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Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13 Former Football Star Morris Robinson Takes the Lead as 'Porgy' at La Scala, Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Gershwin's opera PORGY AND BESS returns to La Scala November 13-23, 2016 in a semi-scenic version with a conductor that will probably surprise many people: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The interest of the Austrian maestro for this title dates back to an encounter that an uncle of his, a member of the Board... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29 The Dallas Opera Announces Semifinalists for Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2016

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 –Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reveals for Concert of Arias Houston Grand Opera Reveals for Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the semifinalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's semifinalists are:... (more...)
OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards OPERA America Announces Recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards. Now in its ninth year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-buil... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13 Houston Grand Opera to Premiere THE ROOT OF THE WIND IS WATER, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

Houston, January 13, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of The Root of the Wind Is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa, on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center and on May 15 at 7 p.m. at... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming fo... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22 Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2016

Houston, January 6, 2016— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2016 winter repertory on January 22with an inventive staging by multiple-award-winning theater director Michael Grandage of Mozart's genial farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Performances continue through February 7. Co-produced by HGO and th... (more...)
LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Present Dvorák's RUSALKA, 1/23 Minnesota Opera to Present Dvorák's RUSALKA, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (December 20, 2015) – The Minnesota Opera's 2015–2016 season continues at the Ordway Music Theater on January 23, 2016, with Antonin Dvo?ák's Rusalka, the tragic tale of a beautiful water nymph who falls in love with a prince and yearns to become human. The Czech composer, beloved for hi... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA, 1/28 Houston Grand Opera Presents THE PUFFED-UP PRIMA DONNA, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2016

What: Houston Grand Opera's award-winning community collaboration and education initiative, HGOco, presents the world premiere of The Puffed-Up Prima Donna at HCC Central Campus' Heinen Theatre. The talented artists of HGOco's touring Opera to Go! program will perform this original opera, addressing... (more...)
Opera Paralléle Co-Commisions World Premiere of Georgia O'Keefe Opera TODAY IT RAINS Opera Paralléle Co-Commisions World Premiere of Georgia O'Keefe Opera TODAY IT RAINS
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2015 – San Francisco's Opera Parallèle (OP) has announced its first main stage opera commission, the creation of a new opera by American composer Laura Kaminsky inspired by the life of Georgia O'Keeffe at the time she left New York to embark on her iconic and influent... (more...)
New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal Conductor New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Names Lucy Arner Music Director and Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera to Stage NORMA at the Arsht and Broward Centers This January Florida Grand Opera to Stage NORMA at the Arsht and Broward Centers This January
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

After a 25-year absence, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to bring Bellini's beloved opera NORMA to the Arsht and Broward Centers starting in late January 2016.... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. The ceremony is an invitation-only event for members of Merola's Gold Circle and above. Those wishing to join Me... (more...)
The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31 The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Pe... (more...)
Frederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song Series Frederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song Series
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12 San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.... (more...)
Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct His First Met Performances of DIE FLEDERMAUS
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

After a 44-year career at the Met, during which he has led performances of more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his company repertory with his first-ever Met performances of the sparkling Johann Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Close Applications for Vocal Competition, 11/21 Dallas Opera to Close Applications for Vocal Competition, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 - The Dallas Opera wishes to remind potential candidates that applications for the expanded and revised Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Semi-Final Round) and Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.(Fin... (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...)
LA Opera Premieres MOBY DICK Tonight LA Opera Premieres MOBY DICK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2015

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include the company premiere of Moby-Dick, by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, opening tonight, October 31, 2015. ... (more...)
LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21 LA Opera to Present Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

(Los Angeles) October 29, 2015 — LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include its first performances in nearly two decades of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director. The production, directed by Anne Bogart, will open on November 21, 2015. ... (more...)
Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ail... (more...)



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