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Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15
December 18, 2014

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 wit... (more...)


TOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of ChicagoTOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago
December 17, 2014

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 perfor... (more...)


Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
December 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs ... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!
December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company presents its winter listings, including Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22
December 16, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconi... (more...)


Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
December 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the... (more...)


COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015
December 15, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconi... (more...)


BWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the MetBWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 12, 2014

I never ran a marathon, but I sure sat through one the other night at the Met. Richard Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER clocked in at six hours--a quarter of a day--without a god or flying horse in sight. A... (more...)


Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time T... (more...)


Opera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREADOpera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
December 10, 2014

Opera San José continues its 31st season with the WORLD PREMIERE of Where Angels Fear to Tread by American composer Mark Lanz Weiser, libretto by Roger Brunyate. This bold new opera, based on the nove... (more...)


The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open 12/18
December 09, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount... (more...)


The Met to Screen Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance, 12/13The Met to Screen Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance, 12/13
December 04, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance on Saturday, December 13 at 12pm EST. (more...)


Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
December 01, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera. (more...)


Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
November 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plác... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad BoyBWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fel... (more...)


LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
November 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beau... (more...)


The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and futureSaturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at theCivic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 MillionLyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the d... (more...)


James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the MetJames Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met
October 29, 2014

Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich's controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastati... (more...)


Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and ri... (more...)


Despite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and MoreDespite Financial Challenges, Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Artistic Triumphs and More
October 28, 2014

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a... (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising GrowthCanadian Opera Company Season Marks High Attendance, Fundraising Growth
October 27, 2014

Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, the company reported on its artistic highlights, impressive endowment growth, growing attendance and subscription figures, and a general f... (more...)


Verdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of ChicagoVerdi's IL TROVATORE Opens 10/27 at Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 per... (more...)


OPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 OrganizationsOPERA America Kicks Off National Opera Week 2014 With Over 160 Organizations
October 24, 2014

Over 160 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America will celebrate the sixth annual NATIONAL OPERA WEEK from today, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, with opera activit... (more...)


The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
October 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturd... (more...)



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