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THE THREEPENNY CARMEN Comes to Atlanta Opera Photo THE THREEPENNY CARMEN Comes to Atlanta Opera
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

Next Thursday, April 15, sees the launch of The Atlanta Opera’s live, in-person spring season, highlighted by the world premiere productions of new adaptations of two iconic operas, both deconstructed for our challenging times by General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun.

Atlanta Opera to Present Live Spring Premieres Of New Bizet & Weill Opera Adaptations Photo Atlanta Opera to Present Live Spring Premieres Of New Bizet & Weill Opera Adaptations
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 23, 2021

After the success of its acclaimed fall offerings, now The Atlanta Opera presents an equally innovative spring lineup of live, in-person events, highlighted by the world premiere productions of new adaptations of two iconic operas.

The Santa Fe Opera Presents Online Benefit SONGS FOR THE FUTURE Photo The Santa Fe Opera Presents Online Benefit SONGS FOR THE FUTURE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2021

The Santa Fe Opera will present Songs for the Future, a special online program to benefit its singing and technical Apprentice Programs, on March 11 at 6:00 pm MT.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 19, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 19-20, 2020.

The Met Announces Four-Week Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Photo The Met Announces Four-Week Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

The Met has announced themed lineups for four weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes a week of In Plain English, an Epic Proportions week, followed by a week of Holiday Fare, and more.

San Francisco Opera Announced Upcoming 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances Photo San Francisco Opera Announced Upcoming 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2020

San Francisco Opera's streamed performances continue through Opera is ON with Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) on Saturday, May 16. Each streamed opera, captured live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand at sfopera.com on the streaming date starting at 10 am and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Presents Semi-Staged Performance Of Richard Strau Photo Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Presents Semi-Staged Performance Of Richard Strauss's SALOME
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2020

The Bard Conservatory Orchestra joins an exciting principal cast of singers in a fully staged performance of Richard Strauss's once infamous, now famous opera, Salome‚ÄĒa biblical story, with a twist. The program, directed by R. B. Schlather and performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor, features leading opera singers Melody Moore, Jay Hunter Morris, Nathan Berg, Betsy Bishop, Robert Stahley, and others, including students of the Conservatory's Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Salome takes place Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater. Tickets start at $15 and can be ordered online at fishercenter.bard.edu or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900. $5 student tickets are available to Bard undergraduate students through the Passloff Pass.

Atlanta Opera Celebrates Record-Breaking 2018-19 Season Photo Atlanta Opera Celebrates Record-Breaking 2018-19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2019

The Atlanta Opera broke new records this season. Even before its final presentation Francesca Zambello's new take on La traviata, which closed this past weekend 2018-19 was already guaranteed to be the company's highest-grossing season of the past decade, highlighted by last fall's West Side Story, the highest-selling production in the Atlanta Opera's 39-year history (Opera News).

Music Academy of the West Announces 72nd Summer Season Photo Music Academy of the West Announces 72nd Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2019

Atlanta Opera's Company Premiere Of DEAD MAN WALKING Stars Jamie Barton Photo Atlanta Opera's Company Premiere Of DEAD MAN WALKING Stars Jamie Barton
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2018

This winter, The Atlanta Opera presents the company premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking in an original production "of the very highest level" (Opera News) from General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. Georgia native Jamie Barton - winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award, Richard Tucker Award, and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition - makes her eagerly anticipated role debut as Sister Helen Prejean, and Michael Mayes reprises the iconic portrayal of condemned murderer Joseph De Rocher that the composer himself has called "definitive," anchoring an all-star cast that also features Maria Zifchak, Wayne Tigges, Kevin Burdette, and Jay Hunter Morris. Marking the second presentation in Atlanta's mainstage season, the opera will be mounted in four performances led by Kentucky Opera principal conductor Joseph Mechavich at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (Feb 2-10).

The Metropolitan Opera Issues New Audio Release On iTunes Photo The Metropolitan Opera Issues New Audio Release On iTunes
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 5, 2018

To commemorate the start of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's new position as the Jeanette Lerman Neubauer Music Director, the Met is releasing an audio compilation of performance highlights on iTunes, as well as a series

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Opens The Dallas Opera Season Photo THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Opens The Dallas Opera Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2018

The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the season opener of the company's grand 2018-2019 "Swept Away" Season: Richard Wagner's haunting nineteenth-century masterpiece, The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Hollander), a work not seen on The Dallas Opera stage since January of 1994.

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: Elektra Photo Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: Elektra
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2018

Sabine Hogrefe will perform the title role in Strauss's Elektra at tonight's performance, Monday March 12 at 7.30pm, replacing Christine Goerke who is ill.

Christine Goerke Stars In First Revival Of Acclaimed Staging Of ELEKTRA, Conducted By Photo Christine Goerke Stars In First Revival Of Acclaimed Staging Of ELEKTRA, Conducted By Yannick Nezet-Seguin
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2018

Christine Goerke, ‚Äúthe reigning Amercian dramatic soprano of the day‚ÄĚ (The New York Times), makes her first Met performances in the title role of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra at the Met. Yannick N√©zet-S√©guin conducts Patrice Ch√©reau's acclaimed staging, with Elza van den Heever as Elektra's sister, Chrysothemis, and Michaela Schuster as her mother, Klyt√§mnestra. Jay Hunter Morris sings the role of Aegisth, Klyt√§mnestra's lover, and Mikhail Petrenko performs as Elektra's long-lost brother Orest. The production runs for six performances from March 1 through March 23, 2018.

BWW Review: Smooth Sailing for Top-Notch Cast in Zvulun's New DUTCHMAN for Atlanta Op Photo BWW Review: Smooth Sailing for Top-Notch Cast in Zvulun's New DUTCHMAN for Atlanta Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 7, 2017

Atlanta may be landlocked, but a thrilling new sailing vessel came to town on Saturday night, in the new production of Wagner's DIE FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN), at the Atlanta Opera in Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The company's General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun commanded the helm of the production--a particularly fitting description for an opera about the sea, how it taketh from and giveth to the men who call it home as well as to the women who love them.

BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices
by Erica Miner - Jun 16, 2017

As director of the company's apprentice program since 2005, David Holloway is a veritable fount of knowledge

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017.

AJ Glueckert to Replace Jay Hunter Morris in Four Shows at the Met Opera's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, 4/25
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 18, 2017

AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor replaces the originally announced Jay Hunter Morris, who has withdrawn from his scheduled performances for personal reasons.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts First Wagner Opera at the Met, 4/25
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 13, 2017

Future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first Wagner opera with the company, Der Fliegende Holländer, beginning April 25. The opera, which has not been seen at the Met since 2010, featuresMichael Volle as the Dutchman, the ghostly sailor damned to sail the seas in search of the love that will set him free. Amber Wagner sings the role of Senta, opposite Jay Hunter Morris as the huntsman Erik. The cast also features Dolora Zajick as Senta's nurse Mary with Ben Bliss as the Steersman and Franz-Josef Selig as Senta's father Daland. 

Review Roundup: David Robertson Conducting the St. Louis Symphony in John Adam's Tribute
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 6, 2017

Music Director David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in a concert performance of John Adams's critically acclaimed oratorio,The Gospel According to the Other Mary, on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program featured mezzo-sopranos Kelley O'Connor as Mary Magdalene and Michaela Martens as Martha, with tenor Jay Hunter Morris as Lazarus. The cast also includes countertenorsDaniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, and Nathan Medley, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, directed by Amy Kaiser.

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