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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...)
BWW Review: Barton, Appleby and Goerke - No Greenhorns at the Greene Space and WQXR Concert BWW Review: Barton, Appleby and Goerke - No Greenhorns at the Greene Space and WQXR Concert
by Richard Sasanow - September 16, 2015

When I heard mezzo Jamie Barton at the Metropolitan Opera's recital in Central Park in the summer of 2014, she would have knocked my socks off--if I hadn't been wearing sandals. This time around­--newly anointed winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award--at a concert presented by WQXR at New York's Gr... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera Anna Netrebko to Lead Starry Cast of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

Il Trovatore returns to the Met September 25, starring Anna Netrebko as the heroine Leonora in her long-awaited Met role debut. Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico's rival Count di Luna, and Štefan Kocán... (more...)
TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month TURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning September 23.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Opens 2015-2016 Season with ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Minnesota Opera Opens 2015-2016 Season with ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2015

The Minnesota Opera kicks off its 2015 – 2016 season at the Ordway Music Theater on September 26, 2015, with Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, the company's first production of this meltingly beautiful — yet hilarious — work since 1987.... (more...)
Nashville Opera to Present Puccini's TURANDOT Nashville Opera to Present Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2015

After composing La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, what could Giacomo Puccini possibly do for a final statement? The answer: Turandot. Containing some of the greatest operatic music ever written, Turandot is the culmination of Puccini's brilliant career. This grand-scale opera is full of thrill... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 Season to Open with OTHELLO The Metropolitan Opera's 2015-16 Season to Open with OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 131st season on Monday, September 21 with a new production of Verdi's Otello. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Met opening night, a staging by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher of the late Verdi masterpiece based on Shakespeare's tragic drama of jealousy and... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 93rd Season Tonight with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER San Francisco Opera Opens 93rd Season Tonight with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season tonight, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vitaliy... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Jonas Kaufman Sings 'Nessun Dorma' from the 'Real' Puccini Album STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Jonas Kaufman Sings 'Nessun Dorma' from the 'Real' Puccini Album
by Stage Tube - September 04, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Tenor Jonas Kaufmann warned fans not to buy the Puccini Album from Decca, uriging fans to wait until the 'real' Puccini album is released with Sony on September 11.  ... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy Employees Houston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy Employees
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2015

Houston, September 1 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces today that the company is offering free renewal for the coming season's subscription package to all laid off employees from the energy industry who are current subscribers. ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at th... (more...)
Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details 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 and librettists. Three p... (more...)
Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA Jamie Barton Joins Cast of Metropolitan Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Jamie Barton will add a new role to her Met repertory this season when she sings Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, replacing Elena Garana, who has withdrawn due to a death in her family.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wa... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2015

Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2015/2016 season this fall, over 400 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds will share their talents in one of Toronto's most vibrant and intimate cultural hubs. The season begins ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard BWW Reviews: Nothing Like a Dame--Ethel Smyth Opera THE WRECKERS Dazzles at Bard
by Richard Sasanow - August 10, 2015

Considering all the second-rate operas by men that have received first-rate productions at major houses, it's a shock that the performances of Dame Ethel Smyth's early 20th-century opera, THE WRECKERS, at Bard Music Festival was the stage premiere of the work in this country. And a dazzling one it w... (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents NABUCCO This Month Seattle Opera Presents NABUCCO This Month
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2015

Come experience the power of music on a whole new level at the Seattle Opera premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco this month. Viewers will be visually transported to ancient Babylon through magnificent costumes, awe-inspiring projections, and a new staging configuration that brings the music and per... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Performs DON PASQUALE Tonight Merola Opera Program Performs DON PASQUALE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2015

The Merola Opera Program presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale, led by conductor Warren Jones and director Nic Muni, in two performances tonight, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.... (more...)
Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt! Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadw... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady.... (more...)
Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership Met Opera Demand & Roku Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's exclusive subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand, has expanded its reach with the release of a new streaming channel on the Roku platform. Owners of Roku players and Roku TVTM models will now be able to use Met Opera on Demand through their televisions, allowing... (more...)




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