Sondra Radvanovsky News

BWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the MetBWW Review: Radvanovsky Tears Up the Stage in MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 9, 2016

With MARIA STUARDA at the Met, we're back for the second installment of Donizetti's so-called Tudor Trilogy, with ANNA BOLENA (Anne Boleyn) already off to the gallows and ROBERTO DEVEREUX (with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, it was “Elizabeth and Essex”) still to come. It's the first time the Met is doing all three operas, with the singular soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Anna, Maria and Elisabetta (in DEVEREUX, next month). Her Anna was grand, but her Maria was even better. (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...)

Review Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA at the Metropolitan Opera
by Review Roundups - Feb 2, 2016

Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA opened at the Metropolitan Opera on January 29th. The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky's quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queen operas in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar's stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation between Mary and her arch nemesis, Queen Elizabeth-compellingly portrayed by soprano Elza van den Heever. Riccardo Frizza conducts. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next SeasonLyric Opera of Chicago Announces Subscription Sale for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

CHICAGO - Subscriptions go on sale February 1 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 62nd season. Next season offers world-renowned artists, nine tremendous new-to-Chicago productions, and the start of Wagner's famed Ring cycle, Das Rheingold. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and MarchSan Francisco Opera Sets New Screenings With Sundance Kabuki Cinemas for February and March
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera partners again with Sundance Kabuki Cinemas to present the latest installment of the San Francisco Opera Grand Opera Cinema Series for winter 2016. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A total of 40 performances will take place in that venue, while an additional 13 performances will be presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative.  (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

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Sondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the MetSondra Radvanovsky to Lead MARIA STUARDA at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky sings the second of the three Queens in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy' when she stars as the devout, doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda, opening January 29. Maria Stuarda tells the story of the political and personal rivalry between two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and her cousin and rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Radvanovsky is the first soprano in Met history who will sing the lead roles in all three Donizetti Queen operas in the course of a single New York season, a feat famously accomplished by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera in the 1970s. (more...)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/17Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to Carnegie Hall in a recital with pianist Ivari Ilja on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, performing works by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, and Richard Strauss. The concert marks more than 25 years since Mr. Hvorostovsky's Carnegie Hall debut 1990; he last performed at the Hall with Mr. Ilja in 2013. (more...)

Knight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia FestivalKnight Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Opera Philadelphia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced it is investing $2.5 million in support of O, Opera Philadelphia's innovative new season-opening festival. Set to launch in September 2017, O will be a 12-day experience that will attract both opera buffs and new audiences to Philadelphia as a vital destination for experiencing opera in an exciting urban setting. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Rob Ashford-Helmed CARMEN & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2016-17 SeasonMY FAIR LADY, Rob Ashford-Helmed CARMEN & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis confirmed today the repertoire and casting for the company's 2016/17 season - the second season that they have fully planned together.   (more...)

Breaking News: LOUIS RIEL Among Canadian Opera Company's 2016-17 LineupBreaking News: LOUIS RIEL Among Canadian Opera Company's 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Canada's greatest achievement in music, LOUIS RIEL, is returning to the Canadian Opera Company stage in a new production to help mark the 150th anniversary of the country's confederation. LOUIS RIEL is one of six landmark operas unveiled today at the public launch of the COC's 2016/2017 season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Opera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDSOpera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

New York, NY (December 10, 2015) – OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees — Joseph Calleja, El?na Garan?a, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, and José van Dam — will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 10th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  (more...)

Dallas Opera to Simulcast Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS at Lincoln Center, 12/6Dallas Opera to Simulcast Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located at 61 West 62nd Street, NY, NY 10023. (more...)

Dallas Opera's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS to Be Simulcast at Lincoln Center, 12/6Dallas Opera's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS to Be Simulcast at Lincoln Center, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that the gift of Christmas will come early this year for opera lovers in New York City!  The Texas opera company's world premiere production of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus will be simulcast—live—to 150 lucky music lovers in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located at 61 West 62nd Street, NY, NY 10023. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4The Dallas Opera Presents World Premiere of BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4Dallas Opera to Premiere Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to present an original, musically compelling and visually stunning world premiere: Mark Adamo's BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, opening on Friday, December 4that 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, TodayThe Dallas Opera to Present TOSCA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

DALLAS, OCTOBER 16, 2015 – Expect edge-of-your-seat excitement and experience Grand Opera at its finest as The Dallas Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA, opening on Today, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Present Annual 12-Day Urban Opera Festival in September 2017Opera Philadelphia to Present Annual 12-Day Urban Opera Festival in September 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Twelve days, seven operatic happenings, six venues across the city, three world premieres, and one superstar Festival Artist: set to launch in September 2017, O – Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival – represents a radical new way to experience opera. As Daniel K. Meyer, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Opera Philadelphia, David B. Devan, General Director & President, and Annie Burridge, Managing Director, announced today, the new festival will open the company's season each fall, drawing together some of opera's most sought-after creative and performing artists for an immersion in the new American opera and innovative stagings of the classics for which Opera Philadelphia – the only American finalist for the 2015 International Opera Award for Accessibility – is fast becoming known. Opera Philadelphia will also continue to present three additional productions each spring, making it the only U.S. opera company to open an annual season with a dynamic festival. (more...)

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by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

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