Weekend Preview (5/5-7) – North America: Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala, NY Opera Fest Lead Busy Weekend

(Credit: Ken Howard, Frank Dunand, Michael Cooper)

Opera season remains in full swing across North America as summer fast approaches.

With so many companies in business this weekend, we have opted for a slight shift in structure. Instead of a series of paragraphs, we will go list form for this week’s edition and any with this massive amount of productions. Behold the opera events of the weekend starting on May 5 through May 7.

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Atlanta Opera: Turandot (Friday, Sunday)

Austin Opera: Madama Butterfly (Sunday)

Boston Lyric Opera:  The Marriage of Figaro (Friday, Sunday)

Canadian Opera Company: Tosca (Saturday, Sunday) 

Dallas Opera: Norma (Sunday) 

Florentine Opera Company: The Barber of Seville (Sunday)

Florida Grand Opera:  Un Ballo in Maschera (Friday)

Fort Worth Opera:

  • Carmen (Friday)
  • Voir Dire (Saturday)
  • Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (Sunday)

Fresno Grand Opera: Of Mice and Men (Saturday)

Houston Grand Opera: 

  • The Abduction from the Seraglio (Saturday)
  • Götterdämmerung (Sunday)

Los Angeles Opera:  Tosca (Friday, Sunday)

Lyric Opera of Chicago:  My Fair Lady (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Manitoba Opera: Werther (Friday)

Metropolitan Opera: 

Minnesota Opera: La Bohème (Saturday)

New York City Opera: Los Elemento (Friday, Saturday)

New York Opera Fest

Opera Colorado:  Lucia di Lammermoor (Saturday)

Opera Columbus: Carmen (Friday, Sunday)


Opera Philadelphia: The Marriage of Figaro (Friday, Sunday)

Opera San Antonio: The Barber of Seville (Saturday) 

Pittsburgh Opera: The Summer King (Friday, Sunday)

Portland Opera: La Bohème (Saturday)

Seattle Opera: The Magic Flute (Saturday, Sunday)

Tulsa Opera: Tosca (Saturday)

Vancouver Opera: 

  • Dead Man Walking (Friday, Sunday)
  • Otello (Saturday)
  • Le Nozze di Figaro (Saturday)

Washington National Opera:  Madame Butterfly (Saturday, Sunday) 

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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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