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MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker AwardSoprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the Tucker Award carries the foundation's most substantial cash prize of $50,000, and is conferred each year by a panel of opera industry professionals on an American singer at the threshold of a major international career. Featuring such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe,Lawrence Brownlee, David Daniels, Christine Goerke and Joyce DiDonato, the list of past winners reads like a who's who of American opera. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring SeasonHouston Grand Opera Announces Complete Schedule for Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Houston, March 28, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opens its spring repertory with Siegfried, the much- anticipated third installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 16. The ground-breaking Ring by Carlus Padrissa of Catalan theater company La Fura dels Baus, with its cutting-edge visuals and acrobats in tableaux of human scenery, has thrilled Houston audiences and played to sold-out houses. (more...)

BWW Review: Diva Netrebko Casts Spell at Metropolitan Opera RecitalBWW Review: Diva Netrebko Casts Spell at Metropolitan Opera Recital
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 3, 2016

Anna Netrebko came out on stage in a shimmering white and silver gown with matching headband, looking like an Art Deco goddess in a poster by Alfonso Mucha. It's a look that suited her--not only because the Russian soprano has Bellini's NORMA on her Met schedule in the not-too-distant future, but because she's about as close to a goddess as the Met can conjure up these days (with maybe one or two competitors). And the audience ate it up. (more...)

Kostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 SeasonKostis Protopapas to Depart Tulsa Opera at the End of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Tulsa Opera Board of Directors announces that Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas will depart the company at the end of the 2015-16 Season. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Postpones SING, AMERICA! to 2016-17 at The HarrisStephanie Blythe Postpones SING, AMERICA! to 2016-17 at The Harris
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The complexities in the February production calendar have necessitated the Harris Theater for Music and Dance to reschedule SING, AMERICA!, featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. Blythe has graciously agreed to postpone to a later date. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New ArtistsCanadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Recruits Seven New Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Toronto –   The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes seven outstanding new artists for the 2016/2017 season: sopranos Danika Lorènand Samantha Pickett, mezzo-sopranos Emily D'Angelo, Lauren Eberwein and Megan Quick, baritone Bruno Roy, and pianist Stéphane Mayer. The seven artists join the Ensemble Studio in August 2016 and become part of an illustrious program that, since its inception in 1980, has launched the careers of over 215 Canadian singers, opera coaches, mainstage directors and conductors. (more...)

Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe returns to Carnegie Hall with pianist Alan Louis Smith to lead an audience sing-slong concert, Sing, America!, on Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage as part of Carnegie Hall's annual series The Song Continues. Audience members have the opportunity to join in and sing along to some of America's most popular songs from the early 1900s including "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "By the Beautiful Sea," and many more. (more...)

BWW Review: New York Opera in 2015 - Gifts that Keep on GivingBWW Review: New York Opera in 2015 - Gifts that Keep on Giving
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2016

No more carping about out-of-tune singing (for the rest of 2015). No more bemoaning opera directors who don't seem to like the art of opera (for the next five minutes). No more worrying whether traditional opera will go the way of all flesh (for the next few days, at least). It's time to give up on my Scrooge tendencies and be thankful for the gifts that opera gave me, in and around New York this past year, alphabetically speaking. (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...)

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...)

Marilyn Horne to Lead Series of Master Classes & Recitals at Carnegie Hall in JanuaryMarilyn Horne to Lead Series of Master Classes & Recitals at Carnegie Hall in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

From January 19 to 23, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, exploring song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. The series concludes with the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration, a recital featuring special guest artist soprano Nina Stemme on Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The evening's concert also features performances by soprano Julia Bullock, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, tenor Andrew Haji, bass-baritone Evan Hughes, and pianists John Arida, Keun-A Lee, Ken Noda, and Jennifer Szeto. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)

MasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual GalaMasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, was honored at the Martina Arroyo Foundation's11th Annual Gala.MasterVoices was recognized along with American couture designer Joanna Mastroianni and The Michel Maurel award-winner Ernst Rieser. Brian Kellow and Terrance McKnight hosted the gala, with performances by the young artists of Prelude to Performance, Jennifer Rowley, Michele Angelini and Cecilia Violetta Lopez (both featured in the October issue of Opera News), as well as other special guests. (more...)

'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' Launches NYFOS' 2015-16 Season Tonight'FROM RUSSIA TO RIVERSIDE DRIVE' Launches NYFOS' 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

New York Festival of Song opens a new season of NYFOS Mainstage with 'From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff & Friends,' featuring Rachmaninoff's ravishing romanticism and his American contemporaries - songs by Rachmaninoff, Ellington, Gershwin, Schillinger. (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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BWW Interview: Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera HousesBWW Interview: Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera Houses
by Erica Miner - Nov 3, 2015

The award-winning soprano is admired for her ability to perform more than one role in Puccini and Verdi operas (more...)

MAO/Seton Hall University Concert at Carnegie Hall Set for TonightMAO/Seton Hall University Concert at Carnegie Hall Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Excerpts from Yunus Emre (1946), an oratorio composed by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, the most important Turkish classical music composer of the twentieth century, will be performed at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall at 8 PM tonight, October 17, 2015 as part of MidAtlantic Opera and Seton Hall University's co-production entitled A Prayer for Peace. This rarely-heard piece will be sung in Turkish by the 100-voice Seton Hall University choir. (more...)

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