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BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - April 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients.... (more...)
The Plaza Hotel Hosts 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards The Plaza Hotel Hosts 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

More than 400 opera aficionados and performers - including opera stars Harolyn Blackwell, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Perez, Diana Soviero, Teresa Stratas and surprise presenter Renee Fleming, were among those who attended the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel last night.... (more...)
2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced 2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize ... (more...)
Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition.... (more...)
Catherine Foster, Nina Stemme, Daniel Brenna and More Star in WNO's THE RING Tonight Catherine Foster, Nina Stemme, Daniel Brenna and More Star in WNO's THE RING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three full cycles will be presented from tonight, April 30, to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Aug... (more...)
Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49 Opera Singer Brian Asawa Dies at Age 49
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Opera singer, Brian Asawa has died following a long illness on April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.  He was a Japanese-American countertenor. 'In his prime', according to Opera News, 'Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivit... (more...)
Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award Soprano Tamara Wilson Wins the 2016 Richard Tucker Award
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2016

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is thrilled to announce that soprano Tamara Wilson – whose “voice of steely beauty and great power” (Houston Chronicle) has already won international accolades – has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award. Dubbed the “Heisman Trophy of Opera,” the T... (more...)
New Amsterdam Opera Announces Artistic Advisory Board New Amsterdam Opera Announces Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

New Amsterdam Opera is thrilled to announce its Artistic Advisory Board. These masters in their respective fields have graciously agreed to share their artistic counsel, wisdom, and expertise with New Amsterdam Opera in pursuing its mission of Opera with a Purpose - To Enchant, Enlighten, & Engage!... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight Dallas Opera Premieres New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ail... (more...)
Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30 Dallas Opera to Premiere New Terrence McNally Opera, GREAT SCOTT, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2015

            DALLAS, OCTOBER 2, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of ... (more...)
Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan Opera Debut Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan Opera Debut
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2015

After celebrating his 80th birthday earlier this year, now Sherrill Milnes – the definitive Verdi baritone of his generation – looks forward to commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera debut.... (more...)
Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' Soprano Nadine Sierra Replaces Diana Damrau in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced cast changes for the Company's new production of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, presented October 8–28, 2015, and for Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented October 20–November 20, at the War Memorial Opera House.... (more...)
BWW Review: Barton, Appleby and Goerke - No Greenhorns at the Greene Space and WQXR Concert BWW Review: Barton, Appleby and Goerke - No Greenhorns at the Greene Space and WQXR Concert
by Richard Sasanow - September 16, 2015

When I heard mezzo Jamie Barton at the Metropolitan Opera's recital in Central Park in the summer of 2014, she would have knocked my socks off--if I hadn't been wearing sandals. This time around­--newly anointed winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award--at a concert presented by WQXR at New York's Gr... (more...)
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season.... (more...)
Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal Houston Grand Opera Reports End-of-Season Numbers, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

Houston, June 3, 2015— Houston Grand Opera announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening that its 2014–15 season sustained the increased attendance and fundraising levels achieved over the previous four years of consistent expansion. During its 60th anniversary season HGO presented eight main-s... (more...)
Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11 Angela Meade to Return as Elvira in Verdi's ERNANI at the Met, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade - fresh from her New York Philharmonic debut in Verdi's Requiem earlier this year - returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her signature role of Elvira in Verdi's Ernani from March 20 to April 11.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA Opera Philadelphia's 2015-2016 Season Features COLD MOUNTAIN and World Premiere of ANDY: A POPERA
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Opera Philadelphia's 41st Season serves as a reminder that the company is, as The Washington Post reports, “taking chances, offering unusual and new work along with repertory staples, and carving out a place for themselves as proponents of American opera.” As General Director & President David B. De... (more...)
Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18 Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral s... (more...)
Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18 Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed settin... (more...)
Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's ... (more...)
Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January Live From Lincoln Center to Present the Richard Tucker Opera Gala on PBS in January
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2014

This January, Live From Lincoln Center-continuing its 40th anniversary season-will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert.... (more...)
Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 80th Birthday, 50th Anniversary of Met Debut in 2015 Sherrill Milnes to Celebrate 80th Birthday, 50th Anniversary of Met Debut in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

The coming year brings two major milestones for peerless American baritone Sherrill Milnes, who celebrates his 80th birthday on January 10 and the 50th anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera debut on December 22, 2015.... (more...)
Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15 Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history! For the very first time, the 27th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition is accepting applicants from all fifty states and U.S. territories, aged 21 to ... (more...)



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