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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...)


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...)



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