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Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Met Orchestra Return To Carnegie Hall For Two June Concerts

As Carnegie Hall’s 2022–2023 season draws to a close, The Met Orchestra returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage to perform two concerts under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, both showcasing internationally acclaimed vocalists who have been featured on The Metropolitan Opera stage.

The Met Orchestra to Embark on First International Tour in Over 20 Years This June

The Met Orchestra will make a major comeback to international touring this summer, visiting three countries immediately following its June annual residency at Carnegie Hall.

San Francisco Opera Reveals Program For One-Night-Only Centennial Concert Celebration

San Francisco Opera announced the program for its 100th Anniversary Concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Friday, June 16. Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, former Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles and former Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers will conduct the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus along with a host of star soloists in selections inspired by the Company's history.

LA Opera Names 2023 Recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award

LA Opera has announced the 2023 recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award: conductor Lina González-Granados and bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee.

LA Opera to Present Free Live Simulcast of Verdi's OTELLO in May

At 7:30pm on Saturday, May 13, 2023, LA Opera's production of the towering operatic masterpiece will be transmitted live in high-definition video from nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to large LED screens at California State University, Dominguez Hills and the Santa Monica Pier.

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE WONDER This Spring

Eclectic Full Contact Theatre will present their first full-length production in Chicago since 2019-the world premiere of 'The Wonder' by Maggie Lou Rader at the Edge Theatre 5451 N Broadway.

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.

San Francisco Opera's Centennial Season Culminates With One-Night-Only Celebration This Summer

San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season culminates June 16, 2023, in a special concert and dinner honoring the Company’s illustrious 100-year history.

Review: An Old-Fashioned Sing-Off Celebrates ANGEL BLUE at Geffen Hall's 2022 Richard Tucker Gala

Award-winner Angel Blue started off the proceedings at the Richard Tucker Gala (after Barry Tucker’s usual introduction/ode to his father, the great tenor) with a bang: Puccini’s justly famous aria “Vissi d’arte” from TOSCA. For those of us who’ve only heard her as Bess in Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS at the Met, it was a revelation to hear her lush, velvety voice raise the rafters on the hall, with no warm up.

Review: DON CARLO Returns to the Met, This Time in Italian

Last season, the company gave its first presentation of the French version (that’s the one called DON CARLOS, with a final S to his first name), in the five-act version that lasted almost 5 hours. This year, we’re back to Italian, under Carlo Rizzi’s firm baton, in one of a number of versions (this one running about 4 hours) of DON CARLO, which uses shortcuts to tell the story elements deleted with the excision of the first act (usually referred to as “the Fontainebleau scene”).

Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel Join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation 2022 Gala at David Geffen Hall

Internationally acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming (1990 Richard Tucker Award Winner) and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation for its 2022 Gala on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 6:30pm at the new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. This will mark Terfel’s first return to U.S. stages after a number of years performing primarily in Europe.

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November

Verdi’s sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Metropolitan Opera for nine performances of the four-act Italian version November 3–December 3, 2022,  following the successful company premiere of the five-act French version last season.

Midsommer Flight's 7th Annual TWELFTH NIGHT to be Presented in December in the Lincoln Park Conservatory

Midsommer Flight will close its tenth year with its perennial holiday production of TWELFTH NIGHT, or WHAT YOU WILL. The comedy will again be performed in the Show House Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Press opening is Friday, December 2, following a preview on Thursday, December 1. It will run through December 18.

Yulia Matochkina to Replace Anita Rachvelishvili in Metropolitain Opera's DON CARLO

Yulia Matochkina will make her Met role debut as Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Anita Rachvelishvili. Russian mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina, who made her Met debut last season as Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto, has previously sung Eboli at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Presents 2022 Gala At David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center, November 13

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents its annual Gala on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 6:30pm at the new David Geffen Hall's Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center.

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present ERNANI Beginning This Week

Lyric Opera of Chicago will kick off the Chicago cultural season with Verdi’s Ernani from September 9 to October 1, 2022.

Conductor Carlo Rizzi to Return To The Metropolitan Opera To Open 2022/23 Season With Cherubini's MEDEA

Carlo Rizzi will return to The Metropolitan Opera to open the 2022/23 season, marking his 30th anniversary year with the Company.

Details Announced for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Season Opener ERNANI

Lyric Opera of Chicago will kick off the cultural season with a bang as Verdi’s Ernani takes the stage, with performances from September 9 to October 1, 2022. Written as Verdi was coming into his power as a composer, Ernani is a must-see operatic thrill ride full of grand-scale arias, explosive choral numbers, and unforgettable performances.

Cincinnati Opera's 2022 Summer Festival Concludes With CASTOR AND PATIENCE, AIDA, And MORRIS AND FRIENDS

Cincinnati Opera concludes its 2022 Summer Festival July 21-31 with two powerful opera productions and one star-studded concert event.

The Story Theatre's MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Extends at Raven Theatre

Due to popular demand, The Story Theatre's Chicago premiere of  Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes is pleased to add one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, July 24, 2022 on Raven Theatre's Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

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