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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...)
Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher Metropolitan Opera Season Opens With OTELLO, Directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2015

The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desde... (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...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)
The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29 The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends on July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt.... (more...)
Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31 Verismo Opera to Offer Free Master Classes to Competition Finalists; Deadline, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2015

(Fort Lee, New Jersey; July 16, 2015) –Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round.  The early bird... (more...)
Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31 Early Bird Deadline for NJ Association of Verismo Opera's Free Master Class & International Vocal Competition Set for 7/31
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces a free master class will be offered to vocalists accepted to audition in the Verismo Opera 27th Annual International Vocal Competition's preliminary round. The early bird registration deadline to apply to the v... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers The Metropolitan Opera to Honor Jon Vickers
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera on Sirius XM (Channel 74) will honor the memory of the late Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who passed away last week, by playing seven of his greatest Met performances in rotation throughout the week of July 20. The legendary dramatic tenor gave 280 Met performances during his ca... (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...)
Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Dutchman Opens Limited Engagement at Edgemar Center for the Arts on July 15; Tanna Frederick and Siaka Massaquoi star, Levy Lee Simons directs... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - June 25, 2015

At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing t... (more...)
Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26 Mezzo Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano to Perform at the Massry Center in Albany, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

One of the country's most exciting mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnson Cano, will perform 'Songs of Longing and Desire' in the Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00pm. Cano will be accompanied by her husband, Christopher Cano, who is an extrao... (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...)
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...)
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...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21 The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature's most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His ... (more...)
Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17 Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the role of Kothner, which Gantner was originally scheduled to sing.... (more...)
Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be making his Met role debut as Lucia's villainous brother, will sing Enrico on March 16, 19, 24, 28 matinee... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Host Open House & Silent Auction New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Host Open House & Silent Auction
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Celebrate the beginning of the New Year at the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) annual Open House. Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), kicks off its 26th season with the annual Open House and a silent auction fundraiser on... (more...)
COC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI COC to Present Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature's most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His ... (more...)
Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21 Opera Exposure Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit opera company founded in 2004 by Edna Greenwich, will celebrate the end of its tenth year with a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3 PM at the same venue where it all began for the company in February 2004 - St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East ... (more...)



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