The 2020 George London Award Winners Are Announced; Five Singers Win Top Prize Of $10,000 The 2020 George London Award Winners Are Announced; Five Singers Win Top Prize Of $10,000
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

a?oeI have known for three generations how difficult the career of an opera singer remains,a?? said George London Foundation President Nora London at the announcement of the 2020 George London Award winners. a?oeThis all started because George wanted to help a?" and now we have been giving these awards for almost 50 years.a?? (more...)

37th Rendez-vous Quebec Cinema to Present Quebec-Made Films in English 37th Rendez-vous Quebec Cinema to Present Quebec-Made Films in English
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

From February 20 to March 2, the 37thannual Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, presented by Hydro-Québec, in collaboration with Radio-Canada, will include a significant number of Quebec-made films in English. Spanning a range of genres, including comedies, drama and thrillers, and tackling topical issues like sexual and cultural diversity, the program has something to please every cinephile. The Rendez-vous is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how our films are made, thanks to the many artists and other film professionals who attend the festival.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at COSI FAN TUTTE at Opera in the Heights Photo Flash: First Look at COSI FAN TUTTE at Opera in the Heights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Madmen meets the The Dick Van Dyke Show in Opera in the Heights' (Oh!) latest production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte set in a penthouse high atop New York City. This take on the opera depicts the story of two sisters, Fiorgiligi and Dorabella, modern single women in the late 1950s, who are pursued by two traveling salesmen with ardent intentions,' said David Ward, Stage Director. (more...)

Merola Finishes Season with Grand Finale on August 18 Merola Finishes Season with Grand Finale on August 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, culminates its 2018 Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale, featuring the 2018 Merola young artists in a dazzling array of opera's most exciting arias and ensembles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Merola Opera Program Presents THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Photo Flash: Merola Opera Program Presents THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, offers audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow with a lively, fully-staged production of The Rake's Progress. Based loosely on the eponymous eight paintings and engravings by William Hogarth (1733-1735), Stravinsky's dramatic opera follows the decline and fall of a profligate heir who makes a devil's bargain with Nick Shadow, abandoning life in the country and his tender fiancee for the wicked temptations of London.The Rake's Progress will be performed 7:30pm, Thursday, August 2 and 2:00pm, Saturday, August 4 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For tickets or more information, visit www.merola.org or call (415) 864-3330. (more...)

Merola Opera Program Announces Season, Unveils Opera Stars of Tomorrow Merola Opera Program Announces Season, Unveils Opera Stars of Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 61st season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert Of Arias 2018 Semifinalists Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert Of Arias 2018 Semifinalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the semifinalists for the 30th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Stude Concert Hall at Rice University on February 1, at 7 p.m. A limited number of general admission tickets for the performance are available here. For the second time, the program will also be streamed live on Facebook, as well as on YouTube. The livestream will be hosted this year by award-winning soprano Tamara Wilson. Viewers will be invited to cast their votes for an Online Viewers' Choice Award. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2018 Semifinalists Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2018 Semifinalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the semifinalists for the 30th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Stude Concert Hall at Rice University on February 1, at 7 p.m. A limited number of general admission tickets for the performance are available here. For the second time, the program will also be streamed live on Facebook, as well as on YouTube. The livestream will be hosted this year by award-winning soprano Tamara Wilson. Viewers will be invited to cast their votes for an Online Viewers' Choice Award. (more...)