Vincenzo Bellini News

Pianist Glen Kirchoff Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital SeriesPianist Glen Kirchoff Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Pianist Glen Kirchoff performs a recital of chamber music on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Joining Mr. Kirchoff are guest artists and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Desiree Elsevier, viola; James Ognibene, clarinet; and Brendan Kane, bass. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal CompetitionDallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces one remarkable evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. The events focus on encouraging the next generation of artists with proceeds from the Gala to support the company's education programs. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTUREThe Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, and to demonstrate TDO's commitment to the highest levels of artistic excellence and innovation. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco ReunionDallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera will take place at the famed War Memorial in San Francisco, California, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera. (more...)

Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 YearsBel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

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Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera's concert staging of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The VaultsBWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The Vaults
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 22, 2017

Pop-up Opera are back with a new take on Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Shying away from an elitist view of one of the composer's most notable works, the company created an accessible, unpretentious, and smart production. (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...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSarasota Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sarasota Opera announced its 2017/18 Fall and Winter Festival Season today at a press conference held on the Sarasota Opera House main stage in Sarasota, FL. The event was overseen by Maestro Victor DeRenzi, artistic director and principal conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 SeasonThe Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa's critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, "a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping" (New York Times headline) during the Texas company's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Opera by the Glass Will Present A Contemporary Interpretation of Bellini's THE SLEEPWALKEROpera by the Glass Will Present A Contemporary Interpretation of Bellini's THE SLEEPWALKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Brand new artists' collective Opera by the Glass will present its contemporary interpretation of Vincenzo Bellini's famous tearjerker The Sleepwalker (La Sonnambula in Italian) at the Somis Thursday Club for two special performances on Friday, November 4, and Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the rural Ventura County town of Somis. The Sleepwalker's intensely psychological plot weaves together universal themes of jealousy and trust, loyalty and abandonment, friendship and love, madness and pain, and, ultimately, reconciliation and reunion. (more...)

BWW Review: Operantic's LA SONNAMBULA Is A Beautiful Expression Of Bellini's Love StoryBWW Review: Operantic's LA SONNAMBULA Is A Beautiful Expression Of Bellini's Love Story
by Jade Kops - Oct 3, 2016

Jilted lovers, jealousy, lust, and small town gossip combine with a mysterious case of sleep walking in Vincenzo Bellini's romantic comedy LA SONNAMBULA. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Performances For OctoberCanadian Opera Company Announces Performances For October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company officially starts it's performance season with the following operas and free concert series in October! (more...)

Salzburg Festival's NORMA Heads to Edinburgh International Festival 2016Salzburg Festival's NORMA Heads to Edinburgh International Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Today the Edinburgh International Festival revealed it will present the Salzburg Festival's internationally acclaimed production of Bellini's NORMA as part of Festival 2016. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Single Ticket Sales for 60th Season, 7/11; EUGENE ONEGIN, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!Dallas Opera Announces Single Ticket Sales for 60th Season, 7/11; EUGENE ONEGIN, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

 The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that single tickets for its eagerly-anticipated 2016-2017 '60th' Season and popular Family Performances Series will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Palmetto Opera's 'Great Voices from Broadway to Opera' in Columbia, SCJason C. Tramm to Conduct Palmetto Opera's 'Great Voices from Broadway to Opera' in Columbia, SC
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Great stories give voice to great music -  and the musical connection between Broadway and Opera has long fascinated and entertained audiences. In 1900 the theatrical success of David Belasco's play “Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan” led to Giacomo Puccini's 1904  grand opera “Madama Butterfly,”  which re-emerged in 1988 as David Henry Hwang's  Broadway hit and Tony Award winning  play “M. Butterfly. “  When Jonathan Larson's musical “Rent” opened in 1996 to rave reviews, audiences and critics loved the homage to Puccini's “La Boehme.” (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This MonthSan Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced plans to return to KQED 9 for the sixth season of spectacular opera and musical theater works featuring a roster of internationally renowned singers, conductors, directors and designers, all recorded live in high-definition from the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

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