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Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met Barbara Frittoli to Play 'Mimi' for First Six Performances of LA BOHEME at the Met
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Barbara Frittoli will sing the role of Mimì in the first six performances of Puccini's La Bohème at the Met this season: November 23, 27, 30, December 5 matinee, 9, and 12.... (more...)
Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6 Opera Australia Mounts New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Billed as the 'Downton Abbey' of opera but way more fun, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro continues to entertain today as it has done for centuries. Masters lusting over servants, servants outwitting their masters – Mozart's comic masterpiece is a hilarious account of a household's adventures over... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More! Sarasota Opera Announces Complete Casting for Upcoming Season - Jessica Rose Cambio, Martín Nusspaumer, Michelle Johnson and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 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 musi... (more...)
THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced! THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 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 prowes... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director Opera Santa Barbara Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2015

Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month inte... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vital... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICA Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CATO IN UTICA
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened its third production of the 2015 season with Vivaldi's setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.  – The Glimmerglass Festival opened the last of its four productions on Sunday with Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as “The Be... (more...)
Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27 Tickets to Opera San Jose's 2015-16 Season on Sale 7/27
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

All tickets for Opera San José's 2015-16 season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operasj.org or by phone at 408.437.4450 or in-person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our corporate headquarters, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose, CA 9... (more...)
Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Present ANDY: A POPERA in September Opera Philadelphia to Present ANDY: A POPERA in September
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2015

Andy Warhol famously declared, 'in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.' ANDY: A Popera promises to make audience members famous for 15 seconds.... (more...)
Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.... (more...)
MACBETH Opens at Glimmerglass Festival MACBETH Opens at Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Verdi's Macbeth opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 11 in the company's first-ever production of the Shakespearean drama.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Melody Moore and More in Glimmerglass Festival's MACBETH Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Melody Moore and More in Glimmerglass Festival's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

Verdi's Macbeth opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 11 in the company's first-ever production of the Shakespearean drama. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Glimmerglass Opens 2015 Season with  THE MAGIC FLUTE Glimmerglass Opens 2015 Season with THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival opened its season July 10 with a new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season.... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Sets 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its twelfth season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Beaumarchais Trilogy featuring fully-staged productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia by Giovanni Paisiello, Le nozze... (more...)
Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10 Wolf Trap Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Begins 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

Following a sold-out run of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in June 2015, Wolf Trap Opera continues the Figaro storyline with the Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's contemporary opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The new production plays ... (more...)
Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh's SummerFest to Feature World Premiere, & More
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2015) — The world premiere A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT is showcased in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's fourth SummerFest season. Inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson (a native of Springdale, Pa.), the new opera features music by acclaimed New York-based composer Gilda Lyons and... (more...)
Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday Box Office for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

Tickets for LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, featuring beloved classics, exciting fan favorites and invigorating new works, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 28, at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from 10am to 6pm,... (more...)
Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances Opera San Jose Brings Opera Sets Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Opera San José has announced it is taking opera into the community through two venues this summer. On July 12 in Redwood City, Principal artists from the Opera San José resident company will present a concert highlighting some of the greatest arias and ensembles in opera repertoire, from Mozart to P... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner BWW Reviews: In the Battle of the BARBIEREs, On Site Opera Picks a Winner
by Richard Sasanow - June 19, 2015

Pity the poor also-rans in operatic history: Leoncavallo's LA BOHEME and even Rossini's OTELLO are perhaps the most famous titles. Oh, yes: We mustn't forget Giovanni Paisiello's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA—not after hearing On Site Opera's production in New York last week, we can't. Downstairs, upstair... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3 San Francisco Opera to Offer Free Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in AT&T Park, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark-a free live simulcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro-on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Baseball and opera fans alike will have a chance to experien... (more...)
Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016 Hei-Kyung Hong Set for Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Hei-Kyung Hong will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first performances of the title character in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met next season. Hong will sing Cio-Cio-San on February 19, 22, 27, March 2, and March 5.... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)



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