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Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in Apr... (more...)
LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.... (more...)
'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters 'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie... (more...)
Opera at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners Opera at Florham's 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

On Sunday, April 24th Opera at Florham (OAF) held its 28th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition. This year, OAF experienced a record breaking number of applicants which yielded more finalists than ever before. The finalists competed on Sunday at Lenfell Hall in the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson... (more...)
Arizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph Specter Arizona Opera Appoints New General Director Joseph Specter
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter.  ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Tonight's OTELLO Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Tonight's OTELLO
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2016

Francesco Anile will sing the title role in this evening's performance of Verdi's Otello, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.... (more...)
The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN with the Mannes Orchestra.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show Vancouver Opera's EVITA to Possibly Break Record for Company's Fastest-Selling Show
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver audiences are eagerly anticipating VO's full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical Evita. Less than two weeks remain until opening night and ticket sales are outpacing any show in the company's history! As of this week, the best selection of... (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...)
Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49 Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Opera singer, Brian Asawa has died following a long illness on April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.  He was a Japanese-American countertenor. 'In his prime', according to Opera News, 'Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivit... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Announces August 2016 Season: 'Violetta & Her Sisters' dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Announces August 2016 Season: 'Violetta & Her Sisters'
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, featuring excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring th... (more...)
Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Fort Lee, New Jersey - The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Cuban born Lucy Arner will debut as Principal Conductor in the company's performance of Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA.... (more...)
Opera at Florham to Host 28th Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition Opera at Florham to Host 28th Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

Madison, NJ -- After putting on a fabulous Musicale on March 20th titled 'An Afternoon of Arias about Spring and Songs of Love', Opera at Florham (OAF) prepares for its annual renowned Vocal Competition.... (more...)
Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30 Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at T... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29 Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess.... (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...)
Kathleen Battle to Return to Metropolitan Opera in November Kathleen Battle to Return to Metropolitan Opera in November
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle, who starred in more than 220 Met performances over the course of her career, will make her first appearance at the Met in more than 20 years with the recital Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey on Sunday, November 13 at 4 p.m. Battle will si... (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Placido Domingo visits ¡FIGARO! (90210)
by Walter McBride - March 31, 2016

Plácido Domingo took time out from his busy rehearsal schedule at the Metropolitan Opera to catch the hit new comic opera ¡Figario! (90210) at the Duke on 42nd Street.  ... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara to Present Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI Opera Santa Barbara to Present Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2016

Opera Santa Barbara's 22nd season will conclude in grand style with a pair of Giacomo Puccini's great one-act operas, the heart-warming Suor Angelica and the comic farce Gianni Schicchi, at the historic Granada Theatre on April 22 and 24. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 22, ... (more...)
Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera debuts Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA, replete with complex plots and intrigue, on Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. ... (more...)
New Amsterdam Opera Announces Artistic Advisory Board New Amsterdam Opera Announces Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

New Amsterdam Opera is thrilled to announce its Artistic Advisory Board. These masters in their respective fields have graciously agreed to share their artistic counsel, wisdom, and expertise with New Amsterdam Opera in pursuing its mission of Opera with a Purpose - To Enchant, Enlighten, & Engage!... (more...)



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