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Lucine Amara Announces Verismo Opera to Conclude 26th Season with Lucia di Lammermoor on October 18 Lucine Amara Announces Verismo Opera to Conclude 26th Season with Lucia di Lammermoor on October 18
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2015

?The Bergen Performing Arts Center's (bergenPAC) house opera company, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), will conclude its 26th season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.... (more...)
Opera Parallèle to Premiere AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, 11/12 Opera Parallèle to Premiere AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

San Francisco, CA, August 28, 2015 – As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Ho... (more...)
Berkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of Development Berkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl E. Held as its first Director of Development. He begins his role with BOF on September 1, 2015.... (more...)
Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME Atlanta Opera to Open Mainstage Season with LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's classic, and possibly most famous opera, La bohème.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2 Opera on the Mall to Release Tickets to LA TRAVIATA Broadcast, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

FREE tickets to Opera Philadelphia's HD broadcast of La traviata will be available to the public starting on Wednesday, September 2.  You can score your free tickets to Opera on the Mall beginning at 10 a.m. at operaonthemall.org. Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia s... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/2; Broadcast Also Planned Opera Philadelphia to Present LA TRAVIATA, 10/2; Broadcast Also Planned
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Following recent grand-scale stagings of Don Carlo and Nabucco it is again with Verdi that Opera Philadelphia makes its first appearance of the season at the Academy of Music, with the American premiere of a stylish new production of La traviata from award-winning Scottish director Paul Curran.  Hig... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Calling All Singers! Audition for New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Chorus Calling All Singers! Audition for New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Chorus
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), invites singers to apply to the Verismo Opera Chorus.  Open auditions will be held on Wednesdays, September 9 and 16 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey. ... (more...)
Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as a producer and guest host for the company over the past nine seasons, will become the fourth full-time radio host in the company's history this September. Heath's responsibilities as the 'voice of the Met' will include hosting th... (more...)
Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15 Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara's 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Opera Santa Barbara will open its 22nd season with Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni on November 6 an... (more...)
Met Opera Will Drop Use of 'Blackface' in Production of OTELLO Met Opera Will Drop Use of 'Blackface' in Production of OTELLO
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's production of Otello will no longer be performed with its leading character in blackface.  The Met released the following statement:... (more...)
Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt! Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadw... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desde... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More! Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of musi... (more...)
THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced! THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowes... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29 The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends on July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Be... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31 Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; July 16, 2015) –Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round.  The early bird... (more...)
Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22 Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice ... (more...)
Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31 Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round. The early bird registration deadline to apply to the v... (more...)



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