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CLASSICAL MUSIC OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Opera in Classical Music.

Review: HMS PINAFORE, Opera Holland Park Photo Review: HMS PINAFORE, Opera Holland Park
by Gary Naylor - August 10, 2022

The Charles Court Opera company team up with Opera Holland Park in a co-production that that is just what we need right now...
Eric Whitacre Conducts Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Sacred Veil, Sydney Premiere, Photo Eric Whitacre Conducts Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Sacred Veil, Sydney Premiere, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - August 05, 2022

In 2016, after a visit from his long-time collaborator and friend, lyricist and poet Charles Anthony Silvestri, composer Eric Whitacre found a poem Silvestri had left for him sitting on his piano. Silvestri had lost his wife and soul mate to cancer 12 years previously, leaving him to bring up their ...
Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Fr Photo Manfred Honeck to Makes U.S. Opera Debut with at The Met, Returns to Chicago & San Francisco Symphonies
by A.A. Cristi - August 03, 2022

After opening his 15th season as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony with a gala benefit featuring Joshua Bell (Sep 17), Honeck makes his American operatic debut with Mozart's Idomeneo at New York's Metropolitan Opera (Sep 28–Oct 20); returns to the podiums of the Chicago Symphony (Nov 17–20) ...
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season Photo VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season
by Stage Tube - August 02, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the Met’s 2022–23 Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, which features ten spectacular productions, including exciting company premieres, new productions, and repertory favorites, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Watch an all new trailer and get...
Review: FALSTAFF at Union Avenue Opera Photo Review: FALSTAFF at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - August 01, 2022

Verdi's Falstaff is another glittering gem in the train of Union Avenue Opera. I'm not a big fan of 're-purposing' classic plays. Poor Shakespeare! He's been subjected to such vandalism over the years with modern 'concept' versions of his works. No, I do not want to go to see a trendy lesbian-Hamlet...
Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present Habibi Festival in August Photo Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present Habibi Festival in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 28, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on August 26 with a summer pop-up edition of Habibi Festival, a new NYC celebration of contemporary and traditional musics of the SWANA (South West Asian and North African) region at Bryant Park....
Review: DIE LUSTIGE WITWE/THE MERRY WIDOW at Opera On The Lake Photo Review: DIE LUSTIGE WITWE/THE MERRY WIDOW at Opera On The Lake
by Jared Fessler - July 27, 2022

What did our critic think of THE MERRY WIDDOW at Opera On The Lake? Opera On the Lake is thrilled to be bringing Franz Lehar's operetta masterpiece to life at the Como Lakeside Pavilion on July 26, 27, and 29, 2022!...
Joe O'Neill Leaves Shakespeare's Globe To Take Up Post Of Managing Director At Nevill Photo Joe O'Neill Leaves Shakespeare's Globe To Take Up Post Of Managing Director At Nevill Holt Opera
by Stephi Wild - July 26, 2022

Joe O'Neill will take up the post of Managing Director at Nevill Holt Opera this September, succeeding Annie Lydford who moves onto be Chief Executive at The Academy of St Martin in the Fields. ...
Review: SUOR ANGELICA at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church Photo Review: SUOR ANGELICA at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
by Barry Lenny - July 24, 2022

An intimate and sensitive performance....
San Francisco Opera Announces Updated 2022-23 Centennial Season Initiatives And Event Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Updated 2022-23 Centennial Season Initiatives And Events
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2022

San Francisco Opera celebrates its first 100 years with a blockbuster 2022–23 opera season and an array of opportunities for deep engagement with the Company's history. San Francisco Opera's centennial will be marked by activities designed to commemorate the past and welcome the community into the e...
A CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Recorded Live at The Met Out Today Photo A CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Recorded Live at The Met Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 21, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera, Decca Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon present A Concert for Ukraine, an album recorded live at the Met on March 14, 2022, that features the company’s complete special concert expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine....
MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere Photo MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its ...
Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Des Moines Metro Opera Photo Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Des Moines Metro Opera
by DC Felton - July 13, 2022

Starting a theatre company is no easy feat, but for a theatre to be around for 50 years is something worth celebrating. You can celebrate 50 years with Des Moines Metro Opera this summer, which just opened up its 50th season with two spectacular productions. The season opened up a sold-out run of Th...
VIDEO: Canadian Opera Company's Overture from Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Photo VIDEO: Canadian Opera Company's Overture from Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by Stage Tube - July 13, 2022

Watch Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN with a clip from Candian Opera Company's 22/23 Season Preview Concert: a stirring performance of the opera's iconic overture by COC Music Director Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra!...
BWW Review: OTELLO, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: OTELLO, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - July 13, 2022

Russell Thomas, Christopher Maltman and Hrachuhi Bassénz excel in an emotional and relevant production of Verdi's adaptation of Shakespeare's masterful study of jealousy, ruthlessness and much more....
Review: EUGENE ONEGIN at Union Avenue Opera Photo Review: EUGENE ONEGIN at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - July 11, 2022

Glorious voices fill Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with beauty. After the tribulations of the pandemic the Union Avenue Opera returns to its lovely home. Here, in the nave of the Union Avenue Christian Church, the company presents first-class opera up-close and intimate. They open their 28th season with...
World Premiere of HOLY GROUND and TAKING UP SERPENTS to be Presented at the 2022 Glim Photo World Premiere of HOLY GROUND and TAKING UP SERPENTS to be Presented at the 2022 Glimmerglass Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 07, 2022

Librettist Lila Palmer and Director Chloe Treat join forces this summer on the World Premiere production of HOLY GROUND at the 2022 Glimmerglass Festival. The opera by Damien Geter and Palmer will be performed as part of a “Double Bill” along with Kamala Sankaram and Jerry Dye’s TAKING UP SERPENTS, ...
Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN This Month Photo Opera Maine Presents Richard Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN This Month
by Stephi Wild - July 06, 2022

Opera Maine presents The Flying Dutchman at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine on Wednesday, July 27 and Friday, July 29, 2022. The opera will be sung in German with English supertitles. It will be sung in two acts with one intermission....
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Partners With Razom For Ukraine For Benefit Concert Photo Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Partners With Razom For Ukraine For Benefit Concert
by A.A. Cristi - June 30, 2022

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts will lift its voice to help Razom for Ukraine provide urgently needed humanitarian relief where it is desperately needed in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia....
Pentabus Announces 2022 Season Featuring New Commissions and More Photo Pentabus Announces 2022 Season Featuring New Commissions and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 30, 2022

Today Pentabus announced their 2022 Season which features a new commission touring in the autumn, the return of Pentabus Young Writers live production and three new digital projects. ...
Watch: Lyric Opera of Chicago's VERDI VOICES Concert Now Available for Free Digital S Photo Watch: Lyric Opera of Chicago's VERDI VOICES Concert Now Available for Free Digital Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 29, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s recent Verdi Voices concert starring three of the world’s most accomplished Verdians — soprano Tamara Wilson, tenor Russell Thomas, and conductor and Lyric Opera of Chicago Music Director Enrique Mazzola — is now available digitally and can be streamed for free here starting...
Nashville Opera Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring LA BOHÈME & More Photo Nashville Opera Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring LA BOHÈME & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 27, 2022

Nashville Opera has announced its 2022-23 season with a lineup of classic favorites and noteworthy company premieres. The season opens in September with La Bohème....
Jonas Kaufmann Withdraws From Opening Performance of CAVELLERIA RUSTICA / PAGLIACCI Photo Jonas Kaufmann Withdraws From Opening Performance of CAVELLERIA RUSTICA / PAGLIACCI
by Grace Cutler - June 24, 2022

Jonas Kaufman has withdrawn due to the impacts of Covid on his voice and performance....
Review: CENTER STAGE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Photo Review: CENTER STAGE at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
by Steve Callahan - June 23, 2022

What did our critic think? Center Stage is a great smörgåsbord of opera- No, no, that's far too Swedish and Lutheran and heavy. If the whole OTSL festival is a great feast, then Center Stage is the delicious icing on the top of that final cake. It's all dessert and no vegetables....
Classic Lyric Arts to Present A Celebration Of Mozart's Italian Operas At Bard Colleg Photo Classic Lyric Arts to Present A Celebration Of Mozart's Italian Operas At Bard College
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 22, 2022

From July 5-10, 2022, Classic Lyric Arts will present four concerts celebrating Mozart's Italian operas, performed by the 2022 artists selected for the institution's annual two-week summer training experience in the Berkshires devoted to mastering the artistry of Mozart's Italian operas....