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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...)


Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and MoreOpera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
April 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world pr... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


Matthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera TonightMatthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera Tonight
March 06, 2014

Matthias Goerne is stepping into the title role in tonight's opening night performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who has withdrawn due to illness. (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...)


BWW TV: First Look at Jonas Kaufmann Singing 'O Nature' From WERTHER at The MetBWW TV: First Look at Jonas Kaufmann Singing 'O Nature' From WERTHER at The Met
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 25, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, running through March 15, 2014. Check out the video below of Jonas singing 'O Natu... (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...)


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...)


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...)


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...)


Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner CompetitionSeattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
January 06, 2014

General Director Speight Jenkins announced the singers selected for Seattle Opera's popular International Wagner Competition on August 7, 2014, where emerging artists will go head-to-head American Ido... (more...)


Daniela Sindram, Runi Brattaberg Set for Metropolitan Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER TonightDaniela Sindram, Runi Brattaberg Set for Metropolitan Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER Tonight
December 13, 2013

Daniela Sindram will sing the role of Octavian and RĂșni Brattaberg will sing the role of Baron Ochs in this evening's performance of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. GĂ©raldine Chauvet and Peter Rose, orig... (more...)


Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. TodayPeter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. Today
November 23, 2013

Tonight, November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. (more...)


Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. TonightStrauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. Tonight
November 22, 2013

To commemorate the centennial of the opera's 1913 U.S. premiere at the Met, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier returns for a series of performances conducted by Edward Gardner and featuring a cast of interna... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Production of Wagner's PARSIFAL TodayLyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Production of Wagner's PARSIFAL Today
November 09, 2013

Only the greatest opera companies in the world have the resources and orchestral forces to mount the massive and complex masterpieces of Richard Wagner. This month Lyric Opera of Chicago is doing just... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents PARSIFAL, Now thru 11/29Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents PARSIFAL, Now thru 11/29
November 09, 2013

Only the greatest opera companies in the world have the resources and orchestral forces to mount the massive and complex masterpieces of Richard Wagner. In November Lyric Opera of Chicago will do just... (more...)


Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23
November 06, 2013

On November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. Peter Mattei, recently seen at th... (more...)


Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. 11/22Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. 11/22
November 01, 2013

To commemorate the centennial of the opera's 1913 U.S. premiere at the Met, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier returns for a series of performances conducted by Edward Gardner and featuring a cast of interna... (more...)


Johan Botha Withdraws from Final Lyric Opera's OTELLO Due to InjuryJohan Botha Withdraws from Final Lyric Opera's OTELLO Due to Injury
October 29, 2013

Johan Botha, the world-renowned South African heldentenor who has been performing the title role of Verdi's Otello at Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been forced to withdraw from his final two performance... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2013 Raises Over $500,000Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2013 Raises Over $500,000
October 22, 2013

OPERATHON 2013, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 34th anniversary by raising $501,036 during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 19, ex... (more...)


The Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents PARSIFAL, 11/9-11/29The Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents PARSIFAL, 11/9-11/29
October 18, 2013

Only the greatest opera companies in the world have the resources and orchestral forces to mount the massive and complex masterpieces of Richard Wagner. In November Lyric Opera of Chicago will do just... (more...)


VIDEO: The Royal Opera's Gerald Finley Discusses Wagner's ParsifalVIDEO: The Royal Opera's Gerald Finley Discusses Wagner's Parsifal
October 16, 2013

Leading baritone Gerald Finley discusses Wagner's Parsifal and performing the role of Amfortas (more...)


STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Concert Plays Millennium Park TonightSTARS OF LYRIC OPERA Concert Plays Millennium Park Tonight
September 07, 2013

Tonight, September 7, at 7:30 p.m., Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The concert annually attrac... (more...)


BWW Reviews Recordings: Trebs, Jonas and the Bicentennial BoysBWW Reviews Recordings: Trebs, Jonas and the Bicentennial Boys
by Richard Sasanow - August 31, 2013

Two-thirds into the bicentennial year of both Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, the recordings marking the occasions keep coming. Even in a crowded field, recent disks from two of today's major singe... (more...)



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