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The Met's HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open Next Week with Special Family Pricing PhotoThe Met's HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open Next Week with Special Family Pricing
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2017

The Met presents the second of its popular family presentations this holiday season, Richard Jones's acclaimed production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera based on the Brothers Grimm story Hansel and Gretel. The English-language production opens December 18 for seven performances through to January 6, with special family pricing.
Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met PhotoPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados - including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas - attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, Ren e Fleming, was acknowledged for her immense contribution to opera and music. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!
Marilyn Horne Leads Carnegie Hall's 'The Song Continues' Series in Final Season as Ar PhotoMarilyn Horne Leads Carnegie Hall's 'The Song Continues' Series in Final Season as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2017

From January 23 28, 2018, Carnegie Hall celebrates the legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, who will lead The Song Continues in her final season as Artistic Advisor before passing the torch to acclaimed soprano Ren e Fleming, who will continue this beloved tradition in years to come.
Susan Graham to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW, Helmed by Susan Stroman, at The Met Opera PhotoSusan Graham to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW, Helmed by Susan Stroman, at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2017

Tony Award winner Susan Stroman's staging of Franz Leh r's The Merry Widow, which premiered in the Met's 2014-15 season, has its first revival beginning December 14, with nine performances through to January 11.
Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and More Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's PhotoPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and More Honored at Martina Arroyo Foundation's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2017

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 13th Annual Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, was held on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!
Brooklyn Opera Works to Present First Annual LIEDERABEND: ART SONG RECITAL PhotoBrooklyn Opera Works to Present First Annual LIEDERABEND: ART SONG RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2017

Brooklyn Opera Works presents their first annual Liederabend: Art Song Recital on December 19, 2017 at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Met Opera Performances of Verdi's REQUIEM Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky PhotoMet Opera Performances of Verdi's REQUIEM Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's performances of Verdi's Requiem, beginning this Friday, November 24, will be dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The Russian baritone passed away last night on November 21 at age 55 after a battle with brain cancer.
Susan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera PhotoSusan Graham to Reprise Title Character THE MERRY WIDOW at The Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2017

Fresh from a rapturously received account of Berlioz's La damnation de Faust with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham reprises her 'vivacious and creamy-voiced' (New York Times) star turn as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari in Susan Stroman's production of Leh r's The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera this winter (Dec 14-Jan 11).
Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE to Play Scandinavia House Next Weekend PhotoChamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE to Play Scandinavia House Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor. Lissa Moira directs a cast of four, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak. Two performances will be staged at the Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue in New York City, November 25th at 8pm an November 27th at 7pm.
Hudson Area Library to Screen A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Opera PhotoHudson Area Library to Screen A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2017

The opera A Thousand Splendid Suns is totally concerned with the political upheavals that have transformed Afghanistan over the past half-century. It is also the story of how the lives of women in that country have been transformed. And, yes, it features human drama. What else should one expect from an opera?
Marjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan Libr PhotoMarjorie Owens & Quinn Kelsey Set for George London Foundation Recital at Morgan Library
by BWW News Desk - November 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.
'Out Of Bounds' Series of Public Performances Set for 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival Photo'Out Of Bounds' Series of Public Performances Set for 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center have announced programming for Out of Bounds 2018, a series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces, presented in its second season as part of the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running January 7-20, 2018 in New York City.
Ailyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera PhotoAilyn Perez to Make Title Role Debut in THAIS at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2017

American soprano Ailyn P rez makes her role debut as the glamorous courtesan in the title role of Tha s, opening November 11 for seven performances.
Eve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera PhotoEve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017

New Amsterdam Opera recently announced that Eve Queler, Founder and Music Director of Opera Orchestra of New York ('OONY'), has generously shared with New Amsterdam Opera the vast resources of orchestra materials, scores, CDs, libretti, and the results of her research, which she has gathered over the past 50 years.
Composer Gerald Cohen to Debut New Works VOYAGERS and STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME This Wint PhotoComposer Gerald Cohen to Debut New Works VOYAGERS and STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME This Winter
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2017

New York-based composer Gerald Cohen (www.geraldcohenmusic.com), known for his moving and vibrant chamber music, opera, choral and liturgical music, announces two exciting and important upcoming world premieres.
San Diego-Based SWARMIUS Coming to Cornelia Street Cafe PhotoSan Diego-Based SWARMIUS Coming to Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

Cornelia Street Caf presents SWARMIUS Meets Opera, selections from the in-progress opera, Saint Francis De Los Barrios, a magical realistic tale inspired by the Francis of Assisi myth set in modern day Tijuana among the poor and a community of sex workers - drugs, borders, and Pope included.
Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House PhotoPost-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

The Aviva Players and Algonquin Theater Productions in association with Diodati Productions, Original Cast Records and The New York Association present Lady of the Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.
Juilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA PhotoJuilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2017

Juilliard Opera's season opens with W.A. Mozart's romantic comedy La finta giardiniera on November 15, 17, and 19, 2017, led by distinguished Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri, who makes his Juilliard Orchestra debut, and directed by faculty member Mary Birnbaum.
The Aaron Copland School of Music to Present THE DYBBUK PhotoThe Aaron Copland School of Music to Present THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2017

Just two weeks after his 85th birthday, composer Joel Mandelbaum will conduct soloists and a full orchestra in excerpts from his opera The Dybbuk. The program will be presented first at Queens College, and then at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan.
Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup PhotoOpera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2017

Opera Exposures,, Inc, a local 501(C3) created in 2004 by Edna Greenwich as a nonprofit arts organization supporting young and emerging musical artists that is dedicated to developing a diverse audience by performing in affordable venues, has announced its first recital of the Fall season.
Amore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA PhotoAmore Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA and Donizetti's LA ZINGARA
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2017

Amore Opera kicks off its tenth season on October 20th with Puccini's Tosca at its home, the Riverside Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This exciting production of Tosca will be presented in fully-staged production conducted by Richard Cordova, with stage direction by Amore Opera's Artistic Director Nathan Hull.
Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL PhotoThomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017

Thomas Ad s conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of The Exterminating Angel with eight performances from October 26 to November 21, 2017. The critically acclaimed opera, staged by the librettist Tom Cairns, is a co-commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.
New York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert PhotoNew York City Opera to Present Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday Concert
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017

New York City Opera will honor the 90th birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Dominick Argento with a concert featuring two of his one-act operas on November 9, 2017 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Soprano Heather Buck will perform Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and baritone Aaron Engebreth will sing A Water Bird Talk with Gil Rose conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra.
BWW Review: Puccini's Minnie is No Mouse in NY City Opera's Lively FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by Richard Sasanow - September 10, 2017

The last time the Met did Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST--GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST--it was such a dispiriting affair that I was ready to write it off as past its expiration date. New York City Opera to the rescue!, opening its season with a lively revival of the Italian master's work about the California Gold Rush and the tough-babe-with-a-heart-of-marshmallow who runs the saloon.
VIDEO: Renee Fleming Takes Final Bows in DER ROSENKAVALIER
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Last night, Renee Fleming bid farewell to one of her signature roles at the Metropolitan Opera as she took her final bow in Der Rosenkavalier. The New York Times was live to capture the moment, and we have the video for you below!

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