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BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - September 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production ... (more...)


San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
September 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists int... (more...)


VIDEO: Macbeth: 'Vieni, t'affretta' -- Anna Netrebko (Met Opera)VIDEO: Macbeth: 'Vieni, t'affretta' -- Anna Netrebko (Met Opera)
September 27, 2014

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San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2San Francisco Opera to Present Handel's PARTENOPE, 10/16-11/2
September 26, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29
September 25, 2014

Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill. As previously announced, Hong also sings the role on October 4. (more...)


Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROReview Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Review Roundups - September 25, 2014

Despite the union battles and season lockout threats, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors as scheduled on Monday night with Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” conducted by James Levine. (more...)


Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & ZurichAnna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich
September 24, 2014

Already the undisputed 'reigning new diva of the 21st century' (Associated Press), Anna Netrebko scored a fresh triumph this past month, winning ECHO Klassik's 'Female Singer of the Year' award for a ... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
September 22, 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 adventur... (more...)


OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8OPERA America to Present Music and Words with Tobias Picker, 10/8
September 22, 2014

American composer Tobias Picker is presented in OPERA America's Creators in Concert series this season on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the National Opera Center. The hour-long presentation includ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced BudgetThe Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced Budget
September 19, 2014

Building on last year's announcement that The Dallas Opera had achieved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-2013 Season, TDO is thrilled to announce that it has maintained that balanced operating... (more...)


Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The MetAnna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
September 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Mac... (more...)


Thousands To Protest At Metropolitan Opera Gala Opening To Stand Against Anti-SemitismThousands To Protest At Metropolitan Opera Gala Opening To Stand Against Anti-Semitism
September 19, 2014

A coalition of organizations will protest at Lincoln Center on Monday evening, Sept. 22, at 4:30 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th Street to protest the Metropolit... (more...)


Spiro Malas to Star as 'Benoit' in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's LA BOHEME, 10/19 & 26Spiro Malas to Star as 'Benoit' in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's LA BOHEME, 10/19 & 26
September 18, 2014

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the only grand opera company in Bergen County, New Jersey, concludes its 25th anniversary season, Vive la France, with Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. Artist... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERAPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera to Host Benefit, RIGOLETTO Sneak Preview, 9/28MidAtlantic Opera to Host Benefit, RIGOLETTO Sneak Preview, 9/28
September 16, 2014

The Mid Atlantic Opera, a new professional opera company headquartered in Morristown, NJ, will host a benefit and sneak preview for its upcoming production of RIGOLETTO on Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm... (more...)


Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
September 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garlan... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera to Cut 22 Nonunion PositionsMetropolitan Opera to Cut 22 Nonunion Positions
September 12, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Metropolitan Opera announced today it will cut 22 of its 254 non-union, administrative positions. The layoffs will affect areas across the staff, including jobs in... (more...)


Arizona Opera to Welcome Nathan Gunn, 10/2Arizona Opera to Welcome Nathan Gunn, 10/2
September 12, 2014

Arizona Opera announces world renowned super-star baritone Nathan Gunn will serve as Honorary Guest Host at a party to celebrate the kick off of the company's 2014-15 Season. The event will be held at... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in CAPRICCIO at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 10/6-28Renee Fleming to Star in CAPRICCIO at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 10/6-28
September 10, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, longtime collaborators in performance and colleagues as Lyric's cre... (more...)


Met Orchestra Musicians and Union Announce New Labor Agreement with Met OperaMet Orchestra Musicians and Union Announce New Labor Agreement with Met Opera
September 09, 2014

The musicians of the Met Orchestra and their union, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, announced that they have voted to ratify a new labo... (more...)


The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
September 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyr... (more...)


Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15
September 05, 2014

Stephen Costello looks forward to a number of important firsts in 2014-15. Besides creating the role of Michele in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Two Women, the Tucker Award-winnin... (more...)


Schimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & MoreSchimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & More
September 05, 2014

On Sunday, September 3, Steven Blier, Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will present an afternoon with two powerhouse musicians, Julia Bullock (soprano) ano Joseph Kaisef (ten... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLAPhoto Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
September 04, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that ... (more...)


Members of IATSE Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 Voted to Ratify New Contracts with the Metropolitan OperaMembers of IATSE Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 Voted to Ratify New Contracts with the Metropolitan Opera
September 03, 2014

Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 have voted to ratify new labor agreements with the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)



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by Richard Sasanow