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Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 26- George Salazar, Randy Rainbow, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 26- George Salazar, Randy Rainbow, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2021

Today (May 26) in live streaming: George Salazar visits Backstage Live, Vineyard Theatre continues its Gala series with Randy Rainbow and KT Tunstall, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 5/26: HADESTOWN Band Diversity Initiative, LES MISERABLES in Tokyo,  Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/26: HADESTOWN Band Diversity Initiative, LES MISERABLES in Tokyo, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021

Today's top stories: Hadestown band diversity initiative, Les Miserables opens in Tokyo, and more!

The Met Announces THE NOSE, FEDORA and More for Nightly Met Opera Streams Photo The Met Announces THE NOSE, FEDORA and More for Nightly Met Opera Streams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 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 Covid-19 closure.

BWW Feature: Opera Streaming Online This Week 4/14/21 Photo BWW Feature: Opera Streaming Online This Week 4/14/21
by Maria Nockin - Apr 13, 2021

On the Los Angeles Opera website, tenor Russell Thomas and collaborative pianist Kyung-Mi Kim present a program of song that includes Schumann's song cycle, Dichterliebe (Poet's Love),¬† Handel's aria ‚ÄúTotal Eclipse‚ÄĚ from Samson, and love songs by Adolphus Hailstork and Robert Owens that was filmed recently at Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Georgia.¬†

LA Opera Welcomes Tenor Russell Thomas as Artist in Residence Photo LA Opera Welcomes Tenor Russell Thomas as Artist in Residence
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

As LA Opera anticipates resuming public performances this fall, the company is continuing to look to its artistic future, welcoming the newest member of its leadership team: opera star Russell Thomas, one of today's most prominent tenors, is joining the company as Artist in Residence.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR. 42 No at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR. 42 No at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jan 23, 2021

Los Angeles Opera was the first to launch original programming in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Because of the success of its online¬† programming, LAO decided to make that feature a permanent part of its offering and to give it a name that reflects fresh and innovative interpretations of the‚ÄĮart form. Welcome to LA Opera On Now.

Stream Lisette Oropesa's Role Debut In LA TRAVIATA Photo Stream Lisette Oropesa's Role Debut In LA TRAVIATA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 26, 2020

In October 2015, rising soprano¬†Lisette Oropesa¬†made her role debut as Violetta in a new production of Verdi's¬†La traviata¬†at the Academy of Music, serving notice that this would be one of the definitive roles of her career. ‚ÄúTo judge from her first attempt at the role, Lisette Oropesa bids fair to be among its great exponents in her generation,‚ÄĚ wrote David Shengold in¬†Opera News.

Opera Philadelphia Reinvents Its 2020-2021 Season With the Launch of a Digital Opera  Photo Opera Philadelphia Reinvents Its 2020-2021 Season With the Launch of a Digital Opera Channel
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

The company is taking its next step into the future of the art form with the launch of the Opera Philadelphia Channel, a global broadcast platform that will bring a revised 2020-2021 season into opera lovers' homes via their television screens and streaming devices.

San Diego Opera Announces LA BOHEME, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and More in 2020-2021 Seas Photo San Diego Opera Announces LA BOHEME, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and More in 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2020

San Diego Opera has announced its 2020-2021 season, after the premature ending of the Company's previous season this winter in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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. 

Opera Philadelphia Launches 2020-2021 Season In September With Festival O20 Photo Opera Philadelphia Launches 2020-2021 Season In September With Festival O20
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2020

Opera Philadelphia's 2020-2021 season launches in September with fourth annual Festival O, featuring new commission from Jennifer Higdon, a new production starring Sondra Radvanovsky, and more.

Opera Philadelphia Announces 2020/21 Season Photo Opera Philadelphia Announces 2020/21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

Opera Philadelphia launches the 2020-2021 season with the fourth iteration of the trailblazing Festival O, the only American festival nominated for a 2020 International Opera Award. O20 comprises a wide variety of operatic happenings at multiple venues across the city this September. The company announced its full 2020-21 season, which includes the world premiere of a new commission, a major new production of one of opera's great classics, and a host of A-list artists making their company and role debuts.

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.

The Grange Festival Announce Their 2020 Season Photo The Grange Festival Announce Their 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2019

The Grange Festival 2020 season, announced today on the opening night of their 2019 Festival, is set to start on 5 June 2020 with an exciting new programme of opera and dance at The Grange, Hampshire. Their residency partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues next year with the orchestra accompanying all productions at the 2020 Festival.

BWW Review: THE BARTERED BRIDE, Garsington Opera Photo BWW Review: THE BARTERED BRIDE, Garsington Opera
by Alexandra Coghlan - May 30, 2019

We haven't seen a lot of Smetana's The Bartered Bride in the UK recently. Bohemia's best-loved opera is rapidly becoming one of the repertoire's best-kept secrets, which is a shame because it's an enchanting comedy, whose colourful, folk-filled score might be propelled by exotic polka rhythms, but whose human drama feels deliciously close to home.

Seattle Opera Presents CARMEN Photo Seattle Opera Presents CARMEN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019

Bizet's Carmen is often labeled as a sexy opera. The leading lady is a woman who sings unabashedly of her appetite for l'amour, cigarette smoke billowing from her lips. And the music some of the most iconic in the art form can't help but get under one's skin; it's that tuneful and seductive. This May, Seattleites will be able to experience this titillating opera for themselves through a new production of Carmen under the baton of Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti, who returns following The Barber of Seville ('17). Renowned British director Paul Curran and production designer Gary McCann will treat audiences to lavish sets and a multitude of stylish factory girls, townsfolk, smugglers, soldiers, and toreadors.

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA In Season-Opening Performances Photo Chicago Opera Theater Presents Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA In Season-Opening Performances
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2018

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will kick off the 2018/2019 season with "Iolanta," a Chicago premiere of legendary composer P.I. Tchaikovsky's final opera. Internationally renowned and award-winning conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya will make her conducting debut as Chicago Opera Theater's Staley Music Director and set the tone for the season to come. Acclaimed stage director Paul Curran, known for his work at Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago and more, will shape the retelling of this joyous love-story, featuring an almost entirely Chicago-based cast including soprano Katherine Weber as Iolanta, and renowned Russian bass Mikhail Svetlov as Rene. The opening night and press performance takes place on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan Ave.) Additional performances will take place Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia Wraps its Season with CARMEN Photo Opera Philadelphia Wraps its Season with CARMEN
by Julie Musbach - Apr 27, 2018

On the heels of its tremendously successful twelve-day immersive O17 festival last fall, as well as a stunning production of George Benjamin's phenomenal critical sensation Written on Skin earlier this spring, Opera Philadelphia closes out its season with one of the world's most popular operas, Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen. In the title role is mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who opened Opera Philadelphia's 2017-2018 season with a "vocally formidable" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and "brilliant" performance (Opera News) in the title role of the world premiere of Elizabeth Cree. Directed by Paul Curran, who led 2015's acclaimed La traviata, this new production of Carmen will enliven the Academy of Music for five performances, April 27-May 6.

Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for DON GIOVANNI Photo Dallas Opera Announces Cast Change for DON GIOVANNI
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2018

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that American baritone Craig Verm will perform the role of Don Giovanni in the three remaining performances of a critically acclaimed production from Lyric Opera of Chicago.  The Charron and Peter Denker Rising Star was originally cast as Masetto in this star-studded international cast. 

New Production Of CARMEN Closes Academy Season Photo New Production Of CARMEN Closes Academy Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2018

Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who opened Opera Philadelphia's 2017-2018 season with a "vocally formidable" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and "brilliant" performance (Opera News) in the title role of the new opera Elizabeth Cree, returns this spring to close out the season in the title role of one of the world's most popular operas, Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen. Directed by Paul Curran, who led 2015's acclaimed La traviata, this new production of Carmen will enliven the Academy of Music for five performances, April 27-May 6.

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