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First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ to Open at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017

Opening next Friday, July 28, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American staged premiere of Dimitrij (1882). Set to a libretto by Marie Cervinkova-Riegrova, one of the relatively few 19th-century women to contribute to the genre, Antonín Dvorák's grand opera is rarely produced outside the C... (more...)
BWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the City BWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the City
by Richard Sasanow - June 30, 2017

Who needs an excuse to leave NYC in the blistering days of summer? It's especially true if you head north to some of the bucolic opera and vocal venues within driving distance.... (more...)
Met's New Production of 'Rusalka' Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 6/18 Met's New Production of 'Rusalka' Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 6/18
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Antonin Dvoák's Rusalka, in a critically acclaimed new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Mark Elder, on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS... (more...)
BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA BWW Review: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Met's New RUSALKA
by Richard Sasanow - February 10, 2017

Anyone arriving at a performance of the Met's new RUSALKA, in Mary Zimmerman's production, thinking that there's going to be an evening of Disney-type fun from this distant cousin of THE LITTLE MERMAID, will be in for a big disappointment. But for those seeking beautiful music (including one of oper... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the firs... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents PINES OF ROME Tonight Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents PINES OF ROME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2015

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera begins its 2015/16 season tonight, September 17th at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre with a powerhouse work, Respighi's Pines of Rome, on a Masterworks program based on nature and the great outdoors.... (more...)
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents PINES OF ROME, 9/17 Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents PINES OF ROME, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2015

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera begins its 2015/16 season on Thursday, September 17th at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre with a powerhouse work, Respighi's Pines of Rome, on a Masterworks program based on nature and the great outdoors. The night begins with big sound with Dvorak's Carnival Overture. B... (more...)
Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the ... (more...)