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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...)


James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the MetJames Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met
October 29, 2014

Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich's controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastati... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLASan Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
October 29, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), running November 9-26, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and ri... (more...)


Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and MoreDespite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
October 28, 2014

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising GrowthCanadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
October 27, 2014

Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general f... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
October 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6
October 23, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is offering two classical concerts in early November sure to be a hit with classical music audiences. The November 6th Barnett & Company Masterworks Series concert pre... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16
October 09, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with Gioachino Rossini's hilarious opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers, November 8-16, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The prod... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
October 03, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month... (more...)



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