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Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105
August 19, 2014

Licia Albanese was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. She passed away at the age of 105. (more...)


Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand OperaSoprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season t... (more...)


The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20The LA Opera Presents FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 11/22-12/20
August 14, 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 ... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her... (more...)


Greg Weber Named Tulsa Opera Managing DirectorGreg Weber Named Tulsa Opera Managing Director
August 12, 2014

Tulsa Opera today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Greg Weber to the position of Managing Director. Currently Director of Production at San Francisco Opera, Weber brings more than 2... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28
August 12, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera ... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera InitiativeThe Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
August 07, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the ... (more...)


New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera InitiativeNew Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
August 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the ... (more...)


San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
August 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of op... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGERThe Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
July 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to w... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
July 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday... (more...)


WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
July 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday,... (more...)


General Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist ProgramGeneral Director Plácido Domingo Announces the Members of the LA Opera's 2014-2015 Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
July 28, 2014

After receiving a record-breaking 600 applications in a single season, General Director Plácido Domingo has selected ten new participants who will enter LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist P... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist ProgramThe Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
July 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership ... (more...)


OPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six MembersOPERA America Welcomes Seven New Members to Board of Directors, Re-elects Six Members
July 21, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, has announced that seven new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Elections were held during OPERA America's recen... (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE PASSENGER Makes Welcome Stopover at the Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Reviews: THE PASSENGER Makes Welcome Stopover at the Park Avenue Armory and Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - July 14, 2014

The Houston Grand Opera's brilliant production of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, directed by David Pountney, was a stunning visitor to the Park Avenue Armory last week as a coproduction with the... (more...)


Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York CityMeredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
July 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall t... (more...)


THE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in CooperstownTHE MAGIC FLUTE, MACBETH, CATO IN UTICA and CANDIDE Set for the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
July 07, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart's The Magic Flute, Verdi's Macbeth, Vivaldi's Cato... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, 7/10-13The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, 7/10-13
July 01, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger— the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared “a perfect masterpiece”— earned virtually universal acclaim e... (more...)


Nicholas Phan to Headline CANDIDE at Tanglewood, Set for Oregon Bach Festival and More, Summer 2014Nicholas Phan to Headline CANDIDE at Tanglewood, Set for Oregon Bach Festival and More, Summer 2014
June 17, 2014

This summer, Nicholas Phan returns to his roots, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood to sing the title role in Bernstein's Candide, the work that first inspired him to pursue a career ... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera Celebrates 4th Consecutive Year of ExpansionHouston Grand Opera Celebrates 4th Consecutive Year of Expansion
June 05, 2014

Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting today that its 2013-14 season surpassed previous records for attendance and fundraising. Marking the fourth consecutive year of expanding its season... (more...)


Photo Flash: Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2014: 'THE GRAND GALA'Photo Flash: Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2014: 'THE GRAND GALA'
June 04, 2014

The 280+ arts patrons who gathered May 30 at the Petroleum Club of Houston for Opera in the Heights' Bravissimo! 2014: 'The Grand Gala' got a delightful surprise during the seated dinner: Stirring per... (more...)


DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's SeasonDAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-f... (more...)


OPERA America Selects Participants for 2014 Leadership Intensive ProgramOPERA America Selects Participants for 2014 Leadership Intensive Program
May 21, 2014

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, is pleased to announce that 14 participants from the United States, Canada and Europe have been selected for its 2014 Leadership I... (more...)


North Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES TonightNorth Carolina Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PINES Tonight
May 17, 2014

North Carolina Opera, under the leadership of General Director Eric Mitchko and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers, presents 'Opera in the Pines' at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary ... (more...)



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