VIDEO: Get An Extended Look At LA DAMNATION DE FAUST at The Met VIDEO: Get An Extended Look At LA DAMNATION DE FAUST at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

In the video below watch The Met Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus perform an excerpt from the choral finale in the final dress rehearsal. Conductor: Edward Gardner. (more...)

BWW Review: BERLIOZ's DAMNATION OF FAUST Returns To The Met BWW Review: BERLIOZ's DAMNATION OF FAUST Returns To The Met
by George Weinhouse - Jan 28, 2020

Saturday afternoon saw the return of Berlioz's DAMNATION OF FAUST to the Met, not seen there since 2009. Because of logistical considerations it was mounted in concert form on the stage rather than in Robert Lepage's previous staging. The concert style proved to be an extremely effective format for what Berlioz called a 'legende dramatique', a work that did not neatly fit into either the opera or oratorio category. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA DAMNATION DE FAUST at The Met VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA DAMNATION DE FAUST at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

In the video below watch Elīna Garanča sings an excerpt from Marguerite's Act  IV aria in the final dress rehearsal. Conductor: Edward Gardner. (more...)

The Academy of Vocal Arts Has Unveiled Details for BRAVA PHILADELPHIA! The Academy of Vocal Arts Has Unveiled Details for BRAVA PHILADELPHIA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) has unveiled details for BrAVA Philadelphia! in celebration of its historic 85th Anniversary. On Saturday, March 28, 2020, AVA will present BrAVA Philadelphia!, a spectacular concert of opera stars at 'The Met Philadelphia', the beautifully restored opera house on North Broad Street. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Roméo et Juliette), which opens the Company's 97th season on September 6, 2019 and runs for seven performances through October 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Samoan-born New Zealand tenor Pene Pati, originally scheduled to sing Romeo on October 1, will perform the role in all performances, replacing Bryan Hymel who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)

OPERA IN THE PARK Caps Opening Weekend Of San Francisco Opera's 97th Season OPERA IN THE PARK Caps Opening Weekend Of San Francisco Opera's 97th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Chronicle present the latest edition of the annual Opera in the Park concert at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 97th Season With ROMEO AND JULIET San Francisco Opera Opens 97th Season With ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

San Francisco Opera inaugurates its 97th season on Friday, September 6 with Charles Gounod's romantic Romeo and Juliet (Roméo et Juliette) and two season-opening benefit eventsa?"Opera Ball 2019: The Capulets' Masked Ball and BRAVO! CLUB's Opening Night Gala. The Company's opening weekend also includes Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd in director Michael Grandage's acclaimed production opening on September 7; and on September 8 San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert tradition celebrating the opening of the opera season. (more...)

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Will Present 2019 Gala Concert Featuring Lisette Oropesa At Carnegie Hall Richard Tucker Music Foundation Will Present 2019 Gala Concert Featuring Lisette Oropesa At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season, the 2019 Richard Tucker Gala, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6:00pm in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Giants Announces Partnership to Bring Free Live Simulcast of Gounod's ROMEO AND JULIET to Oracle Park San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Giants Announces Partnership to Bring Free Live Simulcast of Gounod's ROMEO AND JULIET to Oracle Park
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 26, 2019

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants for Opera at the Ballpark, a free live simulcast of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Romeo et Juliette) on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Oracle Park. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN, Royal Opera House BWW Review: CARMEN, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - Jun 25, 2019

Barrie Kosky's Carmen returns to the Royal Opera House for a second revival and still chalks up as many misses as hits. (more...)

Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House are now available for purchase online at sfopera.com, in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Tickets are also available for Full, Half and Design Your Own Flexible Series subscription packages, special events such as Opera Ball 2019, the San Francisco Opera Chorus in concert at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater and The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert at Herbst Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Begins 80th Season With Marchesa Fashion Show And Announcement Of OPERA BALL San Francisco Opera Guild Begins 80th Season With Marchesa Fashion Show And Announcement Of OPERA BALL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

San Francisco Opera Guild launched its 80th season celebrations on Thursday, May 16, with Marchesa, a fashion show featuring the Marchesa Fall 2019 collection, at Neiman Marcus Union Square in San Francisco. A prominent event of the new anniversary season will be Opera Ball, one of the premier philanthropic events on the West Coast. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Opera, Opera Ball 2019: The Capulets' Masked Ball will celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera's 97th Season on September 6 with a festive evening featuring dinner, a masquerade ball and the opening night performance of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. The co-chairs for Opera Ball 2019 are Elizabeth Birka-White and Jane Mudge. Honorary chairs for the event are John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. (more...)

Russian Opera Workshop 2019 Presents Free Performances of Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA And THE MAID OF ORLEANS Russian Opera Workshop 2019 Presents Free Performances of Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA And THE MAID OF ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

In its 9th summer season, Russian Opera Workshop presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta (June 25, 26 & 27), and The Maid of Orleans (July 30, 31 and August 1). Other events include a series of master classes and concerts of Russian Romances. (more...)

Review Roundup: RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera Review Roundup: RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Verdi's tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: RIGOLETTO Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Bryan Hymel has withdrawn from upcoming performances as the Duke in Verdi's Rigoletto, due to personal reasons. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera VIDEO: Get A First Look At RIGOLETTO at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Verdi's tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. (more...)

Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-Themed RIGOLETTO Returns To The Met February 12 Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-Themed RIGOLETTO Returns To The Met February 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Michael Mayer's 2013 production of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met on February 12, with conductor Nicola Luisotti leading an all-star cast. Initial performances star Nadine Sierra as Gilda, Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke, Roberto Frontali as Rigoletto, Štefan Kocán as Sparafucile, and Ramona Zaharia in her Met debut as Maddalena. In later performances, Rosa Feola makes her Met debut as Gilda, Bryan Hymel sings the Duke for the first time at the Met, George Gagnidze returns as Rigoletto, and Dimitry Ivashchenko reprises his portrayal of Sparafucile. (more...)

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repertory And Casting San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced repertory and casting for the Company's 97th Season, opening Friday, September 6, 2019, with a gala performance of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Rom o et Juliette) starring tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Nadine Sierra in Op ra de Monte-Carlo Director Jean-Louis Grinda's production. In keeping with the Company's time-honored tradition, the new season will be inaugurated with San Francisco Opera Guild's elegant, signature benefit and celebration, Opera Ball 2019. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents FABIANO, HYMEL & POLENZANI The Dallas Opera Presents FABIANO, HYMEL & POLENZANI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Dallas Opera is proud to present three of the most sought-after tenors of the 21st century as they perform a tremendously exciting program of classic opera arias, Broadway favorites and American standards. (more...)

May Festival Announces Tenor Change May Festival Announces Tenor Change
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Due to illness, tenor Matthew Polenzani will be unable to perform in Verdi's Requiem on May 18, 2018. (more...)

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