Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2013 Raises Over $500,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

OPERATHON 2013, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 34th anniversary by raising $501,036 during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 19, exceeding the $500,000 goal. (more...)

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Recital Series resumes on 98.7WFMT Monday, October 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

For the second year in a row, members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago will be featured in a broadcast recital series on radio station98.7WFMT starting Monday, October 7. The one-hour broadcasts will be heard the first Monday of the month at 6 pm, with a repeat broadcast the following Sunday at 11 pm. The recital series will also be streamed on wfmt.com. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center Artists Featured Across the Country, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Several alumni and current ensemble members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago are featured artists at music festivals and opera companies at home and around the globe this summer. (more...)

Utah Opera's 2012-13 Season Closes with Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

'Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!' sung by the witty and mischievous town barber, Figaro himself, is one of the most recognizable musical tunes in operatic history. Audiences have the opportunity to hear this famous music live and in its original context when Utah Opera presents Giachino Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville.' Utah Opera performs Rossini's comic masterpiece 'The Barber of Seville' tonight, May 11, 13, 15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City (50 West 200 South). (more...)

Utah Opera's 2012-13 Season to Conclude with Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 5/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

'Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!' sung by the witty and mischievous town barber, Figaro himself, is one of the most recognizable musical tunes in operatic history. Audiences have the opportunity to hear this famous music live and in its original context when Utah Opera presents Giachino Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville.' Utah Opera performs Rossini's comic masterpiece 'The Barber of Seville' May 11, 13, 15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City (50 West 200 South). (more...)

Lyric Opera's STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Concert Set for Tonight, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

Tonight, September 8, at 7:30 p.m., Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The concert annually attracts capacity crowds of 11,000+. (more...)

Lyric Opera’s STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Concert Set for 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

On Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m., Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The concert annually attracts capacity crowds of 11,000+. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents RISING STARS IN CONCERT, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

The singers of the Ryan Opera Center will conclude a year of study and performance with the end-of-season Rising Stars in Concert for Lyric Opera donors Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House. Tickets for this concert are a benefit available only to Lyric Opera donors of $75 and above. It is not open to the public. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents RISING STARS IN CONCERT, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The singers of the Ryan Opera Center will conclude a year of study and performance with the end-of-season Rising Stars in Concert for Lyric Opera donors Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House. Tickets for this concert are a benefit available only to Lyric Opera donors of $75 and above. It is not open to the public. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces 2012 National Council Auditions Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera today announced the winners of the 2012 National Council Auditions. They are: Janai Brugger, soprano from Darien, IL; Anthony Clark Evans, baritone from Owensboro, KY; Matthew Grills, tenor from Newtown, CT; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano from Euclid, OH; and Andrey Nemzer, countertenor from Moscow, Russia. The winners were selected from nine finalists who performed arias with the MET Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis. Each winner receives a cash prize of $15,000, as well as invaluable career exposure: the audience for the auditions includes influential opera executives, artist managers, and music critics, and some of the biggest stars in opera received their first major recognition as National Council Winners. The Grand Finals Concert was hosted by renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, a 1996 National Council Auditions winner. During the judges' deliberations, he gave a special performance of "Ella giammai m'amo," King Philip's aria from Verdi's Don Carlo. (more...)

Finalists Named for Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera today announced the names of nine finalists who will sing in the 2012 National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. with the MET Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. The finalists are: Janai Brugger, soprano from Darien, IL;Anthony Clark Evans, baritone from Owensboro, KY; Matthew Grills, tenor from Newton, CT; Will Liverman, baritone from Virginia Beach, VA; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano from Euclid, OH; Andrey Nemzer, countertenor from Moscow, Russia; Kevin Ray, baritone from Cornwall, NY; Lauren Snouffer, soprano from Austin, TX; and Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone from Odessa, TX. (more...)

Finalists Named for Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera today announced the names of nine finalists who will sing in the 2012 National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. with the MET Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. The finalists are: Janai Brugger, soprano from Darien, IL;Anthony Clark Evans, baritone from Owensboro, KY; Matthew Grills, tenor from Newton, CT; Will Liverman, baritone from Virginia Beach, VA; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano from Euclid, OH; Andrey Nemzer, countertenor from Moscow, Russia; Kevin Ray, baritone from Cornwall, NY; Lauren Snouffer, soprano from Austin, TX; and Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone from Odessa, TX. (more...)

Winners Announced for 41st Annual George London Foundation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

The winners of the 41st 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 in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Opera Index Honors Two Singers at Winter Gala, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2011

Opera Index presents its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award to two pioneering Metropolitan Opera artists-tenor George Shirley and posthumously to the late mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett-at its 27th annual black-tie winter gala on Sunday, January 16. The gala begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Grand Salon of the Jumeirah Essex House, the luxury hotel on Central Park South, following a reception in the Petit Salon. The awards will be presented by bass-baritone Spiro Malas. Last year's Distinguished Achievement Award recipient was soprano Patrice Munsel. (more...)

Opera Index Honors Two Singers at Winter Gala, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2010

Opera Index presents its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award to two pioneering Metropolitan Opera artists-tenor George Shirley and posthumously to the late mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett-at its 27th annual black-tie winter gala on Sunday, January 16. The gala begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Grand Salon of the Jumeirah Essex House, the luxury hotel on Central Park South, following a reception in the Petit Salon. The awards will be presented by bass-baritone Spiro Malas. Last year's Distinguished Achievement Award recipient was soprano Patrice Munsel. (more...)

Glimmerglass Opera Festival Opens Friday 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Glimmerglass Opera's 2010 Festival opens this weekend with Puccini's Tosca on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Aaron Copland's The Tender Land on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Glimmerglass Opera Festival Opens Friday 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Glimmerglass Opera's 2010 Festival opens this weekend with Puccini's Tosca on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Aaron Copland's The Tender Land on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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