Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 11/30/2014 - 12/7/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 11/30/2014 - 12/7/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) New York City Opera's Remaining Assets Expected to Sell in January
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

According to reports, New York City Opera is expected to sell its remaining assets as soon as January. They have until December 18 to present a reorganization plan. However, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has denied the opera's fifth request for a three-month deadline extension. If the Dec. 18 deadline is met, 'potential suitors will have 30 days to review its plan and, if they wish, submit a competing bid. After this period, Judge Lane will hold a court-supervised auction as early as January awarding NYCO's assets.' (more...)


2) BWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEME
by Richard Sasanow - December 05, 2014

Puccini's LA BOHEME has that magical ability to change its shape depending on the cast. When Pavarotti sang, it became his opera, with a Mimi hard pressed to take the spotlight, even in her death scene. When Stratas, Carreras and Scotto (as Musetta) led the cast, it became a sparkly ensemble of shooting stars. At this week's performance with rising star Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Mimi, there was no doubt that she was the evening's "it" girl, even though the other principal singers added mightily to the performance's success. (more...)


3) OperaDelaware Appoints Kimberly Doucette as Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2014

OperaDelaware today announced the appointment of Kimberly Doucette as the company's new Director of Education. Doucette adds these duties to her current position as Artistic Director of the Wilmington Children's Chorus (WCC). Doucette's appointment is effective as of December 1. (more...)


4) Fabio Luisi to Make First Zurich Opera Appearances of the Season in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

The New Year finds Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi back at the helm of the Zurich Opera. (more...)


5) Arizona Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced today that Arizona Opera is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Arizona Opera is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support its new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin to premiere in Tucson on January 31, 2015. (more...)


6) LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2014

La Traviata will return to the Met stage December 11 with two rotating casts of stars, all of whom are singing their first company performances of the principal roles. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, who made a notable debut as Donna Anna in the 2011 new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, brings her acclaimed Violetta to the Met for the first time in the opening performances, with American tenor Stephen Costello as her impetuous lover Alfredo. Later performances will feature Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva-currently starring in her first-ever staged performances of Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme-as Violetta, opposite Italian tenor Francesco Demuro as Alfredo. The role of Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father, will be shared by American baritone Quinn Kelsey and French baritone Ludovic Tezier. Marco Armiliato will lead all performances of Verdi's romantic tragedy this season. Willy Decker's acclaimed production had its Met premiere in 2010. (more...)


7) BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 02, 2014

Bartlett Sher's production of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA is one of the best of the Gelb years at the Met, with its sliding-doors set by Michael Yeargan and luscious costumes by Catherine Zuber. It was great when it opened with an all-star cast--headed Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Florez and Peter Mattei--and remains sturdy even when some of the casting is a little wobbly. (more...)


8) New Cast to Lead Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Beginning 12/4 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

Richard Eyre's acclaimed new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro returns to the Met stage December 4. (more...)


9) The Met to Screen Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance on Saturday, December 13 at 12pm EST. (more...)


10) Florida Grand Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014

Florida Grand Opera follows up its critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly with a modern retelling of a Mozart favorite, the comic opera Cosi fan tutte, opening on Saturday, January 24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)




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