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The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the ninth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 26, to Monday September 4 (Labor Day). The series will present nine recent per... (more...)
Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - July 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma.... (more...)
Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new g... (more...)
Charlottesville Opera's Artistic Director, Michelle Krisel, Announces Retirement Charlottesville Opera's Artistic Director, Michelle Krisel, Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2017

The President of the Board of Directors of Charlottesville Opera, Martha Redinger, announced today that Michelle Krisel, the company's artistic leader for eight years, will retire at the end of the summer season in August.  Krisel, who served as General Director from 2010 through 2014 and as Artisti... (more...)
BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North
by Richard Sasanow - June 29, 2017

Classic and contemporary, opera and orchestral, the music doesn't stop when the temperatures climb in New York, whether you're in New York City, or ready to travel to one of the festivals that dot the landscape of the Northeast. Musical life doesn't stop when the Met closes its doors: Here's a look ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Plácido Domingo Returns to the Big Screen as the Title King in NABUCCO Photo Flash: Plácido Domingo Returns to the Big Screen as the Title King in NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Plácido Domingo returns to the big screen as the title king in Nabucco,... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor.... (more...)
BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Metropolitan Opera NYC BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Metropolitan Opera NYC
by Milette Shanon - May 16, 2017

Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan opera is divine.I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center NYC) this week. Well, the Met did it again! With a perfect, minimalist set, great costumes, creative choreography, and the perfect cast, this is an en... (more...)
LES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore Series LES PECHEUERS DE PERLES, CARMEN and More Set for The Met Live in HD's 2017 Summer Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, June 21, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States. The 2017 Summer Encores series offers screenings of four popular Live in HD transmissions: Bizet's Les... (more...)
BWW Review: Big Nose, Big Heart, Big Performance from Roberto Alagna as Met's CYRANO BWW Review: Big Nose, Big Heart, Big Performance from Roberto Alagna as Met's CYRANO
by Richard Sasanow - May 07, 2017

I first heard tenor Roberto Alagna in the days when he was being touted as “The 4th Tenor”—chutzpah that only a record company could come up with, placing him in the hallowed company of Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti. Fast forward more than 20 years and he's still here. As Cyrano, the soldier-poet ... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29 Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

Excitement is building as Florida Grand Opera (FGO) prepares to open its production of one of Verdi's greatest works, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a searing drama of royal intrigue and the conflict between duty and following one's heart. Long considered one of the ultimate challenges for th... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. Ther... (more...)
WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3 WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season: the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The Gala, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, will include a concert in the Kennedy Cente... (more...)
Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2 Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac, opening May 2. Marco Armiliato conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through Saturday, May 13. America... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the Costume Design in LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the Costume Design in LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by Stage Tube - April 12, 2017

L.A. Opera presents TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th.... (more...)
Olga Peretyatko Takes Over for Ailing Carmen Giannattasio in Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Tonight Olga Peretyatko Takes Over for Ailing Carmen Giannattasio in Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Olga Peretyatko will make her Met role debut as Violetta in tonight's performance of Verdi's La Traviata, replacing Carmen Giannattasio, who is ill.... (more...)
Plácido Domingo Stars in NABUCCO at The Met Plácido Domingo Stars in NABUCCO at The Met
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Bartonis the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.... (more...)
Placido Domingo Stars in Verdi's 'Nabucco' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Placido Domingo Stars in Verdi's 'Nabucco' on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2017

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met as the title king in Nabucco, under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m.on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13 Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting details for LA Opera's upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon.... (more...)
Renee Fleming Reports She's Not Quitting Opera Yet! Renee Fleming Reports She's Not Quitting Opera Yet!
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

According to an article published in the New York Times, they reported that 'Renee Fleming has announced that she will be retiring from the opera stage,' stating that her final performance will be of 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Metropolitan Opera on May 13th.  However, the NPR now reveals new informa... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winnin... (more...)
Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21 Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2017

Washington National Opera's 2016–2017 season concludes with one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, May 6– 21, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Featuring some of the most enduring and memorable music in all of opera, this production also features dazzling ... (more...)
LA Opera Replaces Teste in THE TALES FROM HOFFMANN While He Recovers from Bronchitis LA Opera Replaces Teste in THE TALES FROM HOFFMANN While He Recovers from Bronchitis
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2017

Bass-baritone Nicolas Testé was originally cast in Los Angeles Opera's 'The Tales of Hoffmann,' conducted by Plácido Domingo.... (more...)
Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN Review Roundup: LA Opera's TALES OF HOFFMANN
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

L.A. Opera presented TALES OF HOFFMANN, now playing through April 15th.... (more...)