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The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
Opera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Opera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015 – Opera Parallèle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ, a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies' riveting and mysterious The Lighthouse, and the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius. Opera... (more...)
BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 10, 2015

What a great idea it was for the Met to mount revivals of Verdi's ERNANI and DON CARLO at the same time! It offers an opportunity to compare two operas that have much in common--and a production well worth seeing.... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES, 4/23-26 The LA Opera Presents HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES, 4/23-26
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2015

This spring, LA Opera presents one of the most offbeat works the company has ever offered: the Los Angeles premiere of Patrick Morganelli's Hercules vs. Vampires. A mashup of contemporary music and midcentury pop culture, Hercules vs. Vampires combines a new operatic score performed live in synch w... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015.... (more...)
Austin Opera to Present AN INTIMATE AFFAIR, 4/13 Austin Opera to Present AN INTIMATE AFFAIR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Austin Opera is bringing an evening filled with extraordinary classic and modern opera music to KLRU's legendary Studio 6A. 'An Intimate Affair' features performances by David Miller, tenor of Simon Cowell's 26-time platinum selling 'pop opera' crossover group Il Divo, alongside his multi-talented w... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26 Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.... (more...)
Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24 Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets ... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (more...)
The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ A powerful and current Canadian premiere, two favourites of grand opera and a modern classic of musical theatre are highlights of Vancouver Opera's 56th season. The 2015-2016 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's dark and tragic Rigoletto (September 26 - October 4, 2015), fol... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. De... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28 Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, ... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Begin INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS, 11/28 Dallas Opera to Begin INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the launch of a unique, new residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors. Female conductors age... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8 The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers' Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers'
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is seeking enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, and acrobats for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel. Supers will take th... (more...)
Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky Opens Today Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA Starring Sondra Radvanovsky Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy ?Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Kevin Newbury. It opens on Saturday, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 9, 15, Jan. ... (more...)
ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Opens Tonight at the Lyric ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Opens Tonight at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production by Kevin Newbury conducted by Patrick Summers. It opens tonight, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16.... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15 Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for the leading lady is as strong as his hunger for power. The ultimate... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7 San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème in 13 performances, November 14–December 7, 2014.... (more...)
ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, to Open 12/6 at the Lyric ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, to Open 12/6 at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production by Kevin Newbury conducted by Patrick Summers. It opens on Saturday, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 9, 15, Jan. 7, 10, and 16 a... (more...)





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BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the MetBWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow