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Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohème.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists to mid-20th century student artists on the brink of social change, thisBohème opens BLO's French-influenced 2015/2016 Season and runs October 2-11, 2015 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­??based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents the Boston premiere of one of France's great operas, Le Cid (1885), composed by Jules Massenet (1842-­??1912). A rarity that has been sadly absent from opera houses worldwide in the 20th and 21st centuries, Le Cid is rarely produced in the United States. With its grand themes of honor, love, bravery, and sacrifice, Le Cid encompasses the sweep of historical epic and the depths of the heart. Conducted by Gil Rose, this one-­??night-­??only performance breathes new dramatic life into the legendary medieval Spanish warrior Rodrigue, known as “Le Cid” (“The Lord”) (played by American tenor Paul Groves.) (more...)

Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New PartnershipVeronica Dunne International Singing Competition & Wexford Festival Opera Announce New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

For over 20 years the Veronica Dunne International Singing competition has brought to the fore many new exciting voices. Throughout its history Wexford Festival Opera has featured and nurtured many of the rising stars and new faces of Opera. Today it was announced that these two renowned organisations are forming a new alliance which will see them working closely together. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Release Single Tickets for SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT, TodayDallas Opera to Release Single Tickets for SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

    DALLAS, JULY 13, 2015 - Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 “Seeking the Human Element” Season,and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public today, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The season, which includes five spectacular operas including two highly-anticipated world premieres, is presented by Texas Instruments. Mainstage performances take place in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Single Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This WeekSingle Tickets to The Dallas Opera's 'Seeking the Human Element' Season on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Single tickets for The Dallas Opera's magnificent 2015-2016 "Seeking the Human Element" Season, and popular TDO Family Performances will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13The Utopia Opera Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 6/5-13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

On June 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30pm, Utopia Opera presents Richard Strauss' ground-breaking and thrilling Ariadne auf Naxos in a staged production performed with an 18-piece orchestra at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue). Utopia founder and artistic director,William Remmers, conducts while the acclaimed Benjamin Spierman (Indianapolis Opera, Dayton Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bronx Opera) directs; costume stylings are by Eric Lamp. 18-piece orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau. (more...)

The LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIRThe LA Opera and Classical KUSC 91.5fm Announce the 2015 Schedule for LA OPERA ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

LA Opera is collaborating with Classical KUSC 91.5fm to produce the ninth consecutive season of LA Opera On Air, a weekly broadcast series of LA Opera performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Beginning with Verdi's La Traviata, starring Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo at 10am on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the weekly series hosted by KUSC's Duff Murphy will feature five performances from LA Opera's 2014/15 season and a special encore broadcast of Jules Massenet's Thaïs from the 2013/14 season. The series will be broadcast locally on Classical KUSC 91.5fm, its repeater stations (see below) and also streamed live online at KUSC.org. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

Cast Set for 64th Wexford Festival OperaCast Set for 64th Wexford Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Artistic Director David Agler today announced the cast for the main evening operas in the forthcoming Wexford Festival, opening Wednesday, 21 October. A mixture of new and familiar voices makes up the 64-member company, comprising 20 principal roles, 32 chorus-members and 10 dancers. They hail from several different countries, including Ireland, Britain, South Africa, Canada, US, France, Italy, Australia and Malta. When including the creative teams, production team, orchestra and crew, the full company of this year's Festival is likely to be in excess of 200. (more...)

Bijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to FollowBijou Theatre's Opera in Cinema Series to Present MANON, 4/4; Discussion to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Wednesday, March 25th, 2015) – The Bijou Theatre presents Manon by Jules Massenet, from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on a new day Saturday, April 4th at 11:00am. Discussion of the Opera starts at 10:30am. Tickets are $20 for general admission seating. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!Dallas Opera Announces New Season - TOSCA, SHOW BOAT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

DALLAS — The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENTThe Dallas Opera Announces its 2015-2016 Season, SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Centerlocated in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

GREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 SeasonGREAT SCOTT and BECOMING SANTA CLAUS World Premieres Set for Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the five phenomenal mainstage productions of the 2015-2016 Season, “Seeking the Human Element,” to be presented in the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

The Family of Lorin Maazel Holds a Celebration of His Life and Work TodayThe Family of Lorin Maazel Holds a Celebration of His Life and Work Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Family of Lorin Maazel has announced a celebration of his life and work today, October 31, 2014 at 12:30PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City). The service will be open to the public. (more...)

The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31The Family of Lorin Maazel to Hold a Celebration of His Life and Work, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Family of Lorin Maazel has announced a celebration of his life and work on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:30PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Two West 64th Street, New York City). The service will be open to the public. (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...)

Yale School of Music Announces 2014-15 Season of YALE IN NEW YORKYale School of Music Announces 2014-15 Season of YALE IN NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Yale School of Music announces the 2014-15 season of YALE IN NEW YORK. The series returns to Carnegie Hall for its eighth year, while expanding to include a special season opener at Avery Fisher Hall that features John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and Brentano Quartet in a performance of Adams' Beethoven-inspired Absolute Jest and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 SeasonPacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Out Today!Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, today, June 10, 2014. (more...)

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