BWW Review: ANDREA CHENIER, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: ANDREA CHENIER, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - May 21, 2019

Andrea Chenier is a feast for eyes and ears with Roberto Alagna, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dimitri Platanias magnificent in the tale of the poet who stays true to love as the world descends into madness. (more...)

Roberto Alagna Marks His 100th Royal Opera Performance with ANDREA CHENIERRoberto Alagna Marks His 100th Royal Opera Performance with ANDREA CHENIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

French-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna returns to Covent Garden for his 100th Royal Opera performance, singing the eponymous hero in Giordano's Andrea Chenier in the first revival of David McVicar's spectacular 2015 production. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night GalasSan Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night Galas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

San Francisco Opera opened its 2018–19 Season with a weekend of celebratory events and performances beginning Friday, September 7 with two galas—Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala—and a performance of the famous operatic double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo'sPagliacci (or CavPag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory WeekendSan Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

San Francisco Opera opened its 2018-19 Season with a weekend of celebratory events and performances beginning Friday, September 7 with two galas-Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala-and a performance of the famous operatic double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 Season opens Friday, September 7 with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or CavPag), and opening night galas hosted by San Francisco Opera Guild and the BRAVO! CLUB. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari makes his Company debut leading an International cast in Jose Cura's production, staged in revival by fellow Argentine Jose Maria Condemi. Opening weekend festivities inaugurating the Company's 96th season continue Saturday, September 8, with Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, with San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert in Golden Gate Park celebrating the new opera season. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCISan Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 Season opens Friday, September 7 with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), and opening night galas hosted by San Francisco Opera Guild and the BRAVO! CLUB. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari makes his Company debut leading an International cast in Jose Cura's production, staged in revival by fellow Argentine Jose Maria Condemi. Opening weekend festivities inaugurating the Company's 96th season continue Saturday, September 8, with Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, with San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert in Golden Gate Park celebrating the new opera season. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche!San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

To inaugurate San Francisco Opera's 96th season and the opening night double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), San Francisco Opera Guild presents Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! on Friday, September 7, 2018. Co-chaired by Shannon Cronan and Kathy Huber, this sold out gala benefit to raise funds for the Company's education and outreach programs features event design by J. Riccardo Benavides and dinner by McCalls Catering & Events. Debuting at this year's event, Chalk Hill Estate Vinyards and Winery is the official Opera Ball Wine Sponsor, joining Roederer Estate as the Sparkling Wine Sponsor and Neiman Marcus, the Dinner Sponsor. Honorary Chairs for Opera Ball 2018 are John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With  Free Opera In The Park ConcertSan Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With Free Opera In The Park Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 96th Season with the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park on Sunday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. The free concert in Golden Gate Park features vocal artists and conductors from the Company's fall season performing with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias, duets, popular songs and orchestral favorites. San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock serves as master of ceremonies for the afternoon. (more...)

Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018"19 SeasonUpdated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018"19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

San Francisco Opera announces updated casting for its 96th Season, which opens Friday, September 7, with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and two galas, Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala. The 2018-19 Season features eight productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage, including a new staging of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life. Highlights also include Placido Domingo in Concert on October 21 and a roster of returning artists, debuting soloists and conductors. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Presents OPERA BALL 2018: VIVA LA NOCHE!San Francisco Opera Guild Presents OPERA BALL 2018: VIVA LA NOCHE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Details were announced today for Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche!, San Francisco Opera Guild's signature gala benefit inaugurating San Francisco Opera's 96th season on Friday, September 7. Presented in conjunction with the season-opening double bill of one-act operas, Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), Opera Ball 2018 is co-chaired by Shannon Cronan and Kathy Huber and features event design by J. Riccardo Benavides and a sumptuous dinner by McCalls Catering & Events. Last presented by San Francisco Opera 15 years ago, Cav/Pag returns next season in a staging by Argentine tenor, conductor and director Jose Cura that sets both Italian classics in La Boca, the Buenos Aires neighborhood known for its colorful architecture and live tango performances. Honorary Chairs for Opera Ball 2018 are John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. The official wine sponsor is Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery. (more...)

Royal Opera House Production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Comes to River Street TheatreRoyal Opera House Production of Verdi's RIGOLETTO Comes to River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

New Hampshire (February 12, 2018) London's Royal Opera House production of Verdi's opera masterpiece, Rigoletto will be shown in HD at the River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey Sunday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 21, both at 2pm  This presentation is part of the RST's Stage2Screen Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTOPhoto Flash: Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The Royal Opera House's 2017/2018 Cinema Series continues with director David McVicar's production of Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTO, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play, Le roi s'amuse. (more...)

2017/2018 Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTO2017/2018 Royal Opera House Cinema Series Continues With David McVicar's Production Of Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The 2017/2018 Cinema Broadcasts from London's Royal Opera House, which screen in over 50 cinemas across the United States and Canada, are available for advance online viewing for editorial or review purposes. (more...)

Captivating Line Up Announced For 2018 Fugard Bioscope SeasonCaptivating Line Up Announced For 2018 Fugard Bioscope Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Now in its seventh successful year, the Fugard Bioscope has compiled a captivating line up for the 2018 season, starting on 4 February with the Academy Award winning IDA produced by Fugard Theatre founder Eric Abraham. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And CastingSan Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and CastingSan Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI, Cineworld Wandsworth, December 10 2015
by Gary Naylor - Dec 11, 2015

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary double bill, executed with complete confidence, providing three hours of heart-wrenching entertainment. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Launches Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever before. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET to Launch Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever before. (more...)

VIDEO: Antonio Pappano Talks Playing Simon Boccanegra at Birmingham Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

From: RoyalOperaHouse, The Royal Opera is to present a concert performance of Simon Boccanegra at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on 7 July). Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk (more...)

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