Rosalind Elias News

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/7/2016
by - May 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/7/2016. (more...)

Opera News: New Rochelle Opera Celebrates Rosalind Elias and Eve Queler in Gala, 5/12Opera News: New Rochelle Opera Celebrates Rosalind Elias and Eve Queler in Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

New Rochelle Opera, celebrating 31 years of bringing quality opera to Westchester County, will honor Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias and Maestro Eve Queler at its Annual Spring Gala on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm at The Fountainhead, located at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY. The annual event is the Company's largest fundraiser. (more...)

Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement AwardDolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as “a mezzo in a class by herself,” at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South. (more...)

Ailyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' CouncilAilyn Perez Boards Metropolitan Opera Guild's Artists' Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that soprano Ailyn Pérez has joined the organization's Artists' Council. Comprised of a distinguished group of Met artists from both past and present, all of whom share the Guild's mission to support the Metropolitan Opera and enhance the public's appreciation of the art form, the Artists' Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Guild board and staff, and, when possible, works actively on its programs. (more...)

Met Guild Salutes Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE' TonightMet Guild Salutes Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Tonight, the Metropolitan Opera Guild continues its series of tributes to legendary singers with a celebration of two unforgettable opera icons who passed away last summer. 'INCOMPARABLE: A Celebration of Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi' will take place at New York City's Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College tonight, March 13 at 7:30pm, and will be hosted by Opera News Award-winning soprano Patricia Racette. (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This Friday, the Metropolitan Opera Guild continues its series of tributes to legendary singers with a celebration of two unforgettable opera icons who passed away last summer. “INCOMPARABLE: A Celebration of Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi” will take place at New York City's Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College on March 13 at 7:30pm, and will be hosted by Opera News Award-winning soprano Patricia Racette. (more...)

Susan Graham to Receive Opera Index AwardSusan Graham to Receive Opera Index Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

?On Sunday, January 11, Opera Index will present its 36th Distinguished Achievement Award to Susan Graham, one today's foremost opera stars, at its winter gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Petit Salon. Presenting Ms. Graham with this year's award will be the revered American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, a previous Distinguished Achievement Award-winner. (more...)

Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90. (more...)

Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon TodayMet Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Rosalind Elias to Receive Opera Index's Achievement Award, 1/12Rosalind Elias to Receive Opera Index's Achievement Award, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Opera Index will presents its 35th Distinguished Achievement Award to mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, described as one of the finest singing actresses of our time, at its Winter Gala in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Petit Salon. The three-time Grammy and two-time Emmy Award-winning artist made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1954 and over her half-century-long career, has sung more than 50 roles. Ken Benson, renowned artists manager and longtime Opera Index supporter, will present the award to Ms. Elias. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild to Honor Music Director James Levine at Annual Luncheon, 11/11Metropolitan Opera Guild to Honor Music Director James Levine at Annual Luncheon, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

On Monday, November 11, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon presents "Welcome Home, Jimmy!" to salute music directorJames Levine on his triumphant return to the Met podium. A perennial highlight of the opera season, the luncheon will bring together a host of artists who have collaborated with the preeminent conductor over the course of his long and celebrated Met tenure, as well as opera fans and an array of New York's society, business, and civic leaders. "Welcome Home, Jimmy!" will feature musical tributes by Dolora Zajick, "a mezzo in a class by herself" (New York Times); Thomas Hampson, "America's foremost baritone" (International Herald Tribune); and Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens, all accompanied by the Met's Director of Music Administration, Craig Rutenberg. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Guild's education programs in New York City and throughout the country. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Today, September 18, the Metropolitan Opera Guild will celebrate the life and career of Rise Stevens with an evening tribute at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in NYC that will showcase the legendary mezzo-soprano in rare performance videos not seen since the 1950s. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Metropolitan Opera Guild to Show Rare TV Footage at "Rise: A Celebration of Rise Stevens" at Kaye Playhouse Sep 18 (more...)

The Met to Celebrate James Levine's 70th Birthday with Special Programming on Sirius XM this WeekendThe Met to Celebrate James Levine's 70th Birthday with Special Programming on Sirius XM this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera will celebrate its longtime Music Director James Levine's 70th birthday with two full days of special programming on Met Opera Radio (Sirius XM Channel 74). The weekend-long marathon will feature 14 classic Levine performances, hand-picked by the maestro himself, beginning on Saturday, June 22 and continuing through midnight on Levine's birthday, Sunday, June 23. The first broadcast, at 6 a.m. Saturday, will be a 1991 performance of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera starring Luciano Pavarotti; the celebration will conclude at 12 a.m. on Monday, June 24 with a 1994 performance of Verdi's rarely heard Stiffelio, starring Placido Domingo in the title role. Complete details, including complete casting and original broadcast dates for all 14 performances, are below. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Guild to Honor Rise Stevens, 9/18Metropolitan Opera Guild to Honor Rise Stevens, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

In the first public event of its 2013-14 season, the Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to one of the 20th century's great singing legends, Rise Stevens, who died in March at the age of 99, and whose centennial falls today, June 11. Hosted by Frederica von Stade, 'Rise: A Celebration of Rise Stevens' will take place in New York City's Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alagna Topples Opera Orchestra of New York's ANDREA CHENIERBWW Reviews: Alagna Topples Opera Orchestra of New York's ANDREA CHENIER
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 9, 2013

With all the attention being paid to the French Revolution these days, thanks to the film of "Les Miserables," it probably seemed like a good idea for Opera Orchestra of New York to mount ANDREA CHENIER, Giordano's opera about a poet during the downfall of the monarchy in 18th century France. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for the focus to turn from the opera to the performance of the tenor of the day, Roberto Alagna. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alberto Veronesi and More in Opera Orchestra of New York's 'Andrea Chenier'Photo Flash: First Look at Alberto Veronesi and More in Opera Orchestra of New York's 'Andrea Chenier'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

Umberto Giordano conducted the Opera Orchestra of New York performing 'Andrea Chenier' on Italian, an opera in four acts, at Avery Fisher Hall on January 6, 2013. (more...)

Opera Orchestra of New York Presents ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall TodayOpera Orchestra of New York Presents ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2013

The Opera Orchestra of New York presents an opera-in-concert performance of Umberto Giordano's verismo opera, Andrea Chénier conducted by Music Director Alberto Veronesi at Avery Fisher Hall today, January 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Tenor Roberto Alagna sings the title role of Andrea Chénier, one of opera's most dramatic lyric-tenor roles, for the first time, with soprano Kristin Lewis as Maddalena di Coigny, baritone George Petean as Carlo Gérard, with a special appearance by mezzo soprano Rosalind Elias as Madelon. (more...)

Opera Orchestra of New York to Present ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall, 1/6Opera Orchestra of New York to Present ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The Opera Orchestra of New York presents an opera-in-concert performance of Umberto Giordano's verismo opera, Andrea Chénier conducted by Music Director Alberto Veronesi at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Tenor Roberto Alagna sings the title role of Andrea Chénier, one of opera's most dramatic lyric-tenor roles, for the first time, with soprano Kristin Lewis as Maddalena di Coigny, baritone George Petean as Carlo Gérard, with a special appearance by mezzo soprano Rosalind Elias as Madelon. (more...)

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