Fire at Venice's La Fenice brought quickly under control

Oct 1, 2018

A fire has been brought swiftly under control in Venice's La Fenice opera house, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by flames in 1996

Met season promises vocal treats and retooled Ring

Sep 19, 2018

Met opera season offers Jonas, Anna, Placido _ and the return of the mechanical Ring

Met Opera to start Sunday performances in 2019-20

Sep 14, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City will start regular Sunday afternoon performances for the first time in its century-plus history during the 2019-20 season

Verona Arena opera festival reports rise in ticket sales

Sep 13, 2018

The Verona Arena open-air opera festival says it closed the summer season with a 6-percent increase in ticket sales as new management focused on bringing in big singing talent as part of a relaunch

Impromptu opera regales Mexico City market-goers

Aug 26, 2018

Opera performances have sprung up at Mexico City markets as part of an effort to bring arts to the people

Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

Aug 22, 2018

Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer

Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

Aug 12, 2018

The popular yet struggling opera festival at the colossal Roman-era Verona amphitheater is getting a relaunch under former soprano Cecilia Gasdia, who is in her first season as its general manager

Met Opera reaches deals with unions for singers, musicians

Aug 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera says it has reached labor agreements with two of its largest unions but has not said whether the deals will allow regular Sunday performances for the first time

Spears, Smith to write 'Castor and Patience' for Cincinnati

Jul 10, 2018

Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write "Castor and Patience," a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited

Noseda to replace Luisi as Zurich Opera music director

Jul 2, 2018

Gianandrea Noseda will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season, adding to his position as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C


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