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Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26 Vancouver Opera to Open New Season with Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Vancouver Opera kicks off the exciting 2015-2016 season with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling blockbuster, Rigoletto. Powerful baritone Gordon Hawkins will sing the title role, with international superstar soprano Simone Osborne as Gilda and acclaimed tenor Bruce Sledge as the Duke. Sensa... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2 Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bo... (more...)
Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20 Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2015

New York, NY (August 2, 2015) – Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company (Qi Shu Fang, President; Ding Mei Kui, Artistic Director), recipient of National Heritage Fellowship for the Arts, will present the 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival and the U.S. Premiere of  The Three Inch Lotus featuring Wei Liu and ... (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...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26 Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.... (more...)
Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20 Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orche... (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...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4 En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Open New Season with LA TRAVIATA, 10/8 Canadian Opera Company to Open New Season with LA TRAVIATA, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with a work of dazzling beauty, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.  This operatic classic returns to the COC stage in a lush new production for 11 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 8, 13, 16, 17, 21, ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison
by Stephen Raskauskas - December 22, 2014

This holiday season, Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison are making their lists and checking them twice. In mid-January, they'll be producing seven separate shows over ten days as part of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, a festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. While PROTOTYPE is onl... (more...)
LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16 LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 17, 2014 — The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. Showcasing Mozar... (more...)
LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18 LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18.... (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 Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21 The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature's most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His ... (more...)
COC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI COC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature's most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His ... (more...)
Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21 Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East ... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31 The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last ye... (more...)
Opera Lancaster Presents AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, Now thru 12/13 Opera Lancaster Presents AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, Now thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014

For years, Opera Lancaster has performed it in schools and downtown Lancaster, now the organization is taking the show on the road when they present the holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors in Lancaster, York and Lebanon Counties.... (more...)
AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS Returns to Opera Lancaster Tonight AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS Returns to Opera Lancaster Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014

LANCASTER, PA – November 5, 2014. For years, Opera Lancaster has performed it in schools and downtown Lancaster, now the organization is taking the show on the road when they present the holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors in Lancaster, York and Lebanon Counties.... (more...)
The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015 The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015... (more...)




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