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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016. (more...)

New Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the MetNew Production of Puccini's Romance MANON LESCAUT to Open This Month at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Met's new production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT opens February 12 with Kristine Opolais as the seductive, tragic heroine and Roberto Alagna in a role debut as her ardent lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. (more...)

Tenor Roberto Alagna to Launch Australian TourTenor Roberto Alagna to Launch Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Roberto Alagna, one of the greatest voices of this generation and the most charismatic artist working in opera today, will tour Australia in 2016, performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 21 July. This will be Roberto Alagna's debut tour of Australia. (more...)

Baritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADYBaritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Baritone Paulo Szot is set to play Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY with Jorge Takla directing.  It will debut in Brazil where Szot became popular as an opera singer.  (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCIMetropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for MANON LESCAUT & PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season's new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut due to illness. (more...)

BWW Review: All Puccini, All the Time at the Met with LA BOHEME and TURANDOTBWW Review: All Puccini, All the Time at the Met with LA BOHEME and TURANDOT
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 25, 2016

Sometimes, the Metropolitan Opera seems like an endless Puccini festival. It's particularly apparent this season, when top dogs LA BOHEME, TOSCA and MADAMA BUTTERFLY are joined by TURANDOT and MANON LESCAUT, which are not second drawer, though certainly less popular than the first three. (Let's see how that descriptor applies to the latter when Jonas Kaufmann steps on stage for the new production of LESCAUT.) (more...)

Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double BillMet Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21. (more...)

Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLYRoberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones Join Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Roberto De Biasio and Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing Pinkerton in the initial performances of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this spring, replacing Massimo Giordano, who has withdrawn due to illness. De Biasio will sing Pinkerton on February 19, 22, and 27, and Hughes Jones will sing the role on March 2 and 5. (more...)

Capitol Center for the Arts Sets MET: Live in HD Screenings for 2015-16Capitol Center for the Arts Sets MET: Live in HD Screenings for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 11 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Il Trovatore on Saturday, October 3, at 12:55pm. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $234 Adults; $198 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $135 students. (more...)

The Met Live in HD to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Live in HD to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Following a successful season presenting The Met Opera Live in HD, three extraordinary productions return to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of their Summer Encore Series, including the blockbuster hit The Merry Widow on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The Met Live in HD Screens THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Live in HD Screens THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Following a successful season presenting The Met Opera Live in HD, three extraordinary productions return to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of their Summer Encore Series, including the blockbuster hit The Merry Widow tonight, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The Met: Live in HD Broadcasts Summer Encore of AIDA TodayThe Met: Live in HD Broadcasts Summer Encore of AIDA Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends today, July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Kicks Off Met Opera Summer Encore Series with LA TRAVIATA TonightRidgefield Playhouse Kicks Off Met Opera Summer Encore Series with LA TRAVIATA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Following a successful season presenting The Met Opera Live in HD, three extraordinary productions return to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of their Summer Encore Series, including the blockbuster hit The Merry Widow. (more...)

The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29The Met: Live in HD to Broadcast Summer Encore of AIDA July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

This season's Live in HD Summer Encores series ends on July 29 with one of the Met's most popular and beloved operas, AIDA, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of ancient Egypt. (more...)

The Met Live in HD to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Live in HD to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, AIDA at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Following a successful season presenting The Met Opera Live in HD, three extraordinary productions return to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of their Summer Encore Series, including the blockbuster hit The Merry Widow on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present The Met Opera Summer Encore Series, 7/24Ridgefield Playhouse to Present The Met Opera Summer Encore Series, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

    Following a successful season presenting The Met Opera Live in HD, three extraordinary productions return to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of their Summer Encore Series, including the blockbuster hit The Merry Widow.  On Friday, July 24, at 7:00 p.m. it's Willy Decker's stunning production of Verdi's La Traviata, starring the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta.  Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.  On Friday, (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival LineupThe Metropolitan Opera Sets 2015 Summer HD Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza each summer, will return with 10 screenings of performances featuring the company's leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi, running on consecutive nights from August 29 through September 7. (more...)

Ramon Tebar to Lead Final Performances of Verdi's NABUCCO at Valencia's Palau de les Arts Reina SofiaRamon Tebar to Lead Final Performances of Verdi's NABUCCO at Valencia's Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

International conductor Ramon Tebar will make his official debut as Principal Guest Conductor of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia earlier than the previously announced 2015-2016 season. He replaces on short notice the venerable conductor Nicola Luisotti, who as Music Director of San Francisco Opera, has had to regretfully cancel his last two performances for artistic contingency reasons with the opera house. (more...)

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This SummerTHE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events partner to present "The Met: Live in HD' 2015 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from the 2014-2015 Live in HD series in more than 480 U.S. cinemas nationwide through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN  at The Metropolitan OperaVIDEO: Richard Eyre's CARMEN at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

From: Metropolitan Opera, Richard Eyre's production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts. For more, click here. (more...)

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