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BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu BWW Reviews: DiDonato Provides Goosebumps in MARIA STUARDA at Barcelona's Liceu
by Richard Sasanow - January 16, 2015

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA is a chamber piece blown up to grand opera proportions. That was the takeaway from the new production--that centers on a fictional catfight between Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) and her cousin Mary (Maria) Stuart, better known as Mary, Queen of Scots--at Barcelona's historic ope... (more...)
The Minnesota Opera Presents MUSIC OF MOZART, 2/6-7 The Minnesota Opera Presents MUSIC OF MOZART, 2/6-7
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Project Opera, Minnesota Opera's educational youth opera training program, presents Music of Mozart, February 6–7, 2015, at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.... (more...)
The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the sa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera Canadian Opera Company Commissions New Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the s... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20 Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company produ... (more...)
Center Stage Opera to Go INTO THE WOODS in Canoga Park This Spring Center Stage Opera to Go INTO THE WOODS in Canoga Park This Spring
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

This February, the Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, leaps off the big screen and back onto the stage! Center Stage Opera presents a thrilling LIVE production of this wry tale of wishing gone awry, set in a magical new setting by director Dylan F. Thoma... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his pla... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Stud... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Host BIG DATE NIGHT Showcasing Deborah Voigt, 2/14 Arizona Opera to Host BIG DATE NIGHT Showcasing Deborah Voigt, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

(Phoenix, Arizona) Arizona Opera brings one of the biggest names from the operatic stage, Deborah Voigt, to headline its 2015 Gala, 'Big Date Night'.... (more...)
The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center To Collaborate On New Opera Initiative The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center To Collaborate On New Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York.... (more...)
OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
Knoxville Opera to Partner with Gospel Choir for Special Concert, 1/24 Knoxville Opera to Partner with Gospel Choir for Special Concert, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

Knoxville, TN: What do you get when you combine the glorious sounds of gospel and the magnificence of opera? Multiple standing ovations by a large crowd who have shouted “hallelujah” at the five previous performances of Knoxville Opera Goes to Church…A Celebration of Talent! The 5th annual conce... (more...)
International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26 International Opera Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced, April 26
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, at HUSH in Mayfair, the finalists of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.... (more...)
Nashville Opera ON TOUR to Present JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, 2/4-3/15 Nashville Opera ON TOUR to Present JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Nashville Opera ON TOUR will present John Davies' Jack and the Beanstalk, a traveling opera production featuring the five-person 2015 Mary Ragland Young Artist Program members. The work is directed by Nashville Opera's Director of Education and Outreach, Chandra McKern. This 40-minute operatic versi... (more...)
Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24 Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Following the success of last year's 'Opera's Greatest Hits - and More!' concert at the Surrey Arts Centre, Vancouver Opera again brings the best of opera hits and Broadway tunes to Surrey. The affordable, family-friendly concert will be performed by this year's participants in VO's ... (more...)
OPERA America Reveals 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients OPERA America Reveals 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA Soundstreams to Continue 2014-15 Season with Canadian Premiere of THE WHISPER OPERA
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Soundstreams continues its 2014/2015 season with the Canadian premiere of American composer David Lang's The Whisper Opera at Toronto's newest live arts hub, The Theatre Centre, from February 26 to March 1. Straight from acclaimed performances in Chicago and New York, this extraordinary, contemplati... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More! Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York Premiere BWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York Premiere
by Stephen Raskauskas - January 13, 2015

One moment, the performers march militantly across the stage and screech like sirens, the next, they sing Pergolesi's galant Stabat Mater like sweet seraphim. The thirty-one performers of TOXIC PSALMS, the latest production created by conductor Karmina Šilec and her ensemble CARMINA SLOVENICA, have ... (more...)
Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5 Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Brian Jagde, one of the outstanding tenors of his generation with a burgeoning international career, will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the role of the painter/revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's fiery melodrama Tosca Jan. 24-Feb. 5, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT The Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Centerlocated in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Tenth Public Simulcast, LA BOHÈME, 3/21 Dallas Opera Announces Tenth Public Simulcast, LA BOHÈME, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast—and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010—scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AT&T... (more...)
Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring Puccini's LA BOHEME Will Be The Dallas Opera's 10th Public Simulcast This Spring
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 a... (more...)
GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District.... (more...)



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