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The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dicken... (more...)


Tickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 SeasonTickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season
August 25, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions into more than 2000 movie theaters and performing arts center... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Announces Settlement With Final UnionsMetropolitan Opera Announces Settlement With Final Unions
August 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has reached the final labor settlements, including the unions represented by costume and wardrobe, makeup and hair, scenic artists and designers, and more. (more...)


Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9
August 21, 2014

Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season begins with the... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9
August 21, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season ... (more...)


Just In: President of the Met Orchestra Musicians' Union, Tino Gagliardi, Releases StatementJust In: President of the Met Orchestra Musicians' Union, Tino Gagliardi, Releases Statement
August 20, 2014

Statement from Tino Gagliardi, President, Met Orchestra musicians' union Local 802, AFM: (more...)


Matthew Loeb Releases Statement on Met Opera SettlementMatthew Loeb Releases Statement on Met Opera Settlement
August 20, 2014

Breaking: Statement by Matthew Loeb, International President, I.A.T.S.E. on Settlement at the Metropolitan Opera with Local 1: (more...)


Metropolitan Opera and Union Reach Agreement - Season Continues!Metropolitan Opera and Union Reach Agreement - Season Continues!
August 20, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera announced tonight that a new labor agreement has been secured with IATSE Local One, the union representing the company's stagehands. Final negotiations will take place tomorro... (more...)


Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105
August 19, 2014

Licia Albanese was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. She passed away at the age of 105. (more...)


Met Opera Reaches Tentative Agreements - Calls Off LockoutMet Opera Reaches Tentative Agreements - Calls Off Lockout
August 18, 2014

According to the NY Times, The Metropolitan Opera has reached 'tentative agreements' this morning after pulling an all-nighter negotiation. The threat of a lock out has been called off. (more...)


Youthful Cast to Bring Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, Airing 8/24Youthful Cast to Bring Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, Airing 8/24
August 15, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Cosi fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancees' f... (more...)


Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand OperaSoprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season t... (more...)


Amanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGAROAmanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
August 13, 2014

American Soprano Amanda Majeski will be singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in replacement of Marian Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn due to health reasons. (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her... (more...)


Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 MillionSeattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
August 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Ha... (more...)


Opera Australia Announces 2015 Season - THE RABBITS, ANYTHING GOES and MoreOpera Australia Announces 2015 Season - THE RABBITS, ANYTHING GOES and More
August 12, 2014

Opera Australia has announced details of its 2015 season, consolidating the recent success in building audiences, with a program that is uniquely audience-focused. Clear in its aim to grow audiences e... (more...)


Met Opera Update: FMCS Announces Near Completion of Analyst Report as Deadline LoomsMet Opera Update: FMCS Announces Near Completion of Analyst Report as Deadline Looms
August 11, 2014

The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), announced today that the report of the independent analyst brought in to review the Metropolitan Opera's finances was nearing its completion... (more...)


Verismo Opera to Celebrate 25th Season with Open House, Silent Auction on 9/6Verismo Opera to Celebrate 25th Season with Open House, Silent Auction on 9/6
August 06, 2014

The Bergen Performing Arts Center's house opera company, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), will celebrate its 25th anniversary season at an Open House and a silent auction fundr... (more...)


Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital TourStephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital Tour
August 05, 2014

On a U.S. duo recital tour this September, Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez -- the husband-and-wife team dubbed “Pérello” by the BBC and “the Jay-Z and Beyoncé” of opera by Vanity Fair -- sing romanti... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of op... (more...)


From the Musicians Union: Met Opera Musicians Rally to Extend Good Faith NegotiationsFrom the Musicians Union: Met Opera Musicians Rally to Extend Good Faith Negotiations
August 01, 2014

This morning, the Met Orchestra and supporters rallied in Dante Park in front of Lincoln Center before resuming federally mediated negotiations under a 72-hour threat of lockout imposed by opera manag... (more...)


General Manager Peter Gelb Gives 72 Hour Extension on Met Opera NegotiationsGeneral Manager Peter Gelb Gives 72 Hour Extension on Met Opera Negotiations
August 01, 2014

Statement from Tino Gagliardi, president of the Met Orchestra' union, Local 802, AFM: (more...)


Met Opera Unions Agree to Federal MediatorMet Opera Unions Agree to Federal Mediator
July 31, 2014

The unions of the Metropolitan Opera have agreed to a federal mediator to help with negotiations as the lockout deadline approached. (more...)


Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8
May 28, 2014

Greater Worcester Opera proudly presents this staged, costumed concert version of Mozart's gorgeous opera, performed in English translation. Our version unfolds this tale of romance, deception and hap... (more...)


Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at... (more...)





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