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Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announced Dr. Robert Braun has been selected president of the Long Beach Opera (LBO) Board of Directors, succeeding Sue Bienkowski, long-time board president. He has been on the board for five years, previously serving on both the development committee (... (more...)
OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involv... (more...)
BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1).... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco Houston Grand Opera Names Carleen Graham as Director of HGOco
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has appointed Carleen Graham, an award-winning opera educator, administrator, researcher, and stage director, as director of the company's community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco. She will assume the position August 22. The executive search process was guide... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's (LBO) 2017 season. “LBO's  38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California,” said Mitisek. “We'll bring stories that play against the tide of conventions and that are also quintessentially American.  And, ... (more...)
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2016

Strong women are in the spotlight as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh announces its 2016 SummerFest season of opera, musical theater, concerts and cabarets, June 22-July 24.... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11 Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, led by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place December 11 at 7... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Seeks Male Bodybuilders for Verdi's AIDA Sarasota Opera Seeks Male Bodybuilders for Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking volunteer male bodybuilders to appear as supernumeraries (non-singing extras) for its winter season production of Verdi's opera AIDA. Rehearsals will be in the evenings in January of 2016 and will NOT be every night. There will be 12 performances total beginning on January ... (more...)
Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2015

Based on La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, the opera will receive its world premiere in the spring of 2017 at Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.... (more...)
Erica Papillion-Posey Announces Dual Release of  Debut Jazz Album and Book Erica Papillion-Posey Announces Dual Release of Debut Jazz Album and Book
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2015

Erica Papillion-Posey, described as “...a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer” [Denver Weekly News] is proud to announce the dual release of her debut jazz album, The Standard Reimagined, when jaz... (more...)




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