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Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Layla Claire Departs The Metropolitan Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced a cast change advisory. Janai Brugger will sing the role of Pamina in the December 20, 23, 26, 30 matinee, January 2 and 5 performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, replacing Layla Claire, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO Verismo Opera to Resume 'Bring the Family to the Opera' with RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is preparing for its 28th season and resuming the well received Bring the Family to the Opera initiative that introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged perfo... (more...)
Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28 Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2016

Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m.)... (more...)
OperaWorks Set for Short Hiatus to Work on Educational Programs OperaWorks Set for Short Hiatus to Work on Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2016

OperaWorks, the world-renowned holistic opera training company, is announcing a one year hiatus to regenerate the company's educational programs and productions. This creative break will allow the time and resources needed to develop new and exciting areas for the company. ... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18 Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met.... (more...)
New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

New York City Opera is at the forefront of New York's cultural season with Opening Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016 featuring two compelling ensemble casts in a new production double bill directed by Lev Pugliese with conductor James Meena leading the New York City Opera Orchestra.... (more...)
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...)
Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of M... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Moza... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1 Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring sopra... (more...)
Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9 Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).... (more...)
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19 Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - July 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).... (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...)
Stewart Pearce, Former Metropolitan Opera Executive, Passes Away Stewart Pearce, Former Metropolitan Opera Executive, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of its dear friend and colleague Stewart Pearce, whose Met career spanned 39 years from 1976, when he began at the Metropolitan Opera Guild as an intern, to his retirement in 2015 as Managing Director of the Guild.... (more...)
Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.)... (more...)
On Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in September On Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in September
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera begins their sixth annual season on September 29-30 with an evening of powerful monodramas including Dominick Argento's Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and Hector Berlioz's La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of C... (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...)
Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been named the company's new concertmaster. Mr. Chooi, 27, will serve a one-year term beginning next month and continuing through the end of the company's 2016-17 season. He joins current Met concertmaster David Chan, who will ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-Am... (more...)
BWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Company's Impressive, Briskly-Paced SOUTH PACIFIC BWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Company's Impressive, Briskly-Paced SOUTH PACIFIC
by Peter Nason - July 05, 2016

Incredibly strong singing voices and an astounding orchestra guided by conductor Mark Sforzini make for a top-flight production.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starr... (more...)
OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involv... (more...)



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