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Seattle Opera Presents Hansel And Gretel With a Twist Seattle Opera Presents Hansel And Gretel With a Twist
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

You can never be too grown-up for the magic of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale. That's very clear from Seattle Opera's upcoming Hansel and Gretel, which comes from the vivid imagination of French stage director Laurent Pelly. This edgy version of Engelbert Humperdinck's masterpiece presents a thrilling... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of M... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - July 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical p... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Opera Ithaca will open its third season with a grand celebration entitled Masquerade, followed by the regional premiere of Kamala Sankaram's opera based on the story of Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, a New Year's Eve Gala to include Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a spring 2017 production of Ross... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi.... (more...)
Opera North Welcomes New Resident Artists Opera North Welcomes New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

Opera North is pleased to welcome its 2016 Resident Artists to the Upper Valley. Seventeen young professionals from around the US were chosen from almost 700 applicants to participate in Opera North's Resident Artist program. For the next two months, they will work with world-class directors, design... (more...)
Opera North Announces Cast and Creatives for DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT Opera North Announces Cast and Creatives for DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

LEBANON, NH – Opera North is pleased to announce the principal roles for Daughter of the Regiment, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. The role of Marie will be shared by Martha Eason and Lindsay Ohse; the role of Tonio will be shared by Martin Clark and Andrew Surrena; the role of The Marq... (more...)
Central City Opera to Present TOSCA, 7/16 Central City Opera to Present TOSCA, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2016

Denver, Colo. (July 1, 2016)—On July 16, 1932, Central City Opera Summer Festival, as it is known today, was launched with a performance of Alexandre Dumas' Camille, starring Lillian Gish. The weeklong run completely sold out. On July 16, 2016, 84 years later, Central City Opera continues its 2016 s... (more...)
Central City Opera to Kick Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE, 7/9 Central City Opera to Kick Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2016

Denver, Colo. (June 29, 2016)—Central City Opera opens its 2016 summer festival with Douglas Moore'sThe Ballad of Baby Doe, running in repertory from July 9 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City.... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS BWW Interview: Director Kevin Newbury, Contemporary Opera and the World of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by Richard Sasanow - June 15, 2016

Although Kevin Newbury has directed operas by some of history's greatest composers--Donizetti and Bellini, Strauss and Mozart among them—he makes no bones about it: He prefers his composers to be living. (Librettists, too, of course)... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26 New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiativ... (more...)
Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey.... (more...)
Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have ... (more...)
THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.... (more...)
'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters 'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide.... (more...)
The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month The Mannes Opera of the New School to Present LITTLE WOMEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN with the Mannes Orchestra.... (more...)
Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49 Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Opera singer, Brian Asawa has died following a long illness on April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.  He was a Japanese-American countertenor. 'In his prime', according to Opera News, 'Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivit... (more...)
Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30 Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at T... (more...)



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