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BWW Review: LUCAS AND IRINA MEACHEM RECITAL Photo BWW Review: LUCAS AND IRINA MEACHEM RECITAL
by Maria Nockin - Sep 28, 2020

Baritone Lucas Meachem and his wife, pianist Irina Meachem, sang an aria-filled recital on to open the Merola Opera Program Recital Series September 27, 2020. The Meachems opened the recital with the aria a?oeBella siccome un angeloa?? (a?oeBeautiful as an Angela??) from Donizettia??s Don Pasquale. Lucas acted with his voice to show not only its power and huge sound but also his ability to control it and sing with a mere thread of sound when describing the sweetness of the young lady.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2020

This weekend (September 26-27) in live streaming: Fame reunites on Stars in the House, Irish Rep presents Belfast Blues, and so much more!

BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR September 26-October 3 at Home Computer Screen Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR September 26-October 3 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Sep 25, 2020

On the Los Angeles Opera website this week, soprano Sarah Vautour, together with pianists Steven Blier and Jeremy Frank, offer a recital of cabaret classics for her a?oeLiving Room Recital.a?? San Francisco opera notes that one of their Merola Opera Programa??s illustrious alumni, baritone Lucas Meachem (2003), opens Merolaa??s Virtual Recital Series on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. PDT, with a?oeI Left My Aria in San Francisco.

The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22 Photo The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the ongoing health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the entire 2020-21 season, but the company also announced ambitious artistic plans for its 2021-22 season, which will open with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

LA Opera Postpones Four Fall Productions; Announces New Digital Programming Photo LA Opera Postpones Four Fall Productions; Announces New Digital Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

LA Opera announced today that it is postponing four productions that were scheduled for later this year to the fall of 2021 due to concerns for artist and patron safety regarding COVID-19.

LAO AT HOME Announces Events for the Week of July 13 Photo LAO AT HOME Announces Events for the Week of July 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020

During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home. Here's what's on tap for the week to come.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 6- with Melissa Errico, Jay Armstrong Johnson & M Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 6- with Melissa Errico, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020

Today (July 6) in live streaming: the conclusion of Broadway's Next on Stage, a Stars in the House birthday and so much more!

Met Announces Week 17 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring LA BOHEME and  Photo Met Announces Week 17 Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams Featuring LA BOHEME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

The Met has announced the Week 17 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA AND SONG MAY 15-22 on Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA AND SONG MAY 15-22 on Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 16, 2020

Los Angeles Opera always has interesting items online that help opera lovers keep up with their favorite art. Since the cancellation of Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Music Director James Conlon has written a blog telling readers why it needs to be played and heard by audiences everywhere. The blog also gives us a clip from David McVicar's production at Scottish Opera. Theirs is the production that was to come to us in LA. 

Minnesota Opera Announces Lineup For 2020 Digital Opera Series Photo Minnesota Opera Announces Lineup For 2020 Digital Opera Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Minnesota Opera has announced its lineup for the 2020 Digital Opera series!

Angel Blue Confirms More Guests For 'Faithful Friday' Photo Angel Blue Confirms More Guests For 'Faithful Friday'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

Almost as soon as she went into lockdown at her New Jersey home in early March, soprano Angel Blue began producing her own weekly talk show. Faithful Friday with Angel Blue aims to help viewers 'keep the faith,' and believe in themselves. Guests welcomed via video hook-ups so far have included actress Laverne Cox, fashion and Instagram star Sandra Violante, and singers Christine Goerke, Golda Schultz, Matthew Anchel, Lucas Meachem, and Thomas Hampson.

More Guests Confirmed For 'Faithful Friday With Angel Blue' Photo More Guests Confirmed For 'Faithful Friday With Angel Blue'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

Mathew Anchel will be a special guest on Faithful Friday with Angel Blue today, Friday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET. A popular bass with Stuttgart Opera, American-born Anchel also runs his own successful voice studio, teaching a range of styles from pop to opera. In a new development for 'Faithful Fridays', Mr Anchel will also perform.

LAO Announces At Home Events For Week Of April 20 Photo LAO Announces At Home Events For Week Of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

During its unplanned hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO at Home. Here's what's on tap for next week.

How To #meetopera Online This Week Photo How To #meetopera Online This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020

Opera companies across North America are offering a rich array of streaming content, allowing audiences to #meetopera online. Here is what's available:

Laverne Cox To Join Angel Blue As A Guest For FAITHFUL FRIDAY Photo Laverne Cox To Join Angel Blue As A Guest For FAITHFUL FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Laverne Cox will be a special guest on Faithful Friday with Angel Blue on Friday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The actress, producer and equal rights activist will join Angel for the fourth installment of her new weekly web series that aims to help people 'keep the faith,' believe in themselves, get motivated and support each other during these unsettling times

Merola Opera Program Announces Participants/Dates for 2020 Summer Festival Photo Merola Opera Program Announces Participants/Dates for 2020 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020

After debuting its first-ever commissioned work in the program's history last season, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, returns with a new group of rising opera stars for its 63rd season.

SONGS FOR DALLAS: Lawrence Brownlee & Friends Announced At The Dallas Opera Photo SONGS FOR DALLAS: Lawrence Brownlee & Friends Announced At The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

The Dallas Opera has announced that world-renowned operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee will be joined onstage by many of opera's most exciting starsa?"and the Dallas Street Choira?"for an evening of extraordinary music celebrating the power of song and the importance of the arts to the community.

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald To Retire At The Close Of 2020 Photo San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald To Retire At The Close Of 2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawalda?"the brilliant lyric soprano, artistic director, insightful teacher and tireless champion of young artistsa?"will retire from the Company at the close of 2020, capping a distinguished career including nearly two decades at the helm of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed young artist training programs and as artistic director of the Merola Opera Program.

DON CARLO Opens Friday, March 20 At The Dallas Opera Photo DON CARLO Opens Friday, March 20 At The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

For the first time in a generation, The Dallas Opera is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi's towering nineteenth-century masterpiece, Don Carlo, in four performances, March 20 through March 28, 2020 at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, AT&T Performing Arts Center, in Dallas, Texas.

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020��"21 Season Repe Photo San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020��"21 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the Company's 98th season, which opens on September 11, 2020 with an Opening Night Celebration featuring soprano Albina Shagimuratova and tenor Pene Pati in concert with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim. Opening Night festivities include San Francisco Opera Guild's Opera Ball, BRAVO! CLUB's annual Opening Night Gala and two new events: the Opera Supper in the Veterans Building's elegant Green Room and, for the entire audience, a celebratory, post-concert toast to the season.

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