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Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26 Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist... (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...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold.... (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...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents FROST FEST!, 2/6 Seattle Opera Presents FROST FEST!, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

Come enjoy an exciting afternoon of music and fun at Seattle Opera's Frost Fest! Featuring performances by the company's Youth Opera Chorus, Teen Opera Players, and professional musicians, audiences will hear (and sometimes get to sing along with) classical and folk music from around the world, incl... (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...)
COC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 Season COC Music Director Johannes Debus Renews Contract Through 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Canadian Opera Company audiences can look forward to five more years with Johannes Debus as the company's Music Director. The news of Debus' contract renewal through to the company's 2020/2021 season was announced today by COC General Director Alexander Neef at the public launch of the COC's 2016/20... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with the company premiere of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's LOST IN THE STARS, February 12-20 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.... (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...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22 Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and th... (more...)
THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season THE WICKED ADVENTURES OF COUNT ORY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and More Set for Seattle Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

Thrilling theater and unforgettable music -- that's what audiences can expect from Seattle Opera's 2016/17 Season. The company today announced the operas next up at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. They include: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory, Hansel & Gretel, La traviata, Katya Kabanova and The Magic ... (more...)
AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month AZ Opera to Stage Workshop of THE COPPER QUEEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2015

In conjunction with Arizona Opera's new community-based artistic initiative, Arizona Bold, the company presents a short preview of a new operatic work in development, THE COPPER QUEEN on January 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Arizona Opera Center in Phoenix.... (more...)
LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016 Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

JANUARY 2016 OPERA Siegfried By Richard Wagner *COC PRODUCTION* Wagner's epic drama Siegfried returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter in an acclaimed COC production from Canadian director François Girard. In the third instalment of the Ring Cycle... (more...)
St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16 St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/4/16 Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 2/4/16
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

Toronto –  Canadian Opera Company audiences find themselves ensnared in a web of erotic passions with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro this February. One of the most beautiful and convincing operas about the fluid enchantments, maze-like confusions and bouts of sheer blindness bro... (more...)
Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation Met Slates THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as 2015 Holiday Presentation
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English with special discount pricing for families this December and January. This year's production, Rossini's madcap comedy The Barber of Seville, opens December 16 and stars Isabel Leonard and Ginger Costa-J... (more...)
Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2015

For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Having opened last night, November 18, the production features an illustrious team of Wagner i... (more...)
Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2015

Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing Pinkerton in the initial performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this spring, replacing Massimo Giordano, who has withdrawn due to illness. De Biasio will sing Pinkerton on February 19, 22, and 27, and Hughes Jones will sing the role on... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2 Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete details and casting for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers an... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18 San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2015) –– For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Opening on November 18, theproduction features an illustr... (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...)



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