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Diana Damrau to Sing the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. 3/14Diana Damrau to Sing the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met, Beg. 3/14
February 20, 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...)


THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS & LA TRAVIATA Among Opera Company of Middlebury's 2014 SeasonTHE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS & LA TRAVIATA Among Opera Company of Middlebury's 2014 Season
February 20, 2014

It has been called a major force in the New England opera world. After ten years of sold-out successes, The Opera Company of Middlebury returns with its 11th season of 'grand opera in an intimate sett... (more...)


Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Ter... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited InitiativeLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as Ambassadors for the Lyric Unlimited Initiative
February 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that soprano Ana María Martínezand bass-baritone Eric Owens will serve as the inaugural Community Ambassadors as part of the Lyric Unlimited initiative. T... (more...)


Robert Rattray Named New Assistant General Manager, Artistic of Metropolitan OperaRobert Rattray Named New Assistant General Manager, Artistic of Metropolitan Opera
February 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Robert Rattray has been appointed the company's new Assistant General Manager, Artistic. He will begin his tenure this August, when rehearsals begin for the 2014-... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, OSCAR and MoreOpera Philadelphia Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, OSCAR and More
February 18, 2014

General Director & President David B. Devan and Music Director Corrado Rovaris are pleased to announce Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera sta... (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (more...)


Paul Nadler Steps in as Conductor Tonight for Met Opera's RUSALKAPaul Nadler Steps in as Conductor Tonight for Met Opera's RUSALKA
February 15, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct tonight's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing the originally scheduled Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the other five performances of Rusalka at the Met... (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Season Includes THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, and MoreThe Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Season Includes THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, and More
February 13, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductor... (more...)


Soprano Angela Meade to Make European House and Role Debuts in Frankfurt Opera's EDGAR and Torino's WILLIAM TELL, 2/16-18 & 5/7-18Soprano Angela Meade to Make European House and Role Debuts in Frankfurt Opera's EDGAR and Torino's WILLIAM TELL, 2/16-18 & 5/7-18
February 12, 2014

This month, the first of two major house and role debuts takes Angela Meade – whose numerous honors include Richard Tucker and Beverly Sills Artist Awards – to Europe. For her first appearances at the... (more...)


THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD SeasonTHE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season
February 12, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 seas... (more...)


THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
February 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductor... (more...)


Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA TonightPaul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA Tonight
February 12, 2014

Paul Nadler will conduct this evening's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is ill. As previously announced, Nadler will also conduct the opera's final performance thi... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Opens 2014 Winter Festival TodaySarasota Opera Opens 2014 Winter Festival Today
February 08, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open its 2014 Winter Festival Season today, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutive seas... (more...)


Sarasota Opera to Host Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, 3/8-25Sarasota Opera to Host Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, 3/8-25
February 06, 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' March 8 - March 25, 201... (more...)


THE ENCHANTED ISLAND to Return to the Met, Feb 26THE ENCHANTED ISLAND to Return to the Met, Feb 26
February 03, 2014

The Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, a hit when it premiered at the Met in 2011, returns for its first revival on February 26. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Mira... (more...)


Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22
February 03, 2014

With James Levine on the podium, and Thomas Hampson in the title role, Deborah Voigt will make her role debut as Marie in Alban Berg's harrowing opera Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera (March 6... (more...)


Lyric Opera's New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opens TomorrowLyric Opera's New Production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opens Tomorrow
January 31, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a brand-new production of Gioachino Rossini's crowning comedic glory, The Barber of Seville, conceived by the Tony Award-winning director Rob Ashford in both his Lyric ... (more...)


HGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young SingersHGO Awards 1st Place to D'Ana Lombard in the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers
January 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has announced the winners for the 26th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place the evening of January 30 at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen ... (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE RAVEN, 5/28-31
January 30, 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...)


Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5
January 30, 2014

Nadler, a member of the Met's music staff, has conducted 49 performances with the company since his debut in 1989. Later this season, he will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvo?ák's Rusalka. H... (more...)


BWW Reviews: An Unrivaled Performance from the Bronx OperaBWW Reviews: An Unrivaled Performance from the Bronx Opera
by Richard Sasanow - January 27, 2014

If your musical taste runs to Elliott Carter--or even Nico Muhly, whose TWO BOYS premiered at the Met this fall--then Kirke Mechem's THE RIVALS, which had its NY premiere this month at the Bronx Opera... (more...)


Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. TonightRenee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. Tonight
January 23, 2014

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning tonight, January 23. (more...)


2014 Dallas Opera Stadium Simulcast to Feature THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/112014 Dallas Opera Stadium Simulcast to Feature THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/11
January 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from its presenting sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, will present company's third stadium simulcast-the seventh free Dallas Opera sim... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Launches New Student Season Pass ProgramSarasota Opera Launches New Student Season Pass Program
January 22, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced the launch of the new Student Season Pass program for the 2014 Winter Festival Season. For only $25, current full time students under the age of 22 can purchase the Stud... (more...)



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