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WNO Announces Casting Update for AIDA; Leah Crocetto Joins the Production WNO Announces Casting Update for AIDA; Leah Crocetto Joins the Production
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces that American soprano Leah Crocetto will sing the title role of Aida in performances on September 10, 15, and 17. She replaces American soprano Amber Wagner, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.... (more...)
Verdi's 'La Traviata' Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/25 Verdi's 'La Traviata' Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/25
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2017

La Traviata premiered at Venice's Teatro la Fenice in 1853, and survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. Ther... (more...)
Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2 Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac, opening May 2. Marco Armiliato conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through Saturday, May 13. America... (more...)
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4 Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvaov Star in Concert With the LA Opera, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

On May 4, 2017, LA Opera will present soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in concert with the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jader Bignamini. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.... (more...)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the l... (more...)
The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11 The Merola Opera Launches 60th Season with Benefit Gala Featuring Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will ... (more...)
Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13 Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting details for LA Opera's upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon.... (more...)
Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1 Renée Fleming Sings Final Performance in Met Opera's DER ROSENKAVALIER, 4/13-5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Renee Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production-the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969-with Sebastian Weigle conducting ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2017

Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Roxane in all performances of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Met this season, replacing Patricia Racette, who has withdrawn from the run due to an abdominal hernia.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7 Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves.... (more...)
Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight Anna Netrebko to Star in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT at the Met, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2016

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon's obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman... (more...)
Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME Patricia Racette to Replace Catherine Naglestad in Metropolitan Opera's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss's Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad. Ms. Naglestad was forced to withdraw from the performances, which were to be her Met debut, for medical reason... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT! Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY—Opening TONIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F... (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...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Update for MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2016

In order to conserve her vocal energies in a season that has included numerous performances of demanding repertory, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from three of her eight scheduled performances of the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Met next season. In her place, Kristine Opolais—who starr... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and wor... (more...)
Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26 New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiativ... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Updates for NORMA, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2016

Due to Anna Netrebko's recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini's Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-where she was scheduled to debut the role-as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.... (more...)
Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will in... (more...)
2016 Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto to be Held in October 2016 Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto to be Held in October
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

Tradition, a desire to embrace the new and the ever increasing international profile are the predominant features of the 2016 edition of the Festival Verdi in Parma and Busseto. This year's festival, returning for the month of October (www.festivalverdi.it), will be dedicated to the German poet and ... (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...)
Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast Verismo Opera's LA GIOCONDA Coming to bergenPAC with International Cast
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera debuts Amilcare Ponchielli's magnificent work, LA GIOCONDA, replete with complex plots and intrigue, on Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens BWW Interview: Tenor Matthew Polenzani - Boy Toy of the Tudor Queens
by Richard Sasanow - March 22, 2016

Tenor Matthew Polenzani--he of the refined singing, elegant deportment and serious nature--is having a great season at the Met, with major roles in a pair of new productions. First, he was Nadir, whose love for the priestess Leila (Diana Damrau) tempts her to give up her vows in Bizet's LES PECHEURS... (more...)



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