OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


General Director Alexander Neef Extends Contract with Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef Extends Contract with Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2017

Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef has signed a new contract with the COC that extends his tenure as General Director through the 2025/2026 season.... (more...)
Regina Opera to Present GOTTA SING! Concert at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Regina Opera to Present GOTTA SING! Concert at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2017

Brooklyn's Regina Opera Company will present 'Gotta Sing!' on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, Brooklyn (5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, between 59th and 60th Streets).... (more...)
LA Opera Off Grand to Present LA BELLE ET LA BETE with Live Performance of Philip Glass Score LA Opera Off Grand to Present LA BELLE ET LA BETE with Live Performance of Philip Glass Score
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2017

From October 28 through 31, LA Opera presents a special Halloween treat for cinephiles and opera lovers alike: a screening of Jean Cocteau's ravishingly beautiful 1946 cinematic masterpiece La Belle et la B te ('Beauty and the Beast'), with an enchanting Philip Glass score performed live by the Phil... (more...)
Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next Month Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2017

The Pearl Fishers is coming to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 19 - December 10.... (more...)
Bid to Meet Ansel Elgort & Support Ardea Arts' BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA Bid to Meet Ansel Elgort & Support Ardea Arts' BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by Movies News Desk - October 16, 2017

Ardea Arts is participating in Charitybuzz's fall Hollywood Auction campaign with the lot: 'Meet Ansel Elgort and Visit the Set of his Next Film.'... (more...)
Melbourne Opera Presents Donizetti's Dramatic Masterpiece ROBERTO DEVEREUX Melbourne Opera Presents Donizetti's Dramatic Masterpiece ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2017

Following the company's acclaimed productions of Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) in 2015 and Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn) in 2016, Melbourne Opera is finishing its powerful 2017 season with the final instalment of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, Roberto Devereux.... (more...)
BWW Review: NABUCCO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion BWW Review: NABUCCO at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - October 15, 2017

On Oct 14, 2017, Los Angeles Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, NABUCCO in a new and extremely well detailed production by Thaddeus Strassberger.... (more...)
Amore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA Amore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2017

Amore Opera kicks off its tenth season on October 20th with Puccini's Tosca at its home, the Riverside Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This exciting production of Tosca will be presented in fully-staged production conducted by Richard Cordova, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic D... (more...)
Seattle Opera Gains New COO/CFO and Director of Production Seattle Opera Gains New COO/CFO and Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2017

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang has appointed two new members of his executive team: Jane Repensek joins the company as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, and Doug Provost will serve asDirector of Production.... (more...)
The Florentine Opera to Celebrate Genre's Greatest Hits with VIVA OPERA! The Florentine Opera to Celebrate Genre's Greatest Hits with VIVA OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The Florentine Opera Company's previously announced production and professional recording of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players will be postponed to the beginning of the 2018/19 season due to unforeseen logistical challenges. Taking its place is Viva Opera!, a concert of favorite arias, ensembles, ... (more...)
Singers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage Gala Singers to Compete at Canadian Opera Company's 2017 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company has selected seven finalists from across the country to showcase in this year's exhilarating vocal competition at its fifth annual gala fundraiser, Centre Stage, on November 1, 2017.... (more...)
Warner Classics/Erato to Release Berlioz's LES TROYENS Featuring Joyce DiDonato Warner Classics/Erato to Release Berlioz's LES TROYENS Featuring Joyce DiDonato
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France.... (more...)
BWW Opera News: Opera Director-Producer Yuval Sharon from LA is a MacArthur 'Genius' BWW Opera News: Opera Director-Producer Yuval Sharon from LA is a MacArthur 'Genius'
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2017

Yuval Sharon, founder and artistic director of The Industry, a Los Angeles based production company, is one of the new class of 24 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All, according to the MacArthur Foundation, and has been named one of the MacArthur Fellows better known as the genius ... (more...)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Stage Groundbreaking Production of PELLEAS ET MELISANDE Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Stage Groundbreaking Production of PELLEAS ET MELISANDE
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree have announced details of the final installment of a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck's 1893 symbolist play, Pelleas et Melisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah.... (more...)
BWW Review: COC's ELIXIR OF LOVE is Charming to the Core BWW Review: COC's ELIXIR OF LOVE is Charming to the Core
by Taylor Long - October 12, 2017

Small town charm is the fuel for the Canadian Opera Company's ELIXIR OF LOVE. Set in any town Ontario, Donizetti's beloved characters appear even more appealing and recognizable in James Robinson's quaint production. As part of the bel canto operatic repertoire, beautiful singing is an exception... (more...)
Susan Graham to Appear in BSO's 'DAMNATION', Met's 'WIDOW', Lyric's TAHITI and More in 2017-18 Susan Graham to Appear in BSO's 'DAMNATION', Met's 'WIDOW', Lyric's TAHITI and More in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham opens her 2017-18 season with a return to the Boston Symphony to star in Berlioz's La damnation de Faust under Charles Dutoit.... (more...)
Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

Thomas Ad s conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of The Exterminating Angel with eight performances from October 26 to November 21, 2017. The critically acclaimed opera, staged by the librettist Tom Cairns, is a co-commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Co... (more...)
Review Roundup: DON CARLOS At The Opera Bastille Review Roundup: DON CARLOS At The Opera Bastille
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

DON CARLOS runs at the Opera Bastille at The National Opera of Paris through November 11, see what the critics are saying!... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

New York City Opera will honor the 90th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento with a concert featuring two of his one-act operas on November 9, 2017 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Soprano Heather Buck will perform Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and baritone Aaron Eng... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Break Hearts with LA TRAVIATA Dallas Opera to Break Hearts with LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the second mainstage production of the 2017-2018 Motives Unmasked! Season: Giuseppe Verdi's tender and bittersweet romance, LA TRAVIATA, opening on Friday, October 27, 2017 (The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Performance) at 7:30 p.m.in the Margot and Bill Winspear O... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

Houston Grand Opera will open its 63rd season with a new production of Verdi's most romantic opera, La traviata, October 20 November 11 in the new HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.... (more...)
BWW Review: Moved by WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at Harlem's Apollo Theatre via Opera Philadelphia BWW Review: Moved by WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at Harlem's Apollo Theatre via Opera Philadelphia
by Richard Sasanow - October 10, 2017

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, which made its NY debut in a pair of performances at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem last weekend, after its world premiere at Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival last month, is more than an opera or performance piece. And it sure as hell isn't an evening's entertainment. Compose... (more...)
BWW Review: DON PASQUALE at Opera Studio BWW Review: DON PASQUALE at Opera Studio
by Barry Lenny - October 09, 2017

Director, Cath Dadd, has put together an hilarious production with a cast to die for.... (more...)
Michael Mayer Will Direct AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera in 2020 Michael Mayer Will Direct AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera in 2020
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2017

In their first co-production collaboration ever, the Bolshoi and the Met announced plans today to jointly create new productions of Aida, Salome, and Lohengrin, with performances to take place in New York and Moscow between 2019 and 2022. The two companies will pool their creative and technical reso... (more...)
Keitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in Bulgaria Keitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in Bulgaria
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2017

On November 3, Japanese conductor Keitaro Harada makes his European opera debut with Sophia Opera in Bulgaria. He takes the podium to lead Bizet's Carmen in a production that will also tour Japan in 2018.... (more...)