Opera

Dionne Warwick to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

Aug 11, 2017

Dionne Warwick will be honored with the Marian Anderson Award at Nov. 14 ceremony in Philadelphia

Incoming Vienna Opera chief taps conductor Philippe Jordan

Jul 31, 2017

Incoming Vienna State Opera director Bogdan Roscic says he has signed conductor Philippe Jordan as the opera house's music director after Roscic takes over in 2020

UK's Boris Johnson tours Sydney Opera House before meetings

Jul 26, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has toured the Sydney Opera House ahead of high-level bilateral security talks with Australian officials

Bayreuth opera fest opens with Swedish royals, Merkel

Jul 25, 2017

Bayreuth's annual opera festival is underway, with Sweden's king and queen joining German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the audience for Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg."

Conductor Riccardo Chailly to celebrate 40 years at La Scala

May 31, 2017

Conductor Riccardo Chailly to celebrate 40 years at La Scala next season

Opera house undergoes $18M renovation in its 150th year

May 29, 2017

The Newport Opera House, one of the nation's oldest, is undergoing an $18 million renovation and due to open in December

After breaking even, NY City Opera stays with reduced season

May 24, 2017

After breaking even in first full season after bankruptcy, NY City Opera will stay with reduced schedule in 2017-18 that includes the U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen's "Brokeback Mountain," a work the company originally commissioned in 2008

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My Concubine'

May 16, 2017

As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a small role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the story of the life-long friendship between two men who met as apprentices in the famous Peking opera

Fleming sings what may be staged standard repertoire finale

May 14, 2017

Renee Fleming retired the role of the Marschallin in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Metropolitan Opera after 22 years in what may be her farewell to staged standard repertoire

Techno-infused opera about Steve Jobs gets new backers

May 9, 2017

A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle

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