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General Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist ProgramGeneral Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
July 28, 2014

After receiving a record-breaking 600 applications in a single season, General Director Plácido Domingo has selected ten new participants who will enter LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist P... (more...)


The North Carolina Opera Announces Casting Updates for the 2014-2015 SeasonThe North Carolina Opera Announces Casting Updates for the 2014-2015 Season
July 28, 2014

On Monday, June 30 the North Carolina Opera announced the exciting upcoming 2014/15 season at a kick-off event at CAM Raleigh. A large crowd of fans and friends of the organization eagerly gathered as... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDYPhoto Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
July 25, 2014

Glimmerglass Festival presents An American Tragedy, July 20 - August 24, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Prepares for LockoutThe Metropolitan Opera Prepares for Lockout
July 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera continues problems as the General Manager, Peter Gelb, in a letter told the orchestra, chorus and stagehands to prepare for lockdown if no agreement is reached by next week. (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six MembersOPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six Members
July 21, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, has announced that seven new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Elections were held during OPERA America's recen... (more...)


OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28
July 17, 2014

Composed by OPERA San Antonio Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox features a fox who will stop at nothing to keep his family safe. 'Fantastic Mr. Fox is full of tuneful arias and ensemb... (more...)


Opera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue CommitteeOpera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue Committee
July 16, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people wh... (more...)


Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello to Return for Recital with the Dallas Opera 9/14 at the EisemannAilyn Perez and Stephen Costello to Return for Recital with the Dallas Opera 9/14 at the Eisemann
July 15, 2014

The Dallas Opera is delighted to bring the hottest young couple in opera back to North Texas for a ravishing recital in a fabulous new venue for TDO: the Eisemann Center. These acclaimed American ar... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Open 31st Season with RIGOLETTO, 9/6-21Opera San Jose to Open 31st Season with RIGOLETTO, 9/6-21
July 15, 2014

Opera San José opens its 31st season with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be conducted by Joseph Marcheso, with stage direction by Brad ... (more...)


Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Erica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Perform at Michigan Lay Organization's Annual A.M.E. ConferenceErica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Perform at Michigan Lay Organization's Annual A.M.E. Conference
July 08, 2014

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


THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in CooperstownTHE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
July 07, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14
June 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and p... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central ParkBWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central Park
by Richard Sasanow - June 27, 2014

I'd call it “love at first sight” (or, more properly, “first hearing”), but this wasn't the first time I'd heard mezzo Jamie Barton. And I certainly hope it won't be the last. Her performances at open... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera House Vandalized with Spray PaintMetropolitan Opera House Vandalized with Spray Paint
June 26, 2014

New York City's Metropolitan Opera House was vandalized early Wednesday morning. The vandal spray painted obscenities on paintings, sculptures and administrative offices. According to the NYPD, part ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Buon Gusto, 7/13Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Buon Gusto, 7/13
June 24, 2014

Enjoy an unforgettable night out on July 13 at Buon Gusto Ristorante, 15535 Devonshire in Mission Hills. Ana and company at Buon Gusto will provide a sumptuous Italian feast, including salad, dessert,... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Musicians Respond to NY Times EditorialMetropolitan Opera Musicians Respond to NY Times Editorial
June 23, 2014

The MET Orchestra Musicians and Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, are 'deeply concerned' about the future of the Metropolitan Opera and have just given BWW Opera World the following stateme... (more...)


KLINGHOFFER Anti-Censorship Statement Gains New Co-signerKLINGHOFFER Anti-Censorship Statement Gains New Co-signer
June 22, 2014

The National Coalition Against Censorship has added a new co-signer to its statement (read online) opposing the Metropolitan Opera's cancellation of live, high-definition screenings of John Adams' ope... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Organizations Protest Met Opera's Cancellation of THE DEATH OF KINGHOFFER ScreeningsOrganizations Protest Met Opera's Cancellation of THE DEATH OF KINGHOFFER Screenings
June 19, 2014

The National Coalition Against Censorship has been joined by the National Opera Association, Article 19, The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, Free Expression Policy Project, freeDimensional, Freemuse, a... (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' SeriesPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
June 17, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD's 'Summer Encores' series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 ... (more...)


dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present a Shakespearean Summer with FALSTAFF, MACBETH and More, Beg. 8/7dell'Arte Opera Ensemble to Present a Shakespearean Summer with FALSTAFF, MACBETH and More, Beg. 8/7
June 11, 2014

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its eleventh season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Shakespearean... (more...)



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