Hottest Articles on for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016

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1) Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York. For information contact: or call Riverside Opera Company at 718-876-7945.  For tickets:   $15 general admission(at the door); $15 advance tickets (brown paper tix);$15 Seniors and Veterans; Children and students free. (more...)

2) Boston Lyric Opera to Close Out Season with THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Boston, MA – April 7, 2016 – Boston Lyric Opera closes its 2015/16 Season with composer Franz Lehár's classic comic operetta The Merry Widow, whose light-hearted fun within the fictional Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris plays out among international diplomats as the dark clouds of World War I gather on the horizon. This new BLO production of The Merry Widowopens April 29 for a five-performance run through May 8 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSMShubert Theatre in Boston. (more...)

3) dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Announces August 2016 Season: 'Violetta & Her Sisters'
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2016

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company's August 2016 Season - Violetta & her Sisters - featuring Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, Jules Massenet's Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, featuring excerpts from Puccini's La Rondine and Leoncavallo's La bohème, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Vierne, d'Indy, Loeffler and others. (more...)

4) Lucy Arner to Conduct Verismo Opera's Premiere of LA GIOCONDA This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Fort Lee, New Jersey - The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Cuban born Lucy Arner will debut as Principal Conductor in the company's performance of Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA. (more...)

5) Guerilla Opera Presents New Operas at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 Guerilla Opera's residency with New Music Brandeis at Brandeis University culminates in a semi-staged performance of short chamber operas by Brandeis University graduate composers in collaboration with creative writing students. This performance is during the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts in Slosberg Hall at Brandeis University and is made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. Admission to this performance is free. Visit for more information on the festival. (more...)

6) Opera at Florham to Host 28th Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2016

Madison, NJ -- After putting on a fabulous Musicale on March 20th titled 'An Afternoon of Arias about Spring and Songs of Love', Opera at Florham (OAF) prepares for its annual renowned Vocal Competition. (more...)

7) Anthony Kearns Stars in Donizetti's ELIXIR OF LOVE, Opening Tonight at Gulfshore Opera
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

World renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will make his debut in the tenor role of 'Nemorino' in Gulfshore Opera's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera, L'Elisir d'amore, opening tonight. (more...)

8) 2016 Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto to be Held in October
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

Tradition, a desire to embrace the new and the ever increasing international profile are the predominant features of the 2016 edition of the Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto. This year's festival, returning for the month of October (, will be dedicated to the German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller, who has always been a source of inspiration and subject matter for Italian composers throughout time, including above all Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

9) Florida Grand Opera to Present Donizetti's DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) will present Donizetti's comedic masterpiece Don Pasquale at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from May 7 through May 14, 2016. (more...)

10) LA Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2016

La Bohème, one of the world's most beloved operas, will be the final mainstage production in LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season. Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy will have eight performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) from May 14 through June 12, 2016.  (more...)

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