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New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage.... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29 MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.... (more...)
The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS The Sarasota Opera is Looking for Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS Sarasota Opera Seeks Supers for GOLDEN COCKEREL and DON CARLOS
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Sarasota Opera is seeking a limited number of enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel and Verdi's Don Carlos. Supers w... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

Houston, TX – February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22 Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don José, soprano Anita H... (more...)
Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22 Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses.... (more...)
Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1 Verdi's MACBETH to Air as Part of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Giuseppe Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met with an internationally renowned cast headed by Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as the fatally ambitious Lady Macbeth. Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i? sings the titl... (more...)
LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More! LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced the company's 2015/16 season. This will be the 30th season presented by the company, created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. The... (more...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16 James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015 Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90.... (more...)
Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers' Sarasota Opera Releases Call for Super 'Supers'
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is seeking enthusiastic outgoing people to serve as supernumeraries, or “supers”, the non-singing extras in opera productions, and acrobats for its 2015 Winter Festival Season production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy tale opera The Golden Cockerel. Supers will take th... (more...)
Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31 Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD Opera San Jose to Continue Season with World Premiere of WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014

Opera San José continues its 31st season with the WORLD PREMIERE of Where Angels Fear to Tread by American composer Mark Lanz Weiser, libretto by Roger Brunyate. This bold new opera, based on the novel by E. M. Forster, unveils a collision of cultures that leads to a misunderstanding of horrific con... (more...)
2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees 2015 Opera News Awards Announces Five Honorees
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Opera News Awards. This year's honorees—Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanosky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas—will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the... (more...)
Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015 Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera.... (more...)
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera Tonight FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from tonight,... (more...)
Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30 Opera San Jose Stages THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2014

Opera San José (OSJ) continues its season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers. This sparkling and fast-paced opera weaves a madcap story full of twists and turns into a comic adventure to a land of magnificent palaces, swashbuckling pirates and lavish harems. The Italian Girl in Alg... (more...)
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000 The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and futureSaturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at theCivic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season.... (more...)
Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18 Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

A revival of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, withLawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his heart; andChristopher Maltman in his first Met performances of Figaro, the title barber whose skills ext... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 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 Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens ton... (more...)
Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30 Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a no... (more...)



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