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LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916 LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016 Canadian Opera Company Releases Full Schedule of Events for January 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2015

JANUARY 2016 OPERA Siegfried By Richard Wagner *COC PRODUCTION* Wagner's epic drama Siegfried returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this winter in an acclaimed COC production from Canadian director François Girard. In the third instalment of the Ring Cycle... (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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO BWW Interview: Olga Peretyatko, the Met's Shimmering Gilda in RIGOLETTO
by Richard Sasanow - November 02, 2015

When singers seem to come out of nowhere, it's usually not the case at all, but the culmination of years of hard work. But for Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko--the Met's current Gilda in the lively 'Ratpack' production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO--it certainly seemed like it.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season Canadian Opera Company Celebrates Financial, Artistic Success of Latest Season
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

Toronto – Today at the Canadian Opera Company's Annual General Meeting, COC Board Chair Tony Arrell and COC General Director Alexander Neef reported on the financial and artistic successes of the 2014/2015 season. With an acclaimed season of operas, the COC maintained its impressive attendance numbe... (more...)
BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met BWW Review: Let's Hear It for the Boys, in TANNHAUSER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 21, 2015

Almost 40 years ago, on short notice, the great tenor Jon Vickers (who died this summer at 90) caused a scandal when he pulled out of the premiere of the Met's still-current production of Wagner's 'Tannhauser' because he considered the opera anti-Christian. Well, nothing that exciting happened when... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Premieres PYRAMUS AND THISBE Tonight Canadian Opera Company Premieres PYRAMUS AND THISBE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

Canadian Opera Company presents 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 Feldman in 2010 is being presented as part of COC's 2015/2016 season.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight San Francisco Opera Performs Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are presented using General Director Dav... (more...)
Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera Four Sopranos Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA, Beginning Tonight at the Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Beginning tonight, October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Opens Next Week at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

Verdi's Rigoletto returns to the Met October 20 for fifteen performances. Michael Mayer's 2013 production, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, will star George Gagnidze in the title role opposite two singers in company role debuts: Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Spanish maes... (more...)
BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Thrills in Met ANNA BOLENA
by Richard Sasanow - October 12, 2015

The Met came late to the trio of Donizetti operas about British queens, when it finally mounted ANNA BOLENA mounted for Anna Netrebko in 2011. This was long after Beverly Sills made her deal with the devil, trading her voice for the cover of Time Magazine, by singing Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots... (more...)
Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight Arizona Opera Opens 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Photo Flash: First Look at Nadine Sierra, Nicolas Testé & More in SF Opera's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House. German soprano Diana Damrau has withdrawn f... (more...)
Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall Four Sopranos to Star as the Title Diva in TOSCA at the Met Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Beginning October 16, Puccini's Tosca returns to the Met for thirteen performances starring four sopranos as the tempestuous title character.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced Houston Grand Opera to Open Season with TOSCA, 10/23; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

Houston, October  6, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its 2015–16 season October 23 with Puccini's heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy, Tosca, featuring the reprise of HGO's “gripping” 2010 production and a stellar cast of returning and debut artists. Performances run through November 14. ... (more...)
James Levine Will Focus His Energies on Tannhäuser This Fall; New Production of Lulu Will Now Be Conducted By Lothar Koenigs James Levine Will Focus His Energies on Tannhäuser This Fall; New Production of Lulu Will Now Be Conducted By Lothar Koenigs
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

Faced with the demands of rehearsing and performing two large-scale operas simultaneously this fall, Met Music Director James Levine has decided to lighten his workload by removing the new production of Berg's Lulu from his schedule so that he may focus his energies completely on Wagner's epic drama... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20 San Francisco Opera to Perform Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 1, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera brings back to the War Memorial Opera House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute in Jun Kaneko's colorful multimedia production directed by Harry Silverstein. Featuring an accomplished cast of young operatic talent, these performances are p... (more...)
BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met BWW Interview: See Giovanna Run - A Chat with ANNA BOLENA's Mezzo Jamie Barton at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - September 25, 2015

With the season's first performance of Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA--that's Henry VIII's Anne Boleyn to all you Masterpiece Theatre fans--at the Met, the big news is that it's soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's first part of the Tudor Trilogy, with MARIA STUARDA and ROBERTO DEVEREUX to come later in the season... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight TURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning tonight, September 23.... (more...)
SEMIRAMIDE and LA FAVORITE Set for Washington Concert Opera's 2015-16 Season SEMIRAMIDE and LA FAVORITE Set for Washington Concert Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2015

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2015-2016 Season. This season WCO returns to bel canto with Gioachino Rossini's SEMIRAMIDE (November 22, 2015), and Gaetano Donizetti's LA FAVORITE (March 4, 2016). True to Washington Concert Opera's mission, both are rarely performed opera masterpie... (more...)
Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)



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