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San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details 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 and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2015

Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2015/2016 season this fall, over 400 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds will share their talents in one of Toronto's most vibrant and intimate cultural hubs. The season begins ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard
by Richard Sasanow - August 10, 2015

Considering all the second-rate operas by men that have received first-rate productions at major houses, it's a shock that the performances of Dame Ethel Smyth's early 20th-century opera, THE WRECKERS, at Bard Music Festival was the stage premiere of the work in this country. And a dazzling one it w... (more...)
Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt! Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadw... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vital... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera on Sirius XM (Channel 74) will honor the memory of the late Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who passed away last week, by playing seven of his greatest Met performances in rotation throughout the week of July 20. The legendary dramatic tenor gave 280 Met performances during his ca... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Present Richard Wagner's TANNHAUSER, 7/31-8/2 Apotheosis Opera to Present Richard Wagner's TANNHAUSER, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2015

Apotheosis Opera has announced their inaugural production will be a fully-staged English translation of Richard Wagner's early masterpiece TANNHÄUSER on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 7pm and Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue).... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August Seattle Opera to Present NABUCCO This August
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this August. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and pe... (more...)
Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6 Merola Opera Program to Perform DON PASQUALE, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. ... (more...)
Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser' Apotheosis Opera to Make Debut with 'Tannhauser'
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Presenting Apotheosis Opera, a new addition to New York's startup opera scene. Apotheosis Opera brings fresh energy to the opera world by mounting fully-staged, English language summer productions of large-scale works. Co-founded by Matthew Jaroszewicz – who studies with David Hayes in the Master of... (more...)
Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season Düsseldorf Opera House Announces Dates for 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Ten premieres, including six new productions and one world premiere for young audiences, await opera fans at the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein,” Düsseldorf's Opera House and one of the premier venues in Germany.... (more...)
Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27 Morningside Opera Sets Cast of VOODOO, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

Metropolitan Opera singer Janinah Burnett and Joanna Marie Ford and Steven Wallace will perform the leading roles in Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players concert production of VOODOO, the long-lost and historical opera by African American composer Harry Lawrence Fre... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-s... (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...)
BWW Interviews: Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera BWW Interviews: Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera
by Erica Miner - May 22, 2015

Meachem is about to take Europe by storm with an extended tour... (more...)
Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018 Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011.... (more...)
Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More Casting Set for Florida Grand Opera's 2015-16 Season, Featuring 'SEVILLE', DON PASQUALE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce casting for the four productions of its 2015-16 Season, which include Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger (Passazhirka), and Gae... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14 Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was “a genius who lived fast and died young, revolutionizing an art form in a few short years” (NPR). The Grammy Award-winning bebop legend is the subject of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, the first world premiere in almost four decades for Opera Phi... (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...)
Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More! Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation.... (more...)



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BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at BardBWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard
by Richard Sasanow