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New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness.... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her ... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21.... (more...)
Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Verdi's NABUCCO Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Verdi's NABUCCO
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

Carlo Rizzi is ready to enter an exciting period of work in the New Year. The conductor's 2015/16 season continues in January with a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Matthew Ozawa's new production of Verdi's Nabucco. He heads to Milan the following month to begin rehearsals for Teatro alla S... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. The ceremony is an invitation-only event for members of Merola's Gold Circle and above. Those wishing to join Me... (more...)
Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring Brenton Ryan to Make Met Opera Debut in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2015

American tenor Brenton Ryan will make his Met debut as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail this spring. Ryan will sing all five performances of the opera, which opens on April 22 and continues on April 27, 30, May 3, and May 7 matinee.... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight Boston Lyric Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

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 bohemian artists... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars ... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning tonight, September 23.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

Il Trovatore returns to the Met September 25, starring Anna Netrebko as the heroine Leonora in her long-awaited Met role debut. Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico's rival Count di Luna, and Štefan Kocán... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning September 23.... (more...)
LA Opera Joins Classical KUSC to Broadcast LIVE Show of Double Bill Opener Tonight LA Opera Joins Classical KUSC to Broadcast LIVE Show of Double Bill Opener Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2015

LA Opera has partnered with Classical KUSC for the ninth consecutive year to bring the excitement of live performances to KUSC listeners. The opening night of LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci, beginning at 6pm tonight, September 12, will be broadcast... (more...)
LA Opera to Join Classical KUSC to Broadcast LIVE Show of Double Bill Opener, 9/12 LA Opera to Join Classical KUSC to Broadcast LIVE Show of Double Bill Opener, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2015

(Los Angeles) September 8, 2015 — LA Opera has partnered with Classical KUSC for the ninth consecutive year to bring the excitement of live performances to KUSC listeners. The opening night of LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliaccibeginning at 6pm on Septe... (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...)
LA Opera Launches 30/30/30 Club for Younger Audience Members; Kickoff Party 9/15 LA Opera Launches 30/30/30 Club for Younger Audience Members; Kickoff Party 9/15
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

(Los Angeles) September 1, 2015 — To celebrate the company's 30th Anniversary Season, LA Opera has crafted new ways for newcomers to enjoy the opera experience.... (more...)
Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents Live Simulcast of GIANNI SCHICCHI and PAGLIACCI, 10/3 The LA Opera Presents Live Simulcast of GIANNI SCHICCHI and PAGLIACCI, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

Plácido Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera, has announced that the company's Opera at the Beach series will return to the Santa Monica Pier for a second season. Made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the free live video b... (more...)
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...)
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...)



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BWW Review: All Puccini, All the Time at the Met with LA BOHEME and TURANDOTBWW Review: All Puccini, All the Time at the Met with LA BOHEME and TURANDOT
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