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BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2015

The title role of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR was so important to star sopranos during the last half of the 20th century, that it's hard to recall that in Caruso's day, the tenor was the main attraction. I thought of that during the current performance of the opera at the met, with Russian sopra... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18 Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of W... (more...)
VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the ... (more...)
Melbourne Opera presents Carl Maria Von Weber's DER FREISCHUTZ Melbourne Opera presents Carl Maria Von Weber's DER FREISCHUTZ
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

Melbourne Opera is proud to present a new production of Weber's Romantic masterpiece, the powerful Der Freischütz/The Marksman, not performed in Melbourne since 1969.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fellow who's jovial and friendly one minute…and then you hear he's robbed a store. He uses and abuses p... (more...)
Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

DALLAS, OCTOBER 28, 2014 —The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadi... (more...)
The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000 The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium.... (more...)
Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Review Roundups - October 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season kicked off with the controversial John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE MAGIC FLUTE. Add a good cast and a spectacular production with wonderful effects, flying boys, Bunr... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5 Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Opera Philadelphia opens its 40th Anniversary Season in grand fashion this September, with a New Production of The Barber of Seville. Rossini's comic masterpiece will be presented in five performances at the Academy of Music, today, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, with a FREE HD broadcast on a giant screen... (more...)





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BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals ConcertBWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow