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Charlottesville Opera Welcomes Christina Deaton DeMarea as New General Director Photo Charlottesville Opera Welcomes Christina Deaton DeMarea as New General Director
by BWW News Desk on July 09, 2020 in Opera

The Charlottesville Opera (CO) Board of Directors has welcomed Christina Deaton DeMarea to the role of General Director.
Boston Lyric Opera's New Podcast AT ITS (S)CORE Spotlights Experience of Diverse Photo Boston Lyric Opera's New Podcast AT ITS (S)CORE Spotlights Experience of Diverse Classical Musicians
by BWW News Desk on July 09, 2020 in Opera

This week's episode of Boston Lyric Opera's new podcast, 'At Its (s)Core,' features Ohio-born African-American soprano Brianna J. Robinson and Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Zaray Rodriguez talking about growing up with music, their career paths, and their work as artists of color in a traditionally white-majority artform.
New Online Offerings From San Francisco Opera's Department Of Diversity, Equity Photo New Online Offerings From San Francisco Opera's Department Of Diversity, Equity And Community
by BWW News Desk on July 08, 2020 in Opera

San Francisco Opera's Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) offers new online programming for families, adults and educators at sfopera.com.
Wet Ink Ensemble Releases Second Edition of New Online Journal, WET INK ARCHIVE Photo Wet Ink Ensemble Releases Second Edition of New Online Journal, WET INK ARCHIVE
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2020 in Opera

Wet Ink Ensemble today released the second edition of its new online journal of adventurous music and conversation, the Wet Ink Archive.
Opera Orlando Launches New Initiative #RepresentationMatters Photo Opera Orlando Launches New Initiative #RepresentationMatters
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2020 in Opera

Given the turbulence and general divisiveness pervading the country sparked by continued racial injustice and inequity, Opera Orlando has launched a new initiative of positivity and inclusion: #RepresentationMatters.
BWW Interview: Josh Shaw of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Interview: Josh Shaw of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin on July 06, 2020 in Opera

Named as one of Musical America's Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music, Josh Shaw is the Executive and Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Project (POP), one of L.A.'s most exciting opera companies. During the past nine seasons, Shaw has directed over 35 productions at POP. Since 2011, Shaw  has directed over 70 productions at regional opera companies. His The Barber of Seville at Opera Santa Barbara was described as 'riotously funny' and 'thoroughly amusing from overture to final bow.'
VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of PORGY AND BESS Starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue o Photo VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of PORGY AND BESS on PBS
by TV News Desk on July 06, 2020 in Opera

Great Performances at the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess premieres Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Don't Miss These 10 Operas Streaming The Week of July 6 Photo Don't Miss These 10 Operas Streaming The Week of July 6
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2020 in Opera

This week, you can stream opera from all over the world - from Cincinnati to New York to Barcelona, and more!
BWW Review: RUSALKA at Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS: A Journey to the Dep Photo BWW Review: RUSALKA at Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS: A Journey to the Depths of the Sea and Back.
by DC Felton on July 06, 2020 in Opera

Last week Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) and Iowa Public Broadcasting Service started the 2020 Virtual Opera season with a stunning airing of 'Manon.' The decision to go virtual this season was due to the continuing COVID crisis. They continue their summer season this week with their 2018 production of Antonin Dvořák's 'Rusalka,' which I had the opportunity to usher during the 2018 season.
Onry, the Viral Opera Singer Who Joined a College Student For an Impromptu Perfo Photo Onry, the Viral Opera Singer Who Joined a College Student For an Impromptu Performance, Launches GoFundMe For EP and Documentary
by BWW News Desk on July 05, 2020 in Opera

While PSU graduate Madisen Hallberg was filming the national anthem for Portland State University's virtual commencement ceremonies on the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland, a stranger asked if they could sing with her. Now Onry has announced a documentary and EP, Livin' in the Light, which he is directing, raising funds for its completion through GoFundMe. 
Rackham Choir Announces Cancellation Of This Year's Performance Of TOO HOT TO HA Photo Rackham Choir Announces Cancellation Of This Year's Performance Of TOO HOT TO HANDEL!
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Opera

Yesterday the Michigan Opera Theatre and Detroit Opera Housea?"Rackham Choir's production partners for Too Hot To Handel!a?"announced they would be focusing on small-scale productions for the 2020-2021 season, which means that the beloved jazz-gospel version of Handel's Messiah will not be able to be performed this year.
LAO At Home Events Announced for the Week Of July 5 Photo LAO At Home Events Announced for the Week Of July 5
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Opera

During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home. Here's what's on tap for the week to come.
Sarasota Opera Hits The Road With OperaMobile Photo Sarasota Opera Hits The Road With OperaMobile
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Opera

This week, Sarasota Opera launched its newest initiative to bring opera to the community in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency public health measures. OperaMobile's first ride featured performances by Soprano Hannah Brammer (Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Winter 2020) and Baritone Alex Boyd (Count Monterone in Rigoletto, Fall 2019) with Maestro Jesse Martins accompanying on piano.
Madison Opera's OPERA IN THE PARK Goes Online Photo Madison Opera's OPERA IN THE PARK Goes Online
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Opera

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park isn't in a park this year, but it will be available for people to enjoy for free in their backyards, in their living rooms, in their kayaks, or anywhere else with an internet connection. The digital concert will be released on Saturday, July 25 at 8pm Central, and can be watched on Madison Opera's website.
VIDEO: Bavarian State Opera Presents its Final Monday Concert, Featuring Jonas K Photo VIDEO: Bavarian State Opera Presents its Final Monday Concert, Featuring Jonas Kaufman
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Opera

You can now tune in to the Bavarian State Opera's final Monday concert, featuring Jonas Kaufman.
Long Beach Opera Receives NEA CARES Act Grant Photo Long Beach Opera Receives NEA CARES Act Grant
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Opera

National Endowment for the Arts has approved Long Beach Opera for direct Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in the amount of $50,000.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival Photo Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Opera

Pittsburgh Festival Opera, under the artistic direction of acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Marianne Cornetti, got creative and reimagined a season that combines classic arias, innovative interviews and the fresh faces of opera's future performing wildly original works.
The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY Presents Livestream Pop-Up Concert Mozart & Frien Photo The Little OPERA Theatre Of NY Presents Livestream Pop-Up Concert Mozart & Friends
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Opera

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) presents Mozart & Friends, a livestream pop-up concert on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:30pm from St. John's in the Village.
Met Announces Week 17 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring LA BOHEME Photo Met Announces Week 17 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring LA BOHEME and More
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Opera

The Met has announced the Week 17 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.
The Metropolitan Opera Will Stream RUSALKA as Part of its Free Student Streams Photo The Metropolitan Opera Will Stream RUSALKA as Part of its Free Student Streams
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Opera

In addition to its nightly filmed productions, the Met offers an additional free opera from its Live in HD series every Wednesday through its Free Student Streams program. This week's stream is a 2017 performance of Antonín Dvořák and Jaroslav Kvapil's 1901 opera Rusalka.
San Francisco Opera Announces OPERA IS ON July Streaming Performances Photo San Francisco Opera Announces OPERA IS ON July Streaming Performances
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Opera

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances as part of its Opera is ON initiative with Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on July 18 and Leoš Janáček's Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Case) on July 25.
San Francisco Opera's OPERA IS ON to Stream LA CENERENTOLA and THE MAKROPULOS CA Photo San Francisco Opera's OPERA IS ON to Stream LA CENERENTOLA and THE MAKROPULOS CASE
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Opera

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances as part of its Opera is ON initiative with Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on July 18 and Leoš Janáček's Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Case) on July 25.
Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Presents LAWRENCE BROWNLEE AND FRIENDS: THE NEXT CHAPT Photo Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Presents LAWRENCE BROWNLEE AND FRIENDS: THE NEXT CHAPTER
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, president and CEO Anthony Freud announced today that the previously announced 'Sunday in the Park with Lyric's Rising Stars'' concert at Millennium Park has been reimagined as Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter.
Rima Fand's PRECIPICE Awarded Opera America Grant Photo Rima Fand's PRECIPICE Awarded Opera America Grant
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Opera

The OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants program panel has awarded The American Opera Project $9,000 toward the commissioning of Rima Fand for the creation and premiere of Precipice, an object theatre/chamber opera.
Manitoba Opera Cancels Fall 2020 Production of SWEENEY TODD Photo Manitoba Opera Cancels Fall 2020 Production of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Opera

The Board of Trustees at the Manitoba Opera have made the decision to cancel its 2020/21 season opening production of Sweeney Todd scheduled for November 7, 10, and 13.