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George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 SeasonGeorge London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Merola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline MondayMerola Opera Program's Free Student ConneXion Program Deadline Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Merola Opera Program in San Francisco invites currently enrolled students to experience the exciting world of opera and classical music this summer with our free Merola Student ConneXion Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate AldrichPhoto Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 SeasonTHE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego OperaSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEMEMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker AwardSoprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of $50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee, David Daniels, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

BWW Review: The Audience Cheers Tenor Camarena in Delightful DON PASQUALE at the MetBWW Review: The Audience Cheers Tenor Camarena in Delightful DON PASQUALE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 23, 2016

Point/counterpoint: As if to set off its trio of Elizabethan tragedies by Donizetti, the Met is presenting two of the master's comedies. First up: DON PASQUALE, and it was a pip. (The other is L'ELISIR D'AMORE.) Too bad the Met underestimated its appeal, because it had a truncated run of only five performances. Judging by the audience reception, they could have done more--certainly if tenor Javier Camarena was at bat. (more...)

THE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 SeasonTHE KING AND I, Richard Nelson's 'THE GABRIELS,' 'HEDWIG' & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016-2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera, including its Broadway lineup. (more...)

Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More!Breaking News! The Kennedy Center and WNO Announce 2016-17 Season - Partnerships With Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, and Q-Tip and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for the 2016–2017 season for the Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. Under President Deborah F. Rutter's continued leadership, the Kennedy Center is re-imagining ways of presenting the arts in the 21st century through interdisciplinary programming, immersive audience engagement, and a focus on artist-centric programming. The 2016–2017 season includes significant and institution-wide initiatives from the yearlong celebration marking the Centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth, to three newly appointed Artistic Partners who will lead these artistic and community initiatives (Yo-Yo Ma, Rene?e Fleming, and Q-Tip), and the support of American programming. With more than 2,000 performances across many artistic genres, the Center continues its tradition as the nation's center for the performing arts, commissioning, producing, and presenting the finest of local, national, and international arts. The 2016–2017 season includes 25 commissioned or co-commissioned works and projects across the Center's full range of artistic disciplines. (more...)

RIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the MoviesRIGOLETTO, Featuring Pavarotti, Up Next at Merola Goes to the Movies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present a free screening of Verdi's opera RIGOLETTO at the next Merola Goes to the Movies, on Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Admission is free. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces First Commercial Recording Release Under Andres Orozco-EstradaHouston Symphony Announces First Commercial Recording Release Under Andres Orozco-Estrada
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Houston Symphony in collaboration with Dutch classical music label, PENTATONE, announced today the international release of the Houston Symphony's recording of Antonin Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8, conducted by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada, his first commercial recording with the orchestra and the first Houston Symphony audio recording since 2011. (more...)

Andres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony in First Commercial RecordingAndres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony in First Commercial Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Houston Symphony in collaboration with Dutch classical music label, PENTATONE, announced today the international release of the Houston Symphony's recording of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8, conducted by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada, his first commercial recording with the orchestra and the first Houston Symphony audio recording since 2011. (more...)

International Opera Awards Announces Shortlist; Winners to Be Announced May 15International Opera Awards Announces Shortlist; Winners to Be Announced May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The International Opera Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Awards. These were selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph. (more...)

Schwabacher Debut Recital Series to Continue in March with Daniel Okulitch and John ChurchwellSchwabacher Debut Recital Series to Continue in March with Daniel Okulitch and John Churchwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 6 at the new Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist John Churchwell. (more...)

Kostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 SeasonKostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Tulsa Opera Board of Directors announces that Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas will depart the company at the end of the 2015-16 Season. (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 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 an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company's 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 2000 opera L'Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Dvo?ak's Rusalka, and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's Lincoln Center location with performances by opera's leading stars honoring the Met's past and future. Ticket prices will not increase, remaining the same as in the current season, and audience development programs instituted by the company in recent years will continue.   (more...)

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