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Tenor Stephen Costello to Make House Debuts in Munich, Houston, and Washington, DC, Winter 2013-14Tenor Stephen Costello to Make House Debuts in Munich, Houston, and Washington, DC, Winter 2013-14
December 12, 2013

Winter brings a trio of momentous house debuts for Richard Tucker Award-winner Stephen Costello. On the heels of headlining La bohème in his first appearances at Munich's Bavarian State Opera (Dec 15-... (more...)


Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 1/11Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 1/11
November 27, 2013

American soprano Patricia Racette, known throughout the world for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (a.k.a. Madama Butterfly), will star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Puccini's ever-popular m... (more...)


Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to Present Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, July 2014Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to Present Weinberg's THE PASSENGER, July 2014
November 25, 2013

Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival, and Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer, Park Avenue Armory, today announced that the two organizations will co-present The Passe... (more...)


Holocaust Opera's THE PASSENGER Headed to New York This SummerHolocaust Opera's THE PASSENGER Headed to New York This Summer
November 25, 2013

The Park Avenue Armory presents Holocaust Opera “The Passenger”, written by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, which will be hitting the Lincoln Center Festival this summer, according to the New York Times. (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Production of LA TRAVIATA TonightLyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Production of LA TRAVIATA Tonight
November 20, 2013

What's it like to be the most beautiful, most desired young woman who throws the wildest parties in all of Paris - and to be losing your life just as true love finally finds you? Welcome to the glitte... (more...)


James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16
November 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present an evening of opera featuring Act I of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Stravinsky's rarely-performed one-act comedy Mavra; Act I, scene ... (more...)


Dallas Opera Announces New Holiday Commission by Composer/Librettist, Mark AdamoDallas Opera Announces New Holiday Commission by Composer/Librettist, Mark Adamo
November 15, 2013

The Dallas Opera thrilled audience members at this evening's “Composing Conversation” at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, when Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny made the surprise... (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...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open New Production of LA TRAVIATA, 11/20Lyric Opera of Chicago to Open New Production of LA TRAVIATA, 11/20
November 04, 2013

What's it like to be the most beautiful, most desired young woman who throws the wildest parties in all of Paris - and to be losing your life just as true love finally finds you? Welcome to the glitte... (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of THE PASSENGER, 1/18The Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of THE PASSENGER, 1/18
October 31, 2013

Houston, October 31, 2013 -- In January 2014, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the American premiere of The Passenger(1968), a powerful opera exploring the Holocaust by exiled Polish-Jewish composer... (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...)


Michael Ehrman Named Director and Administrator of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program at Central City OperaMichael Ehrman Named Director and Administrator of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program at Central City Opera
October 24, 2013

Denver, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2013) - Central City Opera's (CCO) General/Artistic Director, Pelham (Pat) G. Pearce, is pleased to announce that Michael Ehrman has been named as director and administrator of... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera Presents American Premier of Weinberg's Holocaust Opera, THE PASSENGER, 1/18 - 2/2Houston Grand Opera Presents American Premier of Weinberg's Holocaust Opera, THE PASSENGER, 1/18 - 2/2
October 09, 2013

On January 18, 2014, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the American premiere of The Passenger (1968), a powerful Holocaust opera by exiled Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. (more...)


The Met to Celebrate Britten's Centennial With a Revival of A Midsummer Night's DreamThe Met to Celebrate Britten's Centennial With a Revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream
October 08, 2013

On the occasion of composer Benjamin Britten's centennial, the Met will present its first performances of his 1960 opera A Midsummer Night's Dream in more than a decade. James Conlon leads his first M... (more...)


Dallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives' TodayDallas Opera Presents 'Dallas Opera Perspectives' Today
October 08, 2013

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, is delighted to introduce the first in a series of new programs hosted by Dallas Opera General Director and C... (more...)


Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works, 5/8 - 5/9Fort Worth Opera's New Works Program, FRONTIERS, Presents Eight Unpublished Works, 5/8 - 5/9
October 07, 2013

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) revealed today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams from the Americas whose works have been selected for participation in the second season of the company's ... (more...)


Canadian Opera Opens PETER GRIMES TonightCanadian Opera Opens PETER GRIMES Tonight
October 05, 2013

Arguably the greatest opera of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, comes to the Canadian Opera Company this fall for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Art... (more...)


Susan Graham to Headline at HGO, Met and  Chatelet, Join BSO at Carnegie and More in 2013-14Susan Graham to Headline at HGO, Met and Chatelet, Join BSO at Carnegie and More in 2013-14
October 03, 2013

Susan Graham - winner of a Grammy, an Opera News Award, Musical America's Vocalist of the Year, and hailed by the New York Times as 'an artist to treasure' - returns for another compelling season, hig... (more...)


The Canadian Opera Launches Season with LA BOHÈME TonightThe Canadian Opera Launches Season with LA BOHÈME Tonight
October 03, 2013

The Canadian Opera Company launches its 2013/2014 season with a new production of one of the world's greatest love stories, La Bohème. Puccini's masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and... (more...)


Chorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE - 11/6 at Carnegie HallChorale to Present Fall Gala Concert MEFISTOFELE - 11/6 at Carnegie Hall
September 30, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announced its first concert of the season, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito on November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are available at www.carnegieh... (more...)


Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST TonightKate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST Tonight
September 27, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called 'one of today's finest tenors' by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony tonight and tomorrow, Septemb... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10The Dallas Opera Presents CARMEN, 10/25 - 11/10
September 25, 2013

The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the mos... (more...)


Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST, 9/27Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST, 9/27
September 19, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called “one of today's finest tenors” by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony on September 27 and 28 at Abr... (more...)


Dallas Opera Announces 'Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST', 2/16Dallas Opera Announces 'Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST', 2/16
September 11, 2013

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce an extraordinary and unprecedented experiment in twenty-first century opera: “The Dallas Opera's Global Interactive Simulcast” of acclaimed American composer... (more...)



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