Catherine Malfitano News

New York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAHNew York City Opera to Present New York Premiere of Iraq War Opera FALLUJAH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

New York City Operacontinues its 2016 - 17 season onNovember 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2016with theNew York premiereofTobin StokesandHeather Raffo'sFallujah,the first opera written about the Iraq War experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The ENO Returns with Puccini's TOSCAPhoto Coverage: The ENO Returns with Puccini's TOSCA
by Roy Tan - Oct 4, 2016

Opera singer Tosca's love for artist Cavaradossi knows no compromise. But with Rome in turmoil, the personal becomes political. Sadistic police chief Scarpia wants Tosca for himself - and, to his manipulative mind, nothing could be easier than turning the very strength of her passion to his own advantage. (more...)

BWW Review: TOSCA, London Coliseum, 3 October 2016BWW Review: TOSCA, London Coliseum, 3 October 2016
by Alexandra Coghlan - Oct 4, 2016

When Catherine Malfitano's Tosca debuted in 2010, English National Opera finally had a production of Puccini's classic to rival Jonathan Kent's long-serving version up the road at Covent Garden. Handsome, traditional, revivable - the show is everything it should be. But that extra friction that turns solid into spectacular is left entirely in the hands of the cast. With one role debut and one company debut among its principals, on paper this second revival was a bit of an unknown quantity. In practice it's an uneven affair, but the good is so very excellent that you'll forgive it much. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

After opening with a critically acclaimed new double-bill production of Rachmaninoff's Aleko and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, New York City Opera's 2016-17 season continues with Pasion Latina. A 90-minute concert celebrating and honoring the diverse musical traditions of Latin America, Pasion Latina continues City Opera's commitment to engaging New York's Spanish-speaking community. (more...)

New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double BillNew York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

New York City Opera is at the forefront of New York's cultural season with Opening Night today, September 8, 2016 featuring two compelling ensemble casts in a new production double bill directed by Lev Pugliese with conductor James Meena leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

New York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double BillNew York City Opera to Open Season with ALEKO & PAGLIACCI Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

New York City Opera is at the forefront of New York's cultural season with Opening Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016 featuring two compelling ensemble casts in a new production double bill directed by Lev Pugliese with conductor James Meena leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. (more...)

The Voice Foundation Honors Chita Rivera and Paulo Szot TodayThe Voice Foundation Honors Chita Rivera and Paulo Szot Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Voice Foundation's annual Voices of Summer Gala takes place today, Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia. (more...)

Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

The Voice Foundation to Honor Chita Rivera and Paulo Szot This June in PhiladelphiaThe Voice Foundation to Honor Chita Rivera and Paulo Szot This June in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Voice Foundation's annual Voices of Summer Gala will take place on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia. (more...)

BWW Opera News: New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This SpringBWW Opera News: New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALEBay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater in collaboration with Divaria Productions and Spanish opera company Rioja Lirica will present Donizetti's classic comedic masterpiece,DON PASQUALE. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This SpringNew York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Donizetti's Classic Comedic Masterpiece, Don Pasquale, a night of Opera on Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 side section, $35 middle section, $50 premium and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Winners of 45th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition AnnouncedWinners of 45th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Announced
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

The winners of the 45th annualGeorge London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement AwardDolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as a mezzo in a class by herself, at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South. (more...)

BWW Previews:  A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln CenterBWW Previews: A New Beginning For NEW YORK CITY OPERA at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center
by Peter Danish - Mar 6, 2015

New York City Opera was one of the great artistic treasures of New York. It was famously dubbed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943 and throughout its nearly 70 year history, the NYCO helped launch the careers of many of the world's greatest opera stars including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Maralin Niska, Carol Vaness, Jose Carreras, Shirley Verrett, Tatiana Troyanos, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Samuel Ramey. Sills later famously served as the company's director and chief ambassador for the art form from 1979-1989. It also sought to produce an innovative choice of repertory, and provide a home for American singers and composers. (more...)

Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are AnnouncedWinners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Set for 2/2744th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Set for 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Over three days of preliminary auditions on February 23-25, 2015, 90 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will compete to reach the final round of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition. (more...)

Susan Graham to Receive Opera Index AwardSusan Graham to Receive Opera Index Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

?On Sunday, January 11, Opera Index will present its 36th Distinguished Achievement Award to Susan Graham, one today's foremost opera stars, at its winter gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Petit Salon. Presenting Ms. Graham with this year's award will be the revered American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, a previous Distinguished Achievement Award-winner. (more...)

Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon TodayMet Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

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