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Beijing Opera comes to Addington in Conjunction with The Court Theatre's Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/31-6/21Beijing Opera comes to Addington in Conjunction with The Court Theatre's Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/31-6/21
May 27, 2014

In conjunction with a unique conception of A Midsummer Night's Dream which opens at the The Court Theatre on 31 May, the Canterbury Museum is displaying a collection of traditional Chinese opera masks... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is DamnedBWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is Damned
by Richard Sasanow - May 27, 2014

Even with its visions of damnation and redemption, Gounod's FAUST, with libretto by Barbier and Carre, is pretty tame stuff. In the wrong hands, it can be dull as well. Well, you can't accuse the Dut... (more...)


LBO to Present THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FIELD, 6/22-29LBO to Present THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FIELD, 6/22-29
May 23, 2014

Based on American writer Ambrose Bierce's short story, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field is a tale about a farmer in pre-Civil War Alabama who takes a walk across his field in full view of his famil... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's GALLOPhoto Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's GALLO
May 23, 2014

Guerilla Opera presents Gallo: a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, and direction by Metropolitan Opera stage di... (more...)


City Opera Vancouver Presents the World Premiere of Margret Atwood's PAULINE TonightCity Opera Vancouver Presents the World Premiere of Margret Atwood's PAULINE Tonight
May 23, 2014

We write to advise that City Opera Vancouver is giving the world premiere of PAULINE at the York Theatre in Vancouver at 8pm, tonight, 23 May 2014. (more...)


Isabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas AwardIsabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas Award
May 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the result of this year's balloting for the 2014 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who made a dazzling Dallas Opera s... (more...)


San Diego Opera to be Audited by Attorney GeneralSan Diego Opera to be Audited by Attorney General
May 22, 2014

KPBS reports that the San Diego Opera is now being audited by the California attorney general following the announcement that it will be saved. (more...)


Opera Colorado to Perform at Downtown Denver Arts Festival, 5/24-25Opera Colorado to Perform at Downtown Denver Arts Festival, 5/24-25
May 22, 2014

As a part of the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, taking place Memorial Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Opera Colorado will present performances by the Young Artists on Saturday and Sunda... (more...)


LA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital TonightLA Opera Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital Tonight
May 22, 2014

One of the most celebrated singers of our time, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a recital at 7:30pm tonight, May 22, 2014. (more...)


Dallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony TonightDallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony Tonight
May 22, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award. The Dallas Opera b... (more...)


Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returns to the LA Opera for a Recital with Pianist Ivari Ilja TonightDmitri Hvorostovsky Returns to the LA Opera for a Recital with Pianist Ivari Ilja Tonight
May 22, 2014

Siberian-born baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, one of the world's most magnetic performers, returns to LA Opera tonight, May 22 for a recital with his frequent collaborator, pianist Ivari Ilja. (more...)


Guerilla Opera Presents a Live Stream of the World Premiere of GALLO TonightGuerilla Opera Presents a Live Stream of the World Premiere of GALLO Tonight
May 22, 2014

Guerilla Opera will live stream the World Premiere performance of Gallo, a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, an... (more...)


Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8
May 21, 2014

Center Stage Opera concludes its 2013-14 season with one of the most beloved operas of all-time, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The tragic, tender story of a Japanese girl and and an American naval offic... (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...)


Jonas Kaufmann to Perform Second Concert in Sydney, August 17Jonas Kaufmann to Perform Second Concert in Sydney, August 17
May 21, 2014

Opera Australia is pleased to announce that internationally renowned tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, will perform a second concert in Sydney on Sunday 17 August at Sydney Opera House. This performance will fol... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual MeetingSarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual Meeting
May 21, 2014

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell met with Sarasota Opera patrons and supporters Monday, May 19th, for Sarasota Opera's 2014 Annual Meeting with an update on the state of S... (more...)


Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Tonight's Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRERenée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Tonight's Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
May 21, 2014

Imagine this… you see a fantastic performance of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois, a role written especially for her by the great composer Andre Previn. Still abuzz w... (more...)


San Diego Opera Saved! 2015 Season Announced!San Diego Opera Saved! 2015 Season Announced!
May 20, 2014

Now that the San Diego Opera has been saved, they present their 50th Anniversary Season. In the 2015 Season they offer 3-opera subscriptions including La bohème, Don Giovanni and Nixon in China, as w... (more...)


Riverside Opera Company to Present CONCERTO DI PRIMAVERA, 6/14Riverside Opera Company to Present CONCERTO DI PRIMAVERA, 6/14
May 20, 2014

The Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia announces a performance of 'Concerto di Primavera on Flag Day' a mix of Italian Opera, Ballet and all American tunes on Flag Da... (more...)


Outrage Ensues Over Critics' Attacks on Opera Singer's PhysiqueOutrage Ensues Over Critics' Attacks on Opera Singer's Physique
May 20, 2014

Outrage is ensuing as theatre critics walk a fine line between critique and insult. Comments over a young woman's physique in Glyndebourne's 'Der Rosenkavalier' opera has been the topic of criticism ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Foibles of DON GIOVANNI at Opera PhiladelphiaBWW Reviews: The Foibles of DON GIOVANNI at Opera Philadelphia
by Marakay Rogers - May 19, 2014

Nicholas Muni gives a stylish yet peculiar take on an age-old story (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming and More in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Renee Fleming and More in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Superstar Renée Fleming returns to Los Angeles in a role created for her extraordinary talents! Clinging desperately to a masquerade of Southern grace, Blanche DuBois moves into her sister's cramped a... (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...)


Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, TonightPlacido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
May 17, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the titl... (more...)


Downtown Art to Present THE WAISTMAKERS' OPERA, 5/21-23Downtown Art to Present THE WAISTMAKERS' OPERA, 5/21-23
May 16, 2014

Downtown Art's alt rock opera THE WAISTMAKERS' OPERA celebrates the young women who led 'The Uprising of the 20,000', a landmark strike by garment workers in 1909. A remarkable event, the strike broug... (more...)





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