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Seven New Productions, Including Two Met Premieres, Headline Met's '10-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Seven new productions, including two company premieres and the first two parts of a new Ring cycle, featuring many of the world's greatest singers and conductors, will highlight the Metropolitan Opera's 2010-11 season. (more...)

COT's 2010 Annual Gala Featuring Danielle de Niese Held 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2010

On Saturday, March 13th, 2010, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) hosts its 2010 Annual Gala at The Mid-America Club located on the 80th floor of the Aon Center in Chicago. (more...)

COT's 2010 Annual Gala To Feature Danielle de Niese, Honors The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

On Saturday, March 13th, 2010, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) hosts its 2010 Annual Gala at The Mid-America Club located on the 80th floor of the Aon Center in Chicago. (more...)

The Met's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Returns 9/22, Features Notable Young Talent
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

Mozart's comic masterpiece, Le Nozze di Figaro, returns to the Met repertory on September 22 with some of opera's most notable young talent, many of them in company debuts or new roles. Danielle de Niese sings Susanna at the Met for the first time, paired with the Figaro of John Relyea, who received the Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers earlier this year. (more...)

The Metropolitain Opera Presents A Free Outdoor Summer HD Festival Series 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera will present a free outdoor Summer HD Festival featuring ten of its award winning productions from the popular The Met: Live in HD series. The HD performances will be shown on a giant screen in front of the opera house in Lincoln Center Plaza for ten consecutive nights Saturday, August 29 through Monday, September 7. (more...)

MET Opera Announces Free Outdoor Events, New Ten-Day Summer HD Festival 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans for its free outdoor events this summer, which will take place in the Lincoln Center Plaza and in parks throughout New York City. In a brand new initiative, the Met's Summer HD Festival will feature screenings of ten productions from the Met's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights, beginning Saturday, August 29. (more...)

The Metropolitain Opera Presents A Free Outdoor Summer HD Festival Series 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera will present a free outdoor Summer HD Festival featuring ten of its award winning productions from the popular The Met: Live in HD series. The HD performances will be shown on a giant screen in front of the opera house in Lincoln Center Plaza for ten consecutive nights Saturday, August 29 through Monday, September 7. (more...)

The Met's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Returns 9/22, Features Notable Young Talent
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

Mozart's comic masterpiece, Le Nozze di Figaro, returns to the Met repertory on September 22 with some of opera's most notable young talent, many of them in company debuts or new roles. Danielle de Niese sings Susanna at the Met for the first time, paired with the Figaro of John Relyea, who received the Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers earlier this year. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Sells Record $2.5 Million In Tickets For Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera has reason to celebrate; $2.5 million worth of tickets were sold on Sunday, the first day of sales, through its box office, telephone call center and Web site, up from $2 million on the first day of sales last year, according to the Associated press. (more...)

The Metropolitain Opera Presents A Free Outdoor Summer HD Festival Series 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera will present a free outdoor Summer HD Festival featuring ten of its award winning productions from the popular The Met: Live in HD series. The HD performances will be shown on a giant screen in front of the opera house in Lincoln Center Plaza for ten consecutive nights Saturday, August 29 through Monday, September 7. (more...)

The MET Opera Announces Free Outdoor Events Line-up And NYC Locations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans for its free outdoor events this summer, which will take place in the Lincoln Center Plaza and in parks throughout New York City. In a brand new initiative, the Met's Summer HD Festival will feature screenings of ten productions from the Met's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights, beginning Saturday, August 29. (more...)

WNO Tweets A Prize For "#operaplot" Twitter Contest Running 4/27-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

Washington National Opera (WNO) has joined the Twitter craze, becoming the first in a long list of opera houses to contribute prizes to the international '#operaplot' contest. The contest takes place exclusively via Twitter, April 27 to March 3, challenging entrants to 'tweet' an opera plot. WNO will offer the winner a package that includes two tickets to the season-closing performance of Puccini's Turandot on June 4 and two tickets to Opera Ball at the German Embassy on June 5. (more...)

MET Opera Announces Free Outdoor Events, New Ten-Day Summer HD Festival 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans for its free outdoor events this summer, which will take place in the Lincoln Center Plaza and in parks throughout New York City. In a brand new initiative, the Met's Summer HD Festival will feature screenings of ten productions from the Met's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights, beginning Saturday, August 29. (more...)

The Met Expands Its Repertory In The 2009-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Eight new productions, four of which are company premieres, will highlight the Metropolitan Opera's 2009-10 season. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine jointly announced plans that include: the Met premieres of Rossini's Armida, Verdi's Attila, Jan?ček's From the House of the Dead, and Shostakovich's The Nose; new productions of Bizet's Carmen, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Thomas's Hamlet, and Puccini's Tosca; and 18 revivals from the company's repertory. The season is the first to be entirely planned under Gelb's leadership, in collaboration with Levine (the past three seasons were planned before Gelb became General Manager in 2006-07 but included some productions, repertoire, and casting changes made by Gelb). (more...)

Blythe Sings Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice 'Orfeo' at MET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009

Director-choreographer Mark Morris's much-lauded 2007 production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice returns to the repertoire, with Stephanie Blythe taking on one of the pinnacles of the mezzo-soprano repertory, the role of Orfeo, for the first time in her career. Soprano Danielle de Niese, an acclaimed singer of eighteenth-century music and a graduate of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, sings Euridice for the first time at the Met. Heidi Grant Murphy returns as Amor, which she performed at the production's premiere in 2007. (more...)

The Met Opens Radio Broadcast Season With LA DAMNATION DE FAUST 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2008

Today, November 29, the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts launches its 78th season of world-class opera heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network with the network premiere of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust. (more...)

The Met Opens Radio Broadcast Season With LA DAMNATION DE FAUST 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

On November 29, the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts launches its 78th season of world-class opera heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network with the network premiere of Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Sirius Radio Broadcast Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

Metropolitan Opera on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 78 launches its regular live broadcasts of the company's 2008-09 season with the Opening Night Gala starring Renée Fleming, which airs on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The third season of Met Opera Radio on SIRIUS features four live broadcasts weekly as the Met celebrates its 125th anniversary with six new productions, including the company premiere of John Adams's Doctor Atomic, 18 revivals, and the season grand finale of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, conducted by Music Director James Levine. (more...)

Tickets For New Season of The Met's Live in HD On Sale 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2008

Tickets for the third season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's live transmissions in movie theaters around the world, go on sale to the general public on Friday August 22. (more...)

National CineMedia Teams Up With The Met For Third Season of 'Live in HD'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2008

National CineMedia (NCM) LLC, operator of the largest digital in-theatre network in North America for cinema advertising and alternative entertainment and events, and the Metropolitan Opera are proudly partnering to bring a third season of the critically-acclaimed The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series transmitted live, in high-definition, to more than 440 movie theatres and performing arts centers in the United States. (more...)

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