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 Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in  Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Tickets On Sale This Friday for Mario Frangoulis at bergenPACTickets On Sale This Friday for Mario Frangoulis at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Mario Frangoulis-Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at201.227.1030 (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARKSan Francisco Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Opening weekend for San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with the 43rd San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park free outdoor concert on Sharon Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. This annual open-air concert celebrates the opening of San Francisco Opera's 94th season and features many distinguished artists from the Company's Fall Season performing favorite arias and duets by Donizetti, Giordano, Rossini, Verdi and others accompanied by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and conductor George Manahan leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season LineupKelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

The Ride Presents IN MASQUERADEThe Ride Presents IN MASQUERADE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Approaching its 11,000 performance, the spectacular, immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

THE RIDE to Become Bewitching Masquerade for Halloween Season in NYCTHE RIDE to Become Bewitching Masquerade for Halloween Season in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Approaching its 11,000th performance, the immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, November 6. (more...)

Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera SeasonsNadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival on July 25, in an all-star opening night “operatic fantasy” called The Illuminated Heart. After an auspicious debut as Gilda at the Met last season, she returns this fall for a house role debut as Zerlina inDon Giovanni, and in the spring makes both her role and Live in HD debuts as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo under the baton of James Levine. Following last season's Paris Opera debut, she opens the 2016-17 season at the Palais Garnier with the role of Flavia in a new production of Cavalli's Eliogabalo. This is one of three Paris Opera productions to feature her this season: she also appears as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Gilda inRigoletto at the Opéra Bastille, where she sang her first Zerlina last season. Other highlights in the new season include a return to Zurich Opera—where she won acclaim for her 2015 house and role debuts as the title character in Lucia di Lammermoor—to sing her first performances as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents Brian Zeger Returns with Imani in two concerts on Monday, August 1, 7:30 pm, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, and on August 2, 7 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. (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...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

Richard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to PerformRichard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that actor Richard Gere is set to host its 125th anniversary gala benefit concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Soprano Jessye Norman Withdraws from Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary ConcertSoprano Jessye Norman Withdraws from Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jessye Norman is unable to participate in Carnegie Hall's 125th gala concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Ever since its opening night in May 1891, Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125(th) anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world's greatest musicians. Available April 29, this unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-page coffee table book, which includes notes by Director of Carnegie Hall's Archives Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs. (more...)

Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This SundayLucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Fort Lee, New Jersey - The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Cuban born Lucy Arner will debut as Principal Conductor in the company's performance of Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala ConcertCarnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Carnegie Hall's season-long 125th anniversary celebration reaches its pinnacle on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.- exactly 125 years to the day that the Hall first opened its doors in 1891-when many of the world's most beloved musicians take to the Hall's legendary stage for an all-star gala benefit concert. (more...)

Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council AuditionsFive Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, presents the world premiere of a transcription for organ, vocal soloists, and choruses, of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, on Thursday, April 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This event follows the two performances of the symphony in its original orchestration at the Cathedral on February 24th and 25th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016; Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4. (more...)

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