OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


BWW Review: LA BOH ME at The Flour Shed, Hart's Mill BWW Review: LA BOH ME at The Flour Shed, Hart's Mill
by Barry Lenny - December 15, 2017

Watch out for the Intermezzo Series next year, as well as all of Co-Opera's touring productions.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater to Bring ELIZABETH CREE World Premiere to the Windy City Chicago Opera Theater to Bring ELIZABETH CREE World Premiere to the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'Elizabeth Cree,' a suspenseful and thrilling tale set in Victorian London, based on the novel 'The Trial of Elizabeth Cree' by Peter Ackroyd.... (more...)
Keith Cerny Announces Departure from The Dallas Opera Keith Cerny Announces Departure from The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

After seven-and-a-half years with The Dallas Opera, Keith Cerny, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, has tendered his resignation. He has been appointed General Director and CEO of Calgary Opera, where he will assume his duties in January.... (more...)
BWW Review: Sierra's the Winner, But Blythe Steals the 2017 Richard Tucker Gala at Carnegie Hall BWW Review: Sierra's the Winner, But Blythe Steals the 2017 Richard Tucker Gala at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - December 15, 2017

It was great that the 2017 Richard Tucker Gala was heard live on WQXR.org and on WQXR radio on Sunday, but those of us who were in Carnegie Hall had it much better. This year's winner, soprano Nadine Sierra, sounded wonderful (and looked ravishing, by the way) as she whipped through Verdi's 'Caro n... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of World's First Mariachi Opera CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Following the success of its fall productions of Puccini's beloved La Fanciulla del West and the New York premiere of Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne, New York City Opera continues the 2017/2018 season in January 2018 with the New York premiere of Jos 'Pepe' Mart nez and Leonard Foglia's Cruzar l... (more...)
A.R.T. Announces Inaugural 'Run AMOC!' Festival A.R.T. Announces Inaugural 'Run AMOC!' Festival
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces that it will present the inaugural Run AMOC! Festival, performed by the new American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) December 15 18, 2017.... (more...)
WQXR to Broadcast Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala and MESSIAH at Trinity Church Wall Street WQXR to Broadcast Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala and MESSIAH at Trinity Church Wall Street
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Classical music lovers around the world can share in two longstanding New York City institutions beginning this weekend, as both the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert on Sunday, December 10 (6pm ET), and the first of Trinity Church Wall Street's annual performances of Handel's Me... (more...)
Opera Ithaca to Stage Gala Production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Opera Ithaca to Stage Gala Production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents their 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Gala featuring Gilbert and Sullivan's, The Pirates of Penzance, in a gala production at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca on December 31st with a special additional concert performance at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, New York on December 30th.... (more...)
Susan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera Susan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Fresh from a rapturously received account of Berlioz's La damnation de Faust with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham reprises her 'vivacious and creamy-voiced' (New York Times) star turn as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari ... (more...)
Susan Graham to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW, Helmed by Susan Stroman, at The Met Opera Susan Graham to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW, Helmed by Susan Stroman, at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Tony Award winner Susan Stroman's staging of Franz Leh r's The Merry Widow, which premiered in the Met's 2014-15 season, has its first revival beginning December 14, with nine performances through to January 11.... (more...)
OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas OPERA America Awards $225,000 In Grants To Develop New American Operas
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital f... (more...)
Patty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors Patty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

Patty McKenna was elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a meeting held today. Ms. McKenna is currently a portfolio manager and principal with Hotchkis and Wiley, a $30 billion institutional money management firm. She has 31 years of industry experience and is an equity owner of the firm. She... (more...)
New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. These grants provide vital financia... (more...)
ICE to Reprise David Lang's THE WHISPER OPERA at NYU Skirball ICE to Reprise David Lang's THE WHISPER OPERA at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

From January 24 to February 3, 2018, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) reprises Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang's the whisper opera in 13 performances at NYU Skirball.... (more...)
Tenor Rene Barbera to Make Nine House Debuts This Season Tenor Rene Barbera to Make Nine House Debuts This Season
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

American tenor Ren Barbera, praised for his singing suffused with old-fashioned warmth by Opera News, will make nine house debuts this season, cementing his status as an operatic star on the rise.... (more...)
BWW Feature: When Marketing Works - NYGASP's HMS PINAFORE at Kaye Playhouse BWW Feature: When Marketing Works - NYGASP's HMS PINAFORE at Kaye Playhouse
by Cole Grissom - December 13, 2017

These days, targeted ads are flying at us at every turn. I find myself in constant inner struggle, because I keep getting pulled in though I never truly enjoy myself, because I know what they're doing to me! So, imagine my surprise when I found myself delightfully lost in the New York Gilbert and Su... (more...)
Christoph Waltz Directs Verdi's Comic Masterpiece FALSTAFF for Opera Vlaanderen Christoph Waltz Directs Verdi's Comic Masterpiece FALSTAFF for Opera Vlaanderen
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

The cycle of late Verdi works presented at Opera Vlaanderen in recent seasons wouldn't be complete without Falstaff. In this vibrant testament, the old master composed a final masterpiece in which he once more reinvents himself at an advanced age. None other than Hollywood actor, director and two-ti... (more...)
New Opera BLACK SQUARE Set for Krannert Center as Part of '10 Days That Shook the World' Symposium New Opera BLACK SQUARE Set for Krannert Center as Part of '10 Days That Shook the World' Symposium
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

The capstone event of the REEEC symposium 10 days that shook the world is the Lyric Theatre at Illinois' production From Prince Igor to Black Square. The stories of human lives swept away by the storm of political changes seven centuries apart come alive in this unusual production.... (more...)
The Springer Opera House Celebrates Paul Pierce's 30th Anniversary Season The Springer Opera House Celebrates Paul Pierce's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

The Springer Opera House is celebrating Paul Pierce's 30th anniversary season as producing artistic director.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Elizabeth Hurley as New Chief Development Officer Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Elizabeth Hurley as New Chief Development Officer
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

Nationally known fundraising professional Elizabeth Hurley will join Lyric Opera of Chicago as its new chief development officer the company announced today. Hurley will be stepping into the role on March 1, 2018.... (more...)
EmpowerYouth! Students Begin Creating An Original Opera EmpowerYouth! Students Begin Creating An Original Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

In September, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League announced EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership that immerses African American youth in the creation of an original opera based on their own life experiences. Collaborative... (more...)
The Met's HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open Next Week with Special Family Pricing The Met's HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open Next Week with Special Family Pricing
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

The Met presents the second of its popular family presentations this holiday season, Richard Jones's acclaimed production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera based on the Brothers Grimm story Hansel and Gretel. The English-language production opens December 18 for seven performances through to January... (more...)
Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual Luncheon Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados - including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas - attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, R... (more...)
Marilyn Horne Leads Carnegie Hall's 'The Song Continues' Series in Final Season as Artistic Advisor Marilyn Horne Leads Carnegie Hall's 'The Song Continues' Series in Final Season as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

From January 23 28, 2018, Carnegie Hall celebrates the legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, who will lead The Song Continues in her final season as Artistic Advisor before passing the torch to acclaimed soprano Ren e Fleming, who will continue this beloved tradition in years to come.... (more...)
Legendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon Legendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, R... (more...)