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Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as FerrandoTenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando
October 17, 2014

Tenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. He replaces Step... (more...)


The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19The Seattle Opera Presents Mark Walters in the Title Role of Don Giovanni, 10/19
October 17, 2014

Seattle Opera will feature Mark Walters in the title role of Don Giovanni on October 19 at 7:30 P.M.in Italian with English subtitles at McCaw Hall. (more...)


CSO to Present Tribute to Boston Pops, 10/25CSO to Present Tribute to Boston Pops, 10/25
October 17, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be opening its 2014/15 Luken Holdings Pops Series with a Boston Pops Tribute: A Salute to Arthur Fiedler and John Williams on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm at th... (more...)


Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
October 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE... (more...)


Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIOPhoto Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO
October 07, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago's spectacular 60th Anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as Countess Madeleine and conducted by Sir Andrew ... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
October 03, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Launches NCO PulseNorth Carolina Opera Launches NCO Pulse
October 01, 2014

North Carolina Opera is looking to expand its audience and connect with the area's thriving young professional demographic through the recently launched NCO Pulse affiliate group. NCO Pulse aims to be... (more...)


The North Carolina Opera Launches NCO PULSEThe North Carolina Opera Launches NCO PULSE
October 01, 2014

North Carolina Opera is looking to expand its audience and connect with the area's thriving young professional demographic through the recently launched NCO Pulse affiliate group. NCO Pulse aims to be... (more...)


Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the MetMozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Opens 10/6 at the Met
September 30, 2014

Mozart's final opera, Die Zauberflöte, returns to the Met October 6 for its first full-length performances in German in five seasons. Julie Taymor's imaginative production will be conducted by Adam Fi... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - September 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were th... (more...)


Bizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the MetBizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the Met
September 29, 2014

Bizet's Carmen will open at the Met September 30 with Anita Rachvelishvili, the Georgian mezzo-soprano who has performed the role to acclaim around the world, reprising her interpretation of the title... (more...)


BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - September 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production ... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNIPhoto Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNI
September 29, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Fal... (more...)


DON GIOVANNI Opens Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season TodayDON GIOVANNI Opens Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season Today
September 27, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Fal... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present Exhibit at Civic Opera House, 9/27
September 26, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition DON GIOVANNI: Past to Present at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit will open onSaturday, September 27, coinciding with opening night... (more...)


Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29Hei-Kyung Hong to Play Mimi in Metropolitan Opera's LA BOHEME, 9/26 & 29
September 25, 2014

Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill. As previously announced, Hong also sings the role on October 4. (more...)


Review Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGAROReview Roundup: Metropolitan Opera's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by Review Roundups - September 25, 2014

Despite the union battles and season lockout threats, the Metropolitan Opera opened its doors as scheduled on Monday night with Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” conducted by James Levine. (more...)


Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3
September 24, 2014

Heidi Stober will sing the role of Gretel in the January 1 and January 3 matinee performances of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. As previously announced, Aleksandra Kurzak sings Gretel on December 18... (more...)


The Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 EnsembleThe Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 Ensemble
September 23, 2014

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Diana Newman, mezzo-sopranos Lindsay Metzger and Annie Rosen, teno... (more...)


Oliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera TheaterOliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera Theater
September 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Oliver Ionita (41) as the company's new Director of Development following a national search conducted by Arts Consulting Group. Ionita official... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced BudgetThe Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced Budget
September 19, 2014

Building on last year's announcement that The Dallas Opera had achieved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-2013 Season, TDO is thrilled to announce that it has maintained that balanced operating... (more...)



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