BWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins AnewBWW Review: Finding GOLD as the Met's Ring Cycle Begins Anew
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 11, 2019

If Robert Lepage's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle (formally, DER RING DAS NIBELUNGEN) had worked as smoothly when it opened in 2010 as it did at this season's marvelous premiere of its prologue, DAS RHEINGOLD, on Saturday afternoon, there probably still would have been complaints--not about its focus on technology but on its traditional approach. Personally, i liked it. (more...)

Twenty Semi-Finalists Have Been Selected To Compete at 31st Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal CompetitionTwenty Semi-Finalists Have Been Selected To Compete at 31st Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 31ST Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

Finalists Announced For International Opera Awards 2019Finalists Announced For International Opera Awards 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The International Opera Awards today announces the finalists for its 2019 Awards. (more...)

Talents Of The World First International Festival Comes to Carnegie Hall Next WeekTalents Of The World First International Festival Comes to Carnegie Hall Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Talents of the World announces its First International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: LES PECHEURS DE PERLESMetropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: LES PECHEURS DE PERLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Alexander Birch Elliott will sing Zurga in all remaining performances of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien, who has withdrawn due to illness. (more...)

Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, And Mariusz Kwiecien Star In Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLESPretty Yende, Javier Camarena, And Mariusz Kwiecien Star In Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) returns to the Metropolitan Opera for seven performances November 14–December 8, 2018. Bizet's opera tells the story of a beautiful Hindu temple priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her love. The cast is led by soprano Pretty Yende as Leïla, tenor Javier Camarena as Nadir, and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, led by conductor Emmanuel Villaume. (more...)

BWW Review: What's Old is Nuovo for Crutchfield with Bel Canto TANCREDI at PurchaseBWW Review: What's Old is Nuovo for Crutchfield with Bel Canto TANCREDI at Purchase
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 1, 2018

It was 'out with the old (i.e., Caramoor) and in with the new (i.e., Purchase College)' for Will Crutchfield's love affair with all things bel canto this weekend, and what better way to get things rolling at his new company, Teatro Nuovo, than Rossini's TANCREDI. After all, it was the master's first big hit, written in just a month when Rossini was not yet 21. (more...)

Outstanding Semi-Finalists Announced For Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition!Outstanding Semi-Finalists Announced For Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 30th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

BWW Review: LA STRANIERA at Washington Concert OperaBWW Review: LA STRANIERA at Washington Concert Opera
by Molly Korroch - Nov 28, 2017

Washington Concert Opera brings a nicely performed La Straniera to Lisner Auditorium nearly two hundred years after its premiere at La Scala Milan. Vincenzo Bellini's first Milanese success took place in 1827 in the form of Il pirata. Two years later, he stood in a shadow of his own making. He needed to compose an opera that was not only could meet the success of Il Pirata, but also surpass it. He met this challenge with La Straniera, which reviewers and contemporaries of the time proclaimed a glittering success. Despite this, La Straniera is rarely performed in the United States. (more...)

Applications Open for Dallas Opera Guild Vocal CompetitionApplications Open for Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that applications for the expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (the free Semi-Finals Round, open to the public) and Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (Finals Round) are now being accepted. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler PavilionBWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Sep 10, 2017

CARMEN, the title character in Georges Bizet's opera, is a young woman who wants the social freedoms nineteenth century men simply took for granted. Sung magnificently by Ana Maria Martinez, Carmen is suave and self-confident, but enroute to certain destruction. Currently, L A Opera is offering an excellent performance of this beloved opera that Angelinos should not miss. (more...)

L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMENL.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo has announced that due to overwhelming ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of the company's season-opening production of Carmen, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and starring company favorite Ana Maria Martinez. Tickets for this newly scheduled performance on September 28 are on sale as of today. (more...)

Madison Opera's ROMEO & JULIET and THE MAGIC FLUTE to Broadcast on WPR
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Madison Opera partners with Wisconsin Public Radio to present recorded broadcasts of Gounod's Romeo & Juliet on Saturday, May 20 and Mozart's The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 27.  (more...)

Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2017-2018 lineup. WCO begins its year with a performance of Bellini's La straniera on November 19th and ending on February 18th, 2018 with Donizetti's Maria di Rohan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 17, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL)  hosted its Spring Gala last night at the Metropolitan Club in New York City and BroadwayWorld was there.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

First Round of Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Begins 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that applications for the expanded and updated Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (the free Semi-Finals Round, open to the public) andSunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Finals Round) are now being accepted. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducts the final two performances of LA Opera's La Bohème, today, June 10 and June 12, 2016. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, 6/10, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will conduct the final two performances of LA Opera's La Bohème, June 10 and 12, 2016. (more...)

LA Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

La Bohème, one of the world's most beloved operas, will be the final mainstage production in LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season. Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy will have eight performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) from May 14 through June 12, 2016.  (more...)

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