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Merola Unveils Digital Film BACK HOME Streaming Starts August 13 Photo Merola Unveils Digital Film BACK HOME Streaming Starts August 13
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021

The acclaimed Merola Opera Program continues its summer season with Back Home: Through the Stage Door, a thrilling new digital production.

Washington Concert Opera Presents Bellini's I PURITANI Photo Washington Concert Opera Presents Bellini's I PURITANI
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021

Washington Concert Opera has announced the official premiere of their digital production of Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani.

Wexford Festival Opera Announces A Return To Live Audiences For The 70th Anniversary  Photo Wexford Festival Opera Announces A Return To Live Audiences For The 70th Anniversary Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Today, Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi announced details of the 2021 WFO programme, celebrating Wexford's 70th anniversary, which looks forward to welcoming live audiences back into the National Opera House, to experience in person the magic that is Wexford Festival Opera.

LA SONNAMBULA Will Be Performed at Th√©√Ętre des Champs-Elys√©es in June Photo LA SONNAMBULA Will Be Performed at Th√©√Ętre des Champs-Elys√©es in June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini is coming to the stage at¬†Th√©√Ętre des Champs-Elys√©es this summer.

BWW Previews: ONLINE PREMIERE OF LOVE LETTERS, THE WAVE, THE BROKEN JUG AND I CAPULET Photo BWW Previews: ONLINE PREMIERE OF LOVE LETTERS, THE WAVE, THE BROKEN JUG AND I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI at Landestheater Linz
by Martin Ganeider - Mar 12, 2021

Landestheater Linz is presenting Online Opening Nights

Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Staged Duets In Opera OnDemand Photo Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Staged Duets In Opera OnDemand
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 13, 2021

The Curtis Opera Theatre announces a new virtual offering entitled Opera OnDemand. Available for free online streaming from January 22 through February 1, 2021, the project features beloved duets from the Italian opera canon. Through months of musical preparation, innovative staging techniques, and state-of-the-art video editing, Curtis's rising opera stars perform in custom virtual sets, united in pairs from their individual locations across the globe.

BWW Review: ARIZONA OPERA M R PULLIN STUDIO CONCERT at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: ARIZONA OPERA M R PULLIN STUDIO CONCERT at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Nov 7, 2020

Cheyanne Coss opened with ‚ÄúQui la voce,‚Ä̬† Elvira‚Äôs mad scene from Bellini‚Äôs bel canto opera, I Puritani. Elvira lived in a time when women had no rights, so in opera madness allowed her to proclaim her true feelings. Coss expressed them most eloquently. Terrence Chin-Loy as Des Grieux sang ‚ÄúAh! Fuyez, douce image‚ÄĚ from Massenet‚Äôs opera Manon.

Talk, Lullaby And Music Content Debuts On [insert:opera] Digital Platform; NORMA Airs Photo Talk, Lullaby And Music Content Debuts On [insert:opera] Digital Platform; NORMA Airs Sunday
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2020

Boston Lyric Opera's nascent digital platform, called [insert:opera], picks up steam this month with online-only selections of fresh content, including new entries in its podcast series AT IT'S (s)CORE, new relaxing performances in its video music series a?oeBedtime Lullabies Online,a?? and the final entry in its a?oeDirectors' Cuta?? video series on Bellini's opera NORMA. Also, BLO's widely acclaimed and globally streamed recording of its shuttered March 2020 production of NORMA makes its broadcast debut this week. 

Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro Continues Culture at Home Campaign During Lockdow Photo Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro Continues Culture at Home Campaign During Lockdown
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 16, 2020

Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro is still giving art to the local community despite the theater being closed due to the global health crisis, according to The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro's Instagram account.

San Francisco Opera Announced Upcoming 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances Photo San Francisco Opera Announced Upcoming 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2020

San Francisco Opera's streamed performances continue through Opera is ON with Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) on Saturday, May 16. Each streamed opera, captured live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand at sfopera.com on the streaming date starting at 10 am and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.

Washington Concert Opera to Perform MAOMETTO II, I PURITANI and More in 2020/21 Seaso Photo Washington Concert Opera to Perform MAOMETTO II, I PURITANI and More in 2020/21 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2020

Washington Concert Opera and Maestro Antony Walker have announced their 2020-21 lineup. With the hope that it will be safe to gather once again later this year, WCO plans to begin their new season on November 22, 2020 with the performance of Gioachino Rossini's Maometto II.

Boston Lyric Opera's Shuttered NORMA to Stream For Free Starting Sunday Photo Boston Lyric Opera's Shuttered NORMA to Stream For Free Starting Sunday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2020

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson and 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston Manager Anthony Rudel announced today that a special audio recording of BLO's final dress rehearsal of Vincenzo Bellini's NORMA will be streamed on www.classicalwcrb.org and www.blo.org starting Sunday, March 29 at 3 PM.

VIDEO: Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj on THE BACCHAE Photo VIDEO: Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj on THE BACCHAE
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020

Hear more from artistic director Joseph Haj on welcoming director Anne Bogart and this famed ensemble to the Guthrie below!

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair with another priestess, it pushes her over the edge with deadly consequences.

Opera Omaha Announces Third Annual ONE FESTIVAL Photo Opera Omaha Announces Third Annual ONE FESTIVAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2020

Opera Omaha announces its third annual ONE FESTIVAL. The ONE Festival is a place for wild dreams, wilder execution, and exploration of those ideas on a grand scale. Programming is driven by the artists, not the executives. With an emphasis on experimentation and new worka?'yet not tethered to premieresa?'ONE fosters an environment that encourages and celebrates bold risks and transformative storytelling. At a glance, one might assume this is happening in NYC or LA; but this opera hothouse sizzles in the dead center of our country, far from the coasts. 

Guthrie Theater Presents SITI Company's Spellbinding Production Of THE BACCHAE Photo Guthrie Theater Presents SITI Company's Spellbinding Production Of THE BACCHAE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 5, 2020

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) today announced SITI Company's cast and creative team for the riveting ancient tale The Bacchae, written by Euripides, translated by Aaron Poochigian and directed by celebrated SITI Company co-founder Anne Bogart. The globally renowned acting company's debut on the Guthrie's mainstage offers a rare opportunity for local theatergoers to experience this influential Greek tragedy through a contemporary lens.

San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present Second Schwabacher Recita Photo San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present Second Schwabacher Recital
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020

The 37th Schwabacher Recital Series continues on Wednesday, March 4, with its second performance of 2020. San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Simone McIntosh and Zhengyi Bai take the stage at San Francisco's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater for a musical exploration of love and heartbreak, accompanied by Robert Mollicone on the piano. Their program will spotlight Olivier Messiaen's rarely performed Harawi, Richard Strauss' beloved Opus 27 songs and selections from Vincenzo Bellini's Sei Ariette da Camera.

OPERA San Antonio Has Received NEA Art Works Grant Photo OPERA San Antonio Has Received NEA Art Works Grant
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2020

OPERA San Antonio is has announced the addition of a winter performance series to commence this February for the first time in the company's five-year history. The Capulets and Montagues is a beautiful interpretation of the iconic love story of Romeo and Juliet by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini. OPERA San Antonio will present this lesser-known treasure of 19th century Italian opera in an experimental concert version at the University of the Incarnate Word on February 13th and 15th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Boston Lyric Opera Presents NORMA Photo Boston Lyric Opera Presents NORMA
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

For its first production of Vincenzo Bellini's 1831 masterwork, NORMA, in nearly 40 years, Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) brings back the international star it introduced to the U.S. just over two years ago. Elena Stikhina makes her debut in one of opera's most technically demanding roles a?' a powerful Druid priestess whose affair with the general of a warring Roman faction brings personal grief and despair. The Russian-born soprano made her American debut in BLO's 2017 production of Tosca. Her subsequent national and international acclaim includes a lauded 2018 Metropolitan Opera debut in Puccini's Il Trittico. Best known for its star-making aria a?oeCasta Diva,a?? BLO presents Bellini's dramatic bel canto opera for five performances from March 13-22 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at BLO.org.

Green Space Announces September Programs Photo Green Space Announces September Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Green Space has announced a diverse roster of artists for its signature programs this September. Take Root will present an evening of work by Elisabetta Minutoli and Beau Dobson & Dancers, curated by Chris Ferris, on December 13th and 14th, and Fertile Ground showcases works-in-progress by multiple dance artists on December 15th.

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