Joyce DiDonato News

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden WestWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Nadine Sierra to Headline Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala at Carnegie Hall; Lineup Announced!Nadine Sierra to Headline Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 2017 Gala at Carnegie Hall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Back home at Carnegie Hall for the second year after more than a quarter century's absence, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert, one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season, will take place on Sunday, December 10, with single tickets going on sale today. (more...)

Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Met Opera Live in HD to Bring Bellini's NORMA to Warner TheatreMet Opera Live in HD to Bring Bellini's NORMA to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Warner Theatre's 2017-2018 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season opens on Saturday, October 7 at 12:55 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto tragedy, NORMA. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Nunzio DeFilippis will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast.  (more...)

NORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd SeasonNORMA to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 133rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 133rd season on Monday, September 25 with a new production of Bellini's bel canto tragedy Norma. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met as one of the world's leading interpreters of Norma, singing her first season opening performances. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met PerformancesThe Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Summer HD Festival Will Offer Free Screenings of Met Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's annual Summer HD Festival, which presents free outdoor screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return for the ninth time this summer, with one screening each night from Saturday, August 26, to Monday September 4 (Labor Day). The series will present nine recent performances from the company's acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, with its production of Tristan und Isolde being shown over two evenings due to its length. As a prelude to the festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with the Met, will present Ingmar Bergman's classic film, The Magic Flute, on Friday, August 25. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SeasonTickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Carlo Rizzi Returns to the Metropolitan Opera to Conduct Season Opener NORMACarlo Rizzi Returns to the Metropolitan Opera to Conduct Season Opener NORMA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

This September, Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi steps onto the Metropolitan Opera's podium once again to open the 2017-18 season with Bellini's Norma, in a new production directed by Sir David McVicar. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe ApprenticesBWW 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 (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the YearDallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOpera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreCasting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 SeasonZachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRITHouston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

Italian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo RizziItalian Opera, Bel Canto and Future of Conducting in Safe Hands with Carlo Rizzi
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Ranking among today's leading conductors, Carlo Rizzi's vast repertoire ranges from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the insight and integrity of his musicianship and the visceral energy and psychological depths of his interpretations. (more...)

BWW Review: Joyce DiDonato and Harry Bicket's English Concert Handle Handel's ARIODANTE Quite Nicely at Carnegie HallBWW Review: Joyce DiDonato and Harry Bicket's English Concert Handle Handel's ARIODANTE Quite Nicely at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - May 5, 2017

Harry Bicket and the English Concert returned for its just-about-annual Handel-fest at Carnegie Hall with a concert performance of the well-loved ARIODANTE by Handel, starring the even better-loved mezzo Joyce DiDonato. The result was some awfully fine singing--particularly from DiDonato in fine dramatic form--although the pretty disastrous casting of one of the principals (at least from my point of view) brought the production down from the lofty heights it could have attained. (more...)

Mary Bevan To Replace Joelle Harvey In ARIODANTE Due To Ill HealthMary Bevan To Replace Joelle Harvey In ARIODANTE Due To Ill Health
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Joélle Harvey must regrettably withdraw from her role as Dalinda in Handel's Ariodante with Harry Bicket and The English Concert scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage due to ill health. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award WinnerBWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

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