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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...)
Central City Opera Opens 2017 Summer Festival with CARMEN Central City Opera Opens 2017 Summer Festival with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2017

Central City Opera opens its 85th summer festival with Georges Bizet's Carmen, running in repertory from July 8 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City.... (more...)
BWW Review: THREE WAY Makes Sex Last Too Long at BAM BWW Review: THREE WAY Makes Sex Last Too Long at BAM
by Richard Sasanow - June 19, 2017

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there lived a place called Broadway, where you could find still find bills of one-act plays that, more often than not, offered titillation into then-current sexual practices and innovations. Zoom forward 40 years or so and opera has finally caught up with... (more...)
Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2017

Ranking among today's leading conductors, Carlo Rizzi's vast repertoire ranges from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the ... (more...)
Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM a... (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...)
Met Opera Star Sondra Radvanovsky to Perform in Annual Gala at Palm Beach Opera, 2/15 Met Opera Star Sondra Radvanovsky to Perform in Annual Gala at Palm Beach Opera, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is proud to announce that Metropolitan Opera star Sondra Radvanovsky will be performing at its annual Gala on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.... (more...)
Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona. ... (more...)
BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - April 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients.... (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...)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the l... (more...)
New York City Opera Presents ANTONIO LITERES'S Los Elementos New York City Opera Presents ANTONIO LITERES'S Los Elementos
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Last June, New York City Opera inaugurated its Opera en Español series with the long-awaited New York premiere of Daniel Catàn's Florencia en el Amazonas. This May, following the critical success of the company's modern day revival of Respighi's rarely heard La Campana Sommersa, New York City Opera ... (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...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29 Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2017

A tortuous love triangle involving the King of Sweden. A mysterious fortune teller who predicts that the King will soon die. An assassination plot. Few of Giuseppe Verdi's operas contain as many bewitching elements as his 1859 masterpiece Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which opens at Florida ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2017

Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Roxane in all performances of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Met this season, replacing Patricia Racette, who has withdrawn from the run due to an abdominal hernia.... (more...)
Madison Opera Announces 2017-18 Season Madison Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

Madison Opera has announced the company's 2017/18 season, which feature a classic opera and two Madison Opera premieres.  The season opens in November with Bizet's Carmen, followed by Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio in February, and Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas in April. ... (more...)
Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6 Video/Photo Preview: Opera & Ballet International Presents AIDA, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO, May 3-6
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Manchester following critically acclaimed tours of Carmen, Tosca and Die Fledermaus, bringing an opera festival of three new productions, boasting magnificent new sets. Aida with the grandeur of Egypt, La Boheme, the most romantic opera of all and N... (more...)
Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6 Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gal... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Last performed by the company in 2011 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera announces tenor Raúl Melo, a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera for nine seasons, will premiere with the company and perform the role of Radames.... (more...)
LoftOpera Returns With Eight Performances Of Works By Vivaldi And Pegrolesi, 6/16-7/8 LoftOpera Returns With Eight Performances Of Works By Vivaldi And Pegrolesi, 6/16-7/8
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

 LoftOpera returns to The Muse—Brooklyn's premier circus school—for eight staged concert performances of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater together with Vivaldi selections, replacing the previously announced June production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Performances are on June 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30, and July 1,... (more...)
Regina Opera Company Takes on TOSCA Regina Opera Company Takes on TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2017

Regina Opera presents 'Tosca' with Orchestra. Performances will take place Saturday March 4 and 11; Sunday March 5 and 12, 2017 - 3 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (between 59th and 60th Streets).... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)



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