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Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13
July 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and ... (more...)


Just in From the Union: MET Orchestra Musicians Release New Report Identifying Additional Savings and MoreJust in From the Union: MET Orchestra Musicians Release New Report Identifying Additional Savings and More
July 29, 2014

Just in from the Union: MET Orchestra Musicians Release New Report (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Has Little Hope of Reaching Agreement Before LockoutMetropolitan Opera Has Little Hope of Reaching Agreement Before Lockout
July 29, 2014

Following a two month hiatus, the Metropolitan Opera singers union continued contract talks on Monday, with little hope of reaching an agreement before the threatened lockout. (more...)


The Metropolitan Opera Prepares for LockoutThe Metropolitan Opera Prepares for Lockout
July 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera continues problems as the General Manager, Peter Gelb, in a letter told the orchestra, chorus and stagehands to prepare for lockdown if no agreement is reached by next week. (more...)


Director David McVicar Claims Sydney Opera House Conditions are 'Extreme' to Stage DON GIOVANNIDirector David McVicar Claims Sydney Opera House Conditions are 'Extreme' to Stage DON GIOVANNI
July 22, 2014

David McVicar, who is directing a new staging of Don Giovanni, says that the Sydney Opera House's main theatre is inadequate to rehearse. He said: “I think they thought about the outside before they ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - July 18, 2014

It's easy for opera-lovers to complain about the homogenization of casting at the world's great houses—particularly when there's only a small handful of Annas, Jonases, Juan Diegos, Cecilias, etc., th... (more...)


OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28
July 17, 2014

Composed by OPERA San Antonio Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox features a fox who will stop at nothing to keep his family safe. 'Fantastic Mr. Fox is full of tuneful arias and ensemb... (more...)


Opera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue CommitteeOpera Singer Danielle de Niese Lends 'Voice' to International Rescue Committee
July 16, 2014

International opera sensation Danielle de Niese is taking on a new role today, becoming an 'IRC Voice' to help the International Rescue Committee raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people wh... (more...)


Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
July 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, No... (more...)


Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This MonthDeborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
July 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)


THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES Presents THE ENCHANTED ISLAND with Joyce Didonato, David Daniels and Placido Domingo, 7/16THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES Presents THE ENCHANTED ISLAND with Joyce Didonato, David Daniels and Placido Domingo, 7/16
July 03, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORES presents THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, a new baroque fantasy inspired by the pastiches of the 18th Century. Stars Joyce Didonato, David Daniels and Placido Domingo. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central ParkBWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central Park
by Richard Sasanow - June 27, 2014

I'd call it “love at first sight” (or, more properly, “first hearing”), but this wasn't the first time I'd heard mezzo Jamie Barton. And I certainly hope it won't be the last. Her performances at open... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 24, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Musicians Respond to NY Times EditorialMetropolitan Opera Musicians Respond to NY Times Editorial
June 23, 2014

The MET Orchestra Musicians and Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, are 'deeply concerned' about the future of the Metropolitan Opera and have just given BWW Opera World the following stateme... (more...)


KLINGHOFFER Anti-Censorship Statement Gains New Co-signerKLINGHOFFER Anti-Censorship Statement Gains New Co-signer
June 22, 2014

The National Coalition Against Censorship has added a new co-signer to its statement (read online) opposing the Metropolitan Opera's cancellation of live, high-definition screenings of John Adams' ope... (more...)


The Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTTThe Dallas Opera and the San Diego Opera to Co-Produce GREAT SCOTT
June 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera proudly welcomes a co-producer, San Diego Opera, to the first major project in fourteen years by critically acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick) and Tony Award-winning ... (more...)


Organizations Protest Met Opera's Cancellation of THE DEATH OF KINGHOFFER ScreeningsOrganizations Protest Met Opera's Cancellation of THE DEATH OF KINGHOFFER Screenings
June 19, 2014

The National Coalition Against Censorship has been joined by the National Opera Association, Article 19, The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, Free Expression Policy Project, freeDimensional, Freemuse, a... (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...)


On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which o... (more...)


BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the TenorBWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the Tenor
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2014

“The party's over,” wrote Betty Comden & Adolph Green in BELLS ARE RINGING. “It's time to call it a day.” The opera season at the Metropolitan said its farewells to 2013-2014 on May 10 with a bel cant... (more...)


The Met: Live in HD Presents LA CENERENTOLA TonightThe Met: Live in HD Presents LA CENERENTOLA Tonight
May 10, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings her first Met performances of the title character in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Condu... (more...)





BWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center Festival

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BWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE TSAR'S BRIDE a Heavenly Marriage with the Bolshoi Opera at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow