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Cincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 Season Cincinnati Opera Announces Lineup for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2018

Cincinnati Opera, today announced the repertoire and casting for Cincinnati Opera's 2019 Summer Festival, which will run from June 13 to July 28. The company's 99th season begins with a charming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Music Hall's Springer Auditorium.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL at Cincinnati Opera VIDEO: First Look at ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL at Cincinnati Opera
by Stage Tube - July 19, 2018

Transforming Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall onto the operatic stage, Another Brick in the Wall tells the semi-autobiographical story of a rock star's troubled journey after lashing out at an admiring concertgoer. Another Brick in the Wall completely transforms Roger Waters's original work into a s... (more...)
Photo Flash: Cincinnati Opera Presents ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL, A Pink Floyd Opera Photo Flash: Cincinnati Opera Presents ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL, A Pink Floyd Opera
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2018

Transforming Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall onto the operatic stage, Another Brick in the Wall tells the semi-autobiographical story of a rock star's troubled journey after lashing out at an admiring concertgoer. Another Brick in the Wall completely transforms Roger Waters's original work into a s... (more...)
BWW Review: Call It Mishmash or MASS, Mostly Mozart Celebrates Bernstein Centennial BWW Review: Call It Mishmash or MASS, Mostly Mozart Celebrates Bernstein Centennial
by Richard Sasanow - July 19, 2018

This week, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival added its two-cents to the Leonard Bernstein centennial festivities, with the first of two performances of Bernstein's MASS: A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, PLAYS AND DANCERS, in an environmental production by Elkhanah Pulitzer.... (more...)
Vermont Italian Opera Intensive Announces 2nd Season Vermont Italian Opera Intensive Announces 2nd Season
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2018

The Vermont Italian Opera Intensive is proud to announce its second season! New this year, VIOI is excited to offer a public master class with Maestro Jeffrey Rink on Tuesday 7/24/18 at 7pm.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI VIDEO: Watch Leonard Bernstein's TROUBLE IN TAHITI
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2018

A film of Opera North's critically-acclaimed Trouble in Tahiti is now available to view on demand. Check out the video below!... (more...)
Pop-Up Opera to Offer Reimagined LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN Pop-Up Opera to Offer Reimagined LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2018

Opera return this autumn with a reimagining of Bizet's famous masterpiece La Tragedie de Carmen. In 1981 Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to reimagine this emotive opera and, now, Opera will stage this stripped back incarnation. Sung in French with Opera's signature 'silent mov... (more...)
The Metropolitan Opera Announces its 2018 Summer HD Festival The Metropolitan Opera Announces its 2018 Summer HD Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the tenth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 25, to Monday September 3, 2018 (Labor Day). The series will present ten recen... (more...)
Photo Flash: DOCTOR ATOMIC Comes To Santa Fe Opera Photo Flash: DOCTOR ATOMIC Comes To Santa Fe Opera
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2018

We've got a first look at DOCTOR ATOMIC at Santa Fe Opera! Check out the photos below!... (more...)
Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now Announces 2019 Lineup Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2018

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now is pleased to announce programming for the seventh annual festival of fresh opera-theatre & music-theatre running January 5-13, 2019, featuring eight presentations that "shift the whole paradigm of what opera is and can be" (New York Observer).... (more...)
Pacific Opera Project Presents Large-Scale Outdoor Production Of Bizet's CARMEN At The Ford Theatres Pacific Opera Project Presents Large-Scale Outdoor Production Of Bizet's CARMEN At The Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2018

On September 1, 2018 at 8pm, Pacific Opera Project (POP) returns to the newly renovated Ford Theatres for a thrilling fully-staged outdoor production of Bizet's Carmen. Following the tremendous success of Abduction from the Seraglio at the Ford in 2016, POP will put on a one-night-only production fo... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces World Premiere Opera COMPANIONSHIP & Full Casting For 2019 Festival Season Fort Worth Opera Announces World Premiere Opera COMPANIONSHIP & Full Casting For 2019 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2018

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the casts and creative teams for the 2019 Festival season, including the world premiere of composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters's delightfully wicked opera, Companionship. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, t... (more...)
Brooklyn Opera Works At The Brooklyn Music School Presents A BROOKLYN CABARET Brooklyn Opera Works At The Brooklyn Music School Presents A BROOKLYN CABARET
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2018

???????Now in its sixth year, Brooklyn Opera Works (BOW), founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Lina Tetriani, proudly features emerging stars in opera, theater, and dance. During its Summer Vocal Arts program, BOW hosts three productions at the BMS Playhouse: a fully produced opera, an original work... (more...)
Juilliard Announces 2018-19 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts Performance Juilliard Announces 2018-19 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts Performance
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2018

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, announces its 2018-19 season of opera and vocal arts performances. Highlights of the upcoming season include three mainstage operas: Britten's The Turn of the Screw featuring Juilli... (more...)
Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2018

???????Kicking off its 2017/18 Season: Survival Instincts, Constellation Theatre Company will present screenings of the 1920 German expressionist horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from August 9-13 at Source, located at 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Helen Hayes Award-winning percussionis... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces 2018 Chairpeople Dallas Opera Announces 2018 Chairpeople
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2018

???????The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the chairpersons for two of the most important fund-raising events on the 2018 Social Calendar: the FIRST SIGHT fashion show and luncheon being chaired by Joyce Goss, and the exciting festivities surrounding FIRST NIGHT of the new season, chaired by Shell... (more...)
Austin Opera Announces New Board Of Trustees Austin Opera Announces New Board Of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2018

Austin Opera today announced four new members have joined the Company's Board of Trustees for the 2018-2019 season: Ernest Auerbach, John English, Jonathan Sessler, and Alan Williams. Their terms began July 1, 2018.... (more...)
Melbourne Opera Presents Comic Opera Der Rosenkavalier From 9 August Melbourne Opera Presents Comic Opera Der Rosenkavalier From 9 August
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

???????Following the critical and public triumph of Roberto Devereux, Lohengrin and most recently Tristan and Isolde, Melbourne Opera will next stage Richard Strauss' romantic comedy Der Rosenkavalier, not seen in Melbourne for 16 years, at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre from 9 - 17 August.... (more...)
OPERA America Awards Opera Grants For Female Composers: Commissioning Grants OPERA America Awards Opera Grants For Female Composers: Commissioning Grants
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

???????OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Tou... (more...)
Jonas Kaufmann's Debut As Verdi's Otello Now Available On DVD And Blu-ray From Sony Classical Jonas Kaufmann's Debut As Verdi's Otello Now Available On DVD And Blu-ray From Sony Classical
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

On a sweltering night in June 2017, this was unquestionably the hottest ticket in town. Opera lovers thronged to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to hear tenor Jonas Kaufmann, recently acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as “the world's greatest tenor,” make his eagerly anticipated role debut as Ot... (more...)
Cincinnati Opera Announces Gregory Spears + US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's CASTOR & PATIENCE Cincinnati Opera Announces Gregory Spears + US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's CASTOR & PATIENCE
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

???????Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced that the company has commissioned a new evening-length opera, Castor and Patience, from composer Gregory Spears and librettist Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States. Castor and Patience will... (more...)
Bravo! Vail Presents New TOSCA With The Philadelphia Orchestra In 2019 Bravo! Vail Presents New TOSCA With The Philadelphia Orchestra In 2019
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2018

The Philadelphia Orchestra had not finished its residency before Bravo! Vail Music Festival Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott took to??????? the stage to announce that the exemplary orchestra would be back in 2019 for the summer classical music destination's debut opera production: Puccini's To... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's World Premiere of SKY ON SWINGS launches O18 Festival Opera Philadelphia's World Premiere of SKY ON SWINGS launches O18 Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2018

O18, the second edition of Opera Philadelphia's annual season-opening festival, launches on September 20 – on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day – with the world premiere of Sky on Swings.... (more...)
New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock From Opera Saratoga Now Available New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock From Opera Saratoga Now Available
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2018

Bridge Records is pleased to be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar ... (more...)
Bridge Records Releases a New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Bridge Records Releases a New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2018

Bridge Records will be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast incl... (more...)