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Houston Grand Opera to Premiere Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 3/5 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2016

Houston, February 8, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Prince of Players by distinguished American composer Carlisle Floyd on March 5, 11, and 13, 2016. A chamber opera in two acts, Prince of Players is a high-spirited period piece that examines the fluidity of sexual... (more...)
New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More! LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More! The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. ... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her ... (more...)
CARMEN, MOBY DICK and More Set for Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season CARMEN, MOBY DICK and More Set for Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2016-17 season. The company's 39th season from October 2016 to May 2017 will feature four main stage productions and a chamber opera that encompass some of opera's greatest tales of the human condition and matters of the he... (more...)
BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 13, 2016

One more BOHEME? Yet another TOSCA? How about BARBIERE redux? Sometimes the standard repertoire of opera companies seems too standard. That's why it was good to hear that the Met was mounting Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES for the first time in a century, as a showcase for one of its top divas, Dia... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming fo... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21.... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. The ceremony is an invitation-only event for members of Merola's Gold Circle and above. Those wishing to join Me... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12 San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Reports Cast Changes for CARMEN and DON CARLO This Summer San Francisco Opera Reports Cast Changes for CARMEN and DON CARLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced casting updates to the 2016 summer season which begins May 27 with the American premiere of Spanish director Calixto Bieito's production of Georges Bizet's CARMEN, followed by Giuseppe Verdi's DON CARLO opening on June 12 and Leoš Janácek's JENUFA starting on June... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Simulcast Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS at Lincoln Center, 12/6 Dallas Opera to Simulcast Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in ... (more...)
Dallas Opera's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS to Be Simulcast at Lincoln Center, 12/6 Dallas Opera's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS to Be Simulcast at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in ... (more...)
Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11 Mannes Opera to Present Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Featuring Mannes Orchestra, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, led by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place December 11 at 7... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4 Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2015

San Francisco Opera announces cast updates for The Fall of the House of Usher double bill which receives its United States premiere December 8–13, 2015. Tenor Jason Bridges makes his Company debut as Edgar Allan Poe in Gordon Getty's Usher House; Bridges created the role in the 2014 world stage prem... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, Today The Dallas Opera Presents FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 2015-2016 Season Kickoff Event, Today
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 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...)
The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6 The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

DALLAS, OCTOBER 16, 2015 – Expect edge-of-your-seat excitement and experience Grand Opera at its finest as The Dallas Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA, opening on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  ... (more...)
Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Beginning tonight, October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)



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