OPERA NEWS COVERAGE


American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer L... (more...)
Encounter THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS at The Atlanta Opera This Fall Encounter THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS at The Atlanta Opera This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

The Atlanta Opera's Discoveries series brings Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Seven Deadly Sins to Atlanta for the first time. Brian Clowdus, Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse, makes his Atlanta Opera directorial debut.... (more...)
Cennarium's PROMENADE Will Be First-Ever Streamed Performing Arts Festival Cennarium's PROMENADE Will Be First-Ever Streamed Performing Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

Cennarium, one of the largest streaming services for the performing arts, will make some of the most spectacular performances from around the world available to audiences for free during 'Promenade,' the first-ever streamed performing arts festival. Promenade will run for 10 days beginning Sept. 15,... (more...)
New York City Opera to Preview LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at Bryant Park New York City Opera to Preview LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2017

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera will present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West today, August 22 at 6 p.m.... (more...)
See Opera Philadelphia's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO for Free in 'Opera on the Mall' Broadcast See Opera Philadelphia's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO for Free in 'Opera on the Mall' Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2017

Opera Philadelphia's recently concluded new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro was a hit with audiences and critics. Opera fans and the opera-curious who missed out on five spring performances at the Academy of Music will have another chance to experience the classic comedy, this time for... (more...)
BWW Preview: All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia, at the O17 Opera Festival BWW Preview: All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia, at the O17 Opera Festival
by Richard Sasanow - August 21, 2017

There are opera festivals and then there are OPERA FESTIVALS, but none that promise to be the equivalent of Opera Philadelphia's O17, which opens on September 14 for a 12-day run. It's a dazzling array of the old and new, the well-known and emerging, being produced at prestigious venues around the c... (more...)
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...)