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The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
December 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman,... (more...)


LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
December 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barn... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
December 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs ... (more...)


Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOORLuca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be makin... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time T... (more...)


LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14
December 09, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-st... (more...)


Tickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale TomorrowTickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale Tomorrow
December 08, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-st... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11
December 02, 2014

La Traviata will return to the Met stage December 11 with two rotating casts of stars, all of whom are singing their first company performances of the principal roles. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, w... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the MetBWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 02, 2014

Bartlett Sher's production of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA is one of the best of the Gelb years at the Met, with its sliding-doors set by Michael Yeargan and luscious costumes by Catherine Zuber.... (more...)


Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
December 01, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera. (more...)


Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in JanuaryLyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera wi... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer FestivalOpera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer Festival
November 24, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live ... (more...)


Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
November 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide... (more...)


Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
November 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plác... (more...)


Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME TonightBryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met... (more...)


LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
November 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beau... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of San Francisco Opera's CINDERELLASTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of San Francisco Opera's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - November 11, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents CINDERELLA, November 9-26, 2014. Check out a sneak peek at highlights below! (more...)


A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12
November 10, 2014

Three winners and their guest will be given a backstage pass to meet Dido and Aeneas at intermission. The fun will continue as Bluebeard and Judith make their way to meet the winners at the end of the... (more...)


Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alum... (more...)


Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
November 05, 2014

A revival of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, withLawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his hear... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of ProductionSan Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of Production
November 04, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley announced today the appointment of Daniel Knapp as director of production, effective February 11, 2015. Knapp currently serves as artistic productio... (more...)


Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15
November 01, 2014

On November 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents the comedic gem, L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) in a fully-staged production with supertitles performed with a 17-piece o... (more...)


Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
October 30, 2014

On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents Teatro Regio Torino in a concert performance of Rossini's opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) conducted ... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEMEMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEME
October 30, 2014

Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at the Met this January. Yoncheva was originally scheduled to sing Musetta in La Bohème at the Met this season... (more...)



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