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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...)
THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 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 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16
by BWW News Desk - 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 production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.... (more...)
LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - 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, 10/30-11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
by BWW News Desk - 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016 San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
by BWW News Desk - 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 tenure with the Company and capping an internationally acclaimed and award-winning career spanning ... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fischer and star English tenor Toby Spence as the hero Tamino; South African soprano Pretty Yende as t... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - September 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were the happy couple of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - September 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. 'He sees everything in Technicolor, eyes wide open, taking everything in, not... (more...)
San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performa... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5 Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Opera Philadelphia opens its 40th Anniversary Season in grand fashion this September, with a New Production of The Barber of Seville. Rossini's comic masterpiece will be presented in five performances at the Academy of Music, today, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, with a FREE HD broadcast on a giant screen... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Opens 9th Season of the Free Concert Series Today
by Kaitlin Milligan - September 23, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company'sFree Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for a ninth season today, September 23, 2014, boasting a varied roster of established artists and rising stars from around the world in a wide range of art forms. The highly anticipated first performance of ... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30 Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 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...)
The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, Now thru 9/28 The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, today, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ Tonight Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, tonight, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, ... (more...)
The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22 The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenere... (more...)
Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Go on Sale Today Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - September 03, 2014

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of The Barber of Seville will be available to the public starting today, September 3. 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... (more...)
Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Go On Sale, 9/3 Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Go On Sale, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of The Barber of Seville will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 3. 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 Phil... (more...)



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