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Opera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer Festival Opera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale for 2015 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - 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 performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a three-and-a-half week per... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
by BWW News Desk - 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-range of additional live performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 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 alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (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!
by BWW News Desk - 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, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt h... (more...)
Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - 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 role debut as Rodolfo earlier this season, agreed yesterday evening to fly to New York from Chicago... (more...)
Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI This Weekend Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

Today and tomorrow, 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 orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue).... (more...)
LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210) LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
by BWW News Desk - 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 Beaumarchais and the influential protagonist of three of his stage comedies: Figaro, the wily barber fro... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of San Francisco Opera's CINDERELLA STAGE 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, 11/12 A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - 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 evening.... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19 Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - 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 alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH Tonight The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 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 presents Schubert's 4th Symphony, Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, and Sibelius' Violin Concerto fea... (more...)
Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18 Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - 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 heart; andChristopher Maltman in his first Met performances of Figaro, the title barber whose skills ext... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of Production San Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - 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 production director and head of company management of the world-acclaimed Bregenz Festival in Austria. He suc... (more...)
Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15 Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - 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 orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue).... (more...)
Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7 Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - 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 by Gianandrea Noseda and sung in Italian by an outstanding cast that includes baritone Dalibor Jenis... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - 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. Instead, she will sing Violetta, one of her most acclaimed roles, as a replacement for Marina Popl... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens ton... (more...)
James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - 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 devastation. This season's performances will be conducted by James Conlon, who also led the work's Met premie... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - 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, 10/30 Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - 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 rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a no... (more...)
Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
by BWW News Desk - 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 general financial overview of the 2013/2014 season.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
by BWW News Desk - 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 financial overview of the 2013/2014 season.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26 San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
by BWW News Desk - 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, 11/6 The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents SCHUBERT'S 4TH, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - 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 presents Schubert's 4th Symphony, Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, and Sibelius' Violin Concerto fea... (more...)



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