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THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
February 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductor... (more...)


George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9George London Foundation to Welcome Lori Guilbeau & John Relyea in Recital, 3/9
February 11, 2014

Renowned bass John Relyea, who is performing in the Metropolitan Opera's current production of Rusalka with Renée Fleming; rising young soprano Lori Guilbeau, a 2010 George London Award winner; and pi... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Opens 2014 Winter Festival TodaySarasota Opera Opens 2014 Winter Festival Today
February 08, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open its 2014 Winter Festival Season today, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutive seas... (more...)


BWW Interviews: In RUSALKA or RIGOLETTO, Piotr Beczala's a Tenor with StyleBWW Interviews: In RUSALKA or RIGOLETTO, Piotr Beczala's a Tenor with Style
by Richard Sasanow - February 07, 2014

He was the dashing yet fickle prince in the Met's HD Live broadcast of Dvorak's RUSALKA and the womanizing Duke who concluded that “La donna e mobile” (“Woman is fickle”) in last year's “Ratpack” RIGO... (more...)


Sarasota Opera to Host Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, 3/8-25Sarasota Opera to Host Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO GIUSEPPE VERDI, 3/8-25
February 06, 2014

Sarasota Opera is thrilled to announce it will be host to an exhibition from the Rome Opera House entitled 'Homage to Giuseppe Verdi; Celebrating the Bicentennial of his Birth' March 8 - March 25, 201... (more...)


Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met TonightBorodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met Tonight
February 06, 2014

Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor will return to the Met tonight, February 6 for the first time since 1917, in a new production by acclaimed director Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut. (more...)


Mary Phillips to Play 'Jezibaba' in Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA TonightMary Phillips to Play 'Jezibaba' in Metropolitan Opera's RUSALKA Tonight
February 04, 2014

Mary Phillips will sing the role of Ježibaba in this evening's performance of Dvorák's Rusalka, replacing Dolora Zajick, who is ill. (more...)


Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22
February 03, 2014

With James Levine on the podium, and Thomas Hampson in the title role, Deborah Voigt will make her role debut as Marie in Alban Berg's harrowing opera Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera (March 6... (more...)


Vancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and FeelVancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and Feel
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 31, 2014

Vancouver Opera unveils its bold, new look and feel - the first major rebranding of the company since 1985. The fresh contemporary look is part of the company's new long-term strategy aimed at broaden... (more...)


Opera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRDOpera Philadelphia Announces 2015 World Premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD
January 30, 2014

David B. Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia, today announced the commissioning of a new opera based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955), one of the... (more...)


Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5Paul Nadler to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/3 & 5
January 30, 2014

Nadler, a member of the Met's music staff, has conducted 49 performances with the company since his debut in 1989. Later this season, he will conduct the February 15 performance of Dvo?ák's Rusalka. H... (more...)


THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE TALES OF HOFFMAN, CASANOVA: DON GIOVANNI & More Set for Seattle Opera's 2014-15 Season
January 28, 2014

From the depths of hell to the heights of paradise, the four great operas of Seattle Opera's 2014/15 season will take operagoers on a fantastic journey. During this important season, leadership will p... (more...)


Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
January 24, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 at New... (more...)


Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!Houston Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
January 23, 2014

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today another bold season of firsts for 2014–15. As Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and Managing Director Perryn Leech revealed, coming attractions incl... (more...)


Pacific Symphony's “Symphonic Voices” Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, 2/20-25Pacific Symphony's “Symphonic Voices” Initiative Continues with LA TRAVIATA, 2/20-25
January 23, 2014

Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony's vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling but tragic tale about a dying courtesan willing to give up every... (more...)


Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18Jonas Kaufmann to Sing Title Role in New Production of WERTHER at the Met, Beg. 2/18
January 23, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, opening February 18. (more...)


Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. TonightRenee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA, Beg. Tonight
January 23, 2014

Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, for six performances beginning tonight, January 23. (more...)


Sarasota Opera Launches New Student Season Pass ProgramSarasota Opera Launches New Student Season Pass Program
January 22, 2014

Sarasota Opera has announced the launch of the new Student Season Pass program for the 2014 Winter Festival Season. For only $25, current full time students under the age of 22 can purchase the Stud... (more...)


The Sarasota Opera Announces New Student Season Pass Program for the 2014 Winter Festival SeasonThe Sarasota Opera Announces New Student Season Pass Program for the 2014 Winter Festival Season
January 22, 2014

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce the launch of the new Student Season Pass program for the 2014 Winter Festival Season. For only $25, current full time students under the age of 22 can purchase th... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel HallBWW Reviews: Horne of Plenty for Diva's 80th Birthday at Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - January 21, 2014

There was a lovefest for the great mezzo Marilyn Horne in New York last week, filled with the music of friends, acquaintances and admirers at Carnegie Hall's sibling, Zankel Hall. (more...)


Pierre Vallet to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY TonightPierre Vallet to Conduct Metropolitan Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Tonight
January 20, 2014

Pierre Vallet will conduct this evening's performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, replacing Philippe Auguin, who is ill. Auguin's illness also forced him to withdraw from the January 16 performance... (more...)


Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. TodayThree New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met, Beg. Today
January 16, 2014

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season. (more...)


Canadian Opera Company Announces 2014/2015 Season, Including FALSTAFF and MoreCanadian Opera Company Announces 2014/2015 Season, Including FALSTAFF and More
January 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company unveiled a season dominated by the most important, respected and talked-about artists working on the operatic world stage today at a public launch of its 2014/2015 season at... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Opens 55th Consecutive Season February 8, 2014!Sarasota Opera Opens 55th Consecutive Season February 8, 2014!
January 14, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open it's 2014 Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecuti... (more...)


Sarasota Opera to Open 2014 Winter Festival, 2/8Sarasota Opera to Open 2014 Winter Festival, 2/8
January 13, 2014

Following the critical success of last fall's production of Die Fledermaus, Sarasota Opera will open its 2014 Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 8, 2014 marking the company's 55th consecutiv... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall

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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow