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BWW Interview: Amanda Opuszynski's Feathers Fly in Seattle 'Flute'
by Erica Miner - May 5, 2017

Amanda Opuszynski's bell-like soprano has been ringing out from the Seattle Opera stage (more...)

The Class of 2017-18: Florida Grand Opera Announces Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to welcome the singers who will make up the company's 2017-18 Young Artist Program. Twelve performers in all, chosen from the nearly 550 who applied, will arrive in early October to become an integral part of the seventy-seventh season of Florida Grand Opera, the state's longest continuously running performing arts institution. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brenda Rae of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - May 2, 2017

Brenda Rae, a fast rising opera star in Europe, is now spreading her wings across the United States. She has a sound reminiscent of molten silver, a wide range, and a great deal of flexibility. At Santa Fe this summer she will sing Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, a romantic, bel canto opera about a real Scotswoman who lost her reason when forced to marry a man she did not love. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

PREformances Presents Allison Charney, Kelly-Hall Tompkins, and Erin Brooks, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The stars align and come out to shine for "PREformances with Allison Charney" first evening concert of 2017, where celebrated classical musicians come to play before they appear on the world's most prestigious stages.  (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

PREformances with Allison Charney to Feature Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Noted Tenor Errin Brooks in Concert 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The stars align and come out to shine for "PREformances with Allison Charney" first evening concert of 2017, where celebrated classical musicians come to play before they appear on the world's most prestigious stages.  (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A menagerie of fantastical creatures, colors, and sounds awaits at Seattle Opera's The Magic Flutethis May. Prince Tamino and his comical sidekick Papageno set out to rescue The Queen of the Night's daughter. But their quest takes on unexpected turns as they soon realize not all is as it seems in this fairytale land. (more...)

2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Atlanta Opera Closes Season With Puccini's TURANDOT, 4/29-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Atlanta Opera closes the 2016-17 season with the romance and spectacle of Puccini's final masterpiece, Turandot, the first opera performed in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2007. (more...)

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly for one weekend only, January 27-29, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Madama Butterfly is filled with recognizable melodies and passionate drama. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the full casting for the Company's 45th Summer Festival Season, which runs from June 23 through July 16, 2017, and offers 17 performances of four different operas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roberta Peters
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86. Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. (more...)

Prominent Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86.  Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Returns to Carnegie Hall, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three concerts on consecutive evenings in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, conducted by Franz Welser-Most. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the overture to Die Zauberharfe on its opening program on Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 and the United States premiere of Rene Staar'sTime Recycling. Alongside his work as a composer, Mr. Staar is a longtime violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

From January 28 through February 4, 2017, Florida Grand Opera presents, Tchaikovsky's best loved opera, Eugene Onegin, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This run is followed by performances on February 9 and 11 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Palm Beach Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly for one weekend only, January 27-29, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Madama Butterfly is filled with recognizable melodies and passionate drama. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Second Season, Featuring ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 8/26, 29, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) proudly announces its second season, featuring a new production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne Auf Naxos. Performances will be Saturday, August 26; Tuesday, August 29; and Friday, September 1 at 7:30PM at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From January 28 through February 4, 2017, Florida Grand Opera presents, Tchaikovsky's best loved opera, Eugene Onegin, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This run is followed by performances on February 9 and 11 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

Final Two Performances Of Florida Grand Opera's EUGENE ONEGIN at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

This week audiences have one last chance to experience Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) critically praised production of Tchaikovsky's romantic classic Eugene Onegin - with a pair of performances at Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday February 9 and Saturday, February 11, both at 7:30pm. (more...)

Christine Brewer to Perform at Visionary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and St. Louis star Linda Kennedy will perform at the St. Louis Visionary Awards on Mon., April 24, at The Sun Theater in Grand Center (3625 Grandel Square). Brewer and Kennedy's performances will honor six local women who will be recognized for their numerous contributions and achievements to the arts. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra To Celebrate 175th Anniversary At Carnegie Hall, 2/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrating its 175th anniversary this season, returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for three concerts, each featuring a work by Schubert, conducted by Franz Welser-Most February 24-26.  (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Lowell Opera House Presents ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Lowell House Opera's production of Richard Strauss' comic opera, Ariadne Auf Naxos. The opera will be sung in both English and German with full orchestra and English supertitles. Performances will take place on March 22, 24, 25, 29, 31 and April 1 at 8:30pm, on the Harvard University campus (Lowell House, 10 Holyoke Place, Cambridge, MA). A black tie reception will follow the performance on Friday, March 24. Tickets ($15-75) may be purchased through the Harvard Box Office (Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge - boxoffice.harvard.edu - 617.496.2222) or at the door pending availability. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini's heart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra To Celebrate 175th Anniversary At Carnegie Hall, 2/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrating its 175th anniversary this season, returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for three concerts, each featuring a work by Schubert, conducted by Franz Welser-Most February 24-26.  (more...)

New Philharmonic Rings in the New Year with Three Concerts at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, performs three "New Year's Eve with an International Twist" concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Today, Dec. 31 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. The program features classical and pop works plus a celebratory champagne toast and special surprises. Continuing their tradition of featuring soloists from the Lyric Opera Ryan Center for Young Artists, tenor Jesse Donner joins New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt for this wonderful New Year's Eve tradition. For the fourth year in a row, 98.7 FM-WFMT will provide a live broadcast of the 5:30 p.m. performance. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Put on Three New Year's Eve Concerts at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, performs three 'New Year's Eve with an International Twist' concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Today, Dec. 31 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Marks NIXON IN CHINA 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Put on Three New Year's Eve Concerts at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, performs three 'New Year's Eve with an International Twist' concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Saturday, Dec. 31 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. (more...)

Renee Fleming Reports She's Not Quitting Opera Yet!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

According to an article published in the New York Times, they reported that 'Renee Fleming has announced that she will be retiring from the opera stage,' stating that her final performance will be of 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Metropolitan Opera on May 13th.  However, the NPR now reveals new information that the diva is not quitting just yet. (more...)

Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Renee Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production-the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969-with Sebastian Weigle conducting all performances. The starry cast includes El?na Garan?a in her company role debut as the Marschallin's young lover, Octavian, opposite Erin Morley as Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between Marschallin and Octavian; Gunther Groissbock as Baron Ochs, the Marschallin's oafish cousin; Marcus Bruck in his Met debut as Sophie's father Faninal; and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Kathleen Kim sings Sophie in the April 28 and May 1 performances.   (more...)

ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Give Her Final Swan Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld reported in 2014 that opera diva, Renee Fleming said in an interview at the time, that she 'may stop singing in 3 years.'  Three years later, Fleming, who's starring in Richard Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier' at the Met, will give her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor replaces the originally announced Jay Hunter Morris, who has withdrawn from his scheduled performances for personal reasons. (more...)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the love that will set him free. Amber Wagner sings the role of Senta, opposite Jay Hunter Morris as the huntsman Erik. The cast also features Dolora Zajick as Senta's nurse Mary with Ben Bliss as the Steersman and Franz-Josef Selig as Senta's father Daland.  (more...)

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