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KING ARTHUR to Open Sunday, July 25 at Bard SummerScape Photo KING ARTHUR to Open Sunday, July 25 at Bard SummerScape
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

Opening Sunday, July 25,¬†Ernest Chausson‚Äôs only opera,¬†King Arthur¬†(‚ÄúLe roi Arthus‚ÄĚ), will receive¬†its long overdue first fully staged American production at¬†Bard SummerScape.

Ballerina Michaela Deprince To Chair Discussion On Inclusivity & Breaking Barriers In Photo Ballerina Michaela Deprince To Chair Discussion On Inclusivity & Breaking Barriers In Ballet
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

The event will be one of two expert-led conversations happening during the week-long competition, the other taking place on July 20 that will revolve around dancer health and wellbeing that will be facilitated by The Healthy Young Dancer Project (THYDP). 

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Lyric Opera of Kansas City Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021

The season includes two mainstage productions at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Tosca and two add on experiences- a night of glamour at the Kauffman Center with Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood and live performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard Summer Photo Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard SummerScape
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself ‚Äúan indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape‚ÄĚ (Musical America). This year's immersion in ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World‚ÄĚ presents the long overdue first fully staged American production of King Arthur (‚ÄúLe roi Arthus‚ÄĚ), the only opera by Boulanger's compatriot and close contemporary Ernest Chausson.

8th SA International Ballet Competition Will Be Performed at the Artscape Opera House Photo 8th SA International Ballet Competition Will Be Performed at the Artscape Opera House in July
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

The 8th South African Ballet International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) will be taking place at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 19-24 July 2021, exactly one year after the first SAIBC virtual event took place.

David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton and Anthony Roth Costanzo To Headline OPERA JUKEBOX F Photo David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton and Anthony Roth Costanzo To Headline OPERA JUKEBOX Fundraiser
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

On Saturday, May 30, David Hyde Pierce will emcee an Artist Relief Tree (ART) benefit, joined by seven world-class opera singers for Opera Jukebox, an innovative and interactive concert streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and the ART website.

OPERA America Invites Artists, Administrators and More to A TOAST TO 50 YEARS Photo OPERA America Invites Artists, Administrators and More to A TOAST TO 50 YEARS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020

OPERA America is inviting artists, administrators, trustees, and audiences to 'A Toast to 50 Years,' a celebration of opera's progress and of OPERA America's 50th Anniversary, taking place today, Friday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Minnesota Opera Announces Lineup For 2020 Digital Opera Series Photo Minnesota Opera Announces Lineup For 2020 Digital Opera Series
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020

Minnesota Opera has announced its lineup for the 2020 Digital Opera series!

BWW Exclusive: 107 Opera Singers, a Conductor plus Tech Magic Bring Some LIGHT from M Photo BWW Exclusive: 107 Opera Singers, a Conductor plus Tech Magic Bring Some LIGHT from Moravec, Campbell and OPERA America
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2020

Here's a look at how 'Light Shall Lift Us; Singers Unite in Song' (for OPERA America), a video project featuring 107 opera singers in ‚Äúa song of hope and solidarity‚ÄĚ by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, came together to help raise up the spirits of their communities as we deal with COVID-19. It went 'live' on May 14 at 1:30 pm EST.

Portland Opera Announces 2020/21 Season Photo Portland Opera Announces 2020/21 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020

Portland Opera has announced programming for the 2020/21 season, which will open on September 11, 2020. The season will launch in the fall with Robert Xavier Rodríguez's Frida, starring soprano Catalina Cuervo in the title role. This will be followed by the company's fall classic opera, Puccini's enduring drama Tosca, in October and November. The season will continue with a double bill of two pieces honoring the lives of Jewish victims of the Holocaust-Grigori Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank and Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch-in early 2021. On March 13, the company will present its annual Big Night concert at the Keller Auditorium. The season will close with Giuseppe Verdi's tour de force opera, Il Trovatore, starring Italian soprano Selene Zanetti in her U.S. debut.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Has Announced 2020-2021 Season Photo Lyric Opera of Kansas City Has Announced 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the company's 2020-2021 season. It features four mainstage productions, including The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, both of which are being performed on a Lyric Opera of Kansas City stage for the first time. Two all-time favorites known for incomparable melodies - Verdi's beloved La traviata and Bizet's passionate Carmen - round out the extraordinarily diverse season. The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra will accompany all performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Find biographies of the casts and creative teams at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and find high-resolution photos here.

San Francisco Opera to present a Trio of Masterworks as Part of Summer Season Photo San Francisco Opera to present a Trio of Masterworks as Part of Summer Season
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 30, 2020

San Francisco Opera's 2020 Summer SeasonSan Francisco Opera presents a trio of masterworks spanning the 18th century to the present for its 2020 Summer Season at the War Memorial Opera House June 7a?"July 3. In an update announced today, Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim will conduct Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani replacing James Gaffigan who has withdrawn from the production due to family reasons. The summer season will also include George Frideric Handel's Partenope in Christopher Alden's popular production and the Bay Area premiere of composer Mason Bates' kaleidoscopic exploration of life, love and creativity, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

BWW Reviews: Once Again, PROTOTYPE Shows What "Opera-Theatre-Now" Means to Musical Li Photo BWW Reviews: Once Again, PROTOTYPE Shows What "Opera-Theatre-Now" Means to Musical Life in New York
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 21, 2020

This year's edition of PROTOTYPE, which refers to itself as 'Opera-Theatre-Now,' has come and gone. You never know what to expect, for better or for worse: Try guessing what's going to be 'the next big thing' at your own peril, even if it has played somewhere else first, for they things might not be what you expected at all.

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Washington National Opera Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at Washington National Opera
by Jenny Minich - Nov 5, 2019

The magic of the WNO's THE MAGIC FLUTE is that it is captivating for all ages and a tempting proposition for first-timers and opera-buffs alike.

BWW Review: WNO's Superb OTELLO at the Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: WNO's Superb OTELLO at the Kennedy Center
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 1, 2019

Giuseppe Verdi's penultimate masterpiece is brought to its intense glory in a production filled with magnificent performances and crackling with dramatic fervor.

WNO Presents Mozart's Comic Masterpiece THE MAGIC FLUTE Photo WNO Presents Mozart's Comic Masterpiece THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2019

The whimsical tale of The Magic Flute comes to life at Washington National Opera (WNO) at the Kennedy Center Opera House from November 2a?"23, 2019. Performed in English with projected surtitles, this production of The Magic Flute features design by famed children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. This light-hearted and comical opera is a delight for newcomers and opera fans alike.

Washington National Opera Presents OTELLO Photo Washington National Opera Presents OTELLO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2019

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents Otello, Verdi's penultimate opera, in its return to the Kennedy Center Opera House after a nearly 20-year absence, from October 26a?"November 16, 2019.

BWW Review: Washington National Opera's Splendid TOSCA Photo BWW Review: Washington National Opera's Splendid TOSCA
by Roger Catlin - May 14, 2019

It's easy to see why 'Tosca' is one of the most popular works in opera.Its very musical style, broken free from the strict opera house rules before it, allows it to breathe. Singers are not urgently singing every moment. The supertitles person can take a break as it goes dark from time to time. Still, there is drama to burn in the story of an opera singer in the midst of a divided Italy in 1800.

Washington National Opera Presents TOSCA Photo Washington National Opera Presents TOSCA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2019

Puccini's story of the strong-willed diva returns to the Kennedy Center stage in WNO's Tosca, from May 11 25, 2019. Tickets start at $35.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera
by Alan Henry - Mar 22, 2019

The Fix, a new opera by composer Joel Puckett and librettist Eric Simons on, premiered on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Theater at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The opera is based on the true story of the "Black Sox" scandal in which the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series. Check out video of the production below!

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