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Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 5/9-25
April 16, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly o... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
April 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart'... (more...)


Tenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker AwardTenor Michael Fabiano Wins 2014 Richard Tucker Award
April 10, 2014

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced that Michael Fabiano - 'the tenor that we have all been waiting for' (San Francisco Classical Voice) - is the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
April 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's... (more...)


LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
April 03, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Veris... (more...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE TonightSan Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
March 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season w... (more...)


The Florida Grand Opera Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE PEARL FISHERS and MoreThe Florida Grand Opera Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE PEARL FISHERS and More
March 27, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announces its 74th continuous season of producing opera featuring four mainstage productions for its 2014-2015 Season, which will include Giacomo Puccini'sMadame Butterfly, W... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and MoreSarasota Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes TOSCA, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and More
March 26, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2014 – 2015 Fall and Winter season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular produ... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Announces Launch of New Opera Broadcast and Film SeriesSarasota Opera Announces Launch of New Opera Broadcast and Film Series
March 25, 2014

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the launch of its new opera broadcast and film series. This new series will allow Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to yea... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents DIE TOTE STADT with Mardi Byers in Dual Roles, Now thru 4/6The Dallas Opera Presents DIE TOTE STADT with Mardi Byers in Dual Roles, Now thru 4/6
March 21, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced a cast change for the third production of the company's 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's late-Romantic masterpiece, DIE TOTE STADT (“The... (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15
March 17, 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, James Valenti will be making his triumphant return tothe Metropolitan Opera located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City as he takes on the role of Lt. Pinkerto... (more...)


BWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need ApplyBWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need Apply
by Richard Sasanow - March 17, 2014

'I'm not a warhorse kind of singer,' mezzo Susan Graham states matter-of-factly. 'A. I'm a mezzo. B. I'm not a character mezzo. C. I'm not a contralto. The iconic opera repertoire for mezzos, Amneris ... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera Celebrates Women's History Month with Panel Featuring Soprano Kara Shay Thomson TonightFlorida Grand Opera Celebrates Women's History Month with Panel Featuring Soprano Kara Shay Thomson Tonight
March 14, 2014

Florida Grand Opera commemorates Women's History Month with a discussion about the evolution of female roles in the world of opera. Kara Shay Thomson, international soprano, who will sing the title ro... (more...)


Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3Richard Strauss's ARABELLA Returns to The Met, 4/3
March 13, 2014

Richard Strauss's Arabella will return to the Met April 3 for its first company performances since 2001, conducted by Philippe Auguin and featuring a principal cast of rising stars and artists new to... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera to Celebrate Women's History Month with Panel Featuring Soprano Kara Shay Thomson, 3/14Florida Grand Opera to Celebrate Women's History Month with Panel Featuring Soprano Kara Shay Thomson, 3/14
March 12, 2014

Florida Grand Opera commemorates Women's History Month with a discussion about the evolution of female roles in the world of opera. Kara Shay Thomson, international soprano, who will sing the title ro... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera Finds Youth Chorus for TOSCAFlorida Grand Opera Finds Youth Chorus for TOSCA
March 11, 2014

Florida Grand Opera recently held auditions for the Youth Chorus for the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca. Twelve children, ranging in age from 7-17, were selected for the chorus from a ... (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET TodayPuccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Today
March 09, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met today, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9Puccini's Classic 'Tosca' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/9
March 06, 2014

Puccini's enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, returns to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 9 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24Patricia Racette and Marcelo Alvarez to Sing Leading Roles in the Met's ANDREA CHENIER, Beg. 3/24
March 04, 2014

Beginning March 24, three Met stars will sing their first company performances of the leading roles in Andrea Chénier, Giordano's tragic love story set during the French Revolution. Gianandrea Noseda ... (more...)


Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9
March 01, 2014

Audiences be warned: a dangerously attractive aristocrat will be in Vancouver when VO's Don Giovanni hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in just a few weeks. The serial seducer will captivate audie... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 3/15
February 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2... (more...)


Florida Grand Opera to Present Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA, 3/29Florida Grand Opera to Present Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA, 3/29
February 26, 2014

Last presented by Florida Grand Opera in 2007, Puccini's Tosca is a riveting psychological drama that builds up to one of opera's most stunning conclusions. Torture, murder, and suicide return to the ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents DIE TOTE STADT with Mardi Byers in Dual Roles, 3/21-4/6The Dallas Opera Presents DIE TOTE STADT with Mardi Byers in Dual Roles, 3/21-4/6
February 25, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced a cast change for the third production of the company's 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's late-Romantic masterpiece, DIE TOTE STADT (“The... (more...)



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