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Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Free Tickets to Broadcast of TURANDOT, 9/7 Opera Philadelphia Announces Free Tickets to Broadcast of TURANDOT, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2016

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of Turandot will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 7.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m.at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subsc... (more...)
Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced a cast change advisory. Janai Brugger will sing the role of Pamina in the December 20, 23, 26, 30 matinee, January 2 and 5 performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, replacing Layla Claire, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. ... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1 Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Tickets for 2016-2017 Season Go on Sale Aug. 1 Opera Philadelphia Tickets for 2016-2017 Season Go on Sale Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Opera Ithaca will open its third season with a grand celebration entitled Masquerade, followed by the regional premiere of Kamala Sankaram's opera based on the story of Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, a New Year's Eve Gala to include Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a spring 2017 production of Ross... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20 Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice... (more...)
Monty Python Meets Opera in Seattle Opera's COUNT ORY Monty Python Meets Opera in Seattle Opera's COUNT ORY
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2016

SEATTLE – Seattleites, you've been warned: There's a cheeky bad boy causing a ruckus this summer, and he's headed straight for McCaw Hall! Seattle Opera presents The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory—a brand-new production that packs the punch of a Broadway musical with a nod to the humor and visual st... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - June 17, 2016

Children of All Ages! In the center ring was a death-defying feat of legerdemain guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe and an audience to its feet. And for all those new-opera fanatics who think that the 19th century doesn't have anything to say to a Millennials--LoftOpera bro... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley's remarkable career and ten-year tenure as San Francisco Opera General Director with a gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Gockley retires from San Francisco Opera in July 2016, culminating a 45-year career as... (more...)
Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey.... (more...)
International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera A... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7 Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 – The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Fra... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in Apr... (more...)
LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season.... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season.... (more...)
New York Opera Festival to Kick Off 4/27 New York Opera Festival to Kick Off 4/27
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

The New York Opera Alliance (NYOA) will officially launch their first annual New York Opera Festival with a kickoff event on Wednesday April 27th, from 6-8pm, at Marc A. Scorca Hall in OPERA America's National Opera Center (330 Seventh Ave at 29th St). The event will honor Fred Plotkin of WQXR's Ope... (more...)
Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Fort Lee, New Jersey - The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Cuban born Lucy Arner will debut as Principal Conductor in the company's performance of Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA.... (more...)
Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30 Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at T... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Beyer, Michele Angelini & More in Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Beyer, Michele Angelini & More in Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2016

Rossini's madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune. Count Almaviva is in love with the beautiful Rosina. Rosina is essentially being held captive by the slimy Bartolo, who wants to marry her himself. With the help of the barber Figaro, Almaviva and Rosina attempt to... (more...)



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by Richard Sasanow