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Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert to Showcase Ryan Opera Center Members, 3/21Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert to Showcase Ryan Opera Center Members, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates its 40th season with its annual Rising Stars in Concert program Saturday, March 21, at 7:30pm at the Civic Opera House. The talented singers and pianist of the 2014-15 ensemble will perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in works of Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Bizet, Debussy, Donizetti, Floyd, Gounod, Handel, Korngold, Mozart, Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Rossini. Rising Stars in Concert is offered in celebration of an exceptionally successful year of study and performance for these up-and-coming artists. (more...)

Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out NowOpera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's opera "27" will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 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 Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 SeasonTHE KING AND I, Renee Fleming & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will begin a new chapter in its history with its 61st season - the first to be fully planned by general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis. Lyric's two artistic leaders announced the repertoire and casting for the 2015-16 season today. (more...)

OPERA America Reveals Female Composer Grant RecipientsOPERA America Reveals Female Composer Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, has announced the first recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. These grants help support the commissioning of works by talented women composing for the stages of OPERA America Professional Company Members. (more...)

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra Opens 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak TonightThe Brevard Symphony Orchestra Opens 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Dvorak's thrilling New World Symphony highlights the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season opener tonight, October 25th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. (more...)

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak, 10/25The Brevard Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Dvorak's thrilling New World Symphony highlights the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season opener on Saturday, October 25th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. (more...)

The Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 EnsembleThe Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Its 2015-16 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to announce that soprano Diana Newman, mezzo-sopranos Lindsay Metzger and Annie Rosen, tenors Alec Carlson and Mingjie Lei, baritone Takaoki Onishi, and bass Patrick Guettihave been accepted into the prestigious program beginning April 27, 2015. (more...)

Meet Mr. Porcupine From OPERA San Antonio's Production of FANTASTIC MR. FOXMeet Mr. Porcupine From OPERA San Antonio's Production of FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

t's almost here! On September 23 the curtain rises on the debut production of OPERA San Antonio. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a performance you'll want to bring the whole family to see. Based on the popular children's book by Roald Dahl about a brave and clever fox who outwits his enemies to save his family and friends, the opera features the music of Tobias Picker, who has been dubbed 'our finest composer for the lyric stage' by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Operalia 2014 Winners AnnouncedOperalia 2014 Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  OTSL's '27' Opens to OvationsBWW Reviews: OTSL's '27' Opens to Ovations
by Steve Callahan - Jun 18, 2014

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has just opened a new commissioned work entitled simply '27'. With music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Royce Vavrek, it brings us into the world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. (more...)

Contestants and Judges Announced for Plácido Domingo's Operalia, The World Opera CompetitionContestants and Judges Announced for Plácido Domingo's Operalia, The World Opera Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Representing 17 nations, 40 young singers have been selected to compete in the 22nd edition of Placido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, hosted by LA Opera this summer. The contest will be held from August 25 through 30, 2014. Tickets to the competition's final round-a Gala Finals Concert featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 30-are now on sale. (more...)

Judges and Contestants Announced for Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA This SummerJudges and Contestants Announced for Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Representing 17 nations, 40 young singers have been selected to compete in the 22nd edition of Plácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, hosted by LA Opera this summer. The contest will be held from August 25 through 30, 2014. Tickets to the competition's final round—a Gala Finals Concert featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 30—are now on sale. (more...)

ST. LOUIS OPERA FLOURISHES THIS SUMMER
by Steve Callahan - May 27, 2014

Seven productions tempt opera-lovers in a bright summer season. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes LA Opera in Concert Version of Jules Massenet's THAIS TonightSegerstrom Center Welcomes LA Opera in Concert Version of Jules Massenet's THAIS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present LA Opera Off Grand with a special concert performance of Jules Massenet's lyric masterpiece Thais tonight, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

St. Louis Opera Kicks Off Summer 2014 Season
by Steve Callahan - May 27, 2014

Seven productions tempt opera-lovers in a bright summer season. (more...)

Isabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas AwardIsabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the result of this year's balloting for the 2014 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who made a dazzling Dallas Opera stage debut as the headstrong-yet-lovable Rosina in our season finale, Rossini's The Barber of Seville. (more...)

Dallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony TonightDallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner tonight, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Opera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and MoreOpera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Interim General Director Plato Karayanis and Artistic Director Tobias Picker announce OPERA San Antonio's inaugural season as the Resident Opera Company of the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. OPERA San Antonio will present three new productions for the 2014-15 season: Tobias Picker's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Richard Strauss's Salome and a double bill of Ermanno Wolf- Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna and La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Sumptuous Sights and Sounds Make "The Sound of Music" Thrilling at Lyric Opera of ChicagoBWW REVIEWS: Sumptuous Sights and Sounds Make "The Sound of Music" Thrilling at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 28, 2014

I hardly know where to begin in describing the beautiful, world-class, but dramatically uneven production of the beloved and immortal 'The Sound of Music' that opened at the Civic Opera House over the weekend. All the resources of Lyric Opera of Chicago have been brought to bear on a brand-new production of a title that is known throughout the world, and the result is occasionally thrilling--a feast for the eyes, and usually one for the ears as well. (more...)

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