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Academy of Vocal Arts Announces Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Photo Academy of Vocal Arts Announces Giargiari Bel Canto Competition
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

An evening of vocal fireworks and beautifully sung arias awaits you! Philadelphia's own Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) trains the world's next generation of great opera singers. For over 40 years, this competition has showcased the brightest of up-and-coming opera stars. Join them for the annual favorite singing competition, where they'll compete against each other in song.

Festival Napa Valley Wraps Record-Setting Season and Raises $2.8 Million at Arts for  Photo Festival Napa Valley Wraps Record-Setting Season and Raises $2.8 Million at Arts for All Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

Roaring back into action with 60 outdoor, sold-out concerts and events over two weeks, Festival Napa Valley capped its 15th summer season by raising a record-breaking $2.8 million at its Arts for All Gala, headlined by global superstar Jennifer Hudson.

San Francisco Opera Opens 99th Season with Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 99th Season with Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2021

San Francisco Opera inaugurates its 99th season and first under the baton of Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, with five performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, August 21–September 5.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2021â€"22 Season Including Repertory, Casting and Reope Photo San Francisco Opera Announces 2021â€"22 Season Including Repertory, Casting and Reopening Plans for 99th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

San Francisco Opera announced today repertory, casting and reopening plans for its 99th season. Commencing with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on Saturday, August 21, the 2021–22 Season marks the inauguration of Eun Sun Kim’s tenure as Caroline H. Hume Music Director and a reemergence of opera at the War Memorial Opera House.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021

This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!

San Francisco Opera Announces July 2021 Schedule Of Free Opera Streams Photo San Francisco Opera Announces July 2021 Schedule Of Free Opera Streams
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera's weekly, free opera streams continue in July with Janáček's intense family drama Jenůfa (July 10–11), Berlioz's massive epic Les Troyens (The Trojans) (July 17–18), Strauss' emotional thriller Elektra (July 24–25) and Verdi's Tyrolean tragedy Luisa Miller (July 31–August 1).

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Washington National Opera's RETURN VICTORIOUS! Virtual Cel Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Washington National Opera's RETURN VICTORIOUS! Virtual Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2021

Virtual attendees also have access to exclusive interviews, featuring David M. Rubenstein and the Honorable Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, and WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello in conservation with Martina Arroyo and Marilyn Horne.

Met Announces Three-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams Photo Met Announces Three-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2021

The Met has announced themed lineups for three weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company's ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure. The schedule begins with a week, leading up to Father's Day on June 20, comprising a selection of operas featuring themes of fatherhood.

Frost School Of Music Expands Summer Festival Outreach Programs Photo Frost School Of Music Expands Summer Festival Outreach Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and Festival Napa Valley have announced a multiyear partnership to collaborate on university-level educational, chamber music and orchestral music programming. 

Festival Napa Valley Launches Manetti Shrem Program Photo Festival Napa Valley Launches Manetti Shrem Program
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2021

Festival Napa Valley announces the launch of the Manetti Shrem Opera Program, a major new initiative designed to nurture the creative careers of gifted singers.

Five Singers Named 2021 Winners of Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Comp Photo Five Singers Named 2021 Winners of Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five singers as the winners of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition.

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

Ten Singers Advance To The Final Round of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Counci Photo Ten Singers Advance To The Final Round of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021

Following today's semifinal competition, ten singers have advanced to the final round of the Metropolitan Opera's 2021 National Council Auditions—the Grand Finals Concert, which will be streamed live on Sunday, May 16, at 3pm ET.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, April 29- with Eric McCormack, Mary-Louise Parker, a Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, April 29- with Eric McCormack, Mary-Louise Parker, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 29, 2021

Today (April 29) in live streaming: Spotlight on Plays spotlights The Baltimore Waltz, Stars in the House tribute Rebecca Luker, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 4/29: GATSBY Musical in the Works, Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster's Cit Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/29: GATSBY Musical in the Works, Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster's City Center Concert, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

Today's top stories: a musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is in the works, first look at Sutton Foster's Bring Me to Light concert at City Center, and more!

Met Opera Announces New Streams Including 1984 Telecast of VERDI'S SIMON BOCCANEGRA  Photo Met Opera Announces New Streams Including 1984 Telecast of VERDI'S SIMON BOCCANEGRA & More
by Alan Henry - Apr 26, 2021

The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company’s ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the its website during the coronavirus closure.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 26- with Neil Patrick Harris, Mandy Gonzalez, an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 26- with Neil Patrick Harris, Mandy Gonzalez, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2021

Today (April 26) in live streaming: the first episode of Broadway's Masked Singer, Live at the Lortel with Sydney Harcourt, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 4/26: WEST SIDE STORY Trailer, First Listen to IN THE HEIGHTS, and M Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/26: WEST SIDE STORY Trailer, First Listen to IN THE HEIGHTS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021

Today's top stories: check out the all new trailer and poster for West Side Story, and listen to the title song from In The Heights!

The Met Announces Livestreaming Plans for Final Rounds of National Council Auditions Photo The Met Announces Livestreaming Plans for Final Rounds of National Council Auditions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021

The 23 opera singers who have won regional auditions around the United States will compete in the semifinal round of the country’s leading vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, on Sunday, May 9, beginning at 11am ET.

SATYAGRAHA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA & More Announced for The Met's Two-Week Schedule for Nig Photo SATYAGRAHA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA & More Announced for The Met's Two-Week Schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The schedule includes a week featuring operas centered around morally admirable characters and the power of the human spirit, and a week of operas set in Paris, entitled City of Light. The April 23 stream of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha is being presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of their Voices of Hope festival.

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