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Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening tonight, April 17. (more...)

WIENER STAATSOPER live at home: Lohengrin sowie neue Videothek- und Paketangebote fur die Saison 2014/2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Am morgigen Samstag, 12. April geht die Premiere von Richard Wagners Lohengrin u?ber die Bu?hne der Wiener Staatsoper. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Offer Student Membership Program; Deadline to Apply is 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Students can apply to experience a summer of free opera! 2014 Merola Opera Program Student Membership Program will provide Bay Area high school and college students with free tickets to our summer operas, master classes and events in San Francisco this June, July and August. Each membership receives two tickets - one for the member and one for a guest. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, James Valenti will be making his triumphant return tothe Metropolitan Opera located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City as he takes on the role of Lt. Pinkerton inPuccini's "Madama Butterfly" on April 4, 9, 12 and 15. Valenti has been praised by critics for having a voice of Italianate lustre and is part of the long-standing tradition of great Italian tenors. The sought after 6'5 tenor has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship, commanding stage presence, ardent vocal style and striking good looks. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening April 17. The Met performances will be the first time the husband-and-wife pairing of Mariotti and Peretyatko have performed I Puritani together. The opera will be seen in a revival of Sandro Sequi's 1976 production, which has served as a showcase for such formidable stars as Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova, and Anna Netrebko. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti, 4/4-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, James Valenti will be making his triumphant return tothe Metropolitan Opera located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City as he takes on the role of Lt. Pinkerton inPuccini's “Madama Butterfly” on April 4, 9, 12 and 15. Valenti has been praised by critics for having a voice of Italianate lustre and is part of the long-standing tradition of great Italian tenors. The sought after 6'5 tenor has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship, commanding stage presence, ardent vocal style and striking good looks. (more...)

LA Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 3/15-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 19, 2013 - General Director Placido Domingo announced updated details for LA Opera's first production of Lucia di Lammermoor since 2003. Conducted by Music Director James Conlon and directed by Elkhana Pulitzer in her LA Opera debut, the new production stars Albina Shagimuratova in the title role as the dagger-wielding Scottish lass and Saimir Pirgu as her secret lover, Edgardo. Lucia di Lammermoor will open today, March 15, 2014, and run for a total of six performances through April 6 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

Fünf Vorstellungen der Wiener Staatsoper werden bis Saisonende live in HD übertragen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

WIENER STAATSOPER LIVE ZU HAUSE: Funf Vorstellungen der Wiener Staatsoper * von 'La Boheme' bis 'Das schlaue Fuchslein' * werden bis Saisonende live in HD ubertragen (more...)

WIENER STAATSOPER Livestreaming im März: 'DORNROSCHEN' und 'LA BOHEME'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Im Marz 2014 werden zwei Vorstellungen live in HD aus der Wiener Staatsoper gestreamt: (more...)

Merola Opera to Host Young Professional Meet-Up at The Plough and the Stars in San Francisco, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

We start your St. Patrick's Day early with a Merola Opera Program meet up at the city's best Irish bar. Heck...even the first drink is on us! (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaďs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents THAÏS, 5/17-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaďs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Season Includes THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 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, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariottiand directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act operaIolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartók's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle,also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

Ildar Abdrazakov Receives Praise for the Met's Production of Borodin's PRINCE IGOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov – whom the Metropolitan Opera just announced will star in the title role of a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro for its 2014-15 season-opening gala – has earned a chorus of praise for his performance as the eponymous character in Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of Prince Igor at the Met, which last staged Borodin's work nearly 100 years ago. In the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini enthused over Abdrazakov at length: “Solid and ruggedly handsome, Mr. Abdrazakov is a confident actor. Though his voice is firm and robust, he is not one of those formidable, gravelly Russian basses. He is a fine singer of Italian repertory, and his Igor has moments of Italianate lyrical refinement. He brings passion, even a touch of neediness, to his exchanges with his devoted wife, Yaroslavna. … Mr. Abdrazakov does his most burnished, powerful singing in the prince's despairing soliloquy [in Act II].” The New York Observer had a similar view: “Abdrazakov hurled his dark bass-baritone into Igor's soul-searching arias, the warm, lyrical tone suggesting the proud prince's underlying vulnerability.” WQXR likewise commended the bass's “sonorous” tone and Classical Review his “dramatic force.” (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists. (more...)

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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, conductors, and theater artists. The three operas that will have their first-ever Met performances, each staged by a director making his Met debut, are John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris, opening October 20; Rossini's La Donna del Lago, conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Paul Curran, opening February 16, 2015; and Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Mariusz Treli?ski. Iolanta will be presented in a double bill with a new staging of Bartok's one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle, also conducted by Gergiev and directed by Treli?ski. (more...)

Borodin's Russian Epic PRINCE IGOR Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

Vancouver Opera Unveils Bold, New Look and Feel
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 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 broadening and deepening its connection with the communities it serves, while building a new generation of operagoers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Aprile Millo Returns To Italy - Diva to Sing her First Il Tabarro!
by Peter Danish - Jan 31, 2014

Aprile Millo returns to the operatic stage in Italy this month in Puccini's Il Tabarro. (more...)

Salvatore Cordella to Sing 'Nemorino' in Tonight's L'ELISIR D'AMORE at the Met; Ramon Vargas Out Sick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Salvatore Cordella will sing the role of Nemorino in this evening's performance of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. (more...)

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