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Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2 Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete details and casting for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers an... (more...)
Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

San Francisco -- As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Hoffman and with a lib... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015.... (more...)
Opera Colorado Releases Schedule for New, Expanded Season Opera Colorado Releases Schedule for New, Expanded Season
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

DENVER, CO—November 7, 2015—Today, Opera Colorado announced the highly anticipated return to a three-production season that will broaden the scope of its programming and further extend the Company's reach into the community. Beginning in November 2016, the expanded new season launches Opera Colorado... (more...)
Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2015

Take an Italian opera and set it in the Australian outback in 1915, and the result is a witty and fun rendition of some of Donizetti's most glorious music. Earning 4 stars from The Sydney Morning Herald, this crowd pleaser is a must for both first time opera goers and seasoned opera lovers.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages... (more...)
BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - November 02, 2015

When singers seem to come out of nowhere, it's usually not the case at all, but the culmination of years of hard work. But for Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko--the Met's current Gilda in the lively 'Ratpack' production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO--it certainly seemed like it.... (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...)
NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2015

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presented the citywide mega-festival KulturfestNYC this past summer. Now, entering into its 101st season and inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYTF takes on the rediscovered and restored Yiddish American Operetta The Golden B... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The on... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are presented using General Director Dav... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present BEL CANTO, 12/7 Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present BEL CANTO, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the eagerly awaited world premiere of Bel Canto, which opens on Monday, December 7 for seven performances. This is Lyric's seventh full-length operatic world premiere. Composer Jimmy López (music) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz(libretto) ... (more...)
Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11 Boston Lyric Opera to Perform Philip Glass's IN THE PENAL COLONY, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Boston, MA — October 15, 2015 – Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass's dark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running November 11-15, 2015.  The o... (more...)
Tulsa Opera Stages LA BOHEME This Weekend Tulsa Opera Stages LA BOHEME This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Tulsa Opera opens its 68th season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's LA BOHÈME, this weekend, October 16 and 18 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2015

Based on La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, the opera will receive its world premiere in the spring of 2017 at Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.... (more...)
Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House. German soprano Diana Damrau has withdrawn f... (more...)
LA Opera's Off Grand Series Presents SONG FROM THE UPROAR Tonight LA Opera's Off Grand Series Presents SONG FROM THE UPROAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2015

LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season will include the west coast premiere of Song from the Uproar, a new multimedia opera by Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mazzoli. This compelling new work is presented under LA Opera's Off Grand banner, which complements the company's mainstage programming through a w... (more...)
Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival Creditors Back New York City Opera's Plan for Revival
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2015

NYCO Renaissance, under the leadership of Roy G. Niederhoffer and Michael Capasso, was joined by the official committee of unsecured creditors for the New York City Opera case. They filed as a '“a monumental step forward” and “in the best interests of the debtor's estate and creditors.”  A plan will... (more...)
Four New Directors Elected to the Vancouver Opera Board Four New Directors Elected to the Vancouver Opera Board
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2015

Four esteemed community leaders were elected to the VO Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2015.... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30 Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

            DALLAS, OCTOBER 2, 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 ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20 San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 1, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are p... (more...)
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Launches OPERA San Antonio's 2015-16 Season Tonight MADAMA BUTTERFLY Launches OPERA San Antonio's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2015

OPERA San Antonio's Board of Directors and Chairman Mel Weingart today announced the slate for OPERA San Antonio's second season as the Resident Opera Company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.... (more...)
Tulsa Opera to Stage LA BOHEME This October Tulsa Opera to Stage LA BOHEME This October
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2015

Tulsa Opera opens its 68th season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's LA BOHÈME, on October 16 and 18 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.... (more...)



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