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The Houston Grand Opera Launches its 60th Season with Verdi's OTELLO, 10/24The Houston Grand Opera Launches its 60th Season with Verdi's OTELLO, 10/24
September 08, 2014

Join Houston Grand Opera for an evening of celebration as it opens its 60th anniversary season with a dramatic production of Verdi's Otello followed by an evening of entertainment and fundraising at t... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dicken... (more...)


Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale, 9/2Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale, 9/2
August 27, 2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the com... (more...)


Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/2 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 SeasonSingle Tickets Go on Sale 9/2 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season
August 26, 2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the com... (more...)


Julianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This FallJulianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This Fall
August 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), presented October 4 -22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Bu... (more...)


Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand OperaSoprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season t... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her... (more...)


Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 MillionSeattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
August 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Ha... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of op... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
July 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to w... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
July 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday... (more...)


WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
July 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday,... (more...)


Single Tickets to Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/1Single Tickets to Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/1
July 29, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at www.sarasotaopera.org Friday, August 1st, 2014 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's ... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


Opera Australia Announces Lianna Haroutounian as Replacement for Tamar IveriOpera Australia Announces Lianna Haroutounian as Replacement for Tamar Iveri
July 01, 2014

Opera Australia announces their replacement for Tamar Iveri, the Georgian singer who was fired last week following Facebook comments she made in which she compared homosexuals with 'faecal masses'. O... (more...)


Opera Australia Releases Soprano Tamar Iveri Due to 'Unconscionable' Homophobic RantsOpera Australia Releases Soprano Tamar Iveri Due to 'Unconscionable' Homophobic Rants
June 23, 2014

Opera Australia has released Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri from fulfilling her contract to perform Otello, due to her recent posts on her Facebook page, drescribing views of gay people as “unconscionab... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Announces the 2014-2015 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program ParticipantsThe Vancouver Opera Announces the 2014-2015 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program Participants
June 02, 2014

Five talented singers, one skilled pianist and one up-and-coming stage director will be the latest group to receive specialized industry training, one-on-one coachings and exclusive performance opport... (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's SeasonDAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-f... (more...)


Opera Australia Announces Sydney Winter Season -RIGOLETTO, OTELLO and MoreOpera Australia Announces Sydney Winter Season -RIGOLETTO, OTELLO and More
May 29, 2014

With tales of deceit and seduction, comedic mishaps, dazzling costumes and some of Australia's favourite artists returning to the stage, the Sydney Winter Season of Opera has something for everyone. (more...)


BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the TenorBWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the Tenor
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2014

“The party's over,” wrote Betty Comden & Adolph Green in BELLS ARE RINGING. “It's time to call it a day.” The opera season at the Metropolitan said its farewells to 2013-2014 on May 10 with a bel cant... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 5/4Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 5/4
April 25, 2014

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


Garrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is IllGarrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is Ill
April 23, 2014

Garrett Sorenson will sing the role of Matteo in tomorrow evening's performance (April 24, 2014) of Strauss's Arabella, replacing Roberto Saccà, who is ill. (more...)


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...)



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