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Garrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is IllGarrett Sorenson to Sing 'Matteo' in the Met's ARABELLA Tomorrow; Roberto Sacca Is Ill
April 23, 2014

Garrett Sorenson will sing the role of Matteo in tomorrow evening's performance (April 24, 2014) of Strauss's Arabella, replacing Roberto Saccà, who is ill. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the MetBWW Reviews: Kristine Opolais' BUTTERFLY Spreads Its Glorious Wings at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 21, 2014

By this time in the Met's season, audiences can be a little “been there, done that”--but not when it came to Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, singing the title role in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY for ... (more...)


Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
April 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their ide... (more...)


Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI TonightOlga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
April 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company ro... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


Anita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUXAnita Rachvelishvili Joins Canadian Opera Company's DON QUICHOTTE; Leonardo Capalbo to Lead ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUXThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Cast Changes for DON QUICHOTTE and ROBERTO DEVEREUX
April 11, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili to the role of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte as well as American tenor Leonardo Capalbo to the title role of Roberto Devereu... (more...)


Dallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE TodayDallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Today
April 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our presenting sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's third stadium simulcast—the sevent... (more...)


The Knoxville Opera Presents NORMA This WeekendThe Knoxville Opera Presents NORMA This Weekend
April 11, 2014

A former NFL player will be on stage singing one of the lead roles when the Knoxville Opera Company presents Norma next week. The only two opera companies staging Bellini's rarely performed gem this ... (more...)


Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
April 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's... (more...)


Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera to Present SALOME, 5/8 & 10
April 08, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will join together in a first-time co-production—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss's compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salom... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera to Present Jules Massenet's THAIS, Begin. 5/3Florida Grand Opera to Present Jules Massenet's THAIS, Begin. 5/3
April 08, 2014

Florida Grand Opera closes the 2013-14 season with yet another exciting deviation from the standard repertoire – Massenet's Thaïs, opening May 3, 2014, at the Arsht Center. Bringing a touch of eastern... (more...)


Javier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLAJavier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLA
April 04, 2014

Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season's three initial performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. Flórez is s... (more...)


Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18Washington National Opera Presents an English-Language Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3-18
April 03, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2013-2014 season with a new English-language production of one of the most beloved and family-friendly operas in the repertory: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ... (more...)


The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17The Seattle Opera Concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 5/3-17
April 03, 2014

Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacque... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions ConcertBWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions Concert
by Richard Sasanow - April 02, 2014

In our age of 20-somethings suffering from arrested development, they say “25 is the new 15.” This certainly was not true at the Met auditions concert (formally, the Metropolitan Opera National Counci... (more...)


The Knoxville Opera Company Presents NORMA, 4/11 and 4/13The Knoxville Opera Company Presents NORMA, 4/11 and 4/13
April 02, 2014

A former NFL player will be on stage singing one of the lead roles when the Knoxville Opera Company presents Norma next week. The only two opera companies staging Bellini's rarely performed gem this ... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 4/26-5/4
April 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City closes its 56th season with Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus April 26, 30 and May 2 and 4, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This will be a new production d... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera's 2014 Summer Recital Series Begins 6/23Metropolitan Opera's 2014 Summer Recital Series Begins 6/23
March 31, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's two popular series of free summer events, the Summer Recital Series and the Summer HD Festival, will return in 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, the Met will present opera... (more...)


Stephen Salters, Lori-Kaye Miller & More to Star in World Premiere of THE SUMMER KING at Merrill Auditorium, 5/8Stephen Salters, Lori-Kaye Miller & More to Star in World Premiere of THE SUMMER KING at Merrill Auditorium, 5/8
March 28, 2014

Portland Ovations, in collaboration with the USM School of Music and American Opera Projects, Brooklyn, NY, presents the world premiere of The Summer King, an Opera on the Life of Josh Gibson, at Merr... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera's 2013-2014 Season Finale is Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, opening tonight, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Oper... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and MoreSarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and More
March 26, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2014 – 2015 Fall and Winter season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular produ... (more...)



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