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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...)


Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI TonightOlga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
April 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company ro... (more...)


Dallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE TodayDallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Today
April 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our presenting sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's third stadium simulcast—the sevent... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


Javier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLAJavier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLA
April 04, 2014

Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season's three initial performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. Flórez is s... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18
April 03, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with a new English-language production of one of the most beloved and family-friendly operas in the repertory: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON, 4/30 and 5/2Opera Lafayette Presents CELEBRATING RAMEAU PART ONE: THE SALON, 4/30 and 5/2
April 03, 2014

On Wednesday, April 30 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, and Friday May 2at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Opera Lafayette begins its commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau'... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions ConcertBWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions Concert
by Richard Sasanow - April 02, 2014

In our age of 20-somethings suffering from arrested development, they say “25 is the new 15.” This certainly was not true at the Met auditions concert (formally, the Metropolitan Opera National Counci... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening tonight, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Oper... (more...)


Atlanta Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open 4/26Atlanta Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open 4/26
March 27, 2014

Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville concludes The Atlanta Opera's season next month with a cast of artists making their Atlanta debuts. (more...)


BWW Reviews: What a Difference a Cast Makes, with Damrau and Camarena, in LA SONNAMBULA at the MetBWW Reviews: What a Difference a Cast Makes, with Damrau and Camarena, in LA SONNAMBULA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2014

It's always reassuring when a change of cast--in this case soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena in wonderful performances--transforms a truly terrible production into an exciting night at th... (more...)


Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17
March 24, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role... (more...)


Diana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. TonightDiana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. Tonight
March 14, 2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's bel canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau... (more...)


Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bil... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13
March 13, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS IN RECITAL, 4/6Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS IN RECITAL, 4/6
March 13, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Paul Appleby and Joshua Hopkins in Recital, an evening of story and song featuring the stars of WNO's forthcoming production of The Magic Flute... (more...)


Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3
March 13, 2014

Richard Strauss's Arabella will return to the Met April 3 for its first company performances since 2001, conducted by Philippe Auguin and featuring a principal cast of rising stars and artists new to... (more...)


BWW Reviews: VITTORIO GRIGOLO--in Concert at the Met--Is Just Warming UpBWW Reviews: VITTORIO GRIGOLO--in Concert at the Met--Is Just Warming Up
by Richard Sasanow - March 12, 2014

Ever since the Three Tenors--Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras--got together in Rome's Baths of Caracalla in 1990, the world of opera has never been the same. And while the lookout for “the next big thin... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Announces the OH, SAY, CAN YOU SING? National Anthem CompetitionThe Dallas Opera Announces the OH, SAY, CAN YOU SING? National Anthem Competition
March 11, 2014

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva – or divo – in you! T... (more...)


Dallas Opera Hosting National Anthem CompetitionDallas Opera Hosting National Anthem Competition
March 11, 2014

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva - or divo - in you! Th... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
March 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May ... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Hosts Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, Now thru 3/25Sarasota Opera Hosts Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, Now thru 3/25
March 08, 2014

Sarasota Opera is thrilled to announce it will be host to an exhibition from the Rome Opera House entitled 'Homage to Giuseppe Verdi; Celebrating the Bicentennial of his Birth' today, March 8 - March ... (more...)


Washington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and MoreWashington National Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season - FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, LA BOHEME and More
March 04, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 2014-2015 season. It includes the company premiere of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language Florencia in the... (more...)


Full Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and MoreFull Cast Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera's 42nd Festival Season, Featuring LA TRAVIATA and More
February 27, 2014

General and Artistic Director Michael Egel and the Board of Directors have announced casting for the operas of the 42nd Summer Festival Season. The three, full-scale grand operas will be presented in ... (more...)


THE ENCHANTED ISLAND Returns to the Met TonightTHE ENCHANTED ISLAND Returns to the Met Tonight
February 26, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival tonight, February 26. (more...)



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