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Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-J... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12 San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

San Francisco Opera presents the revival of Gioachino Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) in Spanish director Emilio Sagi's buoyant, colorful staging which the San Francisco Chronicle called 'a winner' when the production premiered in 2013. Scroll down for a look at the stars o... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015.... (more...)
Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly a... (more...)
Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2015

The Board of Opera Naples is pleased to announce that Dennis Hanthorn has been appointed General Director of Opera Naples, effective November 15, 2015. The announcement comes following a six month international executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group, resulting in over 70 applications.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, COC Board Chair Tony Arrell and COC General Director Alexander Neef reported on the financial and artistic successes of the 2014/2015 season. With an acclaimed season of operas, the COC maintained its impressive attendance numbe... (more...)
BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 21, 2015

Almost 40 years ago, on short notice, the great tenor Jon Vickers (who died this summer at 90) caused a scandal when he pulled out of the premiere of the Met's still-current production of Wagner's 'Tannhauser' because he considered the opera anti-Christian. Well, nothing that exciting happened when... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The on... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are presented using General Director Dav... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The o... (more...)
Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Beginning tonight, October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 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. German soprano Diana Damrau has withdrawn f... (more...)
BWW Review: Yoncheva as Desdemona Shines in New Verdi OTELLO at the Met BWW Review: Yoncheva as Desdemona Shines in New Verdi OTELLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 07, 2015

When Verdi and Boito were writing their operatic version of Shakespeare's OTHELLO, they were competing with the already-successful (though less faithful) version written by Rossini and thought about calling their opera IAGO. After seeing Bartlett Sher's new production of the Verdi OTELLO, I wondered... (more...)
Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Beginning October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee & More in Lyric Opera's CINDERELLA Photo Flash: First Look at Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee & More in Lyric Opera's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

CHICAGO – A whimsical, wildly colorful production of Rossini's delightful opera Cinderella opens this Sunday afternoon at Lyric Opera of Chicago, with eight performances through Friday, October 30. Performance dates are October 4 and 30at 2pm, and October 7, 10, 13, 17, 23, 26 at 7:30pm. The familia... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20 San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 1, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are p... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Morgan Pearse, Kathryn Rudge, Andrew Shore, & More in English National Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Flash: First Look at Morgan Pearse, Kathryn Rudge, Andrew Shore, & More in English National Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. When grumpy Bartolo stands between his beautiful young ward Rosina and her lover Count Almaviva, there's only one person to call on: local barber and man-with-a-plan Figaro. But with Rosina kept under lock and key, can Figaro fix... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

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 bohemian artists... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season Opera Philadelphia Announces New Members, Extends Board Contracts Ahead of New Season
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Board Chairman Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. announced today that Opera Philadelphia's Board of Directors has extended David B. Devan's contract as the company's General Director and President, and Corrado Rovaris's contract as the Jack Mulroney Music Director, through the end of the 2019-2020 Season.... (more...)
Taylor Stayton to Appear in Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Tonight Taylor Stayton to Appear in Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

Taylor Stayton will sing the role of Percy in this evening's performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Stephen Costello, who is ill.... (more...)
Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center Sets Singers for 2016-17 Ensemble Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center Sets Singers for 2016-17 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2015

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Ann Toomey and mezzo-soprano Lauren Decker have been accepted into the prestigious program for its 2016-17 Ensemble.... (more...)



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