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Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac, opening May 2. Marco Armiliato conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through Saturday, May 13. American soprano Jennifer Rowley makes her role debut as Roxane, Cyrano's secret love, in a cast that also features Atalla Ayan as Christian and Juan Jesús Rodríguez as de Guiche. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERACMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Roxane in all performances of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Met this season, replacing Patricia Racette, who has withdrawn from the run due to an abdominal hernia. (more...)


by Erica Miner - Mar 6, 2017

Dohnanyi shares details about his astonishing musical background and training, and his thoughts about Czech opera (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists RevealedThe International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

The International Opera Awards Announces FinalistsThe International Opera Awards Announces Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations-received in record numbers this year-was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real DealBWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2016

When Massimo Cavelletti stepped on stage at the Met on November 16, it was a milestone: His 100th performance as Marcello, the baritone lead in LA BOHEME and part of the quartet at the opera's heart: There's Mimi, the seamstress, the sad soul who dies at the opera's end; Rodolfo, the heartthrob tenor, a poet, in love with her; Musetta, the spitfire who eats men for breakfast; and then there's Marcello, a painter, her lover—and, aah, the linchpin that holds it all together. (more...)

Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, TodayGreat Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/6/2016
by - Aug 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/6/2016. (more...)

Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE METEyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide. (more...)

MADAMA BUTTERFLY to be Screened at Peterborough PlayersMADAMA BUTTERFLY to be Screened at Peterborough Players
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The title character of Madama Butterfly - a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage - is one of the defining roles in opera. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 3/27/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/27/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

BWW Review: If It's Monday, It Must Be Puccini - Opolais is a Ravishing MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the MetBWW Review: If It's Monday, It Must Be Puccini - Opolais is a Ravishing MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 25, 2016

MADAMA BUTTERFLY was never my favorite Puccini until the current production conceived by Anthony Minghella. Before, Butterfly always seemed too submissive, Pinkerton too brutish and their child, well, too cute. Now—particularly with the current cast, headed by the magnificent Kristine Opolais as the young geisha and the dashing Roberto Alagna as the clueless Pinkerton, her American husband--seemed to put my past reservations to rest. The result was a magnificent performance, from beginning to end. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor QueensBWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS). Now he's working his mojo on no less than Elisabetta (Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England), in the new production of Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX at the Met, premiering March 24. (more...)

Met Opera's MANON LESCAUT on Screen at Peterborough Players This WeekendMet Opera's MANON LESCAUT on Screen at Peterborough Players This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre's new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Kaufmann's Out, Alagna's In with Opolais in Met's New Film-Noir MANON LESCAUTBWW Review: Kaufmann's Out, Alagna's In with Opolais in Met's New Film-Noir MANON LESCAUT
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 19, 2016

Take one part “Casablanca,” a taste of Bernstein's CANDIDE, some Alfred Hitchcock and you get Sir Richard Eyre's film noir concept for the Met's new MANON LESCAUT, now set in France in the 1940s, complete with Nazis. Tack on that behind-the-scenes drama of “Roberto Alagna to the rescue”--when tenor Jonas Kaufmann cancelled at the last minute--and add the visual and vocal glamour of soprano Kristine Opolais and you have, well, a messy-but-enjoyable evening at the opera. (more...)

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