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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
After canceling the opening Masterworks concerts for the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic, the Columbus Symphony today invited Masterworks ticketholders to attend live performances of four new concerts at the Ohio Theatre.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 28, 2020
Baritone Lucas Meachem and his wife, pianist Irina Meachem, sang an aria-filled recital on to open the Merola Opera Program Recital Series September 27, 2020. The Meachems opened the recital with the aria a?oeBella siccome un angeloa?? (a?oeBeautiful as an Angela??) from Donizettia??s Don Pasquale. Lucas acted with his voice to show not only its power and huge sound but also his ability to control it and sing with a mere thread of sound when describing the sweetness of the young lady.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 25, 2020
On the Los Angeles Opera website this week, soprano Sarah Vautour, together with pianists Steven Blier and Jeremy Frank, offer a recital of cabaret classics for her a?oeLiving Room Recital.a?? San Francisco opera notes that one of their Merola Opera Programa??s illustrious alumni, baritone Lucas Meachem (2003), opens Merolaa??s Virtual Recital Series on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. PDT, with a?oeI Left My Aria in San Francisco.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
New opera film The Soldier's Return gives veterans a voice to premiere on Remembrance Sunday.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
The cast and creatives have been announced for new production of Trouble in Tahiti, NHO's first indoor performances since lockdown.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Lyric Opera of Chicago has canceled the remainder of Lyric's 2020/21 Season, based on guidance from city and state agencies regarding the ongoing health crisis. The company had previously canceled performances through the end of calendar year 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
The Santa Fe Opera’s General Director Robert K. Meya announced today the company’s exciting return to the stage in 2021 with the repertory, principal singers, conductors, directors and designers scheduled for its 64th Season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on October 10a?"11, Giuseppe Verdi's Attila on October 17a?"18 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) on October 24a?"25.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Experience wonderful Mozart concert & dinner with leading Czech opera singers and musicians through a special event called Mozart Dinner.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County’s most established professional theatre company,  will livestream its annual holiday production this Sunday at 7pm ET on Skyline’s Facebook page:
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2020
Premiering online Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm EST, Pittsburgh Festival Opera will present a tribute to its founder, Mildred Miller Posvar, to celebrate her lifetime achievement and continuing contributions to the world of opera.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2020
An upcoming concert called Mozart! is coming to Flagey: Studio 4 in Place Saint-Croix / Heilig Kruisplein, Brussels.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020
Following a string of major Wagnerian successes (Rienzi, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde, The Flying Dutchman), Melbourne Opera is thrilled to present the pinnacle of operatic excellence, indulgence and excess - Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Riverside Studios today announces further programming for its inaugural Christmas season in association with New Frame Productions, including an evening of unplugged performance with West End Acoustic featuring SIX's Maiya Quansah-Breed and Renée Lamb, Wicked's Nicholas McLean, Jesus Christ Superstar's Tyrone Huntley and Dear Evan Hansen's Oliver Award-winning Sam Tutty.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that opera singer Sam Hall has died at age 47.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
The artists and artistry of San Francisco Opera will be on full display in Celebrating the Voices of San Francisco Opera, a virtual event that will be unveiled at, YouTube and Facebook on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional programs to add to the variety of offerings in its reimagined 2020/21 Season. These include a concert honoring Sir Andrew Davis; a new approach to the annual Rising Stars in Concert by The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Grammy award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. This concert, part of the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, will take place at Calvary Orlando in Winter Park– the location of previous FAIRWINDS Classics Series concerts this Season.
by Maria Nockin - Mar 8, 2021
On Sunday afternoon March 7, 2021, The Boulder Opera Company of Colorado presented Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro to audiences in the theater and online. Stage Director Michael Travis Risner set the time in the present. He provided the necessities required by the story and allowed the cast to provide considerable amusement. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
The Royal Opera House will continue its #OurHousetoYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts that can be accessed by audiences around the world for just £3.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Cincinnati Opera will return to the outdoors for its reimagined 2021 Summer Festival, Summer at Summit. The season will take place July 11-31 at Summit Park, located in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio, and will feature internationally renowned artists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
by Ron Bierman - Mar 31, 2021
As I write this, mezzo soprano Emily Fons is driving from her home in Milwaukee to San Diego to rehearse the role of Rosina, the wife of roving-eyed count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Three years ago Fons sang Cherubino here in the related comic opera The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. The switch to the count's wife from Mozart's Cherubino, a 15-year-old boy and randy rival of the philandering count, is an indication of the mezzo's acting and vocal versatility. I discovered when we met via Zoom (what else?) that her adventurous openness to new roles is typical of the mezzo's approach to life.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
The Royal Opera House today confirms that Sir Antonio Pappano will continue as Music Director of The Royal Opera until the end of the 2023/24 ROH Season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Houston Grand Opera has announced the three new singers and nine returning artists who will train with the HGO Studio for 2021–22. The HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers and pianist/coaches who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the artform. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
The Royal Opera House will continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts that can be accessed by audiences around the world for just £3.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
Opera Orlando welcomes an incredible cast representative of the rich culture of Haiti in the 1960s, as Georges Bizet's fiery masterwork Carmen takes the stage at Dr. Phillips Center on April 1 and 3.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera’s 2021-22 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. In its upcoming season, Utah Opera presents four full-scale opera productions with live performances at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.
by Josephine Tuso-Key - Mar 11, 2021
They say necessity is the mother of invention. This is especially true for artisans during the pandemic. One of the oldest art forms, opera, like so many other art forms has shifted and evolved as a result of the current climate. Atlanta Opera is no exception. When you go to their webpage, you’ll find a new widget at the top labeled STREAM. Once you click on that, you’ll see a drop-down: WHAT’S ON. Click on that, and you’ll find Orfano Mundo, a visual and auditory treat. For only $15 a month or $99 a year, patrons will have all access to ATL Opera’s streaming service. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
LA Opera board chairman Marc Stern and his wife Eva have established an annual $50,000 award to celebrate and support extraordinarily gifted artists in opera: the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award. The new award will recognize artists with deep connections to LA Opera and will serve as an expression of gratitude for past and future artistic contributions to the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
Boston Baroque has introduced its Resource Library, a digital archive of  performance sources, including program notes written by Boston Baroque Founder and Music Director Martin Pearlman, orchestration charts, and more, for free on its website. With  more than 30 composers and 235 musical works, the digital resource is a significant  contribution to the early music field. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
This year has been a challenging one to say the least; particularly in the arts. Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre, like other performing arts organi-ations, has been facing a changing landscape, not only due to the pandemic (which forced HOT to postpone the 20-21 season) but also in the way people consume entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, announced today that extreme and ongoing COVID 19 concerns are forcing the company to cancel its March and April 2021 subscription performances, with full-scale operas in the Winspear Opera House resuming in February and March of 2022 in a brand-new 2021/2022 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
The Santa Fe Opera will present Songs for the Future, a special online program to benefit its singing and technical Apprentice Programs, on March 11 at 6:00 pm MT.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
With tickets to Das Rheingold near sell out at the Regent Theatre, and to Bendigo's Ulumbarra Theatre on 21 February, Melbourne Opera invites you to join them for Australia's first ever LIVE stream of an opera via the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on Sunday 7 February at 4pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Ahead of its milestone 60th summer season this year, Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) introduces season four of Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, GTMF's national radio broadcast series co-hosted by Music Director Donald Runnicles and Jeff Counts, General Manager of the Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Originally written by Maury Yeston, 'Home' is from Yeston & Kopit's Phantom: The American Musical Sensation. Mendoza and Lyon recorded from Los Angeles and Melbourne, respectively, and the song was produced by James Thompson of The Writing Room (Kaleena Zanders, Disney World, Showtime) and mastered by Latin Grammy winner Dale Becker of Becker Mastering (Chloe X Halle, Khalid, Adam Lambert).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
The Royal Opera House is delighted to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts that can be accessed by audiences around the world for just £3. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Maria Nockin - Feb 13, 2021
In April, 2019, Pacific Opera Project performed Puccini’s Madama Butterfly 蝶々夫人 in Japanese and English at the Aratani Theatre, part of the Japanese-American Cultural Center of Los Angeles’s “Little Tokyo. With a new libretto by Josh Shaw and Eiki Isomura. See the film in which ll Japanese roles were sung in Japanese, English roles in English.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Conceived by Opera Fuoco Artistic Director David Stern and presented in partnership with Marquee TV, Figaro in the City is a modern-day retelling of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Conductor David Stern collaborated with videographer and stage-director Alexandre Camerlo to forge the artistic direction of this contemporary adaptation of the 18th-century classic.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2020
Pacific Opera joins forces with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for its first “Pocket Opera” staging of Mozart's comic opera The Marriage of Figaro at The Concourse in Chatswood on Saturday 27 March 2021. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020
The Charlotte Symphony has announced details for a revised winter season featuring four new virtual concerts, streamed directly from the Knight and Belk Theaters. Highlights include an all-English program and Beethoven’s first and seventh symphonies, conducted by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, plus much more.
by Jim Munson - Dec 18, 2020
Talking to Khori Dastoor, General Director of Opera San José brings to mind that old quote from Elizabeth Taylor when she was faced with unimaginable adversity, “Now is the time for guts and guile.” Just one year into her tenure as GD, Dastoor is faced with an almost impossible situation due to the Covid pandemic. Out of all the arts, opera, the artform which she has made her life’s work, arguably has the biggest challenges. After all, the act of singing operatically produces enormous amounts of aerosols, the core audience is older and thus especially at risk for Covid, and the population at large may not consider opera to be essential to their lives. Since creating new works is practically impossible, many GD’s are offering a sort of greatest hits of former glories, video snippets from past years that were already in the can. Or maybe something like a “reading” of an old holiday chestnut like Der Rosenkavalier, presented Brady-Bunch style on Zoom. So what does Dastoor do instead? She goes bravely programs a brand-new, beautifully-produced production of Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, starring no less than world-renowned opera star Susan Graham, alongside two of Opera San José’s super-talented Resident Artists, soprano Maya Kherani and baritone Efraín Solis. This immensely moving chamber work is based on an unpublished play by Terrance  McNally, adapted by librettist Gene Scheer, and tells the story of a family struggling to connect during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. The work premiered in 2008, yet somehow feels more relevant than ever, given the parallels with what we’re all going through today, as evidenced by McNally’s death from Covid earlier this year. The opera is currently available for streaming through the end of December. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit BroadwayWorld spoke with Dastoor shortly after the filming of Three Decembers had been completed. Dastoor was remarkably open and forthcoming about the challenges of the opera world right now, even as her passion for growing the artform burns stronger than ever. We talked about how she managed to produce Three Decembers during Covid, her successful earlier career as a lyric soprano, and the imperative to keep the arts alive during these difficult times. Her responses to my questions were invariably thoughtful, often surprising and not without humor. And, as a rare woman of color leading an opera company, her understanding of the need to open up her artform runs deep. Above all, though, she is just plain fun to talk to - effortlessly engaging, whip-smart, emotionally transparent, and without an ounce of pretension.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
The Dallas Opera's 2020/2021 season, postponed earlier this year because of COVID 19, will commence on March 5, 2021.
by Jim Munson - Dec 10, 2020
While performing arts organizations around the world are dusting off existing productions of the usual chestnuts during the month of December, Opera San José is taking a more audacious approach with its holiday programming. They are presenting a new, fully-staged production of Jake Heggie’s immensely moving chamber opera, Three Decembers, featuring world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the central role, alongside celebrated Opera San José Resident Artists soprano Maya Kherani and baritone Efraín Solís. Based on the unpublished play Some Christmas Letters by Tony-winning playwright Terrance McNally, Three Decembers follows the story of a famous actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie over three decades (1986, 1996, and 2006). With a witty and touching libretto by Gene Scheer and a soaring musical score by Jake Heggie, Three Decembers is a 90-minute fullhearted American opera about family – the ones we are born into and those we create. The world-class digital production is offered via on-demand streaming through December 31, 2020. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (408) 437-4450. BroadwayWorld speaks with charismatic baritone Efraín Solís, who plays son Charlie.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The artists and artistry of San Francisco Opera will be on full display in Celebrating the Voices of San Francisco Opera, a virtual event premiering on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
A rehearsed reading of the Finborough Theatre's 2020 ETPEP Award-winning play, Playfight by Julia Grogan, directed by acclaimed director Blanche McIntyre is now available on the Finborough Theatre YouTube channel for one week as part of #FinboroughForFree.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
Kentucky Opera has announced its Brown-Forman 2021/22 season highlighting community and artistic partners, as well as key themes of Faith, Justice and Family that resonated throughout Kentucky Opera’s 2020/21 virtual season.