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Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Antonello Palombi will sing Manrico in tonight's performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore, replacing Marcello Giordani, who is ill.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29 The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 –Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. ... (more...)
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...)
Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20 Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce V... (more...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (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...)
The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More! The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. ... (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...)
Knight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia Festival Knight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2016

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced it is investing $2.5 million in support of O, Opera Philadelphia's innovative new season-opening festival. Set to launch in September 2017, O will be a 12-day experience that will attract both opera buffs and new audiences to Philadelphia as... (more...)
LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2016 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced today that Matthew Aucoin—the composer, conductor, pianist and writer recently hailed by The New York Times Magazine  as 'opera's great 25-year-old hope'—will join the company as its first e... (more...)
BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met BWW Review: PERLES of Wonder from Damrau and Polenzani at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 13, 2016

One more BOHEME? Yet another TOSCA? How about BARBIERE redux? Sometimes the standard repertoire of opera companies seems too standard. That's why it was good to hear that the Met was mounting Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES for the first time in a century, as a showcase for one of its top divas, Dia... (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...)
Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4 Opera Star Leah Crocetto Featured in CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2016

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, the Curran's Editor-at-Large will sit down with award-winning opera star Leah Crocetto, for a special evening titled “Leah Crocetto Talks Opera and Sings Jazz.” Sessums will discuss Crocetto's ear... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien & More in Met Opera's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien & More in Met Opera's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2016

The Met's acclaimed new production of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been staged by the company in a century, will be transmitted on Live in HD for the first time on Saturday, January 16 at 12:55pm ET. Conducted by Gianandrea Nosed... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of Directors Guerilla Opera Welcomes Susan Larson to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2015

Guerilla Opera enthusiastically welcomes Susan Larson to their Board of Directors. In her retirement, Larson worked as music writer for The Boston Globe and is now a published author, but many know her best from Peter Sellars' innovative productions of the late 1980s. She is one of the groundbreakin... (more...)
Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as “a mezzo in a class by herself,” at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4 Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ... (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...)
BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - November 02, 2015

When singers seem to come out of nowhere, it's usually not the case at all, but the culmination of years of hard work. But for Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko--the Met's current Gilda in the lively 'Ratpack' production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO--it certainly seemed like it.... (more...)




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BWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the MetBWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow