New York Opera Fest 2017: Heartbeat Opera is Changing Things up in Two Opera Classics

Heartbeat Opera is switching up two traditional masterpieces, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly (here known as “Butterfly”)” and Bizet’s “Carmen,” for its third annual Spring Festival. The event, which takes place this year at Baruch Performing Arts Center, will feature two ninety-minute opera adaptations, each showcasing unique staging and re-orchestrated versions of the shows. “Butterfly” will start on Saturday, May 20 at {…}

Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ Novel on Arsenal FC To Receive Opera Treatment

The Highbury Opera Theatre has commissioned Nick Hornby’s legendary soccer/football novel “Fever Pitch.” Marking the novel’s 25 anniversary, this opera will be the first ever musical adaptation of the work. The opera will be composed by Scott Stroman (HOT’s Artistic Director) and written by librettist Tamsin Collison. Both have reimagined it as a comedy/drama featuring a cast of five professional actors {…}

Odyssey Opera Caps Off ‘Wilde Opera Nights’ Honoring Famed Author

The Odyssey Opera started its series of Oscar Wilde operas this past season in March, with Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and with another performance, Zemlinsky’s “Der Zwerg” in April. The company is currently continuing its program with a final performance of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert’s “Patience, Or Bunthorn’s Bride.” Odyssey Opera’s Artistic Administrator Linda Osborn noted that {…}

Opera Holland Park Releases the Casts for their 2017 Season!

Investec Opera Holland Park introduced its cast lists for their 2017 season. The season features many of its Opera Holland Park (OHP) performers, house premiers from known singers, and new talent incorporating numerous young British performers that have been part of OHP’s Young Artists Scheme. The company’s opening production, Puccini’s “La rondine,” will celebrate its centenary in 2017, showcasing Elizabeth {…}