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Guerilla Opera to Close Out Season with PEDR SOLIS, 5/15 Guerilla Opera to Close Out Season with PEDR SOLIS, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

BOSTON, MA (March 2015)—Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on 'The Tower,' a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 196... (more...)
Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Review Roundups - March 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Opera opened THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2015

The title role of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR was so important to star sopranos during the last half of the 20th century, that it's hard to recall that in Caruso's day, the tenor was the main attraction. I thought of that during the current performance of the opera at the met, with Russian sopra... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Missed Opportunities Abound in SEMELE from Canadian Opera at BAM BWW Reviews: Missed Opportunities Abound in SEMELE from Canadian Opera at BAM
by Richard Sasanow - March 20, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's production of Handel's SEMELE came to BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House complete with a marvelous 17-ton Ming Dynasty temple, transported from the town of Quhou, China. It was central to the production concept by Zhang Huan, a visual and performance artist who admits to ig... (more...)
Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision? Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization.... (more...)
Florida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Florida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Tampa, Fla. ? The 2015-2016 Florida Opera Festival presented by Opera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novice. It promises to be a magnificent festival of love, lust and loss featuring the work of Mozart and Verdi.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6 Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra throug... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/17 Canadian Opera Company to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Toronto – Audiences will discover love has a sense of humour with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Rossini's TheBarber of Seville from the Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants. Scottish-born Rory Macdonald, one of Britain's most talented and dynamic young conductors, returns to lead t... (more...)
COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung returns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these v... (more...)
BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison
by Stephen Raskauskas - December 22, 2014

This holiday season, Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison are making their lists and checking them twice. In mid-January, they'll be producing seven separate shows over ten days as part of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, a festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. While PROTOTYPE is onl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - December 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's MESSIAH: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiat... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More! Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company presents its winter listings, including Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.... (more...)





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BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals ConcertBWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow