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OPERA America Awards Opera Grants for Female Composers OPERA America Awards Opera Grants for Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Fo... (more...)
Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Brow... (more...)
Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders we... (more...)
New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held duri... (more...)
OPERA America Awards $1.4M in Innovation Grants OPERA America Awards $1.4M in Innovation Grants
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion of American opera, is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of Innovation Grants, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.... (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...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival Fort Worth Opera Announces Details of Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the company's full line-up of thrilling productions scheduled to take the stage during the 2018 season, running April 27 – May 13. In 2018, the company will offer opera lovers an entirely new Festival experience with the first production of Richa... (more...)
On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winnin... (more...)
THREE WAY Opera Has NY Premiere at BAM Fisher, 6/15-18 THREE WAY Opera Has NY Premiere at BAM Fisher, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Three Way, a trio of comic one-act operas for eight singers and chamber orchestra by Robert Paterson, with libretto by David Cote, has its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) with a four-performance engagement June 15-18, 2017. Co-produced by Nashville Opera and American Opera Projects, ... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Concludes Season With Puccini's LA RONDINE, 4/28, 30 Opera Santa Barbara Concludes Season With Puccini's LA RONDINE, 4/28, 30
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Opera Santa Barbara will conclude its 23rd season with the company's premiere production of Giacomo Puccini's sensuous and poignant operetta La Rondine at the historic Granada Theatre on April 28 and 30. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 28, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 30.... (more...)
Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Vancouver Opera Festival Announces Three Productions - DEAD MAN WALKING, OTHELLO and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017.... (more...)
Arizona Opera Announces World Premiere of RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, 2/25 Arizona Opera Announces World Premiere of RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

After years of development, the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, a new opera based on Zane Grey's Western novel of the same name will be unveiled in Phoenix and Tucson.... (more...)
BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - January 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York.... (more...)
BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta BWW Review: War Is Hell but the Puts-Campbell SILENT NIGHT Is a Wonder in Atlanta
by Richard Sasanow - November 09, 2016

If "satire is what closes on Saturday night" (according to the great playwright and wit George S. Kaufman), then contemporary opera is usually not far behind. That is, unless it's Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's prize-winning SILENT NIGHT, which actually opened on Saturday night (this past weekend) ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's AIDA — Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in a new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). A co-production with Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera, this striking ... (more...)