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Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29 Berkshire Opera Festival to Offer Free Concert, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is offering its first musical event in the Berkshires at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 29 at Ventfort Hall in Lenox. General Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director Brian Garman, co-founders of the company, will present this free concert featuring some of opera's great... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director Washington Concert Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

The Board of Directors of Washington Concert Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Ursula M. Kuhar as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Kuhar, who was selected after an intensive national search, brings arts management and opera community experience to Washington Conc... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (more...)
Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016 Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Hei-Kyung Hong will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first performances of the title character in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met next season. Hong will sing Cio-Cio-San on February 19, 22, 27, March 2, and March 5.... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)
NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15 NJ Association of Verismo Opera to Hold Open Auditions; Application Deadline 6/15
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's application deadline to audition for the 2015-2016 is quickly approaching! ... (more...)
Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour Susan Graham to Star in San Francisco Opera's LES TROYENS, Set Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

Starting Sunday, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - praised as 'singing beautifully' by Huffington Post for her recent star turn in the Metropolitan Opera's Merry Widow - returns to San Francisco Opera to reprise her signature role of Dido in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens (June 7-July 1)... (more...)
Russian Opera Workshop to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Anton Rubinstein's THE DEMON Russian Opera Workshop to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Anton Rubinstein's THE DEMON
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

In its fifth season, Russian Opera Workshop presents in-concert opera productions of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon, a Philadelphia premiere (June 23-25), and Tchaikovsky's last opera Iolanta (July 28-30). Performances are sung in Russian with English supertitles, with Founder & Music Director  Ghenad... (more...)
Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27 Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

Metropolitan Opera singer Janinah Burnett and Joanna Marie Ford and Steven Wallace will perform the leading roles in Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players concert production of VOODOO, the long-lost and historical opera by African American composer Harry Lawrence Fre... (more...)
The Met Opera Releases Statement on the Passing of Margaret Juntwait The Met Opera Releases Statement on the Passing of Margaret Juntwait
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

Margaret Juntwait, American radio broadcaster, and the voice of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, debuted in this position on December 11, 2004, replacing Peter Allen upon his retirement after twenty-nine years.  She lost her life to cancer on June 3, 2015.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-s... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival This July Renee Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

A regular performer on the world's grandest stages, international opera superstar Renée Fleming's radiant voice and compelling artistry will soon be heard for the first time in the heart of the American West--Jackson Hole, Wyoming. ... (more...)
Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2 Boston Midsummer Opera to Present MARTHA, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2015

Celebrating its tenth season production, the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) will present Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy, Martha.  Performed in English, fully staged and costumed, Martha will be presented at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University for three performances only, Ju... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach... (more...)
Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - June 01, 2015

The new opera season doesn't start till September at the earliest. What's an opera fan to do until the Met's curtain goes up on September 21? Well, with a little bit of effort, opera in New York and the surrounding states can offer quite a bit.... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fa... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera to Perform CARMEN, 6/25 New Rochelle Opera to Perform CARMEN, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) May 25, 2015 – New Rochelle Opera's year-long 30th anniversary celebration reaches its apex with a revival of Georges Bizet's CARMEN from June 25-28, 2015 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  The production will be staged by... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 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...)
NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition NJ Association of Verismo Opera Accepting Applications for International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; May 19, 2015) – Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition.  The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang BWW Reviews: BALLO with Radvanovsky, Beczala and Markov Ends Met Season with a Bang
by Richard Sasanow - May 20, 2015

The Met was running on all cylinders for the last performance of the season, with Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA in an energized version of the production that premiered in 2012. The trio of principals--soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, tenor Piotr Beczala as Gustavo and baritone Alexey Markov as ... (more...)
Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018 Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011.... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate ... (more...)
LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6 LAMet to Present Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA this Summer, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community company that offers grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford, will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, AIDA, on four dates in June.  On Saturday June 6th at 7pm and Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm, the opera will b... (more...)



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