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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...)
Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19 Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 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...)
The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project The Houston Grand Opera's HGOco Presents Veterans Songbook Project
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's HGOco, the company's community collaboration and education initiative, announced plans to produce a multiyear Veterans Songbook project to honor United States servicemen and servicewomen. Houston's veteran community is on track to become the largest in the United States. This c... (more...)
Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18 Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2014

A revival of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia will open at the Met November 18, withLawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; Isabel Leonard as Rosina, the feisty ward who captures his heart; andChristopher Maltman in his first Met performances of Figaro, the title barber whose skills ext... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8 The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens ton... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA San Francisco Opera Welcomes Efrain Solis to Cast of LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella), running November 9-26, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30 Verdi's AIDA Returns to the Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a no... (more...)
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20 FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS Returns to The LA Opera, 11/22-12/20
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 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 November... (more...)
Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her hotly anticipated Houston Grand Opera debut this Friday (Oct 24), in what also marks her role debut as Desdemona in Otello. Under the baton of Patrick Summers, Houston's artistic and music director, she stars opposite Simon O'Neil... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Launches its 60th Season with Verdi's OTELLO Tonight The Houston Grand Opera Launches its 60th Season with Verdi's OTELLO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Join Houston Grand Opera for an evening of celebration as it opens its 60th anniversary season with a dramatic production of Verdi's Otello followed by an evening of entertainment and fundraising at the Opening Night Dinner Celebration at the Wortham Theater Center. Otello is sung by an internationa... (more...)
Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8 Poet And Librettist J. D. Mcclatchy to Preview New Opera at Kray Hall in Poets House, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Poets House present a discussion with award-winning poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy followed by a reading of his latest opera libretto The Leopard, based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and directed by James Robinson. The discussion will b... (more...)
Brandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met Tonight Brandon Jovanovich to Play 'Don Jose' in CARMEN at the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently rehearsing for next month's revival of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Met. He sang the October 1... (more...)
Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21 Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by ... (more...)
Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2014

Tenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. He replaces Stephen Costello, who has withdrawn due to illness. Mr. Reinhardt is in Houston to perform the role of ... (more...)
Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan Opera Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently at the Met rehearsing for next month's revival of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.... (more...)
Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9 Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is a 2011 George London Award winner who this past summer sang the roles of Stanley Kowalski in A Stre... (more...)



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