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TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning tonight, September 23.... (more...)
SEMIRAMIDE and LA FAVORITE Set for Washington Concert Opera's 2015-16 Season SEMIRAMIDE and LA FAVORITE Set for Washington Concert Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2015

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Season. This season WCO returns to bel canto with Gioachino Rossini's SEMIRAMIDE (November 22, 2015), and Gaetano Donizetti's LA FAVORITE (March 4, 2016). True to Washington Concert Opera's mission, both are rarely performed opera masterpie... (more...)
Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Stage Rossini's CINDERELLA This Fall Lyric Opera of Chicago to Stage Rossini's CINDERELLA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Rossini's delightful Cinderella in a new-to-Chicago production this fall. It opens on Sunday, October 4 with eight performances through Friday, October 30. Performance dates are Oct. 7, 10, 13, 17, 23, 26 at 7:30pm; and Oct 4 and 30 at 2pm.... (more...)
Opera San Jose and Starting Arts to Bring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Local Schools Opera San Jose and Starting Arts to Bring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Local Schools
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2015

Opera San José, a professional regional opera company, today announced it has partnered with Starting Arts, an organization dedicated to promoting arts education for children in the Bay Area, to bring a condensed one-act touring opera of Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to local elementary schools du... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

Il Trovatore returns to the Met September 25, starring Anna Netrebko as the heroine Leonora in her long-awaited Met role debut. Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico's rival Count di Luna, and Štefan Kocán... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning September 23.... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 Season to Open with OTHELLO The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 Season to Open with OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 131st season on Monday, September 21 with a new production of Verdi's Otello. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Met opening night, a staging by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher of the late Verdi masterpiece based on Shakespeare's tragic drama of jealousy and... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 93rd Season Tonight with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera Opens 93rd Season Tonight with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season tonight, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vitaliy... (more...)
Opera on the Mall Releases Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast Today Opera on the Mall Releases Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast Today
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2015

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of La traviata will be available to the public starting today, September 2.... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2 Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bo... (more...)
Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (more...)
Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2 Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of La traviata will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 2.  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 s... (more...)
Merola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance Tonight Merola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale tonight, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice S... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vital... (more...)
Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22 Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice ... (more...)
Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale Today Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 “Seeking the Human Element” Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public today, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season.... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its twelfth season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Beaumarchais Trilogy featuring fully-staged productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia by Giovanni Paisiello, Le nozze... (more...)
Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10 Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays ... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Opera Saratoga kicks off its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from today, July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York.... (more...)
Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1 Tickets to Opera in the Heights' 2015-16 on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) announces that single tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the 2015-2016 season, which also celebrates the organization's 20th anniversary. The company presents an inspired selection of works which should appeal to diverse operatic tastes.... (more...)



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