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Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Sarasota Opera Receives $50,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2016

Sarasota Opera has been awarded a $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant offers unrestricted funding to area arts organizations in support of their artistic mission.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions Sarasota Opera Welcomes Staff Additions
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell are proud to announce new additions to both the artistic and administrative staff at Sarasota Opera effective immediately.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere Sarasota Opera Commissions Rachel J. Peters for Next Youth Opera World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2016

After a nationwide search, Sarasota Opera is proud to announce that composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters has been commissioned to compose Sarasota Youth Opera's next world premiere. Ms. Peter's opera, Rootabaga Country, which is being written now and will have its premiere in November 2017, was sele... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
Opera North Welcomes New Resident Artists Opera North Welcomes New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

Opera North is pleased to welcome its 2016 Resident Artists to the Upper Valley. Seventeen young professionals from around the US were chosen from almost 700 applicants to participate in Opera North's Resident Artist program. For the next two months, they will work with world-class directors, design... (more...)
Justin John Moniz Leads THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids, Beginning Today Justin John Moniz Leads THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2016

For tenor Justin John Moniz, the prince is a role he's quite familiar with. From Cinderella's Prince in both Sondheim's Into the Woods and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, to Prince Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflo?te, and now Prince Karl Franz in Romberg's The Student Prince, Moniz will make h... (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...)
Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant Sarasota Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved an Art Works award of $20,000 to support the winter 2017 production of The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc. More than $82 million has been designated to fund local arts projects and partnerships around the country in the N... (more...)
Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey.... (more...)
Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids Justin John Moniz to Lead THE STUDENT PRINCE at Opera Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For tenor Justin John Moniz, the prince is a role he's quite familiar with.... (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 at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners Opera at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

On Sunday, April 24th Opera at Florham (OAF) held its 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition. This year, OAF experienced a record breaking number of applicants which yielded more finalists than ever before. The finalists competed on Sunday at Lenfell Hall in the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson... (more...)
Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30 Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at T... (more...)
Pacific Opera Project to Present Salieri & Mozart Double Bill Pacific Opera Project to Present Salieri & Mozart Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2016

Fresh off their sold out run of The Merry 'Widder', POP looks to shake things up again by recreating a competition that took place between the now infamous rivals W.A. Mozart and Antonio Salieri when they present a double bill of The Impresario and Prima la musica, e poi le parole.... (more...)
Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera to Close Verdi Cycle with VERDI FESTIVAL WEEK, 3/15 Sarasota Opera to Close Verdi Cycle with VERDI FESTIVAL WEEK, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2016

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera's 2016 Winter Opera Festival season, a landmark in the company's 57 year history, will mark the final year of the Verdi Cycle, a 28-season initiative to perform the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. The season will culminate in a Verdi Festival Week March 15 – 20 which ... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle Sarasota Opera Launches New Website to Celebrate Verdi Cycle
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce the launch of its new website,http://www.verdicycle.org/, dedicated to the company's 28-year Verdi Cycle. Started in 1989 with a production of Verdi's Rigoletto, The Verdi Cycle is the company's commitment to perform all the works of Giuseppe Verdi,... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Presents Second 'Opera Talk', Featuring Ruby Fulton, Today Sarasota Opera Presents Second 'Opera Talk', Featuring Ruby Fulton, Today
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Today, December 9, at 10am Sarasota Opera, in partnership with the Hermitage Artists Retreat in Englewood, FL, will present the second of their “Opera Talk” series with Baltimore-based composer and musician Ruby Fulton. ... (more...)
Sarasota Opera to Present Second “Opera Talk” Presentation, Featuring Ruby Fulton, 12/9 Sarasota Opera to Present Second “Opera Talk” Presentation, Featuring Ruby Fulton, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Wednesday, December 9, at 10am Sarasota Opera, in partnership with the Hermitage Artists Retreat in Englewood, FL, will present the second of their “Opera Talk” series with Baltimore-based composer and musician Ruby Fulton. ... (more...)
Sarasota Opera and Hermitage Artist Retreat to Welcome Composer Ruby Fulton Sarasota Opera and Hermitage Artist Retreat to Welcome Composer Ruby Fulton
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

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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...)
Sarasota Opera Seeks Male Bodybuilders for Verdi's AIDA Sarasota Opera Seeks Male Bodybuilders for Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking volunteer male bodybuilders to appear as supernumeraries (non-singing extras) for its winter season production of Verdi's opera AIDA. Rehearsals will be in the evenings in January of 2016 and will NOT be every night. There will be 12 performances total beginning on January ... (more...)



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