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Houston Grand Opera Names New Leader

Patrick Summers will assume business management responsibilities as artistic and music director, and collaborate with COO Perryn Leech and chief advancement officer Greg Robertson in an attempt to continue and build HGO's international reputation.
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Berlin Philharmonic abandon Salzburg Easter Festival

Berlin Philharmonic abandon Salzburg Easter Festival | OperaMania | Scoop.it
After years of will-they, won't-they, the Berlin Philharmonic have finally decided to part company with the Salzburg Easter Festival. Next year's will be their last. From 2013 they set up camp in Baden Baden instead.
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Being Turned On By The Opera: Die Walküre, my mother, and Jonas Kaufmann

Being Turned On By The Opera: Die Walküre, my mother, and Jonas Kaufmann | OperaMania | Scoop.it
My mother, lord love her, has long regarded--and listened to--my opera obsession in more or less suffering bewilderment, or more or less bewildered suffering.
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Kate Royal is Pregnant and Cancels Glyndebourne 2011

Kate Royal is Pregnant and Cancels Glyndebourne 2011 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Norman Lebrecht announces that soprano Kate Royal, who just made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Orfeo ed Euridice, is pregnant and has cancelled her engagement at the Glyndebourne Festival this summer.
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Placido Domingo "Final Scene" Otello

Placido Domingo "Final Scene" Otello

Mirella Freni as Desdemona., Piero Cappuccilli as Jago.Teatro alla Scala. Carlos Kleiber conductor.
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20080903 Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway 107 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

20080903 Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway 107 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Newest photo →; 20080903 Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway 107 · 20080903 Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway 105 · 20080903 Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway 104. This photo also appears in. Black and White (Group) ...
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Renata Tebaldi "Pace, pace mio Dio" La forza del destino Met 1960

Renata Tebaldi "Pace, pace mio Dio" La forza del destino Met 1960

Thomas Schippers conductor.
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New Barihunk: Tae Joong Yang

New Barihunk: Tae Joong Yang | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Tae Joong YangKorean born barihunk Tae Joong Yang first came to international attention after performing in the Neue Stimmen competition in Germany. He is another one of our reader submissions from Germany.
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The odd story of American opera fans - Charlotte Observer

The odd story of American opera fans - Charlotte Observer | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The odd story of American opera fansCharlotte ObserverOnce upon a time, average Americans appreciated opera. Not the average American plutocrat.
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David Gockley seeks to overhaul SF Opera funding - San Francisco Chronicle

David Gockley seeks to overhaul SF Opera funding - San Francisco Chronicle | OperaMania | Scoop.it
David Gockley seeks to overhaul SF Opera fundingSan Francisco ChronicleDavid Gockley, who has signed on to head the San Francisco Opera for five more years, says the company needs to develop a firm financial footing.
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Irene Dalis gets back in the action - San Jose Mercury News

Irene Dalis gets back in the action - San Jose Mercury News | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Irene Dalis gets back in the actionSan Jose Mercury NewsOn Oct. 22, Irene Dalis was on her way to work at Opera San Jose, driving north on Interstate 880 in San Jose after a standing appointment with her hairdresser.
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Sacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donors - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donors - Sacramento Bee | OperaMania | Scoop.it
The Sacramento PressSacramento Opera's 2011-2012 season saved by donorsSacramento BeeThe Sacramento Opera announced Friday that it will present a 2011-12 season. Urgent pleas in the last two weeks secured $135164 from donors.
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Filipino baritone shines in German opera scene | VERA Files

Filipino baritone shines in German opera scene | VERA Files | OperaMania | Scoop.it
A FILIPINO baritone based in Berlin is now considered one of the world's most versatile interpreters of contemporary music in the German opera scene after appearing in an important segment of a contemporary opera by acclaimed composer ...
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Groupon Enters The Concert Tickets Business

"Dubbed GrouponLive, the service, expected to launch in June, is aimed at easing both the perennial problem of filling empty seats at concerts and sporting events, including last year's big drop in attendance that prompted numerous cancellations...
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Patricia Racette Excels in Title Role of Iphigénie For WNO

Patricia Racette Excels in Title Role of Iphigénie For WNO | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Racette in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at Washington National Opera (Photo: Scott Suchman)"Without any daringly ornamented arias or anything extraneous that might divert attention from the story's dramatic continuity, a Gluck opera will succeed...
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The San Francisco Opera Takes Up Blogging | 7x7

The San Francisco Opera Takes Up Blogging | 7x7 | OperaMania | Scoop.it
How many other blogs discuss the challenges of being a singing Nordic god in 15-inch platform boots? Yes, fine, the internet’s a big place. But how many of these bloggers sporting 15-inch platforms are also opera singers?
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Summer Opera in the Verona Arena

Summer Opera in the Verona Arena | OperaMania | Scoop.it
Verona summer opera festival in the Roman arena of Verona is one of Italy\'s top summer music festivals. Find out about the Verona opera festival.
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Spanish tenor Domingo sings farewell to Washington - AFP

Spanish tenor Domingo sings farewell to Washington - AFP | OperaMania | Scoop.it
AFPSpanish tenor Domingo sings farewell to WashingtonAFPWASHINGTON — At 70 years old, he climbs ladders, rolls on the ground and his voice shakes the room: Placido Domingo is Oreste in "Iphigenie en Tauride," a performance-style farewell to the...
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How To Save The Music Business?

"Direct-to-fan," everyone called it, the idea that if the bond between artist and fan is strong enough, the fan will gladly pay for access, for premium content, for the sense of a less-anonymous relationship with the artist and the process.
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Ariadne auf Naxos: Töne, töne, süße Stimme

Ariadne auf Naxos: Töne, töne, süße Stimme | OperaMania | Scoop.it
This has been a good spring for Strauss at the Met.  After a luxurious Capriccio, we get Ariadne auf Naxos with an incredible cast under the baton of Fabio Luisi.
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How To Get Your Kids Interested In Broadway

"My children are now immersed in a world of iPads and text messages -- and city kids are known for a been-there-done-that jadedness -- but I was pleased that my teenage son and preteen daughter could nevertheless be charmed." The New York Times...
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French opera singer Jane Rhodes dies - AFP

French opera singer Jane Rhodes dies - AFP | OperaMania | Scoop.it
AsiaOneFrench opera singer Jane Rhodes diesAFPPARIS — French-born opera singer Jane Rhodes, famous for her role as the singing gypsy Carmen, died Saturday, her husband told AFP. She was 82 years old.
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