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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returns to the Met for a Limited Run Following Brain Tumor Treatment Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returns to the Met for a Limited Run Following Brain Tumor Treatment
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2015

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Withdraws from Select Performance's of Met Opera's IL TROVATORE Due to Illness Dmitri Hvorostovsky Withdraws from Select Performance's of Met Opera's IL TROVATORE Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17. Hvorostovsky, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June, will sing the opening performances of the opera at the Met as scheduled (September 25 and 29, and October 3 ... (more...)
Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20 Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company to Present 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2015

New York, NY (August 2, 2015) – Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company (Qi Shu Fang, President; Ding Mei Kui, Artistic Director), recipient of National Heritage Fellowship for the Arts, will present the 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival and the U.S. Premiere of  The Three Inch Lotus featuring Wei Liu and ... (more...)
Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11 Opera Lafayette to Release Recording of LES FEMMES VENGEES, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

Washington, DC and New York, NY- On January 16 and 17, 2014, Opera Lafayette presented the American premiere of Les Femmes Vengées at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. Additional performances took place on January 23, 2014 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on February 1 and 2, 2... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20 Opera Columbus to Present Lully's ARMIDE, 9/17-20
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Opera Columbus will open the 2015-16 season with a spectacular new production of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Armide, the first professional production of a French Baroque work in central Ohio. Produced by Opera Columbus and performed in collaboration with BalletMet Columbus and Apollo's Fire Baroque Orche... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as a producer and guest host for the company over the past nine seasons, will become the fourth full-time radio host in the company's history this September. Heath's responsibilities as the 'voice of the Met' will include hosting th... (more...)
Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15 Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara's 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Opera Santa Barbara will open its 22nd season with Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni on November 6 an... (more...)
Yusif Eyvazov to Make Met Debut in TURANDOT Yusif Eyvazov to Make Met Debut in TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2015

Yusif Eyvazov will make his Met debut singing the role of Calàf in the performances of Puccini's Turandot on November 7 matinee and November 12. He replaces Fabio Sartori, who has withdrawn the role from his repertory.... (more...)
Met Opera Will Drop Use of 'Blackface' in Production of OTELLO Met Opera Will Drop Use of 'Blackface' in Production of OTELLO
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's production of Otello will no longer be performed with its leading character in blackface.  The Met released the following statement:... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Host Open House & Silent Auction, 9/12 New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera to Host Open House & Silent Auction, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its fall Open House and a silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The annual event will be held at The Performing Arts School at berge... (more...)
Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt! Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadw... (more...)
15th Annual Peking Opera Festival Set for 9/20 15th Annual Peking Opera Festival Set for 9/20
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2015

Wei Liu (Artistic Director of Wu Han Peking Opera Company of China) is an award-winning Peking Opera performing artist. She is a Level-One Performing Artist of China*, and is known for her performance as virtuous and elite female characters (Qingyi). In her thirty-plus-year performing experience, sh... (more...)
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...)
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...)



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