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Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
October 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)


Gotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in MarchGotham Chamber Opera to Close 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK in March
October 14, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell, and K... (more...)


Brandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan OperaBrandon Jovanovich in for Aleksandrs Antonenko at Tonight's CARMEN at Metropolitan Opera
October 13, 2014

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening's performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. Jovanovich is currently at the Met ... (more...)


BWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the MetBWW Reviews: That Was No Lady, That Was Netrebko, in Verdi's MACBETH at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

Ever since I heard Anna Netrebko's “Verdi” album last year, which highlighted excerpts from the operatic treatment of Shakespeare's MACBETH, I knew her Verdi was the real deal and couldn't wait for he... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the MetBWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE... (more...)


Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15Susan Graham to Make Malaysian Philharmonic Debut, Star in SF Opera's LES TROYENS and the Met's 'MERRY WIDOW' in 2014-15
October 10, 2014

Susan Graham scored a fresh triumph this summer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where, as Anna in a new production of The King and I, she made her first foray into musical theater since her stude... (more...)


The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9The North Carolina Opera Opens Its 2014-2015 with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9
October 10, 2014

North Carolina Opera kicks off their dynamic 2014/15 season with a concert performance of the Prelude and complete Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, (sung in German with English subtitles),prese... (more...)


7-Eleven Opera Singer Farshid Esmali Hopes To Study At the Peabody Insitute7-Eleven Opera Singer Farshid Esmali Hopes To Study At the Peabody Insitute
October 10, 2014

New to the United States, Farshid Esmali needed a job, and he found one as a 7-Eleven cashier. Esmali graduated from college in Iran, where he studied classic music. That's why in the middle of the ni... (more...)


NC Opera to Open New Season with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9NC Opera to Open New Season with TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 11/9
October 10, 2014

North Carolina Opera kicks off their dynamic 2014/15 season with a concert performance of the Prelude and complete Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, (sung in German with English subtitles),presen... (more...)


San Francisco Opera Guild to Host Insight Panel, 10/13San Francisco Opera Guild to Host Insight Panel, 10/13
October 10, 2014

San Francisco Opera Guild presents an Insight Panel discussion exploring George Frideric Handel's comic opera Partenope. Insight Panels feature renowned cast and production team members sharing behind... (more...)


The West Australian Opera Bans CARMEN for Two Years Because of Smoking ScenesThe West Australian Opera Bans CARMEN for Two Years Because of Smoking Scenes
October 09, 2014

The West Australian Opera has decided to ban performances of “Carmen” for two years because it depicts smoking. It is not staging the opera in order to comply with a sponsorship deal with Healthway, a... (more...)


Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9Amanda Majeski & Ryan McKinny to Perform at The Morgan, 11/9
October 09, 2014

Soprano Amanda Majeski is a 2009 George London Award winner who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the Met's season-opening presentation of Le nozze di Figaro, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is... (more...)


Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS at Kauffman Center, 11/8-16
October 09, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 57th season with Gioachino Rossini's hilarious opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers, November 8-16, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The prod... (more...)


Verismo Opera to Host 26th International Vocal Competition; Application Deadline 10/31Verismo Opera to Host 26th International Vocal Competition; Application Deadline 10/31
October 08, 2014

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages around the world to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera 26th Annual International Vocal Competition. The application ... (more...)


The Vancouver Opera Presents World Premiere of STICKBOY, 10/23-11/7The Vancouver Opera Presents World Premiere of STICKBOY, 10/23-11/7
October 08, 2014

Four of Vancouver's most prominent mural artists are provoking thought and discussion on the issues of bullying with powerful outdoor paintings on construction hoardings and exterior walls of buildin... (more...)


The LA Opera Introduces the Three Countertenors of DIDO & AENEASThe LA Opera Introduces the Three Countertenors of DIDO & AENEAS
October 08, 2014

From the iconic Three Tenors to the Three Mo' Tenors who made a name for themselves in classical circles throughout the 90s, we fast forward to October 2014 where LA Opera presents a historic first! M... (more...)


LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
October 07, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17The Houston Grand Opera Presents EL PASADO NUNCA SE TERMINA, 5/13-17
October 07, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, an opera featuring the internationally renowned ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitla?n, on May 13, 16, an... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIOPhoto Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO
October 07, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago's spectacular 60th Anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as Countess Madeleine and conducted by Sir Andrew ... (more...)


Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble Opera Presents TOSCA This FallManhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble Opera Presents TOSCA This Fall
October 07, 2014

In the midst of current events that revolve around societal changes, a loss of interest in classical music, and dissonance in the classical music industry, one organization has managed to ring above t... (more...)


The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


Dallas Opera's SALOME to Open 10/30Dallas Opera's SALOME to Open 10/30
October 06, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wild... (more...)


The Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RINGThe Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RING
by Kaitlin Milligan - October 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete casting for its first full presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 ... (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...)



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