by Fred Plotkin   In our day, because of social media and all manner of electronic communications, news can rapidly spread around the world. On Aug. 20, people who work in or care about opera learned of the passing of Italian soprano Daniela Dessì at the age of 59 within hours of her demise. The outpouring of grief and fond recollections was...

Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

The evening will start with a toast to some of the greatest opera performers: Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo. A retrospective presentation that will take you behind the scenes of one of the opera and entertainment world's greatest events – a 1990 concert by Josè Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. &n...

Don't miss the opera event of the year! Since 1981, spectacular and groundbreaking opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Boston Early Music Festival. Teh BEMF's extraordinary and distinctive performances reproduce the Baroque's stunning palette of spectacle and sound by bringing together today's leading opera singers, a wealt...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra. Verismo Opera, a nonprofit opera company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, selected Ms. Arner after a search was undertaken earlier this fall.   She succeeds Maestro Anthony Morss, who is retirin...

by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

MAESTRO ANTHONY BARRESE. Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest. Saturday, August 6, 11:30 – 2:00. Season's Restaurant - Old Town, Albuquerque. $38.00 per person. Joined by nationally-acclaimed set designer, Dahl Delu, Maestro Barrese presents.   WAR AND REVENGE to introduce and set the stage for the t...

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2013-2014 season with a production of Giacomo Puccini's dramatic tour de force, Tosca. Tosca will be presented on October 5, 8, 11 and 13 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and will be directed by new General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, who joined the Opera on June 1.   Single tickets, ranging from...

Italians in DC e' onorata di annunicare la sua partnership con la Washington Concert Opera (WCO) el celebrare ilalt 200mo anniversario della nascita del piu' grande compositiore italiano del 19mo secolo: Giuseppe Verdi. Per la stagione 2013/2014 la WCO presenta due gemme della produzione di Verdi relativamente sconosciute: I masnadieri e Il co...

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the EMBASSY OF ITALY and the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE present NIGHT OF ITALIAN OPERA! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano YANA EMINOVA and baritone ANTON BELOV.   Some of the exciting operatic music of the evening will include duets from great o...