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Vancouver Opera to Host Canadian Premiere of Nico Muhly's DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Host Canadian Premiere of Nico Muhly's DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Excitement is building for the much-anticipated Canadian premiere of Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, onstage at the Vancouver Playhouse from November 26 - December 12, 2015. Four of the nine performances are already sold out or nearly sold out.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015 Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2 Washington National Opera to Kick Off American Opera Initiative with Three World Premieres, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete details and casting for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers an... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (tonight, November 14 - 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927.... (more...)
Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight Opera Australia Presents MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

Now that winter has officially been banished, it's time to enjoy balmy summer evenings outside and lap up the city's best cultural events. Mazda Opera in the Bowl presents the perfect opportunity with some of the most-loved opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Choru... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Heidi Stober & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens tomorrow, November 14, with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles. BroadwayWorld has a ... (more...)
Arizona Opera Set for Mystical Journey in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZON, Now thru 11/22 Arizona Opera Set for Mystical Journey in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZON, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

Arizona Opera's second production of its 2015/16 season, FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS comes to Phoenix and Tucson for the first time.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18 San Francisco Opera to Present Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURBERG, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2015) –– For the first time since 2001, San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new David McVicar co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Opening on November 18, theproduction features an illustr... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4 Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ... (more...)
Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23 Met Opera to Present Return of LA BOHEME, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

New York, NY (November 11, 2015) – Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the Met stage on Monday, November 23 for the first of seventeen performances throughout the season. The November and December performances, conducted by Paol... (more...)
Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight Opera Parallèle Premieres AMAZING GRACE, Based on Mary Hoffman's Book, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

San Francisco -- As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the world premiere of Amazing Grace, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Mary Hoffman and with a lib... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE STAGE TUBE: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE
by Stage Tube - November 11, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.' Check out clips below!... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.... (more...)
BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015.... (more...)
Amore Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME Amore Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

This December, the Amore Opera returns with Giacomo Puccini's beloved holiday favorite La Bohème directed by Nathan Hull and conducted by Jason Tramm with set design by Richard Cerullo. ... (more...)
Opera Colorado Releases Schedule for New, Expanded Season Opera Colorado Releases Schedule for New, Expanded Season
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

DENVER, CO—November 7, 2015—Today, Opera Colorado announced the highly anticipated return to a three-production season that will broaden the scope of its programming and further extend the Company's reach into the community. Beginning in November 2016, the expanded new season launches Opera Colorado... (more...)
SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8 SF Opera to Premiere Gordon Getty's USHER HOUSE, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

Composer Gordon Getty's opera Usher House will receive its United States premiere as part of San Francisco Opera's double bill titled The Fall of the House of Usher in four performances, December 8 to 13, 2015. The Getty opera, a co-production with Welsh National Opera, will be paired with Robert Or... (more...)
Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2015

Take an Italian opera and set it in the Australian outback in 1915, and the result is a witty and fun rendition of some of Donizetti's most glorious music. Earning 4 stars from The Sydney Morning Herald, this crowd pleaser is a must for both first time opera goers and seasoned opera lovers.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE Photo Flash: First Look at Sir Thomas Allen, Danielle Pastin, Christopher Tiesi & More in Pittsburgh Opera's COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.' 'Britain's Favorite Baritone,' Sir Thomas Allen (the real-life inspiration for 'Billy Elliot') not only directs, but plays the cynical philosopher Don Alfonso in this charming productio... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Presents COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Part of New Season Tonight Pittsburgh Opera Presents COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Part of New Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite - COSÌ FAN TUTTE, or the 'School for Lovers.' ... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26 Vancouver Opera to Premiere DARK SISTERS, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~  Religious and political tension, media hysteria and the lives of six women facing threats to their children, their family and the only way of life they've ever known are at the heart of Dark Sisters, Nico Muhly's opera about life in a fundamentalist community. Vancouver Opera stages... (more...)
Opera Lafayette Appoints William J. H. Chapman as New General Manager Opera Lafayette Appoints William J. H. Chapman as New General Manager
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2015

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 Washington, DC - Opera Lafayette announces the appointment of William J. H. Chapman as General Manager, effective December 1, 2015. With an extensive resume spanning more than two decades, Mr. Chapman brings his expertise in the fields of opera and classical music to Opera Lafayette... (more...)
Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly a... (more...)
Center Stage Opera and Infinity Fashions Present Fashion Show Today Center Stage Opera and Infinity Fashions Present Fashion Show Today
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

Infinity Fashions and Center Stage Opera present a one-of-a-kind event, featuring music from the Big Band era (Dylan F. Thomas, crooner-in-chief), a Fashion Show featuring Infinity's fall fashion line, and a delicious meal from Maggiano's Little Italy. It all happens today, Nov. 4, at noon at Maggia... (more...)




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