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The latest news on performances of Opera in Central New York.

New York City Opera Presents LA BOHEME at Bryant Park on May 20 Photo New York City Opera Presents LA BOHEME at Bryant Park on May 20
by Sarah Hookey - April 25, 2019

Be transported to the Latin Quarter of 19th century Paris without leaving Bryant Park as you bask in the lush melodies of Puccini's La Bohème. Hear the stars of New York City Opera sing some of the most famous melodies in opera, all from the comfort of your very own blanket!...
Opera Saratoga Announces Appointment Of New Managing Director Amanda Robie Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Appointment Of New Managing Director Amanda Robie
by Julie Musbach - February 26, 2019

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the appointment of Amanda Robie to the company's leadership staff as Managing Director. A seasoned nonprofit arts administrator and former singer, Amanda has extensive experience in the opera field....
Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Announces 90th Anniversary Season Photo Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Announces 90th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - December 13, 2018

Chautauqua Institution today announced the repertoire and highlights of the upcoming 90th anniversary season of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, including 22 Chautauqua Amphitheater performances over the course of eight weeks of the Institution's 2019 summer season. The CSO season announcement acc...
New Rochelle Opera Presents DIVAS VS. DIVOS Photo New Rochelle Opera Presents DIVAS VS. DIVOS
by A.A. Cristi - October 03, 2018

New Rochelle Opera will present DIVAS VS. DIVOS on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium at Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The concert is sponsored by Iona College Council on the Arts....
Opera Saratoga Announces 2019 Season Including World Premiere Of ELLEN WEST By Ricky Photo Opera Saratoga Announces 2019 Season Including World Premiere Of ELLEN WEST By Ricky Ian Gordon And Frank Bidart
by Julie Musbach - August 24, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, to be presented from June 29th through July 14th, 2019....
BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY Photo BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
by Richard Sasanow - July 25, 2018

Yes, it's still the Leonard Bernstein centennial and what better way to celebrate than at the Glimmerglass Festival with WEST SIDE STORY. It remains a unique creation, the collaboration of four geniuses: Bernstein himself, of course, Jerome Robbins (choreographer-director), Arthur Laurents (book) an...
New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME Photo New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2018

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, from June 21-24, 2018 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Ca...
THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer F Photo THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

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...
Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed c...
New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME Photo New Rochelle Opera Presents LA BOHEME
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2018

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, from June 21-24, 2018 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Ca...
Opera Ithaca Announces 2018/2019 Season Photo Opera Ithaca Announces 2018/2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - May 07, 2018

Opera Ithaca announces their 5th season since the company's founding in 2014. The 2018/2019 season will include Hamlet, A Little Night Music, La bohème and a double bill of Francesca Caccini's Liberation (La Liberazione di Ruggiero) and the world premiere of Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel's Enchantr...
Opera Ithaca Presents BULLY PULPIT Photo Opera Ithaca Presents BULLY PULPIT
by Julie Musbach - January 08, 2018

Opera Ithaca presents the regional premiere of Bully Pulpit, a 20 minute English-language opera electronica from composer Kristin Hevner and librettist Royce Vavrek....
Opera Ithaca to Stage Gala Production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo Opera Ithaca to Stage Gala Production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents their 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Gala featuring Gilbert and Sullivan's, The Pirates of Penzance, in a gala production at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca on December 31st with a special additional concert performance at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, New York on December 30th....
Opera Saratoga Announces Retirement of Patty Finnerty and Appointment of Two New Memb Photo Opera Saratoga Announces Retirement of Patty Finnerty and Appointment of Two New Members to Senior Staff
by A.A. Cristi - November 30, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the appointment of two new members of the organization's senior staff: Jonathan Blalock will join the company as Development and Patron Services Manager, effective December 4, 2017; and Charla Jeanne Lawson will becom...