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August 20
News Jamie Barton med 915Jamie Barton to Replace Elīna Garanča as Giovanna Seymour in Met Performances of Anna Bolena 
Mezzo Jamie Barton will take on the role of Giovanna Seymour in Metropolitan Opera performances of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena in September, October and January, the company announced today. Barton, who will make her company role debut as Giovanna...
August 13
Metropolitan Opera Names Senior Radio Producer Mary Jo Heath as Company's New Full-Time Radio Host
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as a producer and guest radio host for the company over nine seasons, has been named as the Met's new full-time radio host and will be the voice behind the Toll...
August 05
Santa Fe Opera Announces Commission of 2017 World-Premiere by Mason Bates and Mark Campbell, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Santa Fe Opera general director Charles MacKay announced today that the company has commissioned composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell to compose an opera based on the life of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.  The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs...
August 03
David Roth, 56, General Director of Kentucky Opera, has Died
DAVID ROTHBeloit, WI, May 9, 1959—Urbana, IL, July 19, 2015  Born and educated in Wisconsin, Roth moved to Minnesota, where he worked for Minnesota Opera. He created Opera 101 to produce operas for the local community. He joined Fort Worth Opera...
August 01
Mario Sereni, 87, Baritone Who Sang at Met for More than Twenty-Five Seasons, has Died
MARIO SERENI Perugia, Italy, March 25, 1928–July 24, 2015 The baritone was a valuable member of the Metropolitan Opera’s roster for more than twenty-five seasons, beginning with his company debut, as Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier, in 1957. Sereni...

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