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Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Mary Jo Heath Named Metropolitan Opera Radio Host
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as a producer and guest host for the company over the past nine seasons, will become the fourth full-time radio host in the company's history this September. Heath's responsibilities as the 'voice of the Met' will include hosting th... (more...)
Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15 Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara's 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Opera Santa Barbara will open its 22nd season with Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni on November 6 an... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2015

Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2015/2016 season this fall, over 400 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds will share their talents in one of Toronto's most vibrant and intimate cultural hubs. The season begins ... (more...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16 James Levine Conducts Richard Eyre's New Production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' on Great Performances at the Met, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dresden with Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Florez; Airs 12/29 on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

New Year's Eve will be celebrated in high style on ?medici.tv with a free webcast of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez in Emmerich Kálmán's operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (“The Gypsy Princess”), with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann. Filmed live on December... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 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 conducted by COT's General Director Andreas Mitisek an... (more...)
Utah Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS in January Utah Opera to Present THE PEARL FISHERS in January
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Utah Opera travels to the exotic shores of India for its premiere of Georges Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers,' the second production of the 2014/15 season, which features conductor Carlos Izcaray and director Kristine McIntyre. The performances are January 17, 19, 21 and 23 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Ca... (more...)
Susan Graham to Receive Opera Index Award Susan Graham to Receive Opera Index Award
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2014

?On Sunday, January 11, Opera Index will present its 36th Distinguished Achievement Award to Susan Graham, one today's foremost opera stars, at its winter gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Petit Salon. Presen... (more...)
BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison
by Stephen Raskauskas - December 22, 2014

This holiday season, Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison are making their lists and checking them twice. In mid-January, they'll be producing seven separate shows over ten days as part of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, a festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. While PROTOTYPE is onl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - December 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's MESSIAH: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiat... (more...)
Tickets to Florida Opera Theatre's COSI FAN TUTTE at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale Tickets to Florida Opera Theatre's COSI FAN TUTTE at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center announces Florida Opera Theatre performances on March 27 and 29, 2015. Mozart's comedy, Così Fan Tutte will be produced in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater with a cast of talented artists from across the country. Tickets go on sale December 19, 2014 ... (more...)
The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1 The LA Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2/7-3/1
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter-century after its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the monumental 'grand opera buffa' The Ghosts of Versailles, by composer John Corigliano and librettist William C. Hoffman, will receive its long awaited west coast premiere in a new production directed by 2014 Tony Award w... (more...)
Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015 Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90.... (more...)
Tulsa Opera to Present THE GIVER, 1/10-11 Tulsa Opera to Present THE GIVER, 1/10-11
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Tulsa Opera will present composer Susan Kander's opera The Giver on January 10 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and on January 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Expands Titus Series Dallas Opera Expands Titus Series
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced a partnership with the Music Academy of the West located in Santa Barbara, California, that will allow patrons from across North Texas to experience the artistry of the winners of the annual Marilyn Horne Song Competition as an added dimension of the popular Robert E. ... (more...)
Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's Anthony Freud Discusses Vision Lyric Opera of Chicago's Anthony Freud Discusses Vision
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Anthony Freud, 55, became general director in October 2011. In addition to directing the company's artistic and business operations, he has begun an in-depth strategic planning process with the Board of Directors, conceived of and launched the Lyric Unlimited initiative, and is forging important new... (more...)
LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16 LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 17, 2014 — The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. Showcasing Mozar... (more...)
Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15 Chicago's Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA, 1/24/15
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14 Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1/30-2/14
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Houston Grand Opera is proud to present The Magic Flute, one of two Mozart offerings for the 2014–15 season. From the coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night to Pamina's anguished lament, to the comic love duet of Papageno and Papagena, Mozart's genius is evident as the music in The Magic ... (more...)
The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight The Met's English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Hum... (more...)
NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO Tonight NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and ch... (more...)
LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18 LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18.... (more...)
MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15 MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway.... (more...)



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