Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: TOSCAMetropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Iulia Isaev will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Puccini's Tosca, replacing Jennifer Rowley, who is ill. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Presents NY Premiere Of JULIETTAAmerican Symphony Orchestra Presents NY Premiere Of JULIETTA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

American Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2018-19 season on a high note by offering an exceedingly rare performance of Bohuslav Martin 's opera Julietta at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 22. (more...)

Wolfgang Koch Withdraws From Metropolitan Opera's Fall Production of Puccini's TOSCAWolfgang Koch Withdraws From Metropolitan Opera's Fall Production of Puccini's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Wolfgang Koch has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera's fall performances of Puccini's Tosca, due to illness. Željko Lu?i? will now sing the role of Scarpia in the season premiere performance on October 25, and Claudio Sgura will sing the remaining six performances of the fall run.  Mr. Koch's Met debut will be delayed until March, when Tosca returns to the repertory for a spring run. (more...)

Carlo Rizzi's 2018-19 Season Includes Return To The Metropolitan Opera For Tosca, MefistofeleCarlo Rizzi's 2018-19 Season Includes Return To The Metropolitan Opera For Tosca, Mefistofele
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Metropolitan Maestro Carlo Rizzi's 2018-19 season includes Tosca and Mefistofele at the Met, Falstaff in Tokyo, a new production of Un ballo in maschera at Welsh National Opera and symphonic concerts in Japan, Italy and Spain (more...)

BWW Review: City Opera's AMORE DEI TRE RE Gets the Kiss of DeathBWW Review: City Opera's AMORE DEI TRE RE Gets the Kiss of Death
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 16, 2018

Italo Montemezzi's L'AMORE DEI TRE RE, which played four performances at City Opera's Rose Theate this weekend, was greeted as a masterpiece when it premiered at La Scala in 1913 proved popular for years at the Met. Today, I'm not sure that even Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann as the lovers could keep it afloat. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents a film noir L'AMORE DEI TRE RENew York City Opera Presents a film noir L'AMORE DEI TRE RE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

New York City Opera presents a new production of Italo Montemezzi's masterpiece L'amore dei tre re (The Love of the Three Kings) directed by Michael Capasso with Pacien Mazzagatti leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. The production marks the first time Montemezzi's opera will be heard in New York City in nearly a decade. Four performances of L'amore dei tre re will be presented at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., April 14 at 2:00 p.m., and April 15 a 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual LuncheonPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados - including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas - attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, Ren e Fleming, was acknowledged for her immense contribution to opera and music. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Legendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild LuncheonLegendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, Ren e Fleming, was acknowledged for her immense contribution to opera and music. Spoken and musical tributes were delivered by Peter Gelb, Ann Patchett and Luca Pisaroni, along with a performance by The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Urban Voices, a choral music initiative that involves nearly 4,000 students and teachers every year. (more...)

L.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMENL.A. Opera Opens 2017/18 Season with CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo has announced that due to overwhelming ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of the company's season-opening production of Carmen, conducted by Music Director James Conlon and starring company favorite Ana Maria Martinez. Tickets for this newly scheduled performance on September 28 are on sale as of today. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. There will be seven performances from April 22 through May 13, taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

Sondra Radvanovsky To Star In LA Opera's TOSCA, 4/22-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced final casting details for LA Opera's upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents Respighi's LA COMPANA SOMMERSA In March And April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Since opening the 2016 - 2017 season last September, New York City Opera has reestablished itself as a vital part of New York City's cultural landscape, delivering new productions, New York premieres and sold-out performances. (more...)

NYC Opera Presents Ottorino Respighi's 'La Campana Sommersa', 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Since opening the 2016 - 2017 season last September, New York City Opera has reestablished itself as a vital part of New York City's cultural landscape, delivering new productions, New York premieres and sold-out performances. The season opened with a critically acclaimed double bill of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Rachmaninoff's Aleko bringing the latter to the New York stage for the first time. In November, City Opera presented the New York premiere of Tobin Stokes' Iraq War opera, Fallujah. Last month City Opera's new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince became a highlight of the New York season, with a run that was extended from six to ten sold-out performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Down the River with Catan's FLORENCIA at New York City Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 30, 2016

If you're a fan of Puccini-esque music and the “magic realism” of the great Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Daniel Catan's FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS may be for you. Others might find the opera--which had its New York premiere at New York City Opera's home at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre--like falling into a production of “Alice in Puccini-land.” With an endless array of high-strung arias, it left no room for anyone to come up for air for 2½ hours, despite some first-rate performances. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducts the final two performances of LA Opera's La Bohème, today, June 10 and June 12, 2016. (more...)

New York City Opera to Present FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

New York City Opera concludes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Cata?n. Performances are June 22, 23, 25, and 26 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. New York City Opera inaugurates O?pera en Espan?ol, a landmark initiative of productions of opera in the Spanish language, Baroque to the contemporary, from Spain and Latin America, as well as zarzuela. O?pera en Espan?ol introduces the opera-loving public to a neglected but significant repertoire and aims to expand City Opera's reach to new and Spanish-speaking audiences. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel to Conduct Final Two Performances of LA Opera's LA BOHEME, 6/10, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will conduct the final two performances of LA Opera's La Bohème, June 10 and 12, 2016. (more...)

LA Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

La Bohème, one of the world's most beloved operas, will be the final mainstage production in LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season. Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy will have eight performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) from May 14 through June 12, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro Trilogy
by Shari Barrett - Mar 15, 2015

Trevore Ross stages this splendid revival of a production originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Thanks to his stellar ensemble who do the lion's share of changing the sets while playing multiple roles, the opera is just as lovely to watch as it is to hear with the entire cast harmonizing spectacularly and playing their parts for all the laughs they can muster. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is performed in Italian with simultaneous English translations projected over the stage. (more...)

LA Opera's Figaro Trilogy to Continue with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Following on the heels of The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, the midpoint of its 2015 Figaro Trilogy and a key part of its three-month Figaro Unbound exploration. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts an international roster of stars including Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov, American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, American tenor René Barbera, Italian baritone Alessandro Corbelli and Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson. (more...)

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