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Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (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...)
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...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto as the First Music Director in the Company's History
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (more...)
Opera Colorado Names Ari Pelto as New Music Director Opera Colorado Names Ari Pelto as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Opera Colorado today announced the appointment of Ari Pelto as the first Music Director in its history and the extension of Greg Carpenter's role as General Director through 2018. Pelto fills an important new role at the Company—partnering with Carpenter to further Opera Colorado's mission, increase... (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...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Melia P. Tourangeau as New CEO Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Melia P. Tourangeau as New CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 4, 2015) – Melia P. Tourangeau, President and CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO), announced today that she has accepted the role of President and CEO of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Patricia A. Richards, who served as chair of the USUO board from 2005 to 2014, was n... (more...)
Utah Opera's 'Libretti & Libations' Features Cocktails Inspired by THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Utah Opera's 'Libretti & Libations' Features Cocktails Inspired by THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2015

For the last time this season, art influences life with Utah Opera's “Libretti & Libations,” a partnership with Salt Lake City's top mixologists to create craft cocktails inspired by the current opera production. During May, six social sippers -- Bambara, BTG Wine Bar, Caffe Molise, Finca, Takashi a... (more...)
OPERA America Awards Building Opera Audiences Grants OPERA America Awards Building Opera Audiences Grants
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it has awarded $300,000 in grants to nine opera companies through the third year of its Building Opera Audiences program, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. This grant program seeks to... (more...)
On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13 On Site Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Run 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 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 F... (more...)
New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3 New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2015

New Brew Performs Select Scenes From: The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the wri... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10 American Composer Carlisle Floyd to Attend OF MICE & MEN's Tulsa Opera Premiere, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Tulsa Opera is pleased to welcome Carlisle Floyd, one of the foremost American opera composers and librettists, to Tulsa for the upcoming Oklahoma premiere of his opera Of Mice & Men, based on John Steinbeck's iconic novel. While in Tulsa, Mr. Floyd will attend opening night of Tulsa Opera's product... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2015

MARCH 4, 2015 When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply—and neither is the drama—in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performi... (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...)
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...)
Utah Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE at Capitol Theatre, 3/14-22 Utah Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE at Capitol Theatre, 3/14-22
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Utah Opera tests the limits of friendship, fidelity, and credibility in the production of Mozart's 'Così fan tutte' to see if love can indeed conquer and resist all. Conducted by Will Crutchfield and directed by Crystal Manich, this is the third production of Utah Opera's 2014-15 season. The perform... (more...)
Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25 Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership w... (more...)
OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
Utah Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS in January Utah Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS in January
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Utah Opera travels to the exotic shores of India for its premiere of Georges Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers,' the second production of the 2014/15 season, which features conductor Carlos Izcaray and director Kristine McIntyre. The performances are January 17, 19, 21 and 23 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Ca... (more...)



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