Dallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO DesignateDallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO Designate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Dallas Opera is both pleased and proud to announce that, after an international search supported by Arts Consulting Group, TDO has hired Kentucky Opera General Director Ian Derrer to become the eighth general director in its history, effective this July. (more...)

Florentine Opera To Perform A Family-Friendly Production Of THE MAGIC FLUTEFlorentine Opera To Perform A Family-Friendly Production Of THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Milwaukee families can enjoy an opera classic with the Florentine Opera at The Magic Flute, May 11 and 13 in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Originally written in German, this Florentine production will be performed in English to be accessible to audiences of all ages. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces 2018-2019 SeasonOpera Philadelphia Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

When Opera Philadelphia's inaugural Festival O launched the present season, the opera world responded with a standing ovation, welcoming it as 'one of the most enjoyable additions to the fall calendar in years' (more...)

Opera Philadelphia's 2018-19 Season Kicks Off With O18 FestivalOpera Philadelphia's 2018-19 Season Kicks Off With O18 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

When Opera Philadelphia's inaugural Festival O launched the present season, the opera world responded with a standing ovation, welcoming it as "one of the most enjoyable additions to the fall calendar in years" (more...)

Tulsa Opera Announces 71st Season, Era of Inclusion Sets StageTulsa Opera Announces 71st Season, Era of Inclusion Sets Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Tulsa Opera announces its 2018-2019, 71ST season, beginning an era of unprecedented inclusion on its stage. (more...)

Six Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London AwardsSix Young Opera Singers Win $10,000 Prize From the 2018 George London Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

The winners of the 47th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERSLyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers, the critically acclaimedopera based on the 2007 landmark novel of the same title by Thomas Mallon. With music by Gregory Spears and libretto by Greg Pierce, the opera reflects the tension between two men's professional and public lives, and their private, forbidden longings during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington, D.C. Daniela Candillari (Lyric debut) will conduct the 17-piece orchestra and Kevin Newbury will direct. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces 62nd International SeasonThe Dallas Opera Announces 62nd International Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2018-2019 Season, "Swept Away," consisting of five captivating mainstage productions, including a passionate Puccini pairing during the month of March, designed to melt the last blast of winter, followed by the company's first-ever Falstaff. (more...)

The 2018 George London Awards  Public Finals Round Is Friday, 2/16The 2018 George London Awards Public Finals Round Is Friday, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On Friday, February 16, 2018, 16 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum. At the event's conclusion, six of them will be named this year's winners of the George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. The award, currently a $10,000 prize, is named for the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone, one of the greatest opera singers of 20th century. (more...)

Marjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan LibraryMarjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan Library
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The 2009 winner of the George London-Leonie Rysanek Award and American opera's latest Rigoletto: Marjorie Owens, soprano, and Quinn Kelsey, baritone, with Myra Huang, piano, will offer the second event in the season's George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2018 Summer FestivalCentral City Opera Announces 2018 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Central City Opera's 2018 Summer Festival, which runs from July 7 to August 5, 2018, features Mozart'sThe Magic Flute and Verdi's Il trovatore in repertory. Also performed in smaller venues throughout Central City are one-act productions of Handel's Acis and Galatea and the 40th Anniversary of Henry Mollicone's Face on the Barroom floor, a Central City Opera commissioned work. (more...)

Leah Crocetto and Zachary Nelson to Open George London Foundation Season at The MorganLeah Crocetto and Zachary Nelson to Open George London Foundation Season at The Morgan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Two of opera's rising young American stars open the 2017-18 concert season of The George London Foundation for Singers with a duo recital on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro
by Erica Miner - Sep 8, 2017

Will Liverman is a true 'crossover' artist with a distinctive range of roles (more...)

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! Seattle Opera Announces BARBER OF SEVILLEFigaro! Figaro! Figaro! Seattle Opera Announces BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Before trick-or-treating begins, start the fun this October with Seattle Opera's "riotously funny" (The Australian) The Barber of Seville. Following The Wicked Adventures of County Ory ('16), stage director Lindy Hume and Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti return to create yet another colorful, eye-catching production with toe-tapping melodies-including one of the most iconic overtures of all time. The performance also includes an appearance by Juilliard-trained burlesque sensation, Marc Kenison, who performs in Seattle and beyond as Waxie Moon. Kenison will bring his comedic and dance stylings to the highly physical role of Ambrogio. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park celebrates its sixteenth year today, July 22 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison's West Side.  The annual free concert of opera and Broadway favorites closes the company's 2016/17 season and provides an enticing preview of the 2017/18 season. (more...)

Selections from CARMEN, 'SERAGLIO', THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and More Set for Madison Opera's Opera in the Park 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park celebrates its sixteenth year on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison's West Side.  The annual free concert of opera and Broadway favorites closes the company's 2016/17 season and provides an enticing preview of the 2017/18 season. (more...)

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

THE MAGIC FLUTE to Bring Tuneful, Mystical Journey to Milwaukee in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Mozart's operatic fantasy delights audiences with its tuneful and mystical journey. (more...)

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