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Review: Thar's Gold " DAS RHEINGOLD " at Atlanta Opera in Tomer Zvulun's Entry into 'The Ring'

There are no supernatural women arriving on horseback to escort slain warriors to the afterlife--just a trio of mermaids, a couple of giants and a loveless dwarf, along with a bunch of gods, demi-gods and grotesque humans in Richard Wagner’s DAS RHEINGOLD, the first part of the composer’s Ring cycle (officially DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN). Saturday night’s audience stayed to cheer the opening of General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun’s production after nearly three intermission-less hours.

VIDEO: First Look at Atlanta Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD

Get a first look at The Atlanta Opera's - 'one of the most exciting opera companies in America' (Opera Wire) -  production of Das Rheingold, the company's first production of any opera from Wagner's monumental Ring cycle (April 29-May 7).

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2023"24 Season Featuring Four Met Premieres & More

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a 2023–24 season with the most new works in the company’s modern history. See show details, performances dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Classical Concerts For 2023 Blossom Music Festival

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its full lineup of classical music concerts for its 2023 Blossom Music Festival. The festival, located at Blossom Music Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, runs from July 1 to September 9, and features 24 concerts. 

Atlanta Opera Closes 22-23 Season With DAS RHEINGOLD, April 29-May 7

The Atlanta Opera – “one of the most exciting opera companies in America” (Opera Wire) – closes its mainstage 2022-23 season with a milestone event: General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun's new production of Das Rheingold, the company's first production of any opera from Wagner's monumental Ring cycle (April 29–May 7).

Dallas Opera To Livestream 2022/2023 Mainstage Productions

​​​​​​​ The Dallas Opera unveiled plans to livestream their 2022/2023 Mainstage Season, beginning with Verdi's Rigoletto starring George Gagnidze, René Barbera, and Madison Leonard on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 2:00pm.

San Francisco Opera Presents World Premiere Of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Next Month

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of John Adams' Antony and Cleopatra on Saturday, September 10, with performances through October 5.

Cast Change Announced for ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the world premiere of John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra, opening on September 10, 2022 as the first operatic presentation of the Company’s 2022–23 Centennial Season.

Dallas Opera Announces 2022-23 Season

Programming for The Dallas Opera’s 2022/2023 Season was announced today by Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, and Emmanuel Villaume, the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director, in celebration of the company’s 65th Anniversary.

Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY to Return to The Met

One of Puccini’s most popular operas, Madama Butterfly, returns to the Met for eleven performances, March 19–May 7. Set in Japan at the turn of the 20th century, the revival of Anthony Minghella’s evocative staging draws inspiration from traditional Japanese theater with brilliant stagecraft, bold colors, and Bunraku puppetry to tell the heartbreaking tale of doomed love.

VIDEO: Watch A New Trailer For The Met Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of the tragic geisha, following earlier Met successes as Norina in Don Pasquale and Liù in Turandot. Tenor Brian Jagde is the callous American naval officer who betrays her, alongside mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as her devoted maid Suzuki and baritone David Bizic as the consul Sharpless. Alexander Soddy conducts Anthony Minghella’s evocative, ever-popular staging.

San Francisco Opera's 2022-23 Centennial Season Announced

As only the third American opera company in history to reach this centennial milestone, the Company’s 2022–23 Season will honor San Francisco Opera’s glorious past while inviting the public into an exciting new era of musical excellence under Kim’s music directorship and a renewed commitment to innovation.

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2022 BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Cleveland Orchestra announces its 2022 Blossom Music Festival season presented by The J.M. Smucker Co. with a lineup of concerts. Nineteen concerts are currently part of the 2022 Blossom Music Festival, which runs from the Fourth of July through Labor Day weekend (July 2 – September 4) at the Orchestra’s scenic summer home nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Subscriptions are on sale now, with individual tickets available for purchase on Monday, April 4.

Music Of The Baroque Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Concerts

Music of the Baroque continues its 2021-2022 season with five glorious concert programs February-May 2022.

Wake Up With BWW 7/15: IS THIS A ROOM and DANA H. Set Broadway Returns, and More!

Today's top stories: Is This a Room and Dana H. will perform in repertory on Broadway this fall. Plus, check out the new documentary 'On Broadway' featuring ​ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis, and more!

Virtual Theatre This Week: July 12-18, 2021- with The Jimmy Awards, Next on Stage: Dance Edition, and More!

This week (July 12-18) in live streaming: it's Encores! week at Stars in the House, Next on Stage: Dance Edition Season 2 kicks off, the Jimmy Awards are back, and so much more!

The Met Announces Week 70 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced a lineup of operas by Giacomo Puccini for its 70th week of Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company’s ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure.

Washington Concert Opera Announces Live & In-Person 35th Anniversary Season

Washington Concert Opera has announced their 2021-2022 season. This year marks the organization’s 35th anniversary and WCO is excited to celebrate that milestone with a return to live season productions (venue TBA) and with the return of their popular series, Opera Outside, which will bring two free concerts to Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. 

Music Of The Baroque Announces 2021-22 Season

Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer takes the podium in November for Thanksgiving performances of Handel's Messiah, the first by the group in over a decade and the Music of the Baroque Chorus's first regular season appearance since December 2019. Andrew Megill, conductor of the Montreal Symphony Chorus and the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale, will lead the annual Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts in December.

April At The Houston Symphony Brings Jane Glover Conducting Bach, Principal Percussionist Brian Del Signore and More

Today, the Houston Symphony announces its April concerts for the 2020–21 Season, which feature an all-Bach program on Easter weekend with conductor Jane Glover, as well as star vocal and Symphony soloists, Apr. 2 & 3; violinist Caroline Campbell returns to Houston for a fun-filled Bank of America POPS program, Apr. 16–18; and Brahms’ delightful Serenade No. 2 alongside Houston Symphony Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore as marimba soloist in a concerto written by Del Signore himself, Apr. 30–May 2.

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