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BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 13, 2015

Soprano Diana Damrau did another of her high-wire acts at the Met this week, with her third role debut here in under two years. After last year's spectacular Amina in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA, she's taken on the title role in Massenet's MANON and proven once again that she is one of the company's gre... (more...)
Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately onli... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April Houston Grand Opera to Present DIE WALKURE and SWEENEY TODD This April
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Houston, March 12, 2015—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its highly anticipated La Fura dels Baus staging of Wagner's Die Walküre with an all-star cast and Stephen Sondheim's thrilling Sweeney Todd in April, after notching critical and sales successes with its winter productions of Puccini's M... (more...)
Opera Delaware Presents Its 2015 Festival, FLOWERS, FOOD & FRENCH OPERA Opera Delaware Presents Its 2015 Festival, FLOWERS, FOOD & FRENCH OPERA
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

OperaDelaware's sizzling Spring Opera Festival is right around the corner. Don't forget to act now to secure the best seats!... (more...)
The Victorian Opera Marks the ANZAC Centenary with REMEMBRANCE, 4/18 The Victorian Opera Marks the ANZAC Centenary with REMEMBRANCE, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Victorian Opera marks the ANZAC centenary with the premiere of Remembrance in Hobart on Saturday 18 April with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – a new work based on songs from the World War One era, archival footage and photography.... (more...)
The North Carolina Opera Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 4/18-26 The North Carolina Opera Presents Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

North Carolina Opera is proud to present Mozart's Don Giovanni, in a spectacular fully staged production this April at Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.... (more...)
Opera Parallèle Presents U.S. Premiere of Tarik O'Regan's HEART OF DARKNESS, 5/1-3 Opera Parallèle Presents U.S. Premiere of Tarik O'Regan's HEART OF DARKNESS, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

Hard on the heels of the highly successful premiere of its acclaimed new production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking in February, Opera Parallèle will present the U.S. premiere of Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness May 1-3 at Z Space in San Francisco. The opera will be staged in an innovative new pr... (more...)
Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21 Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will pres... (more...)
Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11 Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade - fresh from her New York Philharmonic debut in Verdi's Requiem earlier this year - returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her signature role of Elvira in Verdi's Ernani from March 20 to April 11.... (more...)
Tulsa Opera to Present OF MICE AND MEN, 4/10-12 Tulsa Opera to Present OF MICE AND MEN, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

Tulsa Opera concludes its 67th Anniversary season with a continuation of the company's ongoing commitment to American and English language opera with the Oklahoma premiere of Carlisle Floyd's rendition of John Steinbeck's iconic novella Of Mice and Men on April 10 and 12 at the Tulsa Performing Arts... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
by Erica Miner - March 12, 2015

She caused a sensation at the Met Opera and elicited critical raves for her Brunnhilde at Canadian Opera Company... (more...)
David Bennett Named New Director of San Diego Opera David Bennett Named New Director of San Diego Opera
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

San Diego Opera has named David Bennett as new director. Bennett is formerly the executive director of Gotham Chamber Opera in New York.... (more...)
Goodspeed Musicals Adds A WONDERFUL LIFE to 2015 Mainstage Season, 9/18 Goodspeed Musicals Adds A WONDERFUL LIFE to 2015 Mainstage Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

MARCH 10, 2015: A new title has been added to Goodspeed Musicals' 2015 main stage season. A Wonderful Life, adapted from the beloved Frank Capra film “It's A Wonderful Life,” will begin this fall. Featuring book and lyrics by Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick and music by Grammy... (more...)
Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24 Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 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...)
The Canadian Opera Company Makes Headlines in New York for Its Production of SEMELE The Canadian Opera Company Makes Headlines in New York for Its Production of SEMELE
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company is making headlines in New York on the occasion of its recent tour to the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music. The COC's theatrically transcendent production of Handel'sSemele, created by famed Chinese visual and performance artist Zhang Huan, was previewed in the ear... (more...)
Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13 Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

This Friday, the Metropolitan Opera Guild continues its series of tributes to legendary singers with a celebration of two unforgettable opera icons who passed away last summer. “INCOMPARABLE: A Celebration of Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi” will take place at New York City's Gerald W. Lynch Theat... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEMELE at BAM, Handel in a Temple BWW Reviews: SEMELE at BAM, Handel in a Temple
by Wesley Doucette - March 10, 2015

Zang Huan's imaginative retelling of the baroque Opera at BAM as performed by the Canadian Opera Company.... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16 Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New York Photo Coverage: Sold-Out NYCO Renaissance Gala Celebrates Effort to Return THE PEOPLE'S OPERA to New York
by Stephen Sorokoff - March 10, 2015

The voice of the people sang and spoke out last night in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium. Many of the world's finest musicians, and many of the finest citizens of NYC assembled to celebrate an effort to return 'The People's Opera' to New York. They did so in a Ga... (more...)
Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27 Brava Philadelphia! Set for Verizon Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts is regarded as one of the premiere opera training schools in the world. Every year over 200 singers audition to become one of the school's roster of Resident Artists – 28 of the most talented and promising opera singers from around the world. This year, AVA featu... (more...)
VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert to Close Out Season with LOUISE, 3/29 VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert to Close Out Season with LOUISE, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Toronto, 09 March 2015…VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert completes the 2014-2015 season with LOUISE, Charpentier's masterpiece that explores the modern age at the very dawn of the 20th Century. Following LA VIDA BREVE and STREET SCENE, LOUISE completes the company's survey of operas written from 1900 on... (more...)
Whitebox Art Center Presents Handel's ORLANDO Directed by R. B. Schlather, 4/8-27 Whitebox Art Center Presents Handel's ORLANDO Directed by R. B. Schlather, 4/8-27
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

The Lower East Side is witnessing the emergence of a startling talent—opera directorR. B. Schlather. Following his critically acclaimed opera installation of Alcina last year, Schlather returns to Whitebox Art Center from April 8-27, 2015 withORLANDO, the second in his trilogy of Handel operas that ... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors... (more...)
UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29 UrbanArias to Present New Opera BLUE VIOLA at Artisphere, 3/20-29
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2015

UrbanArias: DC's contemporary opera company presents the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi.... (more...)



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by Richard Sasanow