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OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26 International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.... (more...)
Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5 Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Brian Jagde, one of the outstanding tenors of his generation with a burgeoning international career, will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the role of the painter/revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's fiery melodrama Tosca Jan. 24-Feb. 5, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud... (more...)
SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced! SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Ma... (more...)
Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15 Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14 Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is proud to present The Magic Flute, one of two Mozart offerings for the 2014–15 season. From the coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night to Pamina's anguished lament, to the comic love duet of Papageno and Papagena, Mozart's genius is evident as the music in The Magic ... (more...)
MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15 MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway.... (more...)
TOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago TOSCA Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3, 14 at 7:30... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22 The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically accl... (more...)
COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015 COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2014

Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically accl... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31 The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last ye... (more...)
NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

?North Carolina Opera will bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a pe... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today Houston Grand Opera Honors Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song Today
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning today, December 10, 2014.... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Today The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Today
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2014

Houston Grand Opera will partner with Houston organizations for a public book signing with esteemed English actor, director, and author Simon Callow; and for a children's book drive during the run of the company's world premiere production ofA Christmas Carol this December.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Holds #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Today Houston Grand Opera Holds #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Today
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will hold a special fundraising day today, December 2, as part of#GivingToday, an international movement to create a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. The program celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. It... (more...)
Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January Lyric Opera of KC to Continue Season with Vinson Cole & Friends in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with a very special event, Vinson Cole & Friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm at the historic Folly Theatre. This benefit for Lyric Opera will include Christine Brewer and Daniel Belcher for an evening of opera classics. All have strong Mis... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10 Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

Houston, November 25, 2014—Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning December 10, 2014. Presented in conjunction with the Houston Arts Alliance... (more...)
Ailyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next Year Ailyn Perez to Make Met Debut in CARMEN Next Year
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

On February 6, Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her house debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera in a star-studded production of Bizet's Carmen. This marks a major milestone for the American soprano, and comes at a key moment in her burgeoning career. Having achieved... (more...)
Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15 Opera Paralléle to Premiere New Seaon with DEAD MAN WALKING, 2/20/15
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014

San Francisco, November 24, 2014 – Acclaimed contemporary opera company Opera Parallèle will open its 2015 season with the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's landmark work Dead Man Walking—marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century—in three... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21 The Houston Grand Opera Hosts Book Signing and Children's Book Drive Tied to World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/3, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera will partner with Houston organizations for a public book signing with esteemed English actor, director, and author Simon Callow; and for a children's book drive during the run of the company's world premiere production ofA Christmas Carol this December.... (more...)
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera Tonight FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to the LA Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final details for LA Opera's first revival of Florencia en el Amazonas, an enchanting and romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán. Co-commissioned by LA Opera in 1995, the opera returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for six performances from tonight,... (more...)
Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting de... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Hold #GivingTuesday Fundraiser, 12/2 Houston Grand Opera to Hold #GivingTuesday Fundraiser, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Houston, November 7, 2014—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will hold a special fundraising day on Tuesday, December 2, as part of#GivingTuesday, an international movement to create a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. The program celebrates and encourages charitable activities that su... (more...)
Lyric Unlimited Presents MEMORY AND RECKONING, 2/24-3/15 Lyric Unlimited Presents MEMORY AND RECKONING, 2/24-3/15
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, today announced Memory and Reckoning, a confluence of activities related to the Chicago premiere of Mieczysaw Weinberg's The Passenger, on stage at Lyric February 24 through March 15. This poignant and gripping 20th-century masterpiece portr... (more...)



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