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Sonoran Desert Chorale to Present PHANTASIES OF THE OPERA in May Sonoran Desert Chorale to Present PHANTASIES OF THE OPERA in May
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

This May, the Sonoran Desert Chorale sets sail on the H.M.S. Pinafore for a whirlwind tour of those brilliantly British patter songs and comic lyrics. The 60 member Chorale performs Phantasies of the Opera, where the second half of the concert includes choruses from the well-loved operas of Puccini,... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30 Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stage Tube - March 25, 2015

LA Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro - Now through April 12 Only. Check out a sneak peek at the teaser below!... (more...)
Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Review Roundup: Los Angeles Opera's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Review Roundups - March 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Opera opened THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart's comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10 Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Me... (more...)
LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce its plans for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, the most climactic in the company's 56 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle - The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, a... (more...)
Ben Wager & Jeffrey Miller to Perform in OperaDelaware's SUNDAY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT, 3/22 Ben Wager & Jeffrey Miller to Perform in OperaDelaware's SUNDAY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

The final installment of our SUNDAY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT series takes place on March 22 with Jeffrey Miller and bass Ben Wager. Ben and Jeffrey will offer a diverse program featuring selections by Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Mozart, Mussorgsky and more! You will not want to miss this beautiful afternoo... (more...)
Lyric Names Civic Opera House Stage After Kenneth G. Pigott Lyric Names Civic Opera House Stage After Kenneth G. Pigott
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Lyric Opera general director Anthony Freud announced that the stage of the Civic Opera House has been named for Kenneth G. Pigott, who served as Lyric's president and CEO from 2011 until his death on February 13.... (more...)
Florida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Florida Opera Festival, Under Baton of Daniel Lipton, Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

Tampa, Fla. ? The 2015-2016 Florida Opera Festival presented by Opera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novice. It promises to be a magnificent festival of love, lust and loss featuring the work of Mozart and Verdi.... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Spring Gala, 4/24 New Rochelle Opera to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Spring Gala, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2015

New Rochelle Opera will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Company's annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm at The Fountainhead, located at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY. In conjunction with this milestone, the Company will honor renowned Metropolitan Opera basso Ferru... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately onli... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Houston, March 12, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its highly anticipated La Fura dels Baus staging of Wagner's Die Walküre with an all-star cast and Stephen Sondheim's thrilling Sweeney Todd in April, after notching critical and sales successes with its winter productions of Puccini's M... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 4/18-26 The North Carolina Opera Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

North Carolina Opera is proud to present Mozart's Don Giovanni, in a spectacular fully staged production this April at Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.... (more...)
Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21 Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will pres... (more...)
Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11 Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade - fresh from her New York Philharmonic debut in Verdi's Requiem earlier this year - returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her signature role of Elvira in Verdi's Ernani from March 20 to April 11.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
by Erica Miner - March 12, 2015

She caused a sensation at the Met Opera and elicited critical raves for her Brunnhilde at Canadian Opera Company... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors... (more...)
Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today Curtis Opera Theatre Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Today
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2015

MARCH 4, 2015 When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply—and neither is the drama—in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. The Curtis Opera Theatre, in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performi... (more...)
Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9 Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2015

New York, NY (March 4, 2015) – Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo will sing their first Met performances of the title character in Massenet's Manon and her devoted lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the first revival of Laurent Pelly's 2012 Met staging, also starring Russ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Baritone PETER MATTEI, Don Giovanni and the Fear Factor BWW Interviews: Baritone PETER MATTEI, Don Giovanni and the Fear Factor
by Richard Sasanow - March 05, 2015

It has been a very good year in New York for the Mozart of Swedish baritone Peter Mattei. He helped open the season with the Met's new production of LENOZZE DI FIGARO, receiving a splendid reception for his performance as Count Almaviva, which brought new insights to a role that frequently gets lost... (more...)
On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13 On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago.... (more...)
On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic... (more...)
Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14 Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage... (more...)



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