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The LA Opera Celebrates the Opening of Its New Season with the OPERA BALL, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, La Traviata, one of opera's greatest romances, will launch our highly anticipated 2014-15 Season. It will feature an incomparable cast led by our own Plácido Domingo in his first Los Angeles performance as Giorgio Germont, the dazzling Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta and the dashing Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo Germont. The 1920s come roaring to life in Marta Domingo's updated Art Deco-inspired production under the inspired baton of James Conlon. (more...)

The LA Opera Adds Extra Performance of LA TRAVIATA, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

LA Opera's Adds 9/19 Performance of LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

The San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens the 2014-2015 Season with ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will open its first season of concerts curated under the artistic directorship of Lisa Bielawawith guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of Romantic Lieder arranged for treble voices and other works October 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. The concerts will be conducted by San Francisco Girls Chorus Music Director and Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Kick Off 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kick off the 2014-2015 concert season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kick off the 2014-2015 concert season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Baltimore native and Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins the BSO to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which is widely considered the pinnacle of the violin literature. Also on the program is Mahler's Fourth Symphony, for which soprano Tamara Wilson will join the BSO for its final movement, "Das himmlische Leben." Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, Costello and Pe?rez will perform songs, arias, and duets from popular works by Verdi, Puccini, Hahn, Tosti, Falla, Heggie, and more. (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

James Conlon to Give Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY', 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School announced today that James Conlon, artistic adviser to the Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day, public symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,” on August 9, 2014, at the Colburn School. The event is open to interested students, musicians, teachers and members of the public at no cost. (more...)

Ailyn Pérez Will Return Home to Chicago for DON GIOVANNI at Ravinia, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Ailyn Perez, born and bred in Chicago, returns to her hometown's famous Ravinia Festival for two performances (Aug 14 & 16) as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni - a role that the Dallas Morning News has said shows her to be "a singer of considerable nuance." LA Opera Music Director James Conlon leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the run, which also features baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, baritone David Bizi? as Leporello, soprano Tamara Wilson as Donna Anna and tenor Saimir Pirgu as Don Ottavio. The Chicago Tribune praised Perez's 2012 appearance at Ravinia, as Pamina in Die Zauberflote, as "show-stopping…all floating pianissimos and diminuendos and delicate pathos, which roused the sold-out crowd to a long, well-deserved ovation." (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to Return to the LA Opera in Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Join LA Opera for Recital, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

One of the most riveting operatic artists of our time, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for her first recital appearance with LA Opera, at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents Its 2014-2015 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On September 13, LA Opera kicks off an exciting 2014/15 season with La Traviata. Following the success of the mesmerizingly beautiful Thais,Plácido Domingo and soprano Nino Machaidze come together once again in this Giuseppe Verdi classic under the baton of Music Director James Conlon. Maestro Conlon will also conduct our highly anticipatedFigaro Trilogy which follows the development of Figaro, one of opera's most famous characters, from barber to bridegroom to older-but-still-wily servant in Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (Feb. 23-Mar. 1, 2015), Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Feb. 28-Mar. 22, 2015) and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Mar. 21-Apr. 12, 2015). (more...)

New Version of Tobias Picker's Opera AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Receives World Premiere at the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Glimmerglass Festival presents the premiere of a new version of An American Tragedy, which was originally commissioned by and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, by composer Tobias Picker and librettist Gene Scheer on Sunday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m., with subsequent performances through Sunday, August 24. One hour prior to the opening performance and other matinee performances, Mr. Picker will preview his work in a free discussion at the Preview Pavilion next to the performance venue. The production is directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by George Manahan, and the cast features Glimmerglass's 2014 Young Artists. Tickets range from $10-$144 and can be purchased by calling the box office at(607) 547-2255 or online at glimmerglass.org. (more...)

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014-15 Season to Go On General Sale on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014/15 six mainstage productions, plus two eagerly anticipated Off Grand special events, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 22, at 10:00am. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from10am to 6pm, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012. (more...)

LA Opera to Open 2014-15 season with LA TRAVIATA, Opening 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage to open LA Opera's 2014/15 season, singing the role of Giorgio Germont in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which also will star soprano Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta. (more...)

Plácido Domingo Returns to LA Opera in LA TRAVIATA, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingowill return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage to open LA Opera's 2014/15 season, singing the role of Giorgio Germont in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which also will star soprano Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta. (more...)

Grant Gershon Extends Contract as LA Opera's Resident Conductor Through June 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that Grant Gershon has renewed his contract at LA Opera's Resident Conductor, effective through June of 2017. (more...)

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