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San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2018 Adler Fellows Photo San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2018 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the eleven recipients of the 2018 Adler Fellowship. Eight singers, two pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program. The multi-year performance-oriented residency offers advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra to Open 2018 Salzburg Festival With Krzysztof Penderecki' Photo Montreal Symphony Orchestra to Open 2018 Salzburg Festival With Krzysztof Penderecki's ST. LUKE PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

The Salzburg Festival has invited the Orchestre symphonique de Montr al / Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) and Kent Nagano to perform the opening concert of the 2018 Festival. On July 20, 2018, at the Festival's Felsenreitschule, OSM will perform Krzysztof Penderecki's epic St Luke Passion, for chorus, soloists and orchestra. As part of the composer's 85th birthday celebrations, this concert will also be performed in the context of the Ouverture spirituelle series dedicated to sacred music and religiously inspired works.

Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR Photo Houston Grand Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with LA TRAVIATA and JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Houston Grand Opera will open its 63rd season with a new production of Verdi's most romantic opera, La traviata, October 20 November 11 in the new HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHEME will play at The Metropolitan Opera through March of 2018, and the critics are weighing in!

American Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEME Photo American Soprano Angel Blue Makes Her Metropolitan Opera Debut in Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Puccini's La Boh me, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the repertory this season with 15 performances of Franco Zeffirelli's production from October 2, 2017 to March 10, 2018. Initial performances feature soprano Angel Blue making her Met stage debut as Mim , with the role sung later in the season by Anita Hartig and Sonya Yoncheva. Three acclaimed tenors, Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas and Michael Fabiano, share the role of Rodolfo. Sopranos Brigitta Kele and Susana Phillips play Musetta with baritones Lucas Meachem and Michael Todd Simpson as Marcello.

San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network Photo San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldi, each singing their role for the first time on any stage.

Tickets 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.

Dallas 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.

Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera will take place at the famed War Memorial in San Francisco, California, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera.

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley.

San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30.

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program Present 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. 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.

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season.

2017 Classical Grammy Winners Announced - THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, DAUGHERTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The 2017 Grammy Awards were announced this past Sunday in Los Angeles.  The complete list of winners and nominees of classical music is below! 

Photo Flash: LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Ghosts of Versailles features Patricia Racette in the leading role of Marie Antoinette and Broadway legend Patti LuPone as the Turkish entertainer Samira.

LA Opera's THE GHOST OF VERSIALLES Wins Grammy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical.

Dallas Opera Presents Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini's heart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados.

The Dallas Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the block-buster of the season, Giacomo Puccini'sheart-wrenching MADAME BUTTERFLY. With its poignant melodies, memorable characters, and intriguing storyline, it's the must-see opera for newcomers a perennial favorite of aficionados. The stellar international cast features one of today's most famous interpreters of the role of Cio-Cio-San, (Butterfly), the extraordinary Chinese soprano Hui He, as well as Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova (Lt. B.F. Pinkerton); each in their Dallas Opera debuts.  Renowned Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will be at the podium in this San Francisco Opera production directed by the distinguished British stage director, John Copley.

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Wins Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon's world premiere recording of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, released on the PentaTone label, today won two 2017 Grammy® Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical.

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