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Dallas Opera Celebrates Puccini In March Mini-FestDallas Opera Celebrates Puccini In March Mini-Fest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The Dallas Opera presents a month-long mini-fest during the month of March, in celebration of one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of opera: Giacomo Puccini. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) opens tonight with the first of three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, Wagner's Ring is one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. (more...)

BWW Review: WNO's Passionate DON CARLOBWW Review: WNO's Passionate DON CARLO
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 6, 2018

Giuseppe Verdi's epic opera is being staged for the first time in two decades at WNO and features a sterling cast in a grand production. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) in three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, the story and music of Wagner's Ring are the acme of the operatic artform and one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. In anticipation of the performances, San Francisco Opera today announced a schedule for its Ring Festival events designed to provide the public, from first-timers to experienced Ring-goers, with enriching activities including lectures, symposia, film screenings, musical programs, public discussions and a Ring Community Day for families. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 62nd International SeasonThe Dallas Opera Announces 62nd International Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2018-2019 Season, "Swept Away," consisting of five captivating mainstage productions, including a passionate Puccini pairing during the month of March, designed to melt the last blast of winter, followed by the company's first-ever Falstaff. (more...)

Lyric's THE PEARL FISHERS Opens Sunday, 11/19Lyric's THE PEARL FISHERS Opens Sunday, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

From the composer of Carmen, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. Characterized by tropically hued costumes and colorful sets, this new-to-Chicago production promises high drama and gorgeous music conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Andrew Sinclair. (more...)

Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

An icy princess is terrified of love. A mysterious prince solves three riddles and melts her heart while breaking another's. Love triumphs, but it's complicated. Starring Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta/Janai Brugger (more...)

Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next MonthBizet's THE PEARL FISHERS to Arrive at the Lyric Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The Pearl Fishers is coming to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 19 - December 10. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFCSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues this fall with monthly opera broadcasts beginning September 3with Giuseppe Verdi's Otello in a historic 1978 performance featuring Placido Domingo in the title role and Katia Ricciarelli as Desdemona. From October through December, the broadcasts will feature presentations from San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season: Mozart's Don Giovanni,Verdi's Rigoletto and Puccini's La Boheme. Each broadcast was recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and features the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

23,000 Attend San Francisco Opera's 11th Free 'Opera at the Ballpark' Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

On Friday, June 30, more than 23,000 people of all ages kicked off the 4th of July weekend with an evening of opera at AT&T Park with Opera at the Ballpark, a free live simulcast from the stage of the War Memorial Opera House to the 103-foot wide scoreboard at the home of the San Francisco Giants. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to present Free Live Simulcast of Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark, a free live simulcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at AT&T Park. Opera lovers, baseball fans and tens of thousands from around the Bay Area will have the opportunity to experience Mozart's masterpiece at the home of the San Francisco Giants while seated on the baseball field or in the stands. Register now for early entry to ensure best seating at sfopera.com/simulcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House playing now through Friday, June 30 for eight performances. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House beginning Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 30 for eight performances. In a cast change announced today, Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and American bass Erik Anstine will sing the role of Leporello. Both artists are making their first appearances with San Francisco Opera and stepping in for previously scheduled bass Marco Vinco, who has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. Schrott is scheduled to sing the first six performances and Anstine the last two. (more...)

RIGOLETTO Opens San Francisco Opera Summer Season at the War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season opens Wednesday, May 31, with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Houston Grand Opera presents Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), the final installment of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, featuring a new generation of leading Wagnerians including Simon O'Neill as Siegfried and Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde, starting April 22. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents 2017 Summer Season - RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera presents a trio of operatic favorites- Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni and Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme-at the War Memorial Opera House from May 31 through July 2. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Presents New Production of NORMA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Bellini's riveting bel canto masterpiece Norma in a new-to-Chicago production. Vocal pyrotechnics and sumptuous music brilliantly tell the tale of forbidden passion, betrayal, revenge, and, ultimately, redemption. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Winter Repertory, NIXON IN CHINA, VIVALDI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

In the fall of 1987, Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Nixon in China made political headlines and galvanized the opera world. Thirty years later, John Adams's trailblazing opera returns in a new-to-Houston production that sheds light on the electronic media's role in political history, just as a new media-savvy American president takes office. (more...)

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