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The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and futureSaturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at theCivic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 MillionLyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million
November 05, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the d... (more...)


Opera Luminata to Perform with Live Pyrotechnics(!), 11/11Opera Luminata to Perform with Live Pyrotechnics(!), 11/11
November 05, 2014

Toronto, ON (November 4, 2014) - StarLite Pyrotechnics is very proud to present Opera Luminata in a unique and exciting new musical performance featuring some of the world's most-loved opera and music... (more...)


Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18Revival of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Opens at the Met Opera, 11/18
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 hear... (more...)


National Opera Week 2014 Breaks RecordsNational Opera Week 2014 Breaks Records
November 04, 2014

This year marked the most successful NATIONAL OPERA WEEK yet, smashing previous participation records. From Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, 205 opera companies, schools and organi... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Mozart on Marimbas, Trumpet and Drums Make This South African FLUTE Magic, IndeedBWW Reviews: Mozart on Marimbas, Trumpet and Drums Make This South African FLUTE Magic, Indeed
by Richard Sasanow - November 04, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera may have its spectacular Julie Taymor production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, but the real fun in town is the Mozart at the new Victory Theatre on West 42nd Street, where the South Afric... (more...)


Review Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: Verdi's AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - November 04, 2014

Verdi's Egyptian tragedy Aida, returned 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... (more...)


American Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVEAmerican Opera Projects and Adelphi University to Present New Opera INDEPENDENCE EVE
November 04, 2014

(American Opera Projects) and Adelphi University present Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. The concert performances... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of ProductionSan Francisco Opera Names Daniel Knapp New Director of Production
November 04, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley announced today the appointment of Daniel Knapp as director of production, effective February 11, 2015. Knapp currently serves as artistic productio... (more...)


Marin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's FIFTH SYMPHONY, 11/13Marin Alsop to Lead Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's FIFTH SYMPHONY, 11/13
November 02, 2014

Baltimore, Md. (October 31, 2014) — Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 on Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerh... (more...)


Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15Utopia Opera Presents L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, 11/14-15
November 01, 2014

On November 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents the comedic gem, L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) in a fully-staged production with supertitles performed with a 17-piece o... (more...)


LA Opera to Tour SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOS ANGELES Next MonthLA Opera to Tour SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOS ANGELES Next Month
May 29, 2014

Generations of songwriters have answered the call of the west, finding musical inspiration in the beauty, geography and diverse cultures of Southern California. Throughout the month of June, the Song... (more...)


Capitol City Opera Company Founder Wins Lifetime Achievement AwardCapitol City Opera Company Founder Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
May 29, 2014

Capitol City Opera Company Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Donna Angel will be given the Partners in Excellence Lifetime Award by Opera Volunteers International at their annual conference which... (more...)


Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE to Premiere at Welsh National Opera, 13-15 JuneGordon Getty's USHER HOUSE to Premiere at Welsh National Opera, 13-15 June
May 28, 2014

Composer Gordon Getty's opera Usher House will receive its world stage premiere as part of Welsh National Opera's double bill titled The Fall of the House of Usher on Friday, June 13, and Sunday, June... (more...)


Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8
May 28, 2014

Greater Worcester Opera proudly presents this staged, costumed concert version of Mozart's gorgeous opera, performed in English translation. Our version unfolds this tale of romance, deception and hap... (more...)


International Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic DirectorInternational Conductor Ramon Tebar Named New Opera Naples' Artistic Director
May 28, 2014

Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar was named Artistic Director of Opera Naples today. (more...)


Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13
May 27, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Friday June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we cel... (more...)


Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at... (more...)


Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera,  Through 2017Resident Conductor Grant Gershon to Stay with LA Opera, Through 2017
May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)


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...)



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