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Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9 Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recit... (more...)
2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced 2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize ... (more...)
Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI - August 2, 2016- Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. ... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of M... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present TRANSFORMATIONS, Today Merola Opera Program to Present TRANSFORMATIONS, Today
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

The Merola Opera Program presents Conrad Susa's Transformations, led by conductor Neal Goren and director Roy Rallo, in two performances Today, July 21 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 23 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco.... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20 Merola Opera Program Announces Schedule for Merola Grand Finale, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2016 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2016 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Rory Macdonald will lead the orchestra and 2016 Merola Apprentice... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas Meachem San Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas Meachem
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the inaugural 'Emerging Star of the Year' competition. Lucas Meachem, the American baritone who performed the role of Figaro inThe Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Fall 2015, was named '2016 Emerging Star of the Year' based on a popular vote ... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Presents Schwabacher Summer Concert Tonight Merola Opera Program Presents Schwabacher Summer Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts tonight, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conse... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-Am... (more...)
OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involv... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles th... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present TRANSFORMATIONS, 7/21 Merola Opera Program to Present TRANSFORMATIONS, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

(San Francisco, June 9, 2016) The Merola Opera Program presents Conrad Susa's Transformations, led by conductor Neal Goren and director Roy Rallo, in two performances Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 23 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco.... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7 Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 – The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Fra... (more...)
Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

The Merola Opera Program in San Francisco invites currently enrolled students to experience the exciting world of opera and classical music this summer with our free Merola Student ConneXion Program.... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in Apr... (more...)
LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season.... (more...)
Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49 Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Opera singer, Brian Asawa has died following a long illness on April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.  He was a Japanese-American countertenor. 'In his prime', according to Opera News, 'Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivit... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo... (more...)
RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2016

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present a free screening of Verdi's opera RIGOLETTO at the next Merola Goes to the Movies, on Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Admission is... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera.... (more...)



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