 2013

It's easy to see why the Collegiate Chorale chose Arrigo Boito's MEFISTOFELE for its season opener at Carnegie Hall last Wednesday. The opera, which is the only one completed by the librettist of Verd... (more...)


LA Opera Performs Verdi's Falstaff for Six Shows Only TonightLA Opera Performs Verdi's Falstaff for Six Shows Only Tonight
November 09, 2013

It's been said that Shakespeare's plays are notoriously hard to translate into opera. Many composers have tried, but out of more than 300 known Shakespearean operas, only a tiny handful have made it i... (more...)


Behind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and MoreBehind the Scenes of The LA Opera's Production of FALSTAFF and More
November 06, 2013

The LAO Wig Shop (currently known as 'Ye Olde Wig Shoppe') is typically the hairiest of work environs at LA Opera. But for Falstaff, some of their space doubles as a special effects make-up shop for f... (more...)


Merola Opera and San Francisco Public Library Continue 'Merola Goes to the Movies' Series with OTELLO TodayMerola Opera and San Francisco Public Library Continue 'Merola Goes to the Movies' Series with OTELLO Today
November 03, 2013

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new, free series that presents great opera-themed movies. (more...)


Verdi's JERUSALEM and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 55th SeasonVerdi's JERUSALEM and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 55th Season
November 01, 2013

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2013 - 2014 Fall and Winter programming which will mark the company's 55th consecutive season of performing grand opera on the Florida gulf coast. Highlights will incl... (more...)



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