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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...)


San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
October 03, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month... (more...)


The Minnesota Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, 11/1-9The Minnesota Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL, 11/1-9
October 03, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce its new production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel directed by Doug Varone and conducted by Anne Manson. The opera features mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella... (more...)


Opera Exposures to Present A Free Tribute Concert to Madame Licia AlbaneseOpera Exposures to Present A Free Tribute Concert to Madame Licia Albanese
October 03, 2014

Opera Exposures, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting concerts and recitals featuring seasoned professional musicians and young operatic artists in accessible venues at affordable... (more...)


Rome Opera Fires Entire 182 Members of Orchestra and ChorusRome Opera Fires Entire 182 Members of Orchestra and Chorus
October 03, 2014

Because of budget cuts, Rome's Opera House has fired its entire orchestra and chorus (comprising of 182 musicians and chorus members) and will replace them with outsourced musicians. (more...)


Sarasota Opera to Run Four-Week Seminar Helping 'You Understand Opera'Sarasota Opera to Run Four-Week Seminar Helping 'You Understand Opera'
October 03, 2014

Sarasota, FL – For the second year in a row, Sarasota Opera will offer its popular “Understanding Opera” seminar series open to anyone interested in learning more about this dynamic art form. Executiv... (more...)


Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall Present MADAM BUTTERFLY, 2/26-3/15Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall Present MADAM BUTTERFLY, 2/26-3/15
October 02, 2014

MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. David Freeman will direct, reviving h... (more...)


MidAtlantic Opera Sets RIGOLETTO Cast, Playing Ridge Performing Arts, 10/26MidAtlantic Opera Sets RIGOLETTO Cast, Playing Ridge Performing Arts, 10/26
October 02, 2014

The MidAtlantic Opera, New Jersey's newest professional company, has announced the full cast for its upcoming, fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi's well-loved classic, RIGOLETTO, conducted by M... (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...)



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