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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Simon Keenlyside and More in DON GIOVANNI on Great Performances at the Met
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2017

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BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - February 10, 2017

Anyone arriving at a performance of the Met's new RUSALKA, in Mary Zimmerman's production, thinking that there's going to be an evening of Disney-type fun from this distant cousin of THE LITTLE MERMAID, will be in for a big disappointment. But for those seeking beautiful music (including one of oper... (more...)
Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7 Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was ... (more...)
The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards.... (more...)
The International Opera Awards Announces Finalists The International Opera Awards Announces Finalists
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was ... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced! Patricia Racette to Lead LA Opera's SALOME, 2/18 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo announced complete casting details for LA Opera's upcoming presentation of Richard Strauss's Salome, to be conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome will sta... (more...)
Simon Keenlyside Stars as Don Giovanni on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS Simon Keenlyside Stars as Don Giovanni on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2017

Charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as the title character in Don Giovanni, bringing his acclaimed interpretation of the role to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met for the first time.... (more...)
OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards, selected from a record number of nominations. Now in their 10th year, these awards honor outst... (more...)
BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 2 - a New Gypsy in Town for Met's CARMEN
by Richard Sasanow - January 24, 2017

It's that time of the year again, when the flu season gives artistic administrators big headaches, trying to fill in the blanks when a headliner calls in sick. CARMEN's been a particular headache, with mezzo Sophie Koch out of action in the title role after rehearsals had started. Luckily, Clementin... (more...)
Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29 Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2017

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens the new season of THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met... (more...)
Photo Flash: Remembering Roberta Peters Photo Flash: Remembering Roberta Peters
by Walter McBride - January 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86. Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such as... (more...)
Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing' Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing'
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.”... (more...)
BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met BWW Review: Grigolo's No Dime-Store ROMEO Opposite Damrau in Gounod's Opera at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 15, 2017

There's some famous and gorgeous music in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE—Juliet's waltz, Romeo's “Ah, leve-toi, soleil” and a number of duets —but this is definitely not one of those operas where the title characters can take turns with the showpieces but never look each other in the eye. Luckily, that ... (more...)
Five Exquisite Singers to Present a Winter Recital of Songs and Romances Five Exquisite Singers to Present a Winter Recital of Songs and Romances
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2016

Warm yourself this winter with the gift of voice and song at The National Opera Center in NYC! On Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm, five exquisite singers offer a diverse and moving recital of songs and romances you won't want to miss.... (more...)
The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19 The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, ... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians Sign New Agreement
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians announce the signing of a comprehensive three-year agreement for the company's Orchestra. The Opera secures extended time with the orchestra to collaborate and produce music, which is critical as the company recently expanded back to four pro... (more...)
12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced! 12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted a... (more...)
UPDATED: Metropolitan Opera Performances Cancelled Following a Suspicious Substance Being Thrown Orchestra Pit UPDATED: Metropolitan Opera Performances Cancelled Following a Suspicious Substance Being Thrown Orchestra Pit
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2016

As reported by the New York Times, following a patron tossing an unknown white, powdery substance into the orchestra pit, the final act of today's matinee performance of Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera was cancelled. Following an extended second intermission caused by the initial investigat... (more...)
Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS Susan Graham Replaces Sophie Koch as 'Dido' in Lyric Opera of Chicago's LES TROYENS
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2016

Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today that French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch has withdrawn from the company premiere of Berlioz's Les Troyens for personal reasons. Stepping into the role of Dido will be American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, world-renowned as an inte... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017 On Site Opera Presents RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT, Premieres In Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) announces the world premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, a new site-specific opera for family audiences with music by John Musto and libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyr... (more...)
Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson Opera Exposures to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Met Opera's Deborah Jackson
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

OPERA EXPOSURES, the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present a Memorial Concert in honor of the late Deborah Jackson, a lover of theatre and music who passed away in February after spending 33 years at the Metropolitan Opera Stage Door working the switchboard and... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)




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