Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 12/28/2014 - 1/4/2015

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 12/28/2014 - 1/4/2015. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) BWW Reviews: Top New York Opera Performances in 2014 -- Ah, Yes, I Remember Them Well
by Richard Sasanow - January 02, 2015

For New York opera-goers, what was the event of the year? Undoubtedly, John Adams's THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, not only for the kerfuffle caused by the [unfounded] claims of anti-Semitism but for the opera's exciting debut at the Met. (The Met's contentious labor negotiations nearly edged it out, though.) As we head into the spring season, here's a look back at some of the performances that put a song in my heart, not in any particular order. (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsal Footage for THE MERRY WIDOW Starring Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & More!
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2014

Renee Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)


3) International Opera Star Janis Martin Has Died at 75
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2014

American opera singer Janis Martin, best known for stretching her range from a mezzo-soprano to a soprano star, has died. Having suffered from diabetes for years, she passed away at home in San Antonio on Dec. 14, her son Robert confirmed. She was 75. (more...)


4) Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2015

It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)


5) Quinn Kelsey Set for Metropolitan Opera's LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2014

The role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata will be sung by American baritone Quinn Kelsey on January 14 and by Russian baritone Alexei Markov on January 17, 21, and 24, replacing Ludovic Tezier, who is continuing to recover from an illness. (more...)


6) Bronx Opera to Ring in the New Year with ALBERT HERRING, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2014

The Bronx Opera - now in its 48th year - presents Benjamin Britten's comic opera about a town's discovery that their hunt for a virtuous soul amongst the masses provides only one name - the title character, ALBERT HERRING (more...)


7) New York City Opera's Remaining Assets to be Sold in January
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2014

After filing for bankruptcy in 2013, New York City Opera's remaining assets will be sold on Jan. 20, the United States Bankruptcy Court ruled last week. Should multiple bidders be interested, an auction will be mounted. (more...)


8) OperaDelaware Announces Collaboration with Hospital for Special Performance, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. - A new collaboration between OperaDelaware and the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children will bring three of opera's brightest stars to the atrium of the health care facility for performances on Jan. 16, 30, and Mar. 20, it was announced today. (more...)


9) Opera Star, Janis Martin, Dies at Age 75
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2014

Janis Martin, American opera singer who sang leading roles first as a mezzo-soprano and later as a soprano in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States, has died at the age of 75. She was particularly known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and sang at the Bayreuth Festival from 1968 to 1997. (more...)


10) Renee Fleming Stars in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2014

Renee Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)




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