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The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21
November 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera will partner with Houston organizations for a public book signing with esteemed English actor, director, and author Simon Callow; and for a children's book drive during the run of ... (more...)


The Met Opera's Deficit Reaches $22 MillionThe Met Opera's Deficit Reaches $22 Million
November 21, 2014

New York City's Metropolitan Opera reports to have ended its 2014 season with a $22 million deficit. (more...)


Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEMEBryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo to Play 'Rodolfo' in Upcoming Performances of Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME
November 19, 2014

Bryan Hymel and Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Rodolfo in the next three Met performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is recovering from an illness. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK is 'Opera Noir' and Utterly Wonderful at the MetBWW Reviews: LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK is 'Opera Noir' and Utterly Wonderful at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - November 18, 2014

Compared to Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina Ismailova in LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK at the Met, Barbara Stanwyck and Lana Turner were couple of pikers in their film noir triumphs, “Double ... (more...)


OperaDelaware Completes its 2014 Fiscal Year in the Black and Begins 2015 with Sold Out ShowsOperaDelaware Completes its 2014 Fiscal Year in the Black and Begins 2015 with Sold Out Shows
November 17, 2014

OperaDelaware (OD) announced today that it completed its 2014 fiscal year in the black, thanks to increased support from individual donors, the State of Delaware, and others. Moving forward, OperaDe... (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake CharlesErica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
November 17, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano and Clayton G. Williams, baritone will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for the people of La... (more...)


VIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Releases HANSEL AND GRETEL TV SpotVIDEO: Metropolitan Opera Releases HANSEL AND GRETEL TV Spot
November 15, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has just released a TV spot for their production of HANSEL AND GRETEL. Check it out below! (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only r... (more...)


Matthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera RecitalMatthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera Recital
November 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only r... (more...)


Bryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME TonightBryan Hymel to Play 'Rodolfo' in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME Tonight
November 14, 2014

In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening's performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad BoyBWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fel... (more...)


Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15
November 12, 2014

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history! For the very first time, the 27th Annual Dallas Opera Gui... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7San Francisco Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 11/14-12/7
November 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème in 13 performances, November 14–December 7, 2014. (more...)


Renée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three YearsRenée Fleming Says She May Be Leaving Opera Behind in Three Years
November 12, 2014

In a latest interview, opera star Renee Fleming says that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.' Now 55 years old, Fleming says, 'I'm really happy with my opera life – 54 roles was a lot to learn and per... (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey Set for  Jazz in the Arts Black Tie Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, 12/21Erica Papillion-Posey Set for Jazz in the Arts Black Tie Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, 12/21
November 10, 2014

Mezzo-soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey described as “…a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer [Denve... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera to Hold #GivingTuesday Fundraiser, 12/2Houston Grand Opera to Hold #GivingTuesday Fundraiser, 12/2
November 10, 2014

Houston, November 7, 2014—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will hold a special fundraising day on Tuesday, December 2, as part of#GivingTuesday, an international movement to create a day of giving at the sta... (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Metropolitain Opera's 'Where Art Lives' Features LA BOHEMESTAGE TUBE: Metropolitain Opera's 'Where Art Lives' Features LA BOHEME
November 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera 2014-2015 season, 'Where Art Lives' features LA BOHEME. Check out a first look below! (more...)


Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alum... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook ProjectThe Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project
November 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's HGOco, the company's community collaboration and education initiative, announced plans to produce a multiyear Veterans Songbook project to honor United States servicemen and serv... (more...)


Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
November 05, 2014

A revival of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, withLawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his hear... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Mozart on Marimbas, Trumpet and Drums Make This South African FLUTE Magic, IndeedBWW Reviews: Mozart on Marimbas, Trumpet and Drums Make This South African FLUTE Magic, Indeed
by Richard Sasanow - November 04, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera may have its spectacular Julie Taymor production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, but the real fun in town is the Mozart at the new Victory Theatre on West 42nd Street, where the South Afric... (more...)


Review Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - November 04, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, returned to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian... (more...)


American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVEAmerican Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE
November 04, 2014

(American Opera Projects) and Adelphi University present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. The concert performances... (more...)


Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
October 30, 2014

On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents Teatro Regio Torino in a concert performance of Rossini's opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) conducted ... (more...)


MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San FranciscoMIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING to Premiere Next March at Z Space in San Francisco
October 30, 2014

Composers, Inc. announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, based on George Eliot's great romantic novel M... (more...)



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