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Jonas Kaufmann Cancels His First Performance of CARMEN at the Met Due to Illness Jonas Kaufmann Cancels His First Performance of CARMEN at the Met Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is scheduled to sing only two performances this season at the Metropolitan Opera, with one being Bizet's Carmen. Both shows he's scheduled to perform in sold out fast, so fast that online ticket brokers were selling for $999.75!... (more...)
Yonghoon Lee Set for Met Opera's CARMEN, 3/4 Yonghoon Lee Set for Met Opera's CARMEN, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet's Carmen for this Wednesday, March 4, because he is suffering from the flu and was unable to travel to New York as scheduled on Sunday. He hopes to recover in time to fly here later this week and perform as schedule on Saturday, March ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met BWW Reviews: LA DONNA DEL LAGO is Far from Pitch-Perfect at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 02, 2015

Maria Callas got the world used to hearing singing that was not always pitch-perfect yet still essential listening. I kept thinking about this at the Met the other night during the new production of Rossini's LA DONNA DEL LAGO with a cast headed by a couple of stars, mezzo Joyce DiDonato and tenor J... (more...)
Baritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award Baritone Quinn Kelsey Receives Tenth Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have alr... (more...)
Opera Lancaster Announces Full Cast of DON PASQUALE After National Search Opera Lancaster Announces Full Cast of DON PASQUALE After National Search
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

Following a national search, Opera Lancaster is thrilled to announce its cast for its upcoming production of Don Pasquale.... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage.... (more...)
Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2015

Ailyn Pérez will sing the role of Micaëla in this evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who is ill.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Receives Anonymous Donation Saving 2015-16 Season Florida Grand Opera Receives Anonymous Donation Saving 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

Despite falling short of its fundraising goal by approxmiately $15,000, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced that, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the organization will be able to bring its 2015-16 Season performances to the Broward Center of the Performing Arts next year.... (more...)
Verismo Opera's 2015 Season to Feature CARMEN, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR & More Verismo Opera's 2015 Season to Feature CARMEN, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR & More
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 26th season is replete with the grandeur of traditional opera. The house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Georges Bizet's scintillating Carmen on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Gaetano Donizetti's tragic melodrama Luci... (more...)
Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21 Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, a new installation opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo, will be performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Saturday, March 21. The Met Museum Presents performances offer a special preview of this wo... (more...)
Simon Keenlyside Withdraws from Metropolitan Opera's DON CARLO Simon Keenlyside Withdraws from Metropolitan Opera's DON CARLO
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season's performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Perform with MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 2/8 Anna Netrebko to Perform with MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Anna Netrebko has agreed to sing with the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in the concert this Sunday afternoon, February 8, replacing Elna Garana, who has withdrawn due to illness... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Netrebko and Beczala A Potent Duo in IOLANTA Debut at the Met BWW Reviews: Netrebko and Beczala A Potent Duo in IOLANTA Debut at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - February 04, 2015

I don't know when the next time the Met is planning to bring back Tchaikovsky's final opera, IOLANTA (libretto by his brother Modest) into its repertory, but they should, and quickly. And if you have the opportunity, run to see it as fast as you can. It's not often that the Met puts on a opera and p... (more...)
Ilya Bannik to Join Cast of Metropolitan Opera's IOLANTA for Select Performances Ilya Bannik to Join Cast of Metropolitan Opera's IOLANTA for Select Performances
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Ilya Bannik will sing the role of King René in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta on February 3, 7, 10, and 14 matinee, replacing Alexei Tanovitski, who is ill.... (more...)
Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22 Anita Rachvelishvili to Star in Great Performance at the Met's CARMEN, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the obsessed soldier Don José, soprano Anita H... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow! Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leadi... (more...)
Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22 Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Extends Fundraising Deadline in Broward County Florida Grand Opera Extends Fundraising Deadline in Broward County
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announces today that the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in an effort to keep opera in Ft. Lauderdale, has agreed to allow FGO to extend the deadline of when it must confirm the use of 2015–16 dates. FGO must now inform the center that the opera will be using the re... (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...)
Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015 Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90.... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21 The Canadian Opera Company Presents New Production of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 1/24-2/21
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 winter season opens with a game-changing new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Internationally acclaimed Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov defies convention with this dark and witty masterpiece inspired by literature's most famous womanizer, Don Juan. His ... (more...)
Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17 Martin Ganter Set for Metropolitan Opera's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Martin Gantner will sing the role of Beckmesser in Wednesday evening's performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, replacing Johannes Martin Kränzle, who is ill. Ryan McKinny will sing the role of Kothner, which Gantner was originally scheduled to sing.... (more...)
Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Luca Salsi Replaces Fabio Capitanucci in Metropolitan Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Luca Salsi will sing Enrico in all performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met this season, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Salsi, who will be making his Met role debut as Lucia's villainous brother, will sing Enrico on March 16, 19, 24, 28 matinee... (more...)



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