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Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE Rebecca Ringle Joins ON THE MARGINS OF THE OPERA COMIQUE
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2016

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle joins fortepianist Kenneth Merrill in our season opener concert, distilling the public splendor of the opera house for the private intimacy of the recital.... (more...)
Paul Appleby Replaces Rolando Villazon in Metropolitan Opera's DON GIOVANNI Paul Appleby Replaces Rolando Villazon in Metropolitan Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2016

Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season's September and October performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.... (more...)
Amarillo Symphony Launches Season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson, 9/16 Amarillo Symphony Launches Season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2016

The Amarillo Symphony, (www.amarillosymphony.org), the leader of orchestral music in the Texas Panhandle since 1924, kicks of the 2016-2017 season with Opera Highlights with Mary Jane Johnson. ... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/JK-ParlaPiuPiano... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18 Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts ELEKTRA Starring Nina Stemme on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/18
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2016

Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 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...)
Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of M... (more...)
Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera.... (more...)
BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center
by Richard Sasanow - July 29, 2016

The opening program for this year's Mostly Mozart Festival—the 50th--at David Geffen Hall may not have offered any new insights into the mind of the genius composer or uncovered any long-lost masterpiece not heard in 200 years. On the other hand, it was filled with wonderful music, inspired singing ... (more...)
ANDREA CHENIER to Open San Francisco Opera Season, 9/9 ANDREA CHENIER to Open San Francisco Opera Season, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (July 22, 2016)—San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar. Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads a stellar cast, including three international stars making ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 94th Season With ANDREA CHENIER San Francisco Opera to Open 94th Season With ANDREA CHENIER
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season opens Friday, September 9 with a gala performance of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier in a new production by Sir David McVicar.... (more...)
MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca MASQUERADE, CINDERELLA, THUMBPRINT and More Set for Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2016

Opera Ithaca will open its third season with a grand celebration entitled Masquerade, followed by the regional premiere of Kamala Sankaram's opera based on the story of Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, a New Year's Eve Gala to include Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a spring 2017 production of Ross... (more...)
Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been named the company's new concertmaster. Mr. Chooi, 27, will serve a one-year term beginning next month and continuing through the end of the company's 2016-17 season. He joins current Met concertmaster David Chan, who will ... (more...)
North Carolina Opera to Open 2016-17 Season with Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD North Carolina Opera to Open 2016-17 Season with Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

Raleigh, NC -- North Carolina Opera is excited to announce the opening of individual non-subscription ticket sales beginning Sunday, June 26, 2016. The 2016/17 season opener, Wagner's Das Rheingold will be presented on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and Sunday, September 18 at 3pm at Meymandi Concert H... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST  Apotheosis Opera to Present English Production of Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2016

APOTHEOSIS OPERA has announced their second production will be a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West) on Friday July 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday July 24 at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue)... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley's remarkable career and ten-year tenure as San Francisco Opera General Director with a gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Gockley retires from San Francisco Opera in July 2016, culminating a 45-year career as... (more...)
ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9 ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.  ... (more...)
International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera A... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7 Merola Opera Program to Present Schwabacher Summer Concerts, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 – The acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the United States, opens its 2016 Summer Festival with the popular Schwabacher Summer Concerts Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm at the San Fra... (more...)
MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's “Man of La Mancha,” in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's “Moby-Dick,” which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE Washington National Opera Announces Casting Update for BRUNNHILDE
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that American soprano Christine Goerke will sing the role of Brünnhilde in the Monday, May 2 performance of The Valkyrie... (more...)
Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1 Daniel Kramer Joins English National Opera as New Artistic Director, Aug. 1
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Award-winning opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer will join ENO as Artistic Director from 1 August 2016.... (more...)
Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season.... (more...)
Opera PATIENCE & SARAH Set for Players Theatre, 6/23-24 Opera PATIENCE & SARAH Set for Players Theatre, 6/23-24
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). Considered the first opera to portray an open... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess.... (more...)



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