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Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Moza... (more...)
Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9 Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).... (more...)
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19 Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - July 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).... (more...)
Stewart Pearce, Former Metropolitan Opera Executive, Passes Away Stewart Pearce, Former Metropolitan Opera Executive, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of its dear friend and colleague Stewart Pearce, whose Met career spanned 39 years from 1976, when he began at the Metropolitan Opera Guild as an intern, to his retirement in 2015 as Managing Director of the Guild.... (more...)
Georgian Opera Stars Accuse Tbilisi Opera Theatre of Corruption and Poor Management Georgian Opera Stars Accuse Tbilisi Opera Theatre of Corruption and Poor Management
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

Georgian opera stars such as Mzia Nioradze, Tamar Iveri, Nana Kavtarashvili, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Lado Ataneli, and members of the Tbilisi opera choir, have called their artistic director Davit Kintsurashvili “unprofessional” for only presenting three operas in the two years of his leadership.... (more...)
Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.)... (more...)
COSI FAN TUTTE Live in HD Summer Encore COSI FAN TUTTE Live in HD Summer Encore
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2016

Met music director Emeritus James Levine leads charismatic cast in Mozart's joyful and heartrendering masterpiece Cosi fan tutte on Wednesday July 20th at 7pm.... (more...)
Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been named the company's new concertmaster. Mr. Chooi, 27, will serve a one-year term beginning next month and continuing through the end of the company's 2016-17 season. He joins current Met concertmaster David Chan, who will ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starr... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
Nancy Golden Named Opera Santa Barbara Board Chair  Nancy Golden Named Opera Santa Barbara Board Chair 
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

Nancy Golden, an accomplished marketing and fundraising professional with a distinguished record of involvement with area cultural and nonprofit organizations, has been named Opera Santa Barbara Board chair. Ms. Golden, who had been serving as vice-chair, will succeed Sandra Urquhart when her two-ye... (more...)
BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House BWW Review: LoftOpera's LE COMTE ORY - The Most Fun You Can Have in a (Not) Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - June 17, 2016

Children of All Ages! In the center ring was a death-defying feat of legerdemain guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe and an audience to its feet. And for all those new-opera fanatics who think that the 19th century doesn't have anything to say to a Millennials--LoftOpera bro... (more...)
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2016

Strong women are in the spotlight as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh announces its 2016 SummerFest season of opera, musical theater, concerts and cabarets, June 22-July 24.... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (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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