Los Angeles Opera News

Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20Metropolitan Opera Presents Michael Mayer's RIGOLETTO, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading Željko Lu?i? in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINTWorks & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Renowned Atlanta Opera Chorus Master Walter Huff Departing After 28 YearsRenowned Atlanta Opera Chorus Master Walter Huff Departing After 28 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Maestro Walter Huff has announced that, after decades of service to The Atlanta Opera, he will be leaving his position as Chorus Master to focus on his duties at Indiana University. Mo. Huff will start his tenure process in Indiana this coming April. His last day with the Atlanta Opera will be January 1. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEENLong Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

American Lyric Theater in Partnership with MasterVoices Presents InsightALTAmerican Lyric Theater in Partnership with MasterVoices Presents InsightALT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  (more...)

The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ontinuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English for families this December and January. This year's production, Mozart's The Magic Flute, opens December 20 and includes reduced ticket prices. (more...)

Jukebox Castle and Top New Orleans Chefs Offer a New Spin on the SEVEN DEADLY SINSJukebox Castle and Top New Orleans Chefs Offer a New Spin on the SEVEN DEADLY SINS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Jukebox Castle and Top New Orleans Chefs Offer a New Spin on the SEVEN DEADLY SINS (more...)

Jonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURINGJonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Meet The Cast Of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING! (more...)

Sweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARETSweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the seventh edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. (more...)

Jordi Bernacer To Conduct San Francisco Opera's Performances, 12/2-8Jordi Bernacer To Conduct San Francisco Opera's Performances, 12/2-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Beginning this today, San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will take the podium to lead four programs over a span of seven days. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Beginning this Friday, San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will take the podium to lead four programs over a span of seven days. Bernacer, who made his Company conducting debut with a performance of Bizet's Carmen last summer, will conduct the final fall season performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly (December 4) and Verdi's Aida (December 6) at the War Memorial Opera House, a concert of opera scenes and arias showcasing the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows at Herbst Theatre (December 2), and a concert featuring the string section of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (December 8) in the intimate Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

There's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand OperaThere's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fresh off her debut at London's Royal Opera House and just before her Met debut, Daniela Mack joins Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) cast of George's Bizet's Carmen. Ms. Mack will perform the title role from December 1 through December 3, 2016 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (more...)

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

'PREformances with Allison Charney" December 5th Concert to feature violinist Laura Goldberg, composer Moshe Knoll, soprano, Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy and Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Orchestra Presents: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA: UP CLOSE, 12/8San Francisco Opera Orchestra Presents: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA: UP CLOSE, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

A special concert featuring the string section of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra has been added to the Company's 2016 fall season. On Thursday, December 8, the 40 violins, violas, cellos and basses of the acclaimed Opera Orchestra will command the spotlight in San Francisco Opera Orchestra Up Close: The Strings a program featuring works by Mozart, Grieg and early 20th-century composers Ruth Crawford Seeger and John Ireland. (more...)

THUMBPRINT, A New Opera About Mukhtar Mai's Struggle with Women's Rights in Pakistan, Comes to IthacaTHUMBPRINT, A New Opera About Mukhtar Mai's Struggle with Women's Rights in Pakistan, Comes to Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Opera Ithaca presents the regional premiere of Thumbprint, a 90 minute English-language contemporary opera from composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowtiz about Mukhtar Mai and her heroic fight for women's rights in Pakistan.   (more...)

National Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight MoonNational Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center withBeethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASSNew York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Annie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln CenterAnnie Potts to Narrate National Chorale's Musical Premiere of GOODNIGHT MOON at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. (more...)

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