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Bard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERS Bard SummerScape 2015 to Present THE WRECKERS
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015

Reviving important but neglected operas is one of the ways the Bard SummerScape festival has established itself as “a hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure” (New York Times), and this year's immersion in “Chávez and His World” is no exception.... (more...)
On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13 On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 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 F... (more...)
Calixto Bieito to Make Met Opera Debut With New 'Forza' Calixto Bieito to Make Met Opera Debut With New 'Forza'
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

Calixto Bieito will make his Metropolitan Opera debut with a new production of Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” to be conducted by James Levine, in the 2016-17 season, it was announced.... (more...)
Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015

Stravinsky's twentieth-century operatic masterpiece The Rake's Progress will return to the Met stage for a revival of three performances only, opening May 1 and continuing through May 9. Music Director James Levine leads the performances, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the centra... (more...)
Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production w... (more...)
James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met James Levine to Conduct UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine will lead a starry revival of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening April 23 and continuing for four additional performances through May 9.... (more...)
NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17 NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will present its spring production The Gondoliers May 15-17 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place).... (more...)
SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26 SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2015

?The New Jersey State Repertory Opera (SRO) will present its spring benefit concert, “Princesses and Heroes In Opera,” on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, NJ from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor Stages Houston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor Stages
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. and at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. The Magic Flute matches a comic yet wise fairy tale wi... (more...)
Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that soprano Ailyn Pérez has joined the organization's Artists' Council. Comprised of a distinguished group of Met artists from both past and present, all of whom share the Guild's mission to support the Metropolitan Opera and enhance the public's appreciat... (more...)
Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9 Bay Street Theater to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts and Divaria Productions are pleased to announce a shortened, LIVE version of Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm. The evening will highlight Verdi's most famous opera with the most important numbers linked by compelling narrativ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Close Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT, 5/2 Pittsburgh Opera to Close Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

What: Donizetti's comic opera DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Where: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh When: Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 7:30... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7 Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's b... (more...)
Boulder Symphony to Present Bizet's CARMEN, Featuring Erica Papillion-Posey, 5/7 Boulder Symphony to Present Bizet's CARMEN, Featuring Erica Papillion-Posey, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

(April 13- Boulder, CO) – Mezzo-soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey described by the Miami Herald as “… the best Carmen this city has seen in decades” is headed to Boulder, Colorado to perform her signature role of Carmen with the Boulder Symphony.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2015

When Joseph Calleja recently performed in Quebec on his first North American recital tour, the Maltese tenor was brought back for five encores.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 10, 2015

What a great idea it was for the Met to mount revivals of Verdi's ERNANI and DON CARLO at the same time! It offers an opportunity to compare two operas that have much in common--and a production well worth seeing.... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC Verismo Opera to Unveil Surprise Ending of CARMEN at Bergen PAC
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will transport the audience to Seville, Spain in its new production of Carmen. Last performed by the company in 2008, Verismo Opera presents Georges Bizet's immortal opera on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 3... (more...)
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition “Creating Carousel” at the Civic Opera House. It opens on today, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be ope... (more...)
Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14 Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was 'a genius who lived fast and died young, revolutionizing an art form in a few short years' (NPR).... (more...)
Thomas M. Martin Named Managing Director of Metropolitan Opera Guild Thomas M. Martin Named Managing Director of Metropolitan Opera Guild
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Guild is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Martin, current Director of Finance and Administration, has been named Managing Director, effective July 1st. Martin will succeed Stewart Pearce, who will retire after five years of service in that capacity,... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19 The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

Nineteen of the best young opera singers in the country will be competing in The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. The talented performers are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and prestigious honors including the “People's... (more...)
The Met's 2015 Summer Recital Series to Open with Janai Brugger, Isabel Leonard & Nathan Gunn The Met's 2015 Summer Recital Series to Open with Janai Brugger, Isabel Leonard & Nathan Gunn
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2015

The 2015 Metropolitan Summer Recital Series will once again bring free outdoor recitals starring leading Met artists, as well as rising young stars of the opera world, to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.... (more...)
Opera Singer Michael Fabiano Sang on Stage Despite Head Wound Opera Singer Michael Fabiano Sang on Stage Despite Head Wound
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 07, 2015

Opera singer Michael Fabiano was given only seven hours to prepare for the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at New York's prestigious Metropolitan Opera House when a cast member fell sick. All he had left was the finale before a standing ovation, but thhen disaster struck as he exi... (more...)



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