OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


Brooklyn Opera Works Presents ECHO ET NARCISSE Brooklyn Opera Works Presents ECHO ET NARCISSE
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2017

Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse on August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.... (more...)
Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE Opera San Jose to Present Mozart's Dazzling COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2017

Thinking himself worldly and experienced, Don Alfonso decides to relieve his young friends, Ferrando and Gugliemo, of their faith in sexual fidelity. He challenges them to a bet, promising that within 24 hours their fiancees will prove unfaithful. Outraged, they accept, but find the challenge too pa... (more...)
Renée Fleming Performs on Season Finale of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/3 Renée Fleming Performs on Season Finale of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 9/3
by TV News Desk - August 18, 2017

The Met's first new production since 1969 of Strauss's rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a as Octavian, the impulsive young title character, on Great Performances... (more...)
San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Gr... (more...)
Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca, Turandot Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca, Turandot
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

From Italy to China, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 season spans the globe with performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and Turandot.  On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Verismo Opera brings to the stage again Puccini's Tosca set in Italy with Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa's l... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the regio... (more...)
Brooklyn Opera Works to Present ECHO ET NARCISSE Brooklyn Opera Works to Present ECHO ET NARCISSE
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse on August 17 & 19, 2017at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY.... (more...)
Brooklyn Opera Works Presents ECHO ET NARCISSE Brooklyn Opera Works Presents ECHO ET NARCISSE
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017

Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse on August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.... (more...)
Tickets Now on Sale for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season! Tickets Now on Sale for Opera Santa Barbara's New Season!
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara's 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet's sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini's enduring comic masterwork The Barber... (more...)
IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE Opera Recording Now Available in Digital Formats and CD Pre-Orders
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

It's Christmas in August. Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) world premiere of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's opera It's a Wonderful Life is now available for audio streaming, high resolution download, and CD pre-orders on the PENTATONE website. The CD will be released worldwide on Septe... (more...)
THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venu... (more...)
Moores School of Music's New Opera Season to Feature THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES and More at Mucky Duck Moores School of Music's New Opera Season to Feature THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES and More at Mucky Duck
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Be there to launch the University of Houston Moores Opera Center's new season at the famed Mucky Duck with our popular cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross.... (more...)
Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave).... (more...)
WNO Announces Casting Update for AIDA; Leah Crocetto Joins the Production WNO Announces Casting Update for AIDA; Leah Crocetto Joins the Production
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces that American soprano Leah Crocetto will sing the title role of Aida in performances on September 10, 15, and 17. She replaces American soprano Amber Wagner, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

San Francisco Opera announced today a casting update for its season-opening production of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, running from September 8 through 30 at the War Memorial Opera House. American soprano Toni Marie Palmertree will sing Liu, replacing Maria Agresta who has withdrawn due to illness. O... (more...)
Hit European Opera Gala Returns to BC by Popular Demand Hit European Opera Gala Returns to BC by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Award-winning Frankfurt sopranos Heidi Muendel and Nancy Hasiuk join local favourite Robin Hahn to headline the fundraising concert Go For Opera!... (more...)
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Slates 15th Annual Summer Festival at La MaMa dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Slates 15th Annual Summer Festival at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2017

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble presents its 2017 UNTAMED! Opera Festival from August 12-27, 2017, as a summer share in downtown New York City's La MaMa Theatre. Spotlighting the unpredictable, wild characters of opera, this year's Festival explores parallels between human, animal and supernatural realms.... (more...)
WNO to Open New Season with AIDA, Featuring RETNA and Jessica Lang Dance WNO to Open New Season with AIDA, Featuring RETNA and Jessica Lang Dance
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2017-2018 season with a new production of Verdi's grand Egyptian epic Aida, September 9-23, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House.... (more...)
BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Union Avenue Opera BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - August 10, 2017

The Union Avenue Opera is so good at fulfilling our expectations - our expectations of really fine traditional opera. But once in a while they enjoy surprising us, jerking us out of that normal path. For instance, with 'Trouble in Tahiti' several years ago the orchestra was a jazz trio. Now this spl... (more...)
Opera Administrators Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute Opera Administrators Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the four distinguished professionals selected for the inaugural class of women opera administrators in the newly-expanded Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors and Administrators at The Dallas Opera:... (more...)
Kate Aldrich to Play 'Joan of Arc' in Odyssey Opera's THE MAID OF ORLEANS Kate Aldrich to Play 'Joan of Arc' in Odyssey Opera's THE MAID OF ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2017

One of the nation's most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera, kicks off Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years' War, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). ... (more...)
Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26 Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for an evening of opera and song,including Act II of Puccini's Tosca. In addition to Ms. Opolais in t... (more...)
New York City Opera's Season Opens with LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST New York City Opera's Season Opens with LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2017

After a critically acclaimed 2016/2017 season, New York City Opera is again at the forefront of New York's cultural season, opening its 2017/2018 season on September 6, 2017 at 7:30PM with a new production of Puccini's La fanciulla del West directed by Ivan Stefanutti with James Meena conducting the... (more...)
DIAMOND HORSESHOE BALL Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera's 79th Season DIAMOND HORSESHOE BALL Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera's 79th Season
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2017

Living for love and art, Diamond Horseshoe Ball kicks off Pittsburgh Opera's 79th season... (more...)
Finnish World Premiere at the National Opera Stars Anne Sofie von Otter Finnish World Premiere at the National Opera Stars Anne Sofie von Otter
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2017

???????The much-anticipated highlight of the 2017–2018 season at the National Opera is the world premiere of a new Finnish opera, Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, on the 8th of September 2017. The opera brings together a story by cinema legend Ingmar Bergman, the music of Sebastian Fagerlund and the voi... (more...)