Oakland Symphony to Present LOST ROMANTICS, 11/13Oakland Symphony to Present LOST ROMANTICS, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Oakland, CA, September 8, 2015 – Music Director a Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their 2015/2016 season Friday, November 13, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre with a program entitled Lost Romantics.The evening will feature the debut of 2015 James Toland Voice Competition winner Brent Turner, tenor, and the return of gifted young pianist Llewellyn Werner-Sanchez. The program includes the rarely performed 1895 Symphony No. 3 of “lost” Romantic composer Victor Bendix and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mr. Sanchez Werner—who was featured in 2015 on the Symphony's Notes from Mexico concert. Mr. Turner will perform Lehar's Freunde, das Leben is lebenswert from Giuditta and Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Das Land des Lachelns, and Offenbach's Au mont Ida, trois Déesses from La Belle Hélène. Completing the program will be the Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which served as the opening work in Disney's groundbreaking and visionary 1940 film Fantasia, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. No-host drinks and a pre-concert talk will begin at 7 pm and there will be free lobby entertainment and informal intermission talks with orchestra musicians at the foot of the stage. The concert is sponsored in part by The Grubb Co.  Tickets, priced $15-$70, may be purchased online at www.OaklandSymphony.org or by phone at 510-444-0802.  (more...)

Copeland, Willison, Harada, Rice & Leritz Set for Madeline Kahn Show at Metropolitan Room, 9/12Copeland, Willison, Harada, Rice & Leritz Set for Madeline Kahn Show at Metropolitan Room, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by three-time MAC Award-winner Peter Napolitano, The Music of Madeline Kahn, with music director Jeff Cubeta on piano, will feature friends & colleagues of the comic legend, as well as performers who have been inspired by her. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Season with Opening Concerts, 10/1Pacific Symphony to Kick Off Season with Opening Concerts, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Sept. 4, 2015—Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair open the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series with Beethoven's monumental hymn to human freedom and brotherhood, his Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” featuring the soul-stirring “Ode to Joy.” This magnificent union between symphony orchestra and voices features Pacific Chorale and four world-class opera vocalists, soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?, tenor John Bellemer and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, who sing the dramatic and dynamic solo passages in the fourth movement. The program opens the orchestra's 37th season with a rare opportunity to hear “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland's opera, “The Tender Land,” a choral piece with a similar message of thanksgiving and neighborly love. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Soprano Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album "Rossini!" Available Now On Sony ClassicalSoprano Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album "Rossini!" Available Now On Sony Classical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The remarkable young soprano Olga Peretyatko returns with the release of her third album Rossini! (Sony Classical). Available now, the recording is entirely dedicated to arias by the composer. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Kicks Off Season with Opening Concerts TonightPacific Symphony Kicks Off Season with Opening Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Sept. 4, 2015—Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair open the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series with Beethoven's monumental hymn to human freedom and brotherhood, his Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” featuring the soul-stirring “Ode to Joy.” This magnificent union between symphony orchestra and voices features Pacific Chorale and four world-class opera vocalists, soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?, tenor John Bellemer and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, who sing the dramatic and dynamic solo passages in the fourth movement. The program opens the orchestra's 37th season with a rare opportunity to hear “The Promise of Living” from Aaron Copland's opera, “The Tender Land,” a choral piece with a similar message of thanksgiving and neighborly love. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 9/27/2015Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 9/27/2015
by BWW - Sep 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/27/2015 for St. Paul (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENASondra Radvanovsky to Play Title Role in Met Opera's ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

This Saturday, September 26, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will begin her season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti's 'Tudor trilogy,' being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars as the young queen Anne Boleyn, grasping to hold onto the throne of England. Later this season, Radvanovsky will also star as the devout and doomed Mary, Queen of Scots in Maria Stuarda and as the conflicted Elizabeth I in the first-ever Met performances of Roberto Devereux. Radvanovsky will be the first soprano since Beverly Sills in the 1970s to sing the lead roles in all three operas in the course of a single New York season. (more...)

TURANDOT Returns to the Met TonightTURANDOT Returns to the Met Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning tonight, September 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 9/20/2015Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 9/20/2015
by BWW - Sep 20, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2015 for St. Paul (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This MonthAnn Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by Peter Napolitano, THE MUSIC OF MADELINE KAHN will feature several friends & colleagues of the comic legend, including her co-stars from Richard Rodgers' Two by Two, Walter Willison and Joan Copeland, with Lawrence Leritz, guest star on 'Cosby'. They will be joined by performers from theatre, cabaret & opera who have been inspired by Kahn, including Ann Harada (Avenue Q, "Smash"). Jeff Cubeta serves as music director.  (more...)

Minnesota Opera Launches '7 Day of Opera' Festival TodayMinnesota Opera Launches '7 Day of Opera' Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

Minnesota Opera recently announced the launch of 7 Days of Opera, a festival of free, short, pop-up opera performances that bring opera to unexpected places in the Twin Cities community - malls, zoos, farmers markets, breweries and more. 7 Days of Opera begins today, Sept. 19 and leads into the company's season opener, Richard Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos, opening Saturday, Sept. 26 at Ordway Music Theater. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/19/2015
by - Sep 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/19/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Inside the Madeline Kahn Tribute at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Flash Exclusive: Inside the Madeline Kahn Tribute at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), hosted a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by three-time MAC Award-winner Peter Napolitano, The Music of Madeline Kahn, with music director Jeff Cubeta on piano, featured friends & colleagues of the comic legend, as well as performers who have been inspired by her. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Launches '7 Day of Opera' Festival, 9/19Minnesota Opera Launches '7 Day of Opera' Festival, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (September 14, 2015) -Minnesota Opera today announced the launch of 7 Days of Opera, a festival of free, short, pop-up opera performances that bring opera to unexpected places in the Twin Cities community - malls, zoos, farmers markets, breweries and more. 7 Days of Opera begins Sept. 19 and leads into the company's season opener, Richard Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos, opening Saturday, Sept. 26 at Ordway Music Theater. (more...)

TURANDOT Returns to the Met This MonthTURANDOT Returns to the Met This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Puccini's opera set in ancient China, TURANDOT, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning September 23. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 9/6/2015 - 9/13/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 9/6/2015 - 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 9/6/2015 - 9/13/2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting TonightSan Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Director Francesca Zambello to Receive San Francisco Opera MedalDirector Francesca Zambello to Receive San Francisco Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Following the final curtain call for Friday's Opening Night performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley will award stage director Francesca Zambello with the San Francisco Opera Medal-the highest honor bestowed by the Company to an artistic professional. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room TonightAnn Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Tonight, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Opens 2015-2016 Season with ARIADNE AUF NAXOSMinnesota Opera Opens 2015-2016 Season with ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

The Minnesota Opera kicks off its 2015 – 2016 season at the Ordway Music Theater on September 26, 2015, with Richard Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos, the company's first production of this meltingly beautiful — yet hilarious — work since 1987. (more...)

Copeland, Willison, Harada, Rice & Leritz Set for Madeline Kahn Show at Metropolitan Room, TodayCopeland, Willison, Harada, Rice & Leritz Set for Madeline Kahn Show at Metropolitan Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

On Today, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by three-time MAC Award-winner Peter Napolitano, The Music of Madeline Kahn, with music director Jeff Cubeta on piano, will feature friends & colleagues of the comic legend, as well as performers who have been inspired by her. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara to Stage Film Noir DON GIOVANNIOpera Santa Barbara to Stage Film Noir DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2015-16 season with a uniquely compelling, film noir-inspired production of Mozart's timeless masterpiece Don Giovanni on November 6 and 8. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 6, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 8, in Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222.  (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a new exhibition TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, curated by Scott Marr and Michael Schoenig, at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2016, over the course of Lyric's 61st season. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler FellowshipSan Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. This prestigious training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14Minnesota Opera to Bring Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (October 5, 2015) – After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (November 14 – 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical hand-drawn animation, synchronized with live performance, sets a surreal stage upon which its quirky characters, all cleverly based on familiar silent-movie personalities, explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. This acclaimed production has been seen in just two American cities – Los Angeles and Saint Paul – but has received international praise. Britain's Guardian said, “This production is a joy to watch: an enchanting, big-hearted, supremely lovable piece of whimsical animation and nimble stagecraft.” The New York Times concurred: “... this production stays miraculously fresh, sustaining surprise and delight in its two-and-a-half hours.” Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart's final opera will enchant young and old alike. (more...)

Toronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal CompetitionToronto's Emily D'Angelo Named Victor in Canadian Opera Company's Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Toronto – Emily D'Angelo of Toronto took home First Prize (the Chair's Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The competition is the feature event of the COC fundraiser Centre Stage, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the next generation of opera stars. D'Angelo was selected from eight finalists to receive the $5,000 award, supported annually by the Chair of the COC's Board of Directors. Lauren Eberwein of Qualicum Beach, BC won the Second Prize of $3,000, and Bruno Roy of Montreal was awarded the Third Prize of $1,500. Emily D'Angelo was also selected by the audience as the winner of the Audience Choice Award, worth $1,500. (more...)

Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This DecemberSix Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. (more...)

Opera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General DirectorOpera Naples Welcomes Dennis Hanthorn as General Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Board of Opera Naples is pleased to announce that Dennis Hanthorn has been appointed General Director of Opera Naples, effective November 15, 2015. The announcement comes following a six month international executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group, resulting in over 70 applications. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE TonightMinnesota Opera Brings Back Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2014, Mozart's timeless comedy The Magic Flutereturns to Minnesota Opera (tonight, November 14 - 22 at the Ordway) in the revolutionary production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Present LOST ROMANTICS, TodayOakland Symphony to Present LOST ROMANTICS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Oakland, CA, September 8, 2015 – Music Director a Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their 2015/2016 seastoday, November 13, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre with a program entitled Lost Romantics.The evening will feature the debut of 2015 James Toland Voice Competition winner Brent Turner, tenor, and the return of gifted young pianist Llewellyn Werner-Sanchez. The program includes the rarely performed 1895 Symphony No. 3 of “lost” Romantic composer Victor Bendix and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Mr. Sanchez Werner—who was featured in 2015 on the Symphony's Notes from Mexico concert. Mr. Turner will perform Lehar's Freunde, das Leben is lebenswert from Giuditta and Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Das Land des Lachelns, and Offenbach's Au mont Ida, trois Déesses from La Belle Hélène. Completing the program will be the Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which served as the opening work in Disney's groundbreaking and visionary 1940 film Fantasia, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. No-host drinks and a pre-concert talk will begin at 7 pm and there will be free lobby entertainment and informal intermission talks with orchestra musicians at the foot of the stage. The concert is sponsored in part by The Grubb Co.  Tickets, priced $15-$70, may be purchased online at www.OaklandSymphony.org or by phone at 510-444-0802.  (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, 7/31Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Toronto, July 6, 2015… Summer Opera Lyric Theatre continues its 29 year tradition as the only performance haven for opera lovers in late summer.  Since 1986, Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8 week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music.  These weeks have culminated in a series of performances showcasing the young artists at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto. The only summer course of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, alumni include Kristina Szabo, David Pomeroy, Nora Sourouzian, Joseph Kaiser, Keith Klassen and Joshua Hopkins. (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, TodaySummer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Annual Mini-Festival of Opera, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Toronto, July 6, 2015… Summer Opera Lyric Theatre continues its 29 year tradition as the only performance haven for opera lovers in late summer.  Since 1986, Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8 week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music.  These weeks have culminated in a series of performances showcasing the young artists at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto. The only summer course of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, alumni include Kristina Szabo, David Pomeroy, Nora Sourouzian, Joseph Kaiser, Keith Klassen and Joshua Hopkins. (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, TodaySummer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ariadne Auf Naxos, DER VAMPYR and MARTHA are unexpected treats for opera lovers longing for adventure.  In Strauss' opera, the god Bacchus arrives on Ariadne's desert island to rekindle the fires of love in her heart, much to the amusement of the flirty Zerbinetta and her comedian boyfriends! (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Hosts STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration TonightBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Hosts STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) -Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park tonight and tomorrow, July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23NYFOS @ North Fork to Showcase Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and Saturday, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY. (more...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31Summer Opera Lyric Theatre to Present Mini-Festival, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Ariadne Auf Naxos, DER VAMPYR and MARTHA are unexpected treats for opera lovers longing for adventure.  In Strauss' opera, the god Bacchus arrives on Ariadne's desert island to rekindle the fires of love in her heart, much to the amusement of the flirty Zerbinetta and her comedian boyfriends! (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, THE LONG WALK and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Opera Saratoga kicks off its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from today, July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This FebruaryLITTLE WOMEN to Make Company Premiere at Madison Opera This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo's LITTLE WOMEN on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Verdi's towering Requiem, a work National Public Radio calls a "thrilling opera in disguise," with acclaimed guest soloists Amber Wagner, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano, Issachah Savage, tenor, and Morris Robinson, bass, on Saturday, January 30, 2 pm, and Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  A stunningly theatrical staple of the choral repertoire, Verdi's work is a tumultuous, tortured, terrifying spectacle that has thrilled audiences since its debut in 1874.   (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...)

Met Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double BillMet Opera to Present Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The popular verismo double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci returns to the Met beginning January 21. (more...)

Washington Concert Opera to Present Donizetti's LA FAVORITEWashington Concert Opera to Present Donizetti's LA FAVORITE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Washington Concert Opera is proud to continue its season of Italian masters with Gaetano Donizetti's LA FAVORITE in its original, rarely performed, French version (with English supertitles). At the height of his career and his creative genius, Donizetti wrote LA FAVORITE - one of the few operas with a mezzo-soprano in the title role. Set amidst the Moorish invasion of medieval Spain, it is filled with the passions of war, love, and sacrifice.  (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (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...)

LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916LES PECHEURS DE PERLES to Return to the Met Stage for the First Time Since 1916
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

A new production of Bizet's LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century, opens in a new production this New Year's Eve. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

NYFOS @ North Fork Showcases Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport This WeekendNYFOS @ North Fork Showcases Songs from Latin America in Orient & Bellport This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: tomorrow, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and tonight, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY. (more...)

Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15Single Tickets for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season on Sale 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara's 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Opera Santa Barbara will open its 22nd season with Mozart's timeless drama Don Giovanni on November 6 and 8, followed by Donizetti's bel canto masterpiece The Elixir of Love on March 4 and 6, and a twin bill consisting of Puccini's compelling one-act operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi on April 22 and 24. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

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