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Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24 Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets ... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 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 San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16 Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists The Houston Grand Opera Announces The 7 New Members for the 2015–16 HGO Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

After a worldwide search, Houston Grand Opera has chosen seven new members for the 2015–16 HGO Studioprogram. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensivecareer development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Baritone PETER MATTEI, Don Giovanni and the Fear Factor BWW Interviews: Baritone PETER MATTEI, Don Giovanni and the Fear Factor
by Richard Sasanow - March 05, 2015

It has been a very good year in New York for the Mozart of Swedish baritone Peter Mattei. He helped open the season with the Met's new production of LENOZZE DI FIGARO, receiving a splendid reception for his performance as Count Almaviva, which brought new insights to a role that frequently gets lost... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial O... (more...)
George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring George Cleve to Conduct THE MAGIC FLUTE at Opera San Jose This Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Opera San José concludes its 31st season with Mozart's The Magic Flute.... (more...)
Opera Director Charged With Offending Christians Opera Director Charged With Offending Christians
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Director Timofei Kulyabin of Tannhauser, a Richard Wagner opera, has been charged by Russian authorities of offending Christians.... (more...)
Minnesota Opera Announces 2015-2016 Season - THE SHINING, TOSCA, and More! Minnesota Opera Announces 2015-2016 Season - THE SHINING, TOSCA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2015

Minnesota Opera presents five operas in its 2015-2016 season, which includes the highly anticipated world-premiere thriller, The Shining, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec. Other season highlights include Puccini's Tosca, an encore of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Dvo?ák's Rusalka and the first Minn... (more...)
Washington National Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Revival at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 3/7 Washington National Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Revival at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2014-2015 season with a revival of Richard Wagner's mythical tale of love and redemption on the high seas—The Flying Dutchman, March 7-21 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This production is the conclusion of WNO's recent look at Wagner's work in antici... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. De... (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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1 Washington Concert Opera to Take on Strauss' First Opera GUNTRAM, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

Having completed their presentation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in September, Washington Concert Opera gears up for its second performance of the season, the rarely performed opera, Guntram, by Richard Strauss. In his 13th season with Washington Concert Opera, Artistic Director and Conduct... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow! Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leadi... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 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 W... (more...)
Arizona Opera to Stage Steampunk & Magritte-Inspired MAGIC FLUTE, 2/27-28 & 3/7-8 Arizona Opera to Stage Steampunk & Magritte-Inspired MAGIC FLUTE, 2/27-28 & 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

Arizona Opera brings a brand new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the stage, February 27th and 28th at 7:30 pm and March 1st at 2 pm in Symphony Hall in Phoenix; and March 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall, Tucson.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA Photo Flash: First Look at Tatiana Serjan, Brian Jagde, Evgeny Nikitin & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. It opens on Saturday, January 24 with 10 performances through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Jan. 24, 27, Feb. 2, 27, Mar. 3,... (more...)
Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16 Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire fami... (more...)
February at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and More February at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and More
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Below is information for Canadian Opera Company events in February 2015. This information includes details on the COC's winter productions of Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and tours of the Four Seasons Centre.... (more...)
The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has completed its fundraising campaign by raising an unprecedented $172.9 million, topping its goal of $165 million by December 31, 2014. Inspiring Performance—The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera was the company's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, and the most suc... (more...)
IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met IOLANTA & BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE Double-Bill Opens 1/26 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015

Beginning January 26, the Met will present a double-bill of two rarely performed one-act operas: Tchaikovsky's romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess and Piotr Beczala as Count Vaudémont, a knight who loves her; and Bartók's harrowing Bluebeard's Castle... (more...)



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