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Vittorio Grigolo and Nicole Car to Star in Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history, returns to the repertory in the opening week of the 2018-19 season, with 11 performances of Franco Zeffirelli's beloved production from September 25. Initial performances feature three much anticipated Met debuts (more...)

HOWARDS END, AMERICA To Premiere In February At Z Space In San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

San Francisco's Earplay in co-production with RealOpera announces the world premiere of a major new chamber opera in three acts, HOWARDS END, AMERICA by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens. Based on E. M. Forster's Howards End, the production at San Francisco's Z Space is set for three performances only, Feb 22-24, 2019. A pre-show discussion with celebrity guests is scheduled for opening night. (more...)

Sonya Yoncheva Kicks Off Celebrity Opera Series At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018-19 Celebrity Opera Series opens with one of the most acclaimed sopranos in the world, Sonya Yoncheva, with Domingo Hindoyan, conductor, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm.  Zachary Woolfe said in The New York Times, "Yoncheva is a performer that I'd seek out, no matter what she does."  Tickets for members are now on sale.  Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, September 12. (more...)

The Martha Cardona Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

La Traviata is one of the cornerstones of operatic repertory, filled with catchy arias and duets, many which are recognizable from popular culture. Pair this opera with The Martha Cardona Opera -whose mission is to bring this art form to those who have yet to experience a live operatic performance, as well as to bring up-and-coming stars of the opera world to those who already have a passion for opera - and you have a perfect fit! (more...)

New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season With SHOW BOAT AND SHOW TUNES on Sept 29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

The Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary Season Ends with PASSIONE! OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum.   As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus 'Va, pensiero,' from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique To Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

This October, Artistic Director and Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR) return to Carnegie Hall with two all-Berlioz concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m., the program features the overture to Le Corsaire; La mort de Cleopatre and selections from Les Troyens, Part II, Op. 5, with mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot as soloist; and Harold in Italy, Op. 16, with violist Antoine Tamestit as soloist. (more...)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique to Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

This October, Artistic Director and Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR) return to Carnegie Hall with two all-Berlioz concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m., the program features the overture to Le Corsaire; La mort de Cléopâtre and selections from Les Troyens, Part II, Op. 5, with mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardotas soloist; and Harold in Italy, Op. 16, with violist Antoine Tamestit as soloist. (more...)

Portland Opera Launches 2018/19 Season With LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Portland Opera is thrilled to begin the 2018/19 season with Verdi's La Traviata.  A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valery as she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. Haunted by her reputation and illness, Violetta navigates sexual politics and confronts societal expectations as she braves a broken heart. Portland Opera will present four performances of La Traviata on November 2, 4 (matinee), 8, and 10 at the Keller Auditorium. (more...)

BWW Review: RIGOLETTO at Opéra De Montréal
by Maggie Owen - Sep 19, 2018

The Opera de Montreal opened its 39th season on September 15th, 2018 with Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts. This 19th-century classic is steered by well-known director Michael Cavanagh as well as Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro, who leads the Orchestre Metropolitain and the Opera de Montreal Chorus. Rigoletto is performed by a mainly Canadian cast including Montreal's very own mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces Next Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Catherine Beck and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Loden today announced that Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno will become the Orchestra's 11th Music Director beginning in 2020/21, the Orchestra's 99th season. (more...)

Acclaimed Soprano Anna Netrebko to Sing Her First Met AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess in Verdi's tragedy of ancient Egypt, Aida, opening September 26. Anita Rachvelishvili sings the role of her formidable rival, Amneris, following the Georgian soprano's critically acclaimed portrayal of Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore last season. The cast also features Aleksandrs Antonenko as the warrior Radames, Quinn Kelsey as Aida's father, Amonasro, Dmitry Belosselskiy as the high priest Ramfis, and Ryan Speedo Green as the King, under the baton of Nicola Luisotti. The October 6 matinee will be transmitted worldwide, kicking off the Met's new Live in HD series, now reaching more than 2,000 movie theaters in 73 countries around the world. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Presents Lehár's THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Get ready to indulge in the Viennese torte known as Franz Lehar's comedic operetta The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe). Set in the heart of vibrant fin de siecle Paris, the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo. A scandalous caper ensues while suitors conspire to obtain the widow's fortune. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

Merola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned Work
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

In 2019, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program's history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 - 6, 2019, at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. Today it was announced the opera will be conducted by Nicole Paiement and directed by Keturah Stickann. Information is available at www.merola.org. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2019. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Makes Significant Strides In Realizing COC365 Plan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Canadian Opera Company's 2017/2018 season marked a year in which the organization made significant progress on key goals of its COC365 Strategic Plan by presenting boundary-pushing productions; deepening its commitment to public engagement and relationship-building with diverse communities; and laying the foundation for the exciting revitalization of 227 Front St. E., as reported today at the COC's Annual General Meeting by COC Board Chair Justin Linden and COC General Director Alexander Neef. (more...)

La Orquesta Mariinsky Tocará Por Segunda Ocasión En El Palacio De Bellas Artes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

La Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes será el escenario de la presentación, por segunda ocasión, de una de las orquestas más importantes a nivel mundial, la del Teatro Mariinsky, dirigida por Valery Gergiev. (more...)

Opera San José Presents PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

On November 17th, Opera San Jose's 35th season continues with Leoncavallo's tragedy Pagliacci. (more...)

CARMEN Returns To The Metropolitan Opera, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Georges Bizet's Carmen, with performances October 30 to November 15 and again from January 9 to February 8. Starring in all performances in the title role is Clémentine Margaine, who made her celebrated Met debut in this role in 2017.  Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna share the role of Carmen's lover, Don José. Guanqun Yu, Aleksandra Kurzak, and Susanna Phillips sing the role of Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen, Alexander Vinogradov, and Michael Todd Simpson portray the toreador Escamillo. Conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Met debut leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in interpreting Bizet's famous score; winter performances are conducted by Louis Langrée. (more...)

LA Opera Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Conducted By James Conlon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming revival of Hansel and Gretel, composer Engelbert Humperdinck's uniquely charming classic for all ages. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Lyric Announces Guest Artists for Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the participation of several outstanding singers in the Renee Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala*, to honor and celebrate American soprano Renee Fleming's extraordinary commitment to Chicago and her unparalleled contributions to our art form. (more...)

Celebrity Opera Series Continues With Plácido Domingo And Soprano Ailyn Pérez At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018-19 Celebrity Opera Series continues -Placido Domingo with soprano Ailyn Perez on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30pm.  Eugene Kohn conducts the orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PLACIDO DOMINGO Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

San Francisco Opera presented Placido Domingo in concert on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. The legendary artist returned to the War Memorial Opera House with Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez, Mexican tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Spanish conductor Jordi Bernacer for this sold-out performance of operatic scenes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra, along with arias and duets from Spanish zarzuelas. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith; In Cinemas This Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2018

Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith will be broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 24 October, as part of a worldwide release of the smash-hit stage production that played to critical acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End and on tour. Michael Mayer's production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre, and will be released in cinemas by Trafalgar Releasing. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Returns To Wortham Theater With THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Houston Grand Opera opens its 64th season with The Flying Dutchman, Wagner's eerie romance about the redeeming and transformative power of a woman's love. This new production by director Tomer Zvulun, making his HGO debut, heightens the dramatic elements of the famous legend of a cursed ghost ship. The production doubles as a welcome home for the company after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey for over an entire year.  (more...)

Lyric's RING Cycle Continues With SIEGFRIED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Join the fearless young Siegfried on his adventure-filled journey to manhood (and discovery of love) over the course of this playful, musically magnificent opera. This is the third part of Richard Wagner's epic four-part Ring of the Nibelung cycle, of which each opera is a feast on its own. No prior Ring experience is necessary. (more...)

'E Che Gelo Sia' Di Kabo Vince La II Edizione Di Verdi Rap
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Andrea Caracciolo, in arte Kabo, e il vincitore della II edizione di Verdi Rap, il concorso ideato da Cristina Bersanelli per unire musica hip hop e opera lirica, che nella finale disputatasi lunedi 15 ottobre 2018 al Ridotto del Teatro Regio di Parma nell'ambito di Verdi Off  ha raccolto un pubblico entusiasta e partecipe che ha gremito la sala. Il rapper ventottenne di Legnano (MI) ha convinto la giuria superando gli undici altri finalisti con il brano E che gelo sia; al secondo posto il parmigiano Dentro con la canzone Fazzoletto e al terzo El Diamantik! con Otello & Desdemona. (more...)

Wolfgang 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...)

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY Next Month at Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 61st season with a perennial audience favorite, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In a stunning traditional production from The Dallas Opera and directed by Ron Daniels in his Lyric Opera debut, Madama Butterfly tells the tragic love story of a young geisha and her doomed marriage to a swaggering U.S. Naval officer. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Plácido Domingo In Concert At War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced program details for the upcoming Placido Domingo concert on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. The legendary artist returns to the War Memorial Opera House with Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez, Mexican tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Spanish conductor Jordi Bernacer for this sold-out performance of operatic scenes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra, along with arias and duets from Spanish zarzuelas. (more...)

New York Choral Society Commemorates Anniversary Of End Of WWI & Kristallnacht
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Monday evening, November 12, 2018, 8 p.m., The New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYCHORAL) will present its first program of the season, MY SHADOW AND MY LIGHT, under the baton of Music Director David Hayes at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. In honor of Veterans Day and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Maestro Hayes has chosen a program that explores how three early 20th-century composers, two British and one American, created works expressing their deeply personal reactions to these profound moments in human history. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Returns To The Met In LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Puccini's La Fanciulla del West returns to the Metropolitan Opera for seven performances from Thursday, October 4, 2018. (more...)

The Met Celebrates The Centennial Of Puccini's IL TRITTICO With Performances Beginning November 23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Puccini's Il Trittico, which took place at the Met's original opera house in 1918, with performances November 23 to December 15, 2018.  The three one-act operas of Il Trittico include the verismo-inspired Il Tabarro, featuring Amber Wagner as Giorgetta, Marcelo Álvarez as Luigi, George Gagnidze as Michele, MaryAnn McCormick as Frugola, and Maurizio Muraro as Talpa. Suor Angelica, a tale of religious redemption, features Kristine Opolais in the title role, Stephanie Blythe as La Principessa, and Maureen McKay as Suor Genovieffa. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Additional Performance Added for the New York City Premiere of SWANSONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of SWANSONG Starring Andre De Vanny
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts New Production Of LA TRAVIATA Starring Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of La Traviata, opening December 4, will be the first opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin as the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. Soprano Diana Damrau, who made her acclaimed role debut as Violetta at the Met during the 2012–2013 season (with Maestro Nézet-Séguin on the podium), returns as the tragic heroine. (more...)

December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Moonlight Presents offers two holiday events in December at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's, the shows include the Doo Wop Project Christmas, featuring stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: the Musical," on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Amongst the singers is San Diego native Charl Brown who began his musical theatre journey as a student at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He would go on to appearing in a number of shows locally, including The Moonlight's "Ragtime" in 2002, before going on to Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 - $40. On Sat., Dec. 8, experience the holiday favorite "Home Alone" on a big screen with pre-movie activities including a snow play area for the kids. Tickets are $5 or $10. Both shows are on sale now through VisTix at moonlightstage.com and by phone at (760) 724-2110. (more...)

Charlottesville Opera Celebrates Eric Owens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

You may have seen Eric Owens, the internationally acclaimed bass- baritone, when he sang a trio of operas at the Metropolitan Opera that included the Met premiere of Kaijo Saariaho's L'amour de Loin, a new production of Rusalka under Sir Mark Elder, and a revival of Idomeneo conducted by James Levine, all of which were broadcast through the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the 12 recipients of the 2019 Adler Fellowship. Selected from participants of the Merola Opera Program, the ten singers and two pianist/apprentice coaches begin their fellowships in January 2019. The multi-year performance-oriented residency offers advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Since its inception in 1977, the prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 180 young artists, introducing many budding stars to the international opera stage and launching active careers throughout the world as performers, production artists, arts professionals and educators. (more...)

MEFISTOFELE Returns To The Met November 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

A deal with the devil is struck with powerful results in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, with performances November 8 to December 1, 2018. Starring in the diabolical title role is 2018 Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn, who joins recent Tucker Award winners Angela Meade as the love interest Margherita and Michael Fabiano as the bargain-making Faust. Rounding out the cast is Jennifer Check as Helen of Troy. Not seen on the Met stage in nearly 20 years, Robert Carsen's production is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Joseph Colaneri. (more...)

OHP Presents MARGOT LA ROUGE and LE VILLI in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Investec Opera Holland Park will stage a double bill of Margot la Rouge and Le Villi in 2020. Le Villi has been on OHP's planning board for some time and the performance will mark the opera's first major London staging. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Makes His Metropolitan Opera Debut Conducting Verdi's OTELLO On December 14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi's towering Shakespearean masterpiece Otello, with performances December 14, 2018, to January 10, 2019. Otello marks the Met debut of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who over the last decade has transformed the Los Angeles Philharmonic into one of the most closely watched classical ensembles in the world. Starring in the title role of Shakespeare's doomed Moor is Stuart Skelton, with Sonya Yoncheva as the devoted Desdemona and Željko Lu?i? as the treacherous Iago. The cast also features Jennifer Johnson Cano as Emilia, Alexey Dolgov as Cassio, and Met stalwart James Morris as Lodovico. Julianna DiGiacomo sings the role of Desdemona on December 28. (more...)

Tickets To Palm Beach Opera's 2018-19 Season Available For Purchase 09/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Lyric Opera Of KC Kicks Off 2018-19 Season With New Production Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 2018-2019 season with the award-winning work that transports Romeo & Juliet to the streets of New York City, a NEW PRODUCTION of West Side Story (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces Cast For World Premiere Of ANNA CHRISTIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Encompass New Opera Theatre will present the world premiere of Anna Christie with music by Edward Thomas set to a libretto by Joseph Masteroff, beginning on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8pm, running through Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (at 55 Lexington Avenue, entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues).  (more...)

New Philharmonic's 2018-2019 Season Opens with SHOW BOAT AND SHOWTUNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

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