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Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7Gianandrea Noseda to Conduct GUGLIELMO TELL at Carnegie Hall, 12/7
October 30, 2014

On Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents Teatro Regio Torino in a concert performance of Rossini's opera Guglielmo Tell (William Tell) conducted ... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEMEMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for LA TRAVIATA & LA BOHEME
October 30, 2014

Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at the Met this January. Yoncheva was originally scheduled to sing Musetta in La Bohème at the Met this season... (more...)


James Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the MetJames Conlon to Lead LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, Beginning 11/10 at the Met
October 29, 2014

Beginning November 10, the Met will present a rare revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich's controversial 1934 opera about an adulteress whose forbidden romance leads to murder and devastati... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10The Canadian Opera Company Returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Present SEMELE, 3/4-10
October 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to be invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music i... (more...)


COC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of MusicCOC to Bring SEMELE to Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 29, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company has been invited to present the U.S. premiere of Zhang Huan's theatrically transcendent production of Handel's Semele at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in Marc... (more...)


Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
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 ri... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERBWW Reviews: Playing with Fire at the Met's Premiere of John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Richard Sasanow - October 25, 2014

Only someone who arrived convinced of the opera's bias could have found the Met's premiere of the John Adams-Alice Goodman THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER to be anti-Semitic. On the other hand, that doesn't ... (more...)


Verismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal CompetitionVerismo Opera Reveals Luminary Judges for International Vocal Competition
October 25, 2014

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages around the world to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera 26th Annual International Vocal Competition. The application ... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26San Francisco Opera to Stage Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, 11/9-26
October 24, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. (more...)


Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERReview Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Review Roundups - October 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season kicked off with the controversial John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris. (more...)


Brandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met TonightBrandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met Tonight
October 23, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently rehearsing ... (more...)


Met Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFERMet Opera's GM, Peter Gelb, Responds to Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
October 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, wrote in the NY Post: 'Monday night's premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” was not one of the easiest nights in the history of The Metropolitan Oper... (more...)


ADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera PlaybillADL Releases Statement From Klinghoffer Daughters to Appear in Met Opera Playbill
October 21, 2014

In advance of the opening of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera tomorrow night, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of L... (more...)


George Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDAGeorge Gagnidze to Play 'Amonasro' in Select Performances of Metropolitan Opera's AIDA
October 16, 2014

George Gagnidze will sing the role of Amonasro in five performances of Verdi's Aida this season, replacing the originally announced Andrzej Dobber, who has withdrawn from the performances. Gagnidze wi... (more...)


Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
October 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)


Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan OperaBrandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan Opera
October 13, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently at the Met ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the MetBWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

Ever since I heard Anna Netrebko's “Verdi” album last year, which highlighted excerpts from the operatic treatment of Shakespeare's MACBETH, I knew her Verdi was the real deal and couldn't wait for he... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE... (more...)


Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her stude... (more...)


Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (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...)


BWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is DamnedBWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is Damned
by Richard Sasanow - May 27, 2014

Even with its visions of damnation and redemption, Gounod's FAUST, with libretto by Barbier and Carre, is pretty tame stuff. In the wrong hands, it can be dull as well. Well, you can't accuse the Dut... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual MeetingSarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual Meeting
May 21, 2014

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell met with Sarasota Opera patrons and supporters Monday, May 19th, for Sarasota Opera's 2014 Annual Meeting with an update on the state of S... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA

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BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
by Richard Sasanow