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Met Opera Performances of Verdi's REQUIEM Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky Met Opera Performances of Verdi's REQUIEM Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's performances of Verdi's Requiem, beginning this Friday, November 24, will be dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The Russian baritone passed away last night on November 21 at age 55 after a battle with brain cancer.... (more...)
Susan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera Susan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2017

Fresh from a rapturously received account of Berlioz's La damnation de Faust with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham reprises her 'vivacious and creamy-voiced' (New York Times) star turn as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari ... (more...)
Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE to Play Scandinavia House Next Weekend Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE to Play Scandinavia House Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J... (more...)
Hudson Area Library to Screen A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Opera Hudson Area Library to Screen A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2017

The opera A Thousand Splendid Suns is totally concerned with the political upheavals that have transformed Afghanistan over the past half-century. It is also the story of how the lives of women in that country have been transformed. And, yes, it features human drama. What else should one expect f... (more...)
Marjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan Library Marjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan Library
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2017

The 2009 winner of the George London-Leonie Rysanek Award and American opera's latest Rigoletto: Marjorie Owens, soprano, and Quinn Kelsey, baritone, with Myra Huang, piano, will offer the second event in the season's George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, ... (more...)
'Out Of Bounds' Series of Public Performances Set for 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival 'Out Of Bounds' Series of Public Performances Set for 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center have announced programming for Out of Bounds 2018, a series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces, presented in its second season as part of the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running January 7-20, 2018 in New York City.... (more...)
Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2017

American soprano Ailyn P rez makes her role debut as the glamorous courtesan in the title role of Tha s, opening November 11 for seven performances.... (more...)
Eve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera Eve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017

New Amsterdam Opera recently announced that Eve Queler, Founder and Music Director of Opera Orchestra of New York ('OONY'), has generously shared with New Amsterdam Opera the vast resources of orchestra materials, scores, CDs, libretti, and the results of her research, which she has gathered over th... (more...)
Composer Gerald Cohen to Debut New Works VOYAGERS and STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME This Winter Composer Gerald Cohen to Debut New Works VOYAGERS and STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME This Winter
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2017

New York-based composer Gerald Cohen (www.geraldcohenmusic.com), known for his moving and vibrant chamber music, opera, choral and liturgical music, announces two exciting and important upcoming world premieres.... (more...)
San Diego-Based SWARMIUS Coming to Cornelia Street Cafe San Diego-Based SWARMIUS Coming to Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

Cornelia Street Caf presents SWARMIUS Meets Opera, selections from the in-progress opera, Saint Francis De Los Barrios, a magical realistic tale inspired by the Francis of Assisi myth set in modern day Tijuana among the poor and a community of sex workers - drugs, borders, and Pope included.... (more...)
Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J... (more...)
Juilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Juilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2017

Juilliard Opera's season opens with W.A. Mozart's romantic comedy La finta giardiniera on November 15, 17, and 19, 2017, led by distinguished Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri, who makes his Juilliard Orchestra debut, and directed by faculty member Mary Birnbaum.... (more...)
The Aaron Copland School of Music to Present THE DYBBUK The Aaron Copland School of Music to Present THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2017

Just two weeks after his 85th birthday, composer Joel Mandelbaum will conduct soloists and a full orchestra in excerpts from his opera The Dybbuk. The program will be presented first at Queens College, and then at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan.... (more...)
Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2017

Opera Exposures,, Inc, a local 501(C3) created in 2004 by Edna Greenwich as a nonprofit arts organization supporting young and emerging musical artists that is dedicated to developing a diverse audience by performing in affordable venues, has announced its first recital of the Fall season.... (more...)
Amore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA Amore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2017

Amore Opera kicks off its tenth season on October 20th with Puccini's Tosca at its home, the Riverside Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This exciting production of Tosca will be presented in fully-staged production conducted by Richard Cordova, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic D... (more...)
Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

Thomas Ad s conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of The Exterminating Angel with eight performances from October 26 to November 21, 2017. The critically acclaimed opera, staged by the librettist Tom Cairns, is a co-commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Co... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

New York City Opera will honor the 90th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento with a concert featuring two of his one-act operas on November 9, 2017 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Soprano Heather Buck will perform Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and baritone Aaron Eng... (more...)
BWW Review: Puccini's Minnie is No Mouse in NY City Opera's Lively FANCIULLA DEL WEST BWW Review: Puccini's Minnie is No Mouse in NY City Opera's Lively FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by Richard Sasanow - September 10, 2017

The last time the Met did Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST--GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST--it was such a dispiriting affair that I was ready to write it off as past its expiration date. New York City Opera to the rescue!, opening its season with a lively revival of the Italian master's work about the Calif... (more...)
VIDEO: Renee Fleming Takes Final Bows in DER ROSENKAVALIER VIDEO: Renee Fleming Takes Final Bows in DER ROSENKAVALIER
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Last night, Renee Fleming bid farewell to one of her signature roles at the Metropolitan Opera as she took her final bow in Der Rosenkavalier. The New York Times was live to capture the moment, and we have the video for you below!... (more...)
BWW Review: Wagner's HOLLANDER Flies Under Nezet-Seguin, with Volle and Wagner, at the Met BWW Review: Wagner's HOLLANDER Flies Under Nezet-Seguin, with Volle and Wagner, at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - April 28, 2017

The audience was there to be thrilled on Tuesday, when the Met's new Music Director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, took on Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN) and they weren't disappointed. It was a musically glorious performance with the Met orchestra in peak form under its new maestro, ... (more...)
Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8 Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

As part of its 2017 season, The Glimmerglass Festival will present the world-premiere hip-hop opera Stomping Grounds, a show written entirely in verse blending hip-hop, spoken word and opera. In May, the production will travel to 11 regional community venues throughout New York State and three in Ne... (more...)
Review Roundup: Did Met Opera's 'Der Fliegende Hollander' Soar? Review Roundup: Did Met Opera's 'Der Fliegende Hollander' Soar?
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The Met Opera opened Richard Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer on April 25th.  New Met star Michael Volle sings the title role of the ghostly sailor damned to wander the seas in search of the love that will set him free, under the baton of the exciting Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Amber Wagner is Senta, who... (more...)
BWW Review: So-Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Renee Fleming in Met's ROSENKAVALIER BWW Review: So-Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Renee Fleming in Met's ROSENKAVALIER
by Richard Sasanow - April 26, 2017

For a new production that was supposed to mark a farewell for soprano Renee Fleming to a role (the Marschallin) if not to staged opera performance in general, Robert Carsen's version of Richard Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met seemed more of a farce and less a tale of regret about passing time... (more...)
BWW Interview: David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera BWW Interview: David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera
by Richard Sasanow - April 20, 2017

Last year's premiere of JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek at the Fort Worth Opera caused some big-time foot-stomping in the Lone Star State. New Yorkers will have a taste of the work--which will have its next full-scale production at the Opera de Montreal next January--on April 23 at the Morga... (more...)
AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25 AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor replaces the originally announced Jay Hunter Morris, who has withdrawn f... (more...)