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BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House Online Photo BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House Online
by Bella Bevan - Jul 18, 2020

Last night was the online premiere of the Royal Opera House's Faust, broadcast for free as part of the #OurHouseToYourHouse series. This is David McVicar's production, recorded in 2019.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 17-24 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 17-24 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 18, 2020

Los Angeles Opera's annual choral concert has gone a?oevirtual.a?? Great Opera Choruses moved from The Soraya to your home screen thanks to the support of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and the LA County Board of Supervisors. On the LAO homepage and on Facebook, readers can  sing along with 25 talented choristers performing the 'Bell Chorus' from Pagliacci, 'Va, pensiero' from Nabucco, and a?oeThe Anvil Chorus' from Il Trovatore. Resident Conductor Grant Gershon and Assistant Chorus Master Jeremy Frank, as accompanist, lead these extraordinary artists in an afternoon of family-friendly musical fun.

Royal Opera House Partners With The Luna Drive In Cinema For New Streaming Series Photo Royal Opera House Partners With The Luna Drive In Cinema For New Streaming Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

This week the Royal Opera House has announced in partnership with The Luna Drive In Cinema, broadcasts of four Royal Opera House favourites at iconic drive-in cinema locations around the country.

Wiener Staatsoper Announces 2020-21 Season Photo Wiener Staatsoper Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its upcoming 2020-21 season.

International Opera Awards 2020 Ceremony Postponed Photo International Opera Awards 2020 Ceremony Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020

The International Opera Awards announced today the postponement of their 2020 awards ceremony in light of the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards 2020 Photo Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards 2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

The International Opera Awards today announced the finalists for its 2020 Awards [Wednesday 5 February 2020]. The annual red-carpet event - which celebrates achievement in opera around the globe over the 2019 calendar year - recognises excellence in a wide range of categories that cover performance, design and direction as well as education and outreach.

Mozart's DON GIOVANNI From London's Royal Opera House Arrives In Movie Theaters Octob Photo Mozart's DON GIOVANNI From London's Royal Opera House Arrives In Movie Theaters October 28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

From October 28, Mozart's exciting opera Don Giovanni will enchant audiences in movie theaters around the US. This wonderful fast-moving tragi-comedy about a master seducer features enchantingly complex characters, gripping drama and glorious melodies, from Don Giovanni's exuberant 'Champagne Aria' to Don Ottavio's tender expression of love 'Dalla sua pace'.

Hungarian State Opera Orchestra Announces 2019/2020 Concert Season Photo Hungarian State Opera Orchestra Announces 2019/2020 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra is the oldest theatre orchestra in Hungary. Due to the vast selection of performances offered by the Opera, it is the most employed Hungarian symphony orchestra. Its roots reach back as far as 1838, when Ferenc Erkel, the father of the Hungarian national opera as a genre organised an opera orchestra for the Hungarian Theatre of Pest. The orchestra moved into their present home, the Opera House after its inauguration in 1884 and was presided over by notable principal music directors including Gustav Mahler. 

DON GIOVANNI Will Be Broadcast Live To Cinemas Across The UK Next Month Photo DON GIOVANNI Will Be Broadcast Live To Cinemas Across The UK Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

On Tuesday 8 October at 6.45pm, Mozart's exciting opera Don Giovanni will enchant audiences in a live broadcast to 600 cinemas all over the UK, from Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands all the way down to Jersey. This wonderful fast-moving tragi-comedy about a master seducer features enchantingly complex characters, gripping drama and glorious melodies, from Don Giovanni's exuberant 'Champagne Aria' to Don Ottavio's tender expression of love 'Dalla sua pace'. For a Sunday afternoon treat, there will also be an encore performance on 13 October at 2pm.

The Royal Opera House Announces Its 2019/20 Cinema Season Photo The Royal Opera House Announces Its 2019/20 Cinema Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019

The Royal Opera House today announces its 2019/20 Cinema Season which will launch in October. 13 productions will be broadcast to 600 UK cinemas stretching the length of the UK from the Orkney Islands all the way to Jersey in the Channel Islands.   

'150 Jahre Opernhaus am Ring': Jubiläumskonzert vor der Oper Photo '150 Jahre Opernhaus am Ring': Jubiläumskonzert vor der Oper
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2019

Ăśber 10.000 begeisterte Besucherinnen und Besucher feierten am gestrigen Sonntag, 26. Mai 2019 den 150. Geburtstag des Hauses am Ring beim „Jubilaumskonzert vor der Oper". Gemeinsam mit Ensemblesangerinnen und -sangern, internationalen Gastsolistinnen und -solisten, dem Orchester und dem Chor der Wiener Staatsoper unter der musikalischen Leitung von Marco Armiliato wurde der Herbert von Karajan-Platz/Opernring bei freiem Zugang bespielt - als Ăśberraschung fur das Publikum wurden einige Programmpunkte von der Terrasse der Wiener Staatsoper und von Balkonen des Hotel Bristol gegeben.

Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series Photo Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 season of "HD at the Opera House" and "Classic Movies at the Opera House."  The "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 19th and run through October 6th.

BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House
by Fraser MacDonald - Apr 12, 2019

Bruno Ravella sparks new magic into David McVicar's production, refreshing the feel of the piece whilst ensuring its original spark is retained. Although the fifth revival of McVicar's take on the classic, Ravella ensures that the original text is delivered to ensure the story is allowed to speak for itself.

The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup Photo The Royal Opera House Announces 2019 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Royal Opera House presents a host of world premieres and debuts across ballet and opera in 2019, alongside a diverse range of free and ticketed Front of House events for all ages. 2019 also sees the first performances by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre, the West End's newest and most intimate theatre.

Hungarian State Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Hungarian State Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

16 premieres, 60 repertoire pieces, the inauguration of the Eiffel Arts Studios as well as the reopening of the Opera House are all featured in the 2018/19 season of the Hungarian State Opera. Until these venues are opened the resident companies of the Opera carry on touring: apart from guest appearances in county towns and Hungarian settlements beyond the borders of Hungary, the Opera is to visit New York, Berlin, the capitals of the Visegrad Group, and several Italian places that played an important role in the life of Puccini.

Royal Opera House Announces 11 Titles For 2018/2019 Cinema Series Photo Royal Opera House Announces 11 Titles For 2018/2019 Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

With 11 titles set to be broadcast to more than 500 UK cinemas and to another 1,000 in 40 countries across the globe, the Royal Opera House's Live Cinema Season 2018/19 will showcase a wide variety of ballet and opera, including three new works, all relayed live from Covent Garden. The 2018/19 Season will feature the great classic of The Royal Ballet's repertory The Nutcracker and world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva-Maria Westbroek among other treats.

LES VEPRES SICILIENNES Premieres at Bayerische Staatsoper Photo LES VEPRES SICILIENNES Premieres at Bayerische Staatsoper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Verdi's grand opera Les Vepres siciliennes will be conducted by Omer Meir Wellber, who, following Mefistofele (2015) and Andrea Chenier (2017), will now command his third Staatsoper premiere. Antu Romero Nunes, who audiences will already know from his interpretation of Rossini's Guillaume Tell (2014, Munich Opera Festival), returns to Munich for this premiere.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFC Photo San 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.

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.

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Metropolitan Opera NYC
by Milette Shanon - May 16, 2017

Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan opera is divine.I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center NYC) this week. Well, the Met did it again! With a perfect, minimalist set, great costumes, creative choreography, and the perfect cast, this is an entertaining, beautiful and fun performance: Only the Met can provide such a top notch rendition of this famous classic.

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