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Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18 Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral s... (more...)
MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15 MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway.... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents West Coast Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo announced updated details for the west coast premiere of John Corigliano's magnificently haunting 1991 opera,The Ghosts of Versailles, which receives its long awaited west coast debut on February 7 as the initial production of LA Opera'sFigaro Trilogy. Featu... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30 Opera San Jose to Stage THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 11/15-30
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens tonight, September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young... (more...)
The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third 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 teams of new o... (more...)
New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third 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 teams of new o... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30 San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestes... (more...)
Angela Meade's Summer 2014 Includes Festivals Across the U.S., 'WILLIAM TELL' in Edinburgh Angela Meade's Summer 2014 Includes Festivals Across the U.S., 'WILLIAM TELL' in Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2014

Angela Meade – fresh from Metropolitan Opera triumphs as Bellini's Norma and as Alice Ford in Falstaff (the latter seen worldwide in the Met's Live in HD series) – has a busy summer ahead. The soprano, whose honors include the Richard Tucker and Beverly Sills Artist Awards, will perform at festivals... (more...)
Angela Meade's Summer 2014 Includes Festivals Across the U.S., 'WILLIAM TELL' in Edinburgh Angela Meade's Summer 2014 Includes Festivals Across the U.S., 'WILLIAM TELL' in Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2014

Angela Meade – fresh from Metropolitan Opera triumphs as Bellini's Norma and as Alice Ford in Falstaff (the latter seen worldwide in the Met's Live in HD series) – has a busy summer ahead. The soprano, whose honors include the Richard Tucker and Beverly Sills Artist Awards, will perform at festivals... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22 Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Terrace Theater in downtown Long Beach. This powerful and unsettling work chronicles the 1985 hijacking... (more...)
Soprano Angela Meade to Make European House and Role Debuts in Frankfurt Opera's EDGAR and Torino's WILLIAM TELL, 2/16-18 & 5/7-18 Soprano Angela Meade to Make European House and Role Debuts in Frankfurt Opera's EDGAR and Torino's WILLIAM TELL, 2/16-18 & 5/7-18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

This month, the first of two major house and role debuts takes Angela Meade – whose numerous honors include Richard Tucker and Beverly Sills Artist Awards – to Europe. For her first appearances at the Frankfurt Opera, the soprano sings her first Fidelia in concert performances of Puccini's Edgar (Fe... (more...)
Kevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO Kevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2013

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today that the acclaimed American director Kevin Newbury will direct the world-premiere production of Bel Canto during the company's 2015-16 season. Newbury replaces Stephen Wadsworth.... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10 The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon.... (more...)
Wexford Festival Opera Reaches 70% Target Sales Wexford Festival Opera Reaches 70% Target Sales
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2013

With just over three months to go before opening night, Wexford Festival Opera has reached 70% of target sales for this year's festival. With approximately 90% of transactions now cashless, credit/debit cards are now the norm for booking, making it quicker and easier for people to purchase tickets ... (more...)
Wexford Festival Opera Expands Friends of Wexford Program Wexford Festival Opera Expands Friends of Wexford Program
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2013

Wexford Festival Opera recently launched a new and exciting expansion of its renowned Friends of Wexford Opera membership. At a special reception in the European Parliament Building in Brussels, the European Friends of Wexford Opera was formally launched. The first official event ever held by Wexfor... (more...)
Wexford Festival Opera Nominated for Major International Opera Award Wexford Festival Opera Nominated for Major International Opera Award
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2013

Wexford Festival Opera, long considered one of the finest opera festivals in the world, has been nominated in the Festival Opera category in the inaugural International Opera Awards, announced recently. This Oscars of the opera-world aims to bring its biggest stars of the art-form to an even wider a... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO at National Opera Center Tonight American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO at National Opera Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2013

American Lyric Theater presents the next installment in its popular series, The Living Libretto, at the National Opera Center, tonight, February 6th, 2013. Featuring guest actors from the Broadway and off-Broadway stage, each event is the culminating reading of extensive libretto workshops conducted... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Announces National Expansion of Composer Librettist Development Program American Lyric Theater Announces National Expansion of Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater, announced today the national expansion of the company's core initiative, The Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). Through the use of newly acquired HD teleconferencing technology, gifted emerging artists with an inte... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO Based on the Book THE LONG WALK, at National Opera Center, 2/6 American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO Based on the Book THE LONG WALK, at National Opera Center, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2013

American Lyric Theater presents the next installment in its popular series, The Living Libretto, at the National Opera Center, Wednesday February 6th, 2013. Featuring guest actors from the Broadway and off-Broadway stage, each event is the culminating reading of extensive libretto workshops conducte... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Awarded Two $15,000 Grants by OPERA America American Lyric Theater Awarded Two $15,000 Grants by OPERA America
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2013

American Lyric Theater (ALT) has been awarded two grants of $15,000 each from OPERA America's THE OPERA FUND for Repertoire Development. Announced earlier today by OPERA America, the grants are for two operas in development at ALT: La Reina by composer Jorge Sosa and librettist Laura Sosa Pedroza; a... (more...)





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