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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 2021 Summer Festival Photo Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 2021 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Des Moines Metro Opera announced today the repertory for the organization's 2021 Summer Festival, which runs July 2 through July 25, 2021.

Utah Opera Announces 2020-21 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming and creative teams for Utah Opera's 2020-21 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores DorΓ© Eccles Foundation.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Seattle Opera's CINDERELLA! Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at Seattle Opera's CINDERELLA!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Seattle Opera presents Cinderella!

Photo Flash: First Look at Seattle Opera's CINDERELLA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Seattle Opera's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Seattle Opera presents Cinderella!

Seattle Opera Presents CINDERELLA Photo Seattle Opera Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

When stage director Lindy Hume last worked at Seattle Opera, her powerful Rigoletto sparked important #MeToo conversations with a story intended to be devoid of hope. Next up, she's bringing something completely different to McCaw Halla?"a sparkling fairytale that families will fall in love with.

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2019 Season Photo Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Proving the enduring vibrancy and relevancy of the art form (while celebrating a milestone for its leader), Boston Lyric Opera's 2019/20 Season of new productions spans three centuries of composers -- focusing on works that reflect the highs and lows of power and politics, bringing passionate opera installations to new neighborhoods, and introducing audiences to rising stars from diverse backgrounds. Among the season highlights, Russian-born soprano Elena Stikhina returns to BLO, where she made her 2017 American debut, to sing the lead role in NORMA. Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson marks her 10th programming season, which the company will commemorate throughout the year.

Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth has announced the programming, initial casting, and creative teams for the company's 2019-20 season, which comprises four opera productions at the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Featuring improved seating and sightlines on the orchestra level, the theatre reopens after a six-month closure for the company's season-opening production of Verdi's La traviata in October 2019. The season continues with composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell's Silent Night in January 2020, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in March 2020, and Massenet's Tha s in May 2020. Silent Night is presented as part of Utah Opera's American Opera Initiative, through which the company champions and commissions American contributions to the art form. Both Silent Night and Tha s are Utah Opera premieres.

Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Utah Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming, initial casting, and creative teams for Utah Opera's 2019-20 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Foundation. In its upcoming season, Utah Opera produces four operas at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre: Verdi's La traviata in October 2019, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Silent Night in January 2020, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in March 2020, and Massenet's Tha s in May 2020. Both Silent Night and Tha s are company premieres. Season subscriptions are on sale now by calling (801) 533-6683 or visiting utahopera.org. Single-opera tickets go on sale to the general public on June 14, 2019 through Utah Opera and ArtTix outlets.

Seattle Opera Unveils 2019/20 Season Photo Seattle Opera Unveils 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

With a mix of new and traditional takes on opera, Seattle Opera unveils a 2019/20 Season that offers something for everyone. Audiences will experience new-to-Seattle productions of Rigoletto, Cinderella, and Eugene Onegin; the company premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird; and the return of a beloved classic, La boh me.

Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival  O17 9/14 Photo Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival O17 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

September 14 marks the launch of O17, the first edition of Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival. Featuring seven operatic happenings, six city venues, three world premieres, many already sold-out performances, and one superstar Festival Artist, this twelve- day immersion will transform the City of Brotherly Love into an urban stage for diverse audiences to gather and connect through the shared experience of opera (Sep 14-25). O17 shines a contemporary light on the genre, tackling daring subject matter, offering cutting-edge takes on the classics, and providing extraordinary artists with the chance to create their most imaginative and inspired work.

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists.

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program. 

Madison Opera's ROMEO & JULIET and THE MAGIC FLUTE to Broadcast on WPR
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Madison Opera partners with Wisconsin Public Radio to present recorded broadcasts of Gounod's Romeo & Juliet on Saturday, May 20 and Mozart's The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 27. 

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission.

Utah Opera Announces Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In March 2017, Utah Opera will present a perennial favorite, Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor,' the tale of two doomed lovers struggling against forces beyond their control, for the first time since 2007. This production will be performed at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on March 11, 13, 15 and 17 at 7:30 PM and March 19 at 2 PM.

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/26/2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/26/2015.

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorak's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/19/2015
by - Sep 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/19/2015.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Open Season with DON GIOVANNI, Begin. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.

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