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Seattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner CompetitionSeattle Opera Announces Finalists for 2014 International Wagner Competition
January 06, 2014

General Director Speight Jenkins announced the singers selected for Seattle Opera's popular International Wagner Competition on August 7, 2014, where emerging artists will go head-to-head American Ido... (more...)


Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series TodayDallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
January 04, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving th... (more...)


The 2014 Glyndebourne Festival's Events Include ROSENKAVALIER and More, 5/17- 7/25The 2014 Glyndebourne Festival's Events Include ROSENKAVALIER and More, 5/17- 7/25
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 02, 2014

The 2014 Festival will take place from 17 May to 24 August 2014 and includes three new productions: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera, Verdi's La Traviata and revivals of Tchai... (more...)


Saimir Pirgu to Return to Los Angeles OperaSaimir Pirgu to Return to Los Angeles Opera
December 27, 2013

Over the past decade, Albanian tenor SAIMIR PIRGU has become an indispensable part of musical life here and abroad. During this time, audiences have witnessed his development from a highly-gifted fle... (more...)


Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16Three New Sopranos to Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. 1/16
December 13, 2013

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season. (more...)


Metropolitan Opera to Present LA BOHEME with Rotating Casts, Begin. 1/14Metropolitan Opera to Present LA BOHEME with Rotating Casts, Begin. 1/14
December 13, 2013

Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, will return to the repertory this season with 14 performances featuring a number of popular Met artists and rising stars in the leading ro... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Netrebko in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMOREPhoto Flash: First Look at Anna Netrebko in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE
December 13, 2013

Anna Netrebko will reprise her portrayal of Adina, the irresistible heroine of Donizetti's comic romance L'Elisir d'Amore, for seven performances beginning January 9. Ramón Vargas sings the role of Ne... (more...)


NC Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 1/24-26NC Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 1/24-26
December 11, 2013

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents Puccini's La bohème in Memorial Hall at the Duke Energy ... (more...)


The Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's EveThe Met to Open DIE FLEDERMAUS on New Year's Eve
December 03, 2013

A new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s New Year's Eve classic, the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus, will open at the Met on December 31. Jeremy Sams, writer and creator of the Met's Baroque pastiche... (more...)


DAREarts Partners with Vancouver Opera
for new Arts ProgramDAREarts Partners with Vancouver Opera for new Arts Program
by Rosie Hertzman - December 02, 2013

Vancouver Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's Don Giovanni is supporting the successful return of DAREarts' innovative arts program to Vancouver. (more...)


Maestro DeRenzi Conducts A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal TonightMaestro DeRenzi Conducts A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal Tonight
December 01, 2013

Maestro Victor DeRenzi, who is celebrating his 32nd season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera, will conduct 'A Verdi Celebration' at Opéra de Montréal in Montreal, Canada tonight, December 1st. Th... (more...)


Karine Boucher Wins Canadian Opera Company's Third Annual Ensemble Studio CompetitionKarine Boucher Wins Canadian Opera Company's Third Annual Ensemble Studio Competition
November 27, 2013

Toronto – Soprano Karine Bocher from Quebec City took home first prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company's third annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 26, 2013, at t... (more...)


Maestro DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal, 12/1Maestro DeRenzi to Conduct A VERDI CELEBRATION at Opera de Montreal, 12/1
November 26, 2013

Maestro Victor DeRenzi, who is celebrating his 32nd season as Artistic Director of Sarasota Opera, will conduct 'A Verdi Celebration' at Opéra de Montréal in Montreal, Canada on Sunday, December 1st. ... (more...)


Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. TodayPeter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. Today
November 23, 2013

Tonight, November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. (more...)


Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. TonightStrauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. Tonight
November 22, 2013

To commemorate the centennial of the opera's 1913 U.S. premiere at the Met, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier returns for a series of performances conducted by Edward Gardner and featuring a cast of interna... (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Met's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Directed by Julie TaymorPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at The Met's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Directed by Julie Taymor
November 15, 2013

English conductor Jane Glover will make her Met debut on December 16 leading the company's holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Julie... (more...)


Dmitri Hvorostovsky Stars in Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO at the Met Beginning TodayDmitri Hvorostovsky Stars in Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO at the Met Beginning Today
November 11, 2013

Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings his first Met performances of the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto beginning today, November 11, in the first revival of Michael Mayer's hit production, set in the decadent wo... (more...)


Kevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTOKevin Newbury to Direct World Premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO
November 08, 2013

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today that the acclaimed American director Kevin Newbury will direct the world-premiere production of Bel Canto during the company'... (more...)


Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23Peter Mattei, Marina Poplavskaya and More to Star in Deborah Warner's EUGENE ONEGIN, Beg. 11/23
November 06, 2013

On November 23, Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which opened the current Met season, will return with a new cast in the central roles. Peter Mattei, recently seen at th... (more...)


Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series, 1/4Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series, 1/4
November 04, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving th... (more...)


Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. 11/22Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' Returns with Met Opera to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Premiere, Beg. 11/22
November 01, 2013

To commemorate the centennial of the opera's 1913 U.S. premiere at the Met, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier returns for a series of performances conducted by Edward Gardner and featuring a cast of interna... (more...)


Verdi's JERUSALEM and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 55th SeasonVerdi's JERUSALEM and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 55th Season
November 01, 2013

Sarasota Opera has announced its 2013 - 2014 Fall and Winter programming which will mark the company's 55th consecutive season of performing grand opera on the Florida gulf coast. Highlights will incl... (more...)


Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Star in Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO at the Met, Beg. 11/11Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Star in Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO at the Met, Beg. 11/11
October 25, 2013

Dmitri Hvorostovsky will sing his first Met performances of the title role in Verdi's Rigolettobeginning November 11, in the first revival of Michael Mayer's hit production, set in the decadent world ... (more...)


Vladimir Jurowski to Conduct Met Opera's Revival of Strauss's DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Begin. 11/7Vladimir Jurowski to Conduct Met Opera's Revival of Strauss's DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Begin. 11/7
October 25, 2013

Vladimir Jurowski leads a rare revival of Richard Strauss's epic Die Frau ohne Schatten beginning November 7, in the acclaimed staging by the late Herbert Wernicke that had its Met premiere in 2001. A... (more...)


Photo Flash: Vladimir Jurowski in a Rare Revival of Strauss's Die Frau ohne SchattenPhoto Flash: Vladimir Jurowski in a Rare Revival of Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten
October 25, 2013

Vladimir Jurowski leads a rare revival of Richard Strauss's epic Die Frau ohne Schattenbeginning November 7, in the acclaimed staging by the late Herbert Wernicke that had its Met premiere in 2001. An... (more...)



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