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Lisa Bielawa's Made-for-TV Opera VIREO to Premiere on KCET This Spring Lisa Bielawa's Made-for-TV Opera VIREO to Premiere on KCET This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent non-profit public broadcast and digital network, announced today that the world's first made-for-TV opera 'VIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser,' composed and conceived by Lisa Bielawa, will make its world broadcast television premi... (more...)
The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11 The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will ... (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire.... (more...)
Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1 Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Renee Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production-the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969-with Sebastian Weigle conducting ... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera wil... (more...)
Kaija Saariaho's 'L'Amour de Loin' Airs on Great Performances at the Met, 4/2 Kaija Saariaho's 'L'Amour de Loin' Airs on Great Performances at the Met, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.)... (more...)
Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9 Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recit... (more...)
Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More! Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and c... (more...)
2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced 2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize ... (more...)
Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2 Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Susanna Phillips stars as Clémence, the Countess of Tripoli, opposite Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour on a quest to find his perfect love, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages back and forth between them.  ... (more...)
Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29 Tristan und Isolde on Season Premiere of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 1/29
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2017

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens the new season of THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met... (more...)
Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17 Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San F... (more...)
American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) - founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations - announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an inside... (more...)
Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28 Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2016

Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m.)... (more...)
Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.)... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Cancels Lab Presentations of VOIGT LESSONS San Francisco Opera Cancels Lab Presentations of VOIGT LESSONS
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced that the two cancelled performances of soprano Deborah Voigt's eponymous show Voigt Lessons, originally slated to take place on May 6 & 8, will not be rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts. The May performances, part of SF Opera Lab's inaugural season at the Wil... (more...)
Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

The Merola Opera Program in San Francisco invites currently enrolled students to experience the exciting world of opera and classical music this summer with our free Merola Student ConneXion Program.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - March 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016–17 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo... (more...)
RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2016

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present a free screening of Verdi's opera RIGOLETTO at the next Merola Goes to the Movies, on Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Admission is... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera.... (more...)
2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to Feature Baritone Efrain Solis & Pianist Robert Mollicone 2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to Feature Baritone Efrain Solis & Pianist Robert Mollicone
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2016

The 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 20 at the new Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with baritone Efraín Solís and pianist Robert Mollicone.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center tonight, February 4, at 7 p.m.... (more...)



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