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IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

Beginning January 26, the Met will present a double-bill of two rarely performed one-act operas: Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess and Piotr Beczala as Count Vaudémont, a knight who loves her; and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company produ... (more...)
Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26 Opera Star Deborah Voigt Premieres in One-Woman Show in NYC, VOIGT LESSONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt p... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well
by Richard Sasanow - January 02, 2015

For New York opera-goers, what was the event of the year? Undoubtedly, John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, not only for the kerfuffle caused by the [unfounded] claims of anti-Semitism but for the opera's exciting debut at the Met. (The Met's contentious labor negotiations nearly edged it out, tho... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31 Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 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 Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11 The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Carut... (more...)
A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12 A Lucky Winner to Gain Backstage Access with Dido, Aeneas and More, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Three winners and their guest will be given a backstage pass to meet Dido and Aeneas at intermission. The fun will continue as Bluebeard and Judith make their way to meet the winners at the end of the evening.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 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 ton... (more...)
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...)
The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK Tonight The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual... (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...)
Dallas Opera's SALOME to Open 10/30 Dallas Opera's SALOME to Open 10/30
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...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1 The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career, Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone... (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...)
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...)
The Dallas Opera Presents DALLAS OPERA PERSPECTIVES: “WHEN ART AND RELIGION COLLIDE,' 9/29 The Dallas Opera Presents DALLAS OPERA PERSPECTIVES: “WHEN ART AND RELIGION COLLIDE,' 9/29
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the first of this season'sDallas Opera Perspectives: “When Art and Religion Collide,” a free, in-depth exploration of the role of religion in the creation of both visual and performing arts, including works like The Dallas Opera's second production of the 2014-20... (more...)
Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6 Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2014

German bass Tobias Kehrer will make his Met debut this season as Sarastro in six performances of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The performances—on October 21, 25 matinee, 27, 31, November 3, 8 matinee—will be Kehrer's American debut. He replaces Franz-Josef Selig, who has withdrawn for health reasons.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21 San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah today, September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens tonight, September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young... (more...)
Meet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San Antonio Meet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

While singing in the cast of Tobias Picker's most recent opera, Dolores Claiborne, which premiered last fall at San Francisco Opera - mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier was impressed by what she witnessed behind the scenes as well as onstage. 'Seeing Tobias's passion and involvement backstage to get things ... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31 The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson w... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1 The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career,Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGer... (more...)



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