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Puccini's LA BOHEME Returns to the Met Stage Next Week Photo Puccini's LA BOHEME Returns to the Met Stage Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

South Korean conductor¬†Eun Sun Kim, who became music director of San Francisco Opera this fall, will make¬†her Met debut leading Puccini‚Äôs¬†La Boh√®me¬†November 9, marking the first of five female conductors to take the Met podium this season‚ÄĒthe most in Met history.¬†

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 3, 2021

In the video, Gallup/Na'nízhoozhí, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davone Tines sing music by Matthew Aucoin written to poetry by Jake Skeets. Lowe and Skeets are both Navajo artists. Skeets, who grew up in Gallup, gives his hometown a leading role in his poetry. Lowe's film is an unflinching yet tender portrait of the city in 2021.

Greek National Opera Presents NEMICO DELLA PATRIA Photo Greek National Opera Presents NEMICO DELLA PATRIA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021

Greek National Opera presents the Andrea Chenier aria 'Nemico della patria' performed by the internationally acclaimed barytone of the GNO Dimitri Platanias.

Greek National Opera Presents ANDREA CHENIER on GNO TV Photo Greek National Opera Presents ANDREA CHENIER on GNO TV
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2021

The first production of the Greek National Opera’s tribute programme to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution comes to GNO TV from 31/3 to 31/7.

Date Announced For International Opera Awards 2021 Photo Date Announced For International Opera Awards 2021
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021

The International Opera Awards has today announced the date of its 2021 Awards, taking place as an online event on Monday 10 May.

Greek National Opera Announces 2021 Lineup Photo Greek National Opera Announces 2021 Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2021

The Greek National Opera has announced its 2021 lineup, a tribute programme to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, which is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

BWW Feature: OPERA PERFORMANCES ONLINE May 1-7 at Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: OPERA PERFORMANCES ONLINE May 1-7 at Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Apr 29, 2020

Now that the Metropolitan Opera has had a major success with its At-Home Gala, there are other opera companies with similar ideas. The Florence May Festival, (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), will offer its presentation on Friday, May 1, 2020, at noon. P.D.T. Since many opera lovers are working from home, the audience should be enormous. 

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards 2020 Photo Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2020

The International Opera Awards today announced the finalists for its 2020 Awards [Wednesday 5 February 2020]. The annual red-carpet event - which celebrates achievement in opera around the globe over the 2019 calendar year - recognises excellence in a wide range of categories that cover performance, design and direction as well as education and outreach.

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Season Repe Photo San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Season Repertory And Casting
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA BOHEME at The Met Opera Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA BOHEME at The Met Opera
by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2019

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mimì. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

Franco Zeffirelli's Iconic Production Of LA BOHEME Returns To The Met Stage Photo Franco Zeffirelli's Iconic Production Of LA BOHEME Returns To The Met Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera presents Puccini's La Bohème, conducted by Marco Armiliato, with eight initial performances beginning October 25, 2019. Ailyn Pérez returns to the role of the seamstress Mimì; her lover, the poet Rodolfo, is portrayed by Matthew Polenzani in his Met role debut. Olga Kulchynska makes her Met debut as the singer Musetta, while David Bizic sings the role of the painter Marcello.

BWW Review: OTELLO at the Opera de Monte-Carlo Photo BWW Review: OTELLO at the Opera de Monte-Carlo
by Marieke van den Wall Bake - May 7, 2019

The closing of the Monte-Carlo Opera season of 2018-2019 could not have ended better than with the new production of Verdi's Otello. And Monaco knew it: under the keen direction of Daniele Callegari and based on the play by Shakespeare, the opera was completely sold-out.

LA BOH√ąME and CENDRILLON Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo LA BOH√ąME and CENDRILLON Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off 2019 with two acclaimed productions: the return of the new production of Puccini's captivating and tragic love story La boheme, and the Midwest premiere of a beloved production of Massenet's Cendrillon, based on the Cinderella story. La boheme is a quintessentially Italian opera and the plot is forever youthful and eternally fresh. Cendrillon features an enchanting blend of wit, sensitivity, and elegance against the backdrop of a familiar storybook kingdom.

Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents LA BOHEME Photo Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents LA BOHEME
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago's new coproduction of Puccini's La boheme opens the company's 64th season tomorrow -- Saturday, October 6, at 6:30pm. There are five performances through October 20 and six additional performance Jan. 10-25 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets start at $49 and are available now at  lyricopera.org/Boheme or at 312-827-5600.

Jonas Kaufmann's Debut As Verdi's Otello Now Available On DVD And Blu-ray From Sony C Photo Jonas Kaufmann's Debut As Verdi's Otello Now Available On DVD And Blu-ray From Sony Classical
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2018

On a sweltering night in June 2017, this was unquestionably the hottest ticket in town. Opera lovers thronged to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to hear tenor Jonas Kaufmann, recently acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as ‚Äúthe world's greatest tenor,‚ÄĚ make his eagerly anticipated role debut as Otello ‚Äď Verdi's greatest and most demanding role for tenor voice.

OTELLO Comes To Monte Carlo Opera Through 4/30 Photo OTELLO Comes To Monte Carlo Opera Through 4/30
by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2018

Throughout his great career, Giuseppe Verdi has drunk with the greatest playwrights. But he is an author whom he placed above all others: William Shakespeare, of whom he made from an early age a sort of absolute reference. After Macbeth in 1847 and King Lear, a ghost opera in which he worked in vain for 25 years, Verdi devoted his last years to what will constitute the synthesis of his genius: Otello and Falstaff. These two works are closely related, if only because Verdi collaborates with the same poet, Arrigo Boito, the librettist he had throughout his career called his vows. After years of interminable exchanges between the two men, Otello finally becomes reality. In the aftermath of the creation, Ferruccio Busoni is ecstatic: 'Otello is the highest peak ever achieved by Italian operatic music, both in terms of invention and content, as well as in terms of form and quality. message. When the curtain slowly falls upon the corpses entwined with the Moor and Desdemona, all is said: the vanity of all feeling except love, which alone survives death.

Etienne Dupuis And Rodion Pogossov To Sing Marcello And Andrzej Filoczyk To Sing Scha Photo Etienne Dupuis And Rodion Pogossov To Sing Marcello And Andrzej Filoczyk To Sing Schaunard In La Boheme
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2018

Italian baritone Alessio Arduini and Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko have both withdrawn from the role of Marcello in The Royal Opera's forthcoming revival of La boheme.

VIDEO: First Look at The Met's TURNADOT Photo VIDEO: First Look at The Met's TURNADOT
by Alan Henry - Mar 14, 2018

BraoadwayWorld has a first look at Turnadot at The Met. See the video below!

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More Photo Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2018

A season filled with unforgettable music, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring new productions goes on sale via subscription Wednesday, February 7 at 10am.  Seven new and new-to-Chicago productions, including four Lyric premieres, will engage and entertain audiences from October 2018 through June 2019. 

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