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20 Singers From 15 Countries Announced For BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019 Photo 20 Singers From 15 Countries Announced For BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Twenty of the world's most outstanding classical singers are today [4 March 2019] announced for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019. The biennial competition returns to Cardiff between 15-22 June 2019 and audiences in the UK and beyond can follow all the live drama of the competition on BBC TV, radio and online.

San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital  Photo San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program present the 36th season of the Schwabacher Recital Series, opening on February 13 and continuing through April 24. The four-recital series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-art Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco.

Doug Varone And Dancers Presents The World Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS FINE Photo Doug Varone And Dancers Presents The World Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS FINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine December 12-16, 2018 at The New Ohio Theatre

Doug Varone And Dancers Presents The World Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS FINE Photo Doug Varone And Dancers Presents The World Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS FINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine December 12-16, 2018 at The New Ohio Theatre

Oratorio Society Of New York Presents Handel's MESSIAH At Carnegie Hall this December Photo Oratorio Society Of New York Presents Handel's MESSIAH At Carnegie Hall this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The Oratorio Society of New York has the distinction of having performed Handel's Messiah every Christmas season since 1874, and at Carnegie Hall every year the hall has been open since 1891 - qualifying the OSNY's annual rendition of the holiday classic as a New York tradition of the highest order.

VIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo VIDEO: First Look At Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is reclaimed for the 21st century by its creators in a star-studded production from renowned Canadian director Peter Hinton. Hadrian runs for seven performances through October 27, 2018.

Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo Review Roundup: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is reclaimed for the 21st century by its creators in a star-studded production from renowned Canadian director Peter Hinton. Hadrian runs for seven performances through October 27, 2018.

Photo Flash: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company Photo Photo Flash: Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN at the Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presented the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor. The opera recounts the epic love story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antinous. Erased by history, their story is reclaimed for the 21st century by its creators in a star-studded production from renowned Canadian director Peter Hinton. Hadrian runs for seven performances through October 27, 2018.

Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast Photo Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor.

Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast Photo Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Attracts All-Star Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

On October 13, 2018, the Canadian Opera Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian by composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor.

San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded To David Gockley Photo San Francisco Opera Medal Awarded To David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

In an onstage presentation following the July 1 performance of Richard Wagner's Gotterdammerung, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented former general director David Gockley with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. An industry pioneer who helped shape the operatic repertory and build new audiences for the artform, Gockley served ten years at the helm of San Francisco Opera and is currently the Company's General Director Emeritus.

Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera Hou Photo Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) opens tonight with the first of three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, Wagner's Ring is one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created.

San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival Programs Continue Through 7/1 Photo San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival Programs Continue Through 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Complementing the highly-anticipated performances of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House (June 12-July 1), San Francisco Opera presents its ongoing Ring Festival of ancillary events and activities. Designed to deepen public engagement and provide informative, fun ways to explore Wagner's profound masterwork, the Ring Festival offers a diverse schedule of lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, musical programs and opportunities to hear from artists, production team members and Wagner experts.

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius, scheduled to make her San Francisco Opera debut as Brunnhilde in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), has withdrawn from the upcoming engagement due to health reasons. While San Francisco Opera regrets this casting change, the Company is honored to welcome in her stead the equally acclaimed Swedish soprano Irene Theorin as Brunnhilde, the pivotal heroine of Wagner's magnum opus. A celebrated Brunnhilde, Theorin's engagement will mark her first complete Ring in the United States with three cycles of the work at the War Memorial Opera House, June 12-July 1, 2018.

Single Tickets On Sale For San Francisco Opera's Presentation Of Wagner's DER RING DE Photo Single Tickets On Sale For San Francisco Opera's Presentation Of Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, May 1 at 10 a.m., tickets to individual performances within Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), will be available for purchase. Previously offered only as complete cycle packages, tickets for Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung will go on sale for the first time.

The Met: Live In HD's 2018��"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In T Photo The Met: Live In HD's 2018��"19 Season Kicks Off On October 6 With Anna Netrebko In The Title Role Of Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met's grand production of Verdi's Aida, starring one of the world's most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

Broadway Talent Tapped for 2018/2019 Season at the Met Photo Broadway Talent Tapped for 2018/2019 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Accelerating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nezet-Seguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-19 season, it was announced today.

San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memo Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) in three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, the story and music of Wagner's Ring are the acme of the operatic artform and one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. In anticipation of the performances, San Francisco Opera today announced a schedule for its Ring Festival events designed to provide the public, from first-timers to experienced Ring-goers, with enriching activities including lectures, symposia, film screenings, musical programs, public discussions and a Ring Community Day for families.

Finalists Revealed for the 2018 International Opera Awards Photo Finalists Revealed for the 2018 International Opera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The International Opera Awards are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph: 'It's gratifying to see how the International Opera Awards just keep growing. With a record number of nominations to consider, and our biggest and most international jury yet, I'm delighted to say that our exciting shortlists-covering six continents and around 30 countries-reflect the truly cosmopolitan nature of the art form. Despite the challenges faced by opera companies almost everywhere, opera is vibrantly alive.'

COC to Host the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN Photo COC to Host the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright's HADRIAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company's 2018/2019 season presents the world premiere of Hadrian, a new opera from composer Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, which features the highly anticipated COC debuts of international opera stars Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila.

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