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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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will in... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Education to Kick Off ARIA Festival on April 30 San Francisco Opera Education to Kick Off ARIA Festival on April 30
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, the San Francisco Opera Education Department will present ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) Festival, an all-day, free community open house at the newly opened Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera in Civic Center's Veterans Building, in celebration of the creativity and talent of st... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Beyer, Michele Angelini & More in Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Beyer, Michele Angelini & More in Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2016

Rossini's madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune. Count Almaviva is in love with the beautiful Rosina. Rosina is essentially being held captive by the slimy Bartolo, who wants to marry her himself. With the help of the barber Figaro, Almaviva and Rosina attempt to... (more...)
John Corigliano's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES from LA Opera Now Available in Audio CD John Corigliano's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES from LA Opera Now Available in Audio CD
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

A live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, as performed by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 2015, has been released as part of PENTATONE's newly launched American Opera Series. The audio was captured by Boston-based production company SoundMirror. The new recording i... (more...)
Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the T... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie.... (more...)
Opera Theatre of the Rockies to Present COSI FAN TUTTE Opera Theatre of the Rockies to Present COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2016

Colorado Springs audiences are in for a delicious musical adventure on April 9 & 10 when Opera Theatre of the Rockies and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs team up to present Mozart's delightful opera buffa Così fan tutte. Two churches will host the performances, which will be fully-staged, costu... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Announces 40th Anniversary Season Boston Lyric Opera Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today that each of the company's 40th anniversary season productions will be presented on a different, iconic Boston stage, starting with its largest-ever undertaking—a spectacular international production... (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Pittsburgh Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

Rossini's madcap comedy is guaranteed to send you out laughing and humming a tune.... (more...)
Madison Opera to Present THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 4/15-17 Madison Opera to Present THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2016

Madison Opera presents Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann on Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17 in Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts. This will be the company's first production in twenty years of Offenbach's masterpiece, which moves in a fantasy world. It offers showpiece ... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Present Previn's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Opera San Jose to Present Previn's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2016

Faithfully following Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, André Previn's opera tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a fading though still attractive Southern belle whose poise is a persona she presents to shield others, but most of all herself, from her delusions of grandeur. Moving into h... (more...)
NC Opera to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in April NC Opera to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in April
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2016

To conclude its 2015/16 Season, North Carolina Opera will present fully-staged production of Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE on Friday, April 1 at 8pm and on Sunday, April 3 at 3pm at Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.... (more...)
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA to Make World Premiere in Montreal Next March ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA to Make World Premiere in Montreal Next March
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2016

In celebration of Montréal's 375th anniversary, Opéra de Montréal is pleased to present the world premiere of ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA, based on Roger Waters' legendary work, The Wall.... (more...)
North Carolina Opera Extends Contracts, Appointments New Staff North Carolina Opera Extends Contracts, Appointments New Staff
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Opera is pleased to announce the extension of Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers' contract through the 2017-2018 season. Artistic Director of NCO since its founding in 2010, Myers has been integral to the establishment of a high artistic standard and performances ... (more...)
NC Opera Announces Senior Staff Updates NC Opera Announces Senior Staff Updates
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2016

North Carolina Opera is pleased to announce the extension of Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers' contract through the 2017-2018 season. Artistic Director of NCO since its founding in 2010, Myers has been integral to the establishment of a high artistic standard and performances that are lauded ... (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...)
Kostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 Season Kostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2016

The Tulsa Opera Board of Directors announces that Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas will depart the company at the end of the 2015-16 Season.... (more...)
The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More! The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2016

The Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu announced the nation's sixth oldest opera company's 83Rd season with a 'grand reveal party' in the Marcus Centers newly renovated Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall:... (more...)



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