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BWW Review: THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY PERFORMS MAHLER'S 1ST SYMPHONY at The Church Of The Good Shepard BWW Review: THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY PERFORMS MAHLER'S 1ST SYMPHONY at The Church Of The Good Shepard
by Peter Danish - May 18, 2018

BWW Review: THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY PERFORMS MAHLER'S 1ST SYMPHONY at The Church Of The Good Shepard... (more...)
Photo Flash: THE MONKEY KING MAKING HAVOC IN HEAVEN at the CCP, 5/18-19 Photo Flash: THE MONKEY KING MAKING HAVOC IN HEAVEN at the CCP, 5/18-19
by Oliver Oliveros - May 18, 2018

Qingdao Peking Opera's 'The Monkey King Making Havoc in Heaven' plays the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Little Theatre tonight, May 18, at 7:30 p.m., and tomorrow night, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE!... (more...)
Florentine Opera Releases Additional Details On The Resignation Of William Florescu Florentine Opera Releases Additional Details On The Resignation Of William Florescu
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Since the announcement of William Florescu's resignation from the Florentine Opera Company on May 9, 2018, we have received information previously unknown to the company regarding Mr. Florescu's conduct in the workplace. Having learned this additional information, we feel that greater transparency i... (more...)
VIDEO: The Met Orchestra Rehearses Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony Ahead of Carnegie Hall Concert 5/18 VIDEO: The Met Orchestra Rehearses Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony Ahead of Carnegie Hall Concert 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

In the video below, Mirga Gražynit?-Tyla leads the Met Orchestra in the finale of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony in preparation for the ensemble's May 18 performance at Carnegie Hall. ... (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ONE AMAZING NIGHT at The Balboa Theater BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ONE AMAZING NIGHT at The Balboa Theater
by Ron Bierman - May 17, 2018

The San Diego Opera's last concert this season was billed as 'One Amazing Night.' The program was originally scheduled to feature soprano Lise Lindstrom and tenor Rene Barbera, but Barbera was released from his commitment when he was offered a Teatro alla Scala debut as Ernesto in a new production o... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Appoints Eun Sun Kim Principal Guest Conductor Houston Grand Opera Appoints Eun Sun Kim Principal Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has appointed Eun Sun Kim as principal guest conductor starting in the 2019-20 season. She will be the first person to hold this position since 1993, when Vjekoslav Sutej completed two seasons in the role. Ms. Kim will conduct at least one opera per season, beginning with R... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

After a national search, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career developm... (more...)
Long Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre 6/2 Long Beach Opera's THE BEST OF 20 Comes to The Beverly O'Neill Theatre 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Long Beach Opera honors the man named by Opera News as "one of the 25 people that will be a major force in the field of opera in the coming decade" with The Best of 20, a celebration of Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek's 20 years with Long Beach Opera. ... (more...)
BWW Review: It May Not Be Celestial but AIDA Reigns in Brooklyn at Feisty Regina Opera BWW Review: It May Not Be Celestial but AIDA Reigns in Brooklyn at Feisty Regina Opera
by Richard Sasanow - May 16, 2018

While New York waits for Netrebko's house debut as Aida to the Met next year, we always have…Brooklyn? If you hurry, you can catch next weekend's matinees--it's a local company that knows its audience and schedules accordingly--at the feisty Regina Opera Company, which is featuring a surprisingly ef... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed c... (more...)
VIDEO: La Fura dels Baus Comes To Lincoln Center This Summer With THE CREATION VIDEO: La Fura dels Baus Comes To Lincoln Center This Summer With THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Avant-garde Catalan theater collective La Fura dels Baus brings its “freewheeling blend of audiovisual wizardry, acrobatics, and puppetry” (Guardian, U.K) to Haydn's famous oratorio. A relentless stream of imagery, text, and stage pageantry touching on everything from philosophy and physics to DNA r... (more...)
San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival Programs Continue Through 7/1 San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival Programs Continue Through 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????Complementing the highly-anticipated performances of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House (June 12-July 1), San Francisco Opera presents its ongoing Ring Festival of ancillary events and activities. Designed to deepen public engagement and prov... (more...)
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta is currently staging CANDIDE, directed by ALLIANCE THEATRE Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth with musical direction by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano. Get a first look at the production below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Christopher Sieber Explains CANDIDE in Three Minutes VIDEO: Christopher Sieber Explains CANDIDE in Three Minutes
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is currently staging CANDIDE, directed by Alliance Theatre Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth with musical direction by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano. In the video below, watch Christopher Sieber explain the show in three minutes!... (more...)
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!... (more...)
BWW Review: The Bantam of the Opera Strikes Again! BWW Review: The Bantam of the Opera Strikes Again!
by Steve Callahan - May 15, 2018

For several seasons I've searched for a term to describe Gateway Opera. In a city flush with larger companies-Opera Theater St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, and Winter Opera-which offer truly 'grand opera', what can one call this little company which gives us such delicious bite-sized treats? They're... (more...)
Tickets On Sale Today For Cerise Jacobs Video Game Opera Tickets On Sale Today For Cerise Jacobs Video Game Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Cerise Jacobs (photo credit: James Daniel­­­) ; Dan Visconti (photo credit: SnoStudios Photography) Tickets go on sale today for the latest brainchild of creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs, the video game opera PermaDeath. Hailed by Opera magazine as “intrepid and artistically ambitious,” Jacobs i... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera To Celebrate Return To Wortham Theater Center With HGO And Plácido Houston Grand Opera To Celebrate Return To Wortham Theater Center With HGO And Plácido
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

When Houston Grand Opera (HGO) opened its first season in Houston's new opera house at the Wortham Theater Center in 1987, world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo starred in Verdi's Aida. Now, just over 30 years later, Domingo will again take the Wortham stage on September 26 for HGO and Placido-Coming... (more...)
Opera Legend Lucine Amara Opens NJ Association Of Verismo Opera's 30th International Vocal Competition Opera Legend Lucine Amara Opens NJ Association Of Verismo Opera's 30th International Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) 30th Annual International Vocal Competition.  The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2018.... (more...)
May Festival Announces Tenor Change May Festival Announces Tenor Change
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Due to illness, tenor Matthew Polenzani will be unable to perform in Verdi's Requiem on May 18, 2018.... (more...)
The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY Presents The New York Premiere Of THIS LITTLE LIGHT Of MINE The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY Presents The New York Premiere Of THIS LITTLE LIGHT Of MINE
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY) presents the New York Premiere of Adrienne Danrich's one-woman show, THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price as part of the 3rd Annual New York OperaFest on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman M... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at Adelaide Festival Theatre BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2018

State Opera have a winning production in The Pearl Fishers.... (more...)
New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, from June 21-24, 2018 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Ca... (more...)
Marin County's Golden Gate Opera Announces Marin County's Golden Gate Opera Announces "Spring Fling" Saturday May 19 in Tiburon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Marin County's Golden Gate Opera presents 'Spring Fling' Saturday May 19 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm featuring favorite selections from Bizet's Carmen, Puccini's La Boheme, Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci and Verdi's La Traviata performed live - an acclaimed Golden Gate Opera Living Room Arias Afternoon.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Announces 2018-2019 Season Long Beach Opera Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Long Beach Opera celebrates two milestones in the 2018-2019 season - its fortieth anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Andreas Mitisek leading the company as artistic director. ... (more...)