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Palm Beach Opera to Present World Premiere of ENEMIES, 2/20 Palm Beach Opera to Present World Premiere of ENEMIES, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

On Friday, February 20 the Palm Beach Opera will present the first world premiere in its 53-year history with Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story. Hailed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated premieres of the season” (WQXR), the unprecedented new production is one of several original projects design... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ A powerful and current Canadian premiere, two favourites of grand opera and a modern classic of musical theatre are highlights of Vancouver Opera's 56th season. The 2015-2016 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's dark and tragic Rigoletto (September 26 - October 4, 2015), fol... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. De... (more...)
George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week! George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced two key artistic personnel for the Company's world premiere commission, Dream of the Red Chamber by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (Madame Mao, The Silver River). Premiering Fall 2016 at the War Memorial Opera House, Dream of the Red Chamber will ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18 Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Netrebko and Beczala A Potent Duo in IOLANTA Debut at the Met BWW Reviews: Netrebko and Beczala A Potent Duo in IOLANTA Debut at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - February 04, 2015

I don't know when the next time the Met is planning to bring back Tchaikovsky's final opera, IOLANTA (libretto by his brother Modest) into its repertory, but they should, and quickly. And if you have the opportunity, run to see it as fast as you can. It's not often that the Met puts on a opera and p... (more...)
Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

The Atlanta Opera will take audiences on a journey of adventure, romance and an exploration of the human condition in its 2015-16 season. This season features five productions including one of the most popular operas of all time and a contemporary American opera never before seen in the Southeast.... (more...)
Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25 Lyric Unlimited to Premiere Klezmer Opera THE PROPERTY, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera by composer Wlad Marhulets and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. It opens Wednesday, February 25, with five performances through Thursday, March 5. World premiere presentations of The Property are presented in partnership w... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015-Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015-16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of W... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met BWW Reviews: WIDOW is Not Very Merry with Fleming in Charge at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - January 28, 2015

Once upon a time, the Met used to be able to pull off an operetta, like the Rudolf Bing-era FLEDERMAUS, with its Garson Kanin libretto and lyrics by Broadway's Howard Dietz. But for the second year in a row--after last season's dire FLEDERMAUS from writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sam... (more...)
Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Season Features ARMIDE, LUCIO SILLA and More
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Opera Atelier's 30th Anniversary Seasonwill celebrate the company's status as the busiest touring opera company in North America. A new Canadian production of Mozart's Lucio Silla (Apr. 7-16, 2016) will form the cornerstone of Opera Atelier's anniversary season in Toronto, paired with a revival of i... (more...)
American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5 American Opera Projects & Harlem School of the Arts to Present INDEPENDENCE EVE, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) and The Harlem School of the Arts present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7 Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) – Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7–15, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as “ … a top-notch conductor of new works …” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based o... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO The Atlanta Opera to Present RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera's General & Art... (more...)
VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23 VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the ... (more...)
COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents two special Viewpoint events in conjunction with the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be condu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - January 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional battle royal between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the sa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the s... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his pla... (more...)
Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Soundstreams continues its 2014/2015 season with the Canadian premiere of American composer David Lang's The Whisper Opera at Toronto's newest live arts hub, The Theatre Centre, from February 26 to March 1. Straight from acclaimed performances in Chicago and New York, this extraordinary, contemplati... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE SCARLET IBIS World Premiere in New York BWW Reviews: THE SCARLET IBIS World Premiere in New York
by Stephen Raskauskas - January 12, 2015

THE SCARLET IBIS is one of three new operas to have its world premiere as a part of this year's PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL, New York's incubator for cutting edge, interdisciplinary performance. With any new work, I never fail to ask myself: Did it have an emotional impact? Was it good enough that I would se... (more...)



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