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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring SeasonDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
April 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with ... (more...)


Victoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and MoreVictoria's Season Includes Das Rheingold, Madame Butterfly, Camelot and More
April 09, 2014

Victoria's 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold. A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage's g... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners43rd Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Opera Singers Announces Winners
February 22, 2014

The winners of the 43rd annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening,... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents THE BEST OF BROADWAY This WeekendCenter Stage Opera Presents THE BEST OF BROADWAY This Weekend
February 22, 2014

Center Stage Opera brings the Great White Way to the Valley with The Best Of Broadway. An all-star cast will join the Center Stage Opera Orchestra in the beautiful sanctuary of Northridge United Metho... (more...)


OPERA America Announces the Recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition AwardOPERA America Announces the Recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
February 20, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. In its seventh year, this award honors outstandi... (more...)


Pacific Symphony's 'Symphonic Voices' Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, Now thru 2/25Pacific Symphony's 'Symphonic Voices' Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, Now thru 2/25
February 20, 2014

Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony's vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling but tragic tale about a dying courtesan willing to give up every... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Ter... (more...)


Pacific Opera Victoria to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 2/13-23Pacific Opera Victoria to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 2/13-23
January 24, 2014

Pacific Opera Victoria presents Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, a witty mash up of high-brow opera and earthy comedy, February 13 through 23, 2014 at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC. (more...)


Pacific Symphony's “Symphonic Voices” Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, 2/20-25Pacific Symphony's “Symphonic Voices” Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, 2/20-25
January 23, 2014

Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony's vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling but tragic tale about a dying courtesan willing to give up every... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/22-23Center Stage Opera Presents THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/22-23
January 21, 2014

Center Stage Opera brings the Great White Way to the Valley with The Best Of Broadway. An all-star cast will join the Center Stage Opera Orchestra in the beautiful sanctuary of Northridge United Metho... (more...)


Britten 100/LA: A Celebration's Events For January and February Include THE TURN OF THE SCREW and MoreBritten 100/LA: A Celebration's Events For January and February Include THE TURN OF THE SCREW and More
December 16, 2013

The centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) has been observed around the world by musicians and institutions of every kind. Music Director James Conlon, whose lifelong fascination w... (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...)


LA Opera Kicks Off Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday Celebration TonightLA Opera Kicks Off Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday Celebration Tonight
November 22, 2013

Events coming up in the next few weeks for the LA Opera include special celebrations tonight, November 22, Britten's 100th birthday. (more...)


Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS Makes North American Premiere at the Met TodayNico Muhly's TWO BOYS Makes North American Premiere at the Met Today
October 21, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has its North American premiere at the Met tiday, October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features ... (more...)


LA Opera Announces Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday Celebration & Other Upcoming EventsLA Opera Announces Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday Celebration & Other Upcoming Events
October 17, 2013

Events coming up in the next few weeks for the LA Opera include special celebrations on November 22, Britten's 100th birthday. (more...)


Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS to Make North American Premiere at the Met, 10/21Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS to Make North American Premiere at the Met, 10/21
October 11, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys will have its North American premiere at the Met October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)


LA Opera Presents EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH, Placido Domingo CD Signing, & Returns to the City of HopeLA Opera Presents EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH, Placido Domingo CD Signing, & Returns to the City of Hope
October 03, 2013

LA Opera Presents EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH, Placido Domingo CD Signing, & More. (more...)


Dallas Opera Announces Chris Alexander to Stage CARMEN Starring Clementine Margaine in DebutDallas Opera Announces Chris Alexander to Stage CARMEN Starring Clementine Margaine in Debut
August 05, 2013

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that “theatrically masterly” (Seattle Times) German/American stage director Chris Alexander, has agreed to stage our season-opening production of Georges Bizet'... (more...)





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