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STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Jonas Kaufman Sings 'Nessun Dorma' from the 'Real' Puccini Album STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Jonas Kaufman Sings 'Nessun Dorma' from the 'Real' Puccini Album
by Stage Tube - September 04, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Tenor Jonas Kaufmann warned fans not to buy the Puccini Album from Decca, uriging fans to wait until the 'real' Puccini album is released with Sony on September 11.  ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy Employees Houston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy Employees
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2015

Houston, September 1 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces today that the company is offering free renewal for the coming season's subscription package to all laid off employees from the energy industry who are current subscribers. ... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26 Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensa... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2 Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bo... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (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...)
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...)
Yusif Eyvazov to Make Met Debut in TURANDOT Yusif Eyvazov to Make Met Debut in TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2015

Yusif Eyvazov will make his Met debut singing the role of Calàf in the performances of Puccini's Turandot on November 7 matinee and November 12. He replaces Fabio Sartori, who has withdrawn the role from his repertory.... (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...)
Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10 Houston Grand Opera to Present Fall Studio Showcase, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

What: The Houston Grand Opera Studio, one of the most highly respected young artist programs in the country, will offer its fall Studio Showcase at 8:00 p.m. on September 10 and 12.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue Opera BWW Reviews: RIGOLETTO is Another Triumph at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - August 03, 2015

Plays through 8/8/15... (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...)
Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

For over 20 years the Veronica Dunne International Singing competition has brought to the fore many new exciting voices. Throughout its history Wexford Festival Opera has featured and nurtured many of the rising stars and new faces of Opera. Today it was announced that these two renowned organisatio... (more...)
Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27 Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

All tickets for Opera San José's 2015-16 season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operasj.org or by phone at 408.437.4450 or in-person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our corporate headquarters, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose, CA 9... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
LA Opera to Open 30th Season with GIANNI SCHICCHI & PAGLIACCI LA Opera to Open 30th Season with GIANNI SCHICCHI & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2015

Plácido Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera, has announced new details for the opening production of the company's 30th Anniversary Season. The 2015/16 season will open on September 12 with a double bill featuring two of LA Opera's most celebrated productions, Gianni Schic... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and pe... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - June 25, 2015

At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing t... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, 10/29 The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

There will almost be as much couture candy to see in the audience as there will be on the runway as Dallas fashionistas gather at FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The Dallas Opera's fantastic 2015-2016 Season kick-off event! The C. Vincent Prothro Lobby in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera Ho... (more...)
Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2015

 The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the inaugural session of the Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera:... (more...)
Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast Summer Stages: Summertime and the Opera is Easy in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - June 01, 2015

The new opera season doesn't start till September at the earliest. What's an opera fan to do until the Met's curtain goes up on September 21? Well, with a little bit of effort, opera in New York and the surrounding states during the summer months can offer quite a bit.... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera Presents Giovanni Paisiello's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

This summer, On Site Opera(OSO) will present a new production that exemplifies the company's mission to stage operas in non-traditional locations ideally suited to the stories they tell. OSO will offer an immersive site-specific staging of Giovanni Paisiello's The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fa... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met BWW Reviews: CAV/PAG, Those Verismo Twins, Still Tied at the Hip at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2015

It was 'out with the old, in with the new' for another of the Franco Zeffirelli productions that were once the Metropolitan Opera's bread and butter, designed for audiences to cheer for the scenery even when the cast might not have been top drawer. This time, the victims of changing times (and admin... (more...)
Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16 Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. a... (more...)



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