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Opera Administrators Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute Opera Administrators Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the four distinguished professionals selected for the inaugural class of women opera administrators in the newly-expanded Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors and Administrators at The Dallas Opera:... (more...)
Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new g... (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...)
Dallas Opera Presents The Everest Trio, 5/5 Dallas Opera Presents The Everest Trio, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

The Dallas Opera presents The Everest Trio, culminating in a semi-staged performance of Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's critically acclaimed 2015 masterpiece,Everest, on the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This one-time-only performance on Friday... (more...)
Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Become Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies at the University of North Texas Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera To Become Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies at the University of North Texas
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Jonathan Eaton, longtime Artistic and General Director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera (formerly Opera Theater of Pittsburgh) is taking on a new position in addition to his duties as Artistic Director in Pittsburgh. In August 2107 Eaton will also become the Professor of Music and Margot and Bill Winspe... (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...)
Florentine Opera Presents Rossini's FIGARO Florentine Opera Presents Rossini's FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The Florentine Opera draws its 83rd Season to a spectacular close with Rossini's sparkling tale of opera's most famous barber, Figaro.  ... (more...)
Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31 Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits and looks forward on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration concert in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA! Join host Allegra Libonati and familiar members of Guerilla Opera's “relentlessly inventive” ensemble at 6:00pm for mingling... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents SPRINGS GALA And DALLAS OPERA GUILD COMPETITION The Dallas Opera Presents SPRINGS GALA And DALLAS OPERA GUILD COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces one remarkable evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017 returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition Dallas Opera Announces Springs Gala and Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera announces one remarkable evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. The events focus on encoura... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The Dallas Opera Presents CELEBRATE 60: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

In honor of its 60th Season, The Dallas Opera is elated to present Celebrate 60: Past, Present, and Future, a week of public performances and special events designed to pay tribute to the company's founding and illustrious history, to celebrate six decades on the national and international stage, an... (more...)
Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera wil... (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...)
Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18 Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming “Play: the Game—or—Game: the Play” and Boston Lyric Opera's recent “The Rakes Progre... (more...)
Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA Verismo Opera Presents Met Opera's Raul Melo In AIDA
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Last performed by the company in 2011 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera announces tenor Raúl Melo, a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera for nine seasons, will premiere with the company and perform the role of Radames.... (more...)
Atlanta Opera Closes Season With Puccini's TURANDOT, 4/29-5/7 Atlanta Opera Closes Season With Puccini's TURANDOT, 4/29-5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

The Atlanta Opera closes the 2016-17 season with the romance and spectacle of Puccini's final masterpiece, Turandot, the first opera performed in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2007.... (more...)
OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards, selected from a record number of nominations. Now in their 10th year, these awards honor outst... (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...)