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Inside Look at May's OPERA NEWS Inside Look at May's OPERA NEWS
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2017

The May issue of OPERA NEWS, the leading voice in North America that reports on opera internationally, features the visionary Cecilia Bartoli, the first woman to serve as an artistic director at Salzburg,  on the cover for the first time in a decade.... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31 Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits and looks forward on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration concert in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA! Join host Allegra Libonati and familiar members of Guerilla Opera's “relentlessly inventive” ensemble at 6:00pm for mingling... (more...)
BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - April 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients.... (more...)
AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25 AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor replaces the originally announced Jay Hunter Morris, who has withdrawn f... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents 'Family Day' Celebration for Mother's Day, 5/14 Florida Grand Opera Presents 'Family Day' Celebration for Mother's Day, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

As a special Mother's Day gift to its community, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) presents a special 'Family Day' celebration on May 14, 2017 at Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center. The free event runs from 1 pm to 4 pm.... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2017-2018 lineup. WCO begins its year with a performance of Bellini's La straniera on November 19th and ending on February 18th, 2018 with Donizetti's Maria di Rohan.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of Th... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera and PAMM Present OUT OF SIGHT Florida Grand Opera and PAMM Present OUT OF SIGHT
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Two of Miami's leading cultural institutions, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Florida Grand Opera (FGO), are collaborating on a special event, pairing music and art, on April 27, 2017 at 7 pm.... (more...)
The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11 The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will ... (more...)
Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5 Diana Damrau to Release New Album 'Meyerbeer: GRAND OPERA' on Erato, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was in many ways the most successful operatic composer of his era. A rival to Rossini in the 1820s, he went on to become synonymous with the extravagant splendours of Parisian grand opéra and a major influence on French composers and the two titans of Romantic opera, Ve... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Stars in NABUCCO at The Met Plácido Domingo Stars in NABUCCO at The Met
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Bartonis the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23 Verismo Opera Presents Tenor Giovanni Simone in AIDA, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, a nonprofit organization based in Bergen County, New Jersey, announces tenor Giovanni Simone of Fort Lee, New Jersey will perform the Messenger in the company's grand production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic work, AIDA, on April 23, 2017.  The opera will be... (more...)
Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Tenor Joshua Blue Wins 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The tenor Joshua Blue is the First Place winner of the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY)'s 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. The award was presented following a performance by eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 8. The Oratorio-Solo Competition, ... (more...)
Placido Domingo Stars in Verdi's 'Nabucco' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Placido Domingo Stars in Verdi's 'Nabucco' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2017

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m.on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30... (more...)
The Plaza Hotel Hosts 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards The Plaza Hotel Hosts 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

More than 400 opera aficionados and performers – including opera stars Harolyn Blackwell, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Pérez, Diana Soviero, Teresa Stratas and surprise presenter Renée Fleming, were among those who attended the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel last night.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and More at the 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and More at the 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

More than 400 opera aficionados and performers – including opera stars Harolyn Blackwell, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Pérez, Diana Soviero, Teresa Stratas and surprise presenter Renée Fleming, were among those who attended the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel last night.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, an... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13 Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting details for LA Opera's upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera's Summer Series To Offer Six Free Concerts Featuring Rising Stars Metropolitan Opera's Summer Series To Offer Six Free Concerts Featuring Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The 2017 Metropolitan Summer Recital Series will once again bring free outdoor recitals featuring rising young stars of the opera world to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.  The series, now in its ninth year, is presented in collaboration with City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Festival and will fe... (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire.... (more...)
Lenore Rosenberg of the Met Opera to Present Masterclass, 5/9 Lenore Rosenberg of the Met Opera to Present Masterclass, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Lenore Rosenberg, the highly regarded associate artistic administrator of the Metropolitan Opera, will appear in a public masterclass on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida. Rosenberg's masterclass, presented by Florida Grand Opera and Steinway Pia... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winnin... (more...)
BWW Review: AIDA Gushes at The Metropolitan Opera BWW Review: AIDA Gushes at The Metropolitan Opera
by Matt Hanson - April 04, 2017

There is a fragile eeriness to the opening measures of Aida (1871), as the composition by Verdi continues to draw all ears forward, especially as magnetically conducted by Daniele Rustioni for the 1,158th performance of the classic at The Metropolitan Opera.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opera Philadelphia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's celebrated 2016-2017 Season comes to a humorous conclusion with a new production of one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with five performances at the historic Academy of Music from April 28-May 7. The screwball comedy complete with disguises... (more...)



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