Hottest Articles on from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN is Whimsical and Mirthful
by David Clarke - August 10, 2014

In New York City, summer and Shakespeare go hand in hand. For their 2014 Season the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is producing 'A Summer of Shakespeare,' and they kicked off this season with a fully staged production of Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN. While giving the show a modern twist, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble followed traditional convention and has set the piece into an abridged version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The end product is a light-hearted yet ambitious production that enchants. (more...)

2) San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

3) Matthew Worth, Daniela Mack & More to Lead FWOpera & ALT's JFK World Premiere in 2016
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) in collaboration with American Lyric Theater (ALT) announced today the star-studded cast of the highly anticipated 2016 world premiere opera JFK. Based on the final twelve hours of the 35th president's life and time spent in Fort Worth, Texas, JFK is the next major statement from the celebrated creative team of composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek, who made waves with their critically acclaimed debut opera Dog Days (2012). (more...)

by Barry Lenny - August 11, 2014

The opera has no plot or narrative, but offers sketches, suggests thoughts and, perhaps could be best described as an impressionist opera. (more...)

5) Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Hall and raised more than $1 million on Saturday, August 9. (more...)

6) Met Opera Update: FMCS Announces Near Completion of Analyst Report as Deadline Looms
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), announced today that the report of the independent analyst brought in to review the Metropolitan Opera's finances was nearing its completion. (more...)

7) Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the "lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all," Ailyn Perez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Perez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

8) Greg Weber Named Tulsa Opera Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Tulsa Opera today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Greg Weber to the position of Managing Director. Currently Director of Production at San Francisco Opera, Weber brings more than 28 years of experience in arts management. He was hired after a nationwide executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group. Weber will assume his duties as Managing Director this October. (more...)

9) BWW Reviews: PHILIP GLASS PORTRAIT TRILOGY: SATYAGRAHA Completes an Amazing Week of Opera
by Barry Lenny - August 12, 2014

This is top quality opera in every direction, no matter what criteria you care to judge it against. Timothy Sexton and Leigh Warren have pulled of a major coup. (more...)

10) Amanda Majeski To Star In LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

American Soprano Amanda Majeski will be singing the role of Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in replacement of Marian Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn due to health reasons. (more...)

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