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New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekNew Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Met Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekMet Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Ailyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN TonightAilyn Perez Set for Metropolitan Opera's CARMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ailyn Pérez will sing the role of Micaëla in this evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who is ill. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERAOpera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. Devan and Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovarisannounced today, the carefully curated 2015-2016 lineup offers two new American operas: the East Coast Premiere of Cold Mountain, by composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer and starring the dream team of Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Jay Hunter Morris (February 2016); and the World Premiere of ANDY: A Popera, a Warhol-inspired opera-cabaret featuring a score by Dan Visconti and original songs by Heath Allen (September 2015). (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections with special guests and close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Music from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan and L'elisir d'amore, Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Rossini's Zelmira will be performed, along with other pieces. (more...)

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe to Return to Lincoln Square for its Final SeasonFashion Plate Prix Fixe to Return to Lincoln Square for its Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts, two delicious, bi-annual programs presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID), return for a final season during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, which runs Thursday, February 12th – Thursday, February 19th. The runways will be lit and the restaurants throughout the Upper West Side will be packed with locals, tourists, fashionistas and foodies all taking advantage of deals on delectable meals! (more...)

Ildar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall TomorrowIldar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Russian-born bass Ildar Abdrazakov makes his U.S. solo recital debut tomorrow, Thursday Jan 29, on the main stage of Carnegie Hall at 8pm. Joined by pianist Mzia Bakhtouridze, the singer will perform a program pairing works by Faure, Liszt and Ravel with Russian art songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The New York Times has described Abdrazakov's voice as "sturdy, dark and rich," adding that the "refinement and clarity" of his singing is what ultimately makes it "so moving." (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16Washington National Opera to Present CINDERELLA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire family, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass and in the stands. The event will take place rain or shine—in case of inclement weather, some covered seating is available. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (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...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (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 Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of ConcertsAngela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall (Jan 15-17). Later in the month audiences have the opportunity to hear her star turn in the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert on aLive From Lincoln Center broadcast. “Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century”, which was taped last October, airs on PBS on Friday, January 23, 2015. This weekend Meade is performing in a more intimate New York setting at the Morgan Library (Jan 11) where she shares the bill of a George London Recital with baritone Nicholas Pallesen, a fellow winner of the George London prize. (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in JanuaryLive From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert. (more...)

Stephen Costello Makes Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA TonightStephen Costello Makes Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera this Today (Dec 11) to make his house role debut as Alfredo in La traviata, when he gives the first of five performances in Willy Decker's celebrated production. Costello has already sung Verdi's hero in high-profile productions on both sides of the Atlantic. This summer, his performances of the role at San Francisco Opera included a simulcast in the company's Opera in the Ballpark series, which was attended by an audience of more than 25,000 people. (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This ThursdayStephen Costello to Make Met Role Debut in LA TRAVIATA This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera this Thursday (Dec 11) to make his house role debut as Alfredo in La traviata, when he gives the first of five performances in Willy Decker's celebrated production. Costello has already sung Verdi's hero in high-profile productions on both sides of the Atlantic. This summer, his performances of the role at San Francisco Opera included a simulcast in the company's Opera in the Ballpark series, which was attended by an audience of more than 25,000 people. (more...)

Turn to Flesh Productions Welcomes New Executive DirectorTurn to Flesh Productions Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

On Saturday, December 6th at 9:30 PM, TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS announced their new Executive Director, Samantha Elizabeth Turlington. (more...)

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