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Arizona Musicfest Young Performers Concert at the MIM Arizona Musicfest Young Performers Concert at the MIM
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2015

Each year, Arizona Musicfest attracts some of the brightest young musical talent from around the State of Arizona, to its instrumental and vocal competitions. Arizona Musicfest announces the winners from this year's 2015 Piano, Vocal and Instrumental Competitions which were held in March and April.... (more...)
Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that soprano Ailyn Pérez has joined the organization's Artists' Council. Comprised of a distinguished group of Met artists from both past and present, all of whom share the Guild's mission to support the Metropolitan Opera and enhance the public's appreciat... (more...)
Yonghoon Lee to Sub in for Title Role at Verdi's DON CARLO, 4/16 Yonghoon Lee to Sub in for Title Role at Verdi's DON CARLO, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

Yonghoon Lee will sing the title role in this evening's performance of Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Ricardo Tamura. As previously scheduled, Lee will sing the role in all remaining Met performances of the opera this season.... (more...)
Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7 Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's b... (more...)
Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2015

When Joseph Calleja recently performed in Quebec on his first North American recital tour, the Maltese tenor was brought back for five encores.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 10, 2015

What a great idea it was for the Met to mount revivals of Verdi's ERNANI and DON CARLO at the same time! It offers an opportunity to compare two operas that have much in common--and a production well worth seeing.... (more...)
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14.... (more...)
Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14 Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was 'a genius who lived fast and died young, revolutionizing an art form in a few short years' (NPR).... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19 The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

Nineteen of the best young opera singers in the country will be competing in The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. The talented performers are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and prestigious honors including the “People's... (more...)
The Met's 2015 Summer Recital Series to Open with Janai Brugger, Isabel Leonard & Nathan Gunn The Met's 2015 Summer Recital Series to Open with Janai Brugger, Isabel Leonard & Nathan Gunn
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2015

The 2015 Metropolitan Summer Recital Series will once again bring free outdoor recitals starring leading Met artists, as well as rising young stars of the opera world, to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.... (more...)
Opera Singer Michael Fabiano Sang on Stage Despite Head Wound Opera Singer Michael Fabiano Sang on Stage Despite Head Wound
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 07, 2015

Opera singer Michael Fabiano was given only seven hours to prepare for the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at New York's prestigious Metropolitan Opera House when a cast member fell sick. All he had left was the finale before a standing ovation, but thhen disaster struck as he exi... (more...)
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI to be Presented by the MetOpera Live in HD at Warner Theatre CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI to be Presented by the MetOpera Live in HD at Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series presents Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 12:30 pm on April 25, 2015.... (more...)
BWW Interviews:  Opera Singer COLE GRISSOM BWW Interviews: Opera Singer COLE GRISSOM
by Marina Kennedy - April 03, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed opera singer Cole Grissom about his career.... (more...)
Michael Fabiano to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Michael Fabiano to Make Met Opera Debut in Tonight's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2015

Michael Fabiano will make his Met role debut as Edgardo in this evening's performance of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Joseph Calleja, who is ill.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina
by Erica Miner - April 01, 2015

Tenor Bryan Hymel's rapid rise is being followed by opera mavens worldwide.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert BWW Reviews: Thrills and Chills at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2015

Long before there was “American Idol” or “The Voice,” there were the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. A 62-year tradition in the opera world, it comes to a head at the National Council Auditions Finals Concert, which took place this year on Sunday afternoon. It was the culmination of... (more...)
Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30 Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2015

The title role of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR was so important to star sopranos during the last half of the 20th century, that it's hard to recall that in Caruso's day, the tenor was the main attraction. I thought of that during the current performance of the opera at the met, with Russian sopra... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.... (more...)
Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision? Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization.... (more...)
Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both ... (more...)
Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Seattle Opera to Present ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

The shows must go on! Seattle Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with Richard Strauss' delightful opera-within-an-opera: Ariadne auf Naxos. A rich Seattleite is throwing a dinner party and asks his hired entertainment for the impossible: the capering troupe of comedians must combine their performanc... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2015

Soprano Diana Damrau did another of her high-wire acts at the Met this week, with her third role debut here in under two years. After last year's spectacular Amina in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA, she's taken on the title role in Massenet's MANON and proven once again that she is one of the company's gre... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately onli... (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...)



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