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BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/17 Canadian Opera Company to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Toronto – Audiences will discover love has a sense of humour with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Rossini's TheBarber of Seville from the Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants. Scottish-born Rory Macdonald, one of Britain's most talented and dynamic young conductors, returns to lead t... (more...)
COC to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Begin. 4/17 COC to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Begin. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Audiences will discover love has a sense of humour with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville from the Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants. Scottish-born Rory Macdonald, one of Britain's most talented and dynamic young conductors, returns to lead the COC Or... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Arizona Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

The Arizona Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with Gaetano Donizetti's whimsical and hilarious romp, The Daughter of the Regiment, a bright, sparkling comedy following Marie, a feisty young girl raised by a regiment of French soldiers high in the Alps. Peppered with exhilarating melodies, astonishi... (more...)
On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago.... (more...)
On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Presents 60th Anniversary Gala Concert With Joyce DiDonato, 3/19 The Houston Grand Opera Presents 60th Anniversary Gala Concert With Joyce DiDonato, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) invites patrons to celebrate 60 years of producing and performing world-class opera in Houston at a gala anniversary concert featuring renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Joyce DiDonato at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater on Thursday, March 19. Tickets t... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial O... (more...)
LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14 LA Opera to Present GREAT OPERA CHORUSES at Valley Performing Arts Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

LA Opera will present two free ?Great Opera Choruses concerts on March 14, with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. De... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Receives Anonymous Donation Saving 2015-16 Season Florida Grand Opera Receives Anonymous Donation Saving 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Despite falling short of its fundraising goal by approxmiately $15,000, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced that, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the organization will be able to bring its 2015-16 Season performances to the Broward Center of the Performing Arts next year.... (more...)
LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22 LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Following on the heels of The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the midpoint of its 2015 Figaro Trilogy and a key part of its three-month Figaro Unbound exploration. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts an international roster of stars including Russi... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Stud... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced! SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award w... (more...)
LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18 LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18.... (more...)
Opera Australia Presents in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight Opera Australia Presents in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

It's a Saturday evening in summer. You're sitting in a park with family and friends and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is completed when the glorious live music begins. Especially when the music is some of the most?loved opera choruses and arias from four leading Opera Australia soloists, the... (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...)
LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14 LA Theatre Works, in Partnership with LA Opera, Presents THE GUILTY MOTHER, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-style performance' by LA Theatre Works in partnership with LA Opera. A highlight of LA Opera'sFigaro U... (more...)
Tickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale Tomorrow Tickets to LA Opera & LA Theatre Works' THE GUILTY MOTHER On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2014

Pierre Beaumarchais' 1792 play The Guilty Mother, the last and least-known of the French playwright's trilogy of stage comedies about the adventures of Figaro, will be presented in a 'radio theater-style performance' by LA Theatre Works in partnership with LA Opera. A highlight of LA Opera's Figaro ... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long awaited west coast debut on February 7 as the initial production of LA Opera'sFigaro Trilogy. Featu... (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...)
LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210) LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais and the influential protagonist of three of his stage comedies: Figaro, the wily barber fro... (more...)



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