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George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week! George Manahan to Conduct, Stan Lai to Stage San Francisco Opera's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere; Preview Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced two key artistic personnel for the Company's world premiere commission, Dream of the Red Chamber by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng (Madame Mao, The Silver River). Premiering Fall 2016 at the War Memorial Opera House, Dream of the Red Chamber will ... (more...)
CRAIGSLISTLEIDER AND OTHER TASTELESS TUNES Set for Crescent Ballroom, 2/18 CRAIGSLISTLEIDER AND OTHER TASTELESS TUNES Set for Crescent Ballroom, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

This set of comic songs by composer Gabriel Kahane is performed by Arizona Opera artists Chad Sloan and Allen Perriello. The evening will also feature singers from Arizona Opera's Studio performing an assortment of off-color tunes by Tom Lehrer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and othe... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 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.... (more...)
Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21 Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED to be Performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, a new installation opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo, will be performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Saturday, March 21. The Met Museum Presents performances offer a special preview of this wo... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18 Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 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...)
Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24 Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Kennedy ... (more...)
Opera Lancaster Appoints Dr. Robert Bigley to Choral Director Opera Lancaster Appoints Dr. Robert Bigley to Choral Director
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Opera Lancaster is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Bigley to the position of Opera Chorus Director! No stranger to the Lancaster arts community, Rob brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position.... (more...)
Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 2/21-3/1 Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 2/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community Opera Company which stages grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, DON CARLO on four dates: February 21st, 22nd, 28th and on March 1, 2015. The performances take place... (more...)
Pop-up Opera to Tour Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, March 3-May 1 Pop-up Opera to Tour Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG UND AUD DEM SERAIL, March 3-May 1
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

2014 saw Pop-up Opera tour for three seasons, with over 60 performances at 42 different venues all over the UK and in Corfu. For Spring 2015, they're coming back with Mozart's comic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) about a hero, Belmonte, and his servant, Pedrill... (more...)
Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's DON CARLO, Begin. 2/21 Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera to Present Verdi's DON CARLO, Begin. 2/21
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera (LAMet), a local community Opera Company which stages grand opera in intimate settings and at prices almost anyone can afford will present Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, DON CARLO on four dates: February 21st, 22nd, 28th and on March 1, 2015. The performances take place... (more...)
Simon Keenlyside Withdraws from Metropolitan Opera's DON CARLO Simon Keenlyside Withdraws from Metropolitan Opera's DON CARLO
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season's performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18 Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral s... (more...)
AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD AOP Receives Opera America Grant to Commission Wang Jie's New Opera TO KILL THAT BIRD
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) is proud to announce it is the recipient of an OPERA America Female Commissioning Grant in support of a new double bill chamber opera by composer Wang Jie currently titled To Kill That Bird.... (more...)
LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6 LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

Los Angeles) January 10, 2015 — LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Ope... (more...)
LA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale Tomorrow LA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, ... (more...)
Victorian Opera to Premiere FLYING DUTCHMAN 3-D Event on V-Day, 2/14 Victorian Opera to Premiere FLYING DUTCHMAN 3-D Event on V-Day, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2015

Fetch your 3D glasses, Victorian Opera's ground-breaking 3D production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman opens on Valentine's Day. Take a glimpse here!... (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...)



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