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Violinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 Season Violinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

DALLAS, MARCH 24, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the appointment of one of the most esteemed artists on the British classical music scene, Peter Manning, to serve as Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the company's landmark 2015-2016 Season.... (more...)
Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26 Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles.... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately onli... (more...)
On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago.... (more...)
Opera in Cinema at the Bijou to Present TOSCA from Opera de Paris Opera in Cinema at the Bijou to Present TOSCA from Opera de Paris
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

The Bijou Theatre presents Tosca from Opera de Paris, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on Monday, March 23rd at 6:00pm. Discussion of the Opera starts at 5:30pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission seating.... (more...)
On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13 Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces 2015-2016 Season - THE SHINING, TOSCA, and More! Minnesota Opera Announces 2015-2016 Season - THE SHINING, TOSCA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

Minnesota Opera presents five operas in its 2015-2016 season, which includes the highly anticipated world-premiere thriller, The Shining, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec. Other season highlights include Puccini's Tosca, an encore of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Dvo?ák's Rusalka and the first Minn... (more...)
The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ A powerful and current Canadian premiere, two favourites of grand opera and a modern classic of musical theatre are highlights of Vancouver Opera's 56th season. The 2015-2016 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's dark and tragic Rigoletto (September 26 - October 4, 2015), fol... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28 Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, ... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18 Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral s... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1 Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera gears up for its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conduct... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8 The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 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 W... (more...)
San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8 San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor Pacific Opera to Present Tracy Dahl as Lucia di Lammermoor
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2015

Nothing compares to the high drama in Donizetti's tragic Lucia di Lammermoor, except perhaps the high notes! Pacific Opera Victoria presents the composer's most celebrated opera at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, February 12, 14, 18, 20, and 22, 2015.... (more...)
Marcy Stonikas to Sing 'TOSCA' This Saturday for Seattle Opera Marcy Stonikas to Sing 'TOSCA' This Saturday for Seattle Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

American soprano Marcy Stonikas will sing the role of Tosca at Seattle Opera's final performance of Puccini's masterpiece on Saturday, January 24. Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte, who sang on opening night and Wednesday, January 14, has withdrawn from the production after not recovering from a c... (more...)
Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, JANUARY 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY(Act IV). Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo will perform the leading role of Giuseppe Hagenbach on January 30 (opening night), February 1 and 4, 201... (more...)
Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes Dallas Opera's LA WALLY Announces Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the company's upcoming new production of Alfredo Catalani's LA WALLY (Act IV).... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company produ... (more...)



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