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BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Katricia Lang - April 21, 2015

Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner discusses the continued resonance of SWEENEY TODD, his approach to acting and performance, and being scared sh-tless by the infamously cut self-flagellation scene.... (more...)
BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias BWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias
by Jennifer Perry - March 16, 2015

Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld DC about what audiences might expect from the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA, their writing partnership, history with UrbanArias, and of course the whole contested debate about musical theatre vs. opera.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano
by Erica Miner - February 25, 2015

Pianist Richard Goode has won the admiration of discriminating classical music aficionados worldwide... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
by Erica Miner - February 24, 2015

The composer's unique style is instantly recognizable... (more...)
BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston! BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston!
by Katricia Lang - January 27, 2015

On January 30, Houston's two major opera houses will begin performances of Mozart's final two completed operas - LA CLEMENZA DI TITO and THE MAGIC FLUTE. Opera in the Heights will open LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the first time in Houston since 1991, and Houston Grand Opera will open THE MAGIC FLUTE.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch BWW Interview: Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch
by Erica Miner - January 16, 2015

MacKenzie is a familiar presence to SDO fans... (more...)
BWW Interviews: VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG at NJ PAC BWW Interviews: VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish - January 12, 2015

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BWW Interview: Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary BWW Interview: Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary
by Erica Miner - January 12, 2015

Gidon Kremer will perform in recital for the La Jolla Music Society in San Diego.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom BWW Exclusive Interview: Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom
by Erica Miner - December 24, 2014

Sir Neville held forth on British music, American orchestras and his own influences and inspirations.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - December 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Ho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: CHRIS VERDUGO and JOE NADEAU of GMCLA BWW Interviews: CHRIS VERDUGO and JOE NADEAU of GMCLA
by Don Grigware - December 11, 2014

Executive director Chris Verdugo and artistic director/conductor Joe Nadeau of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) are busy these days getting ready for the big holiday concert to take place this weekend Saturday December 13 at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday December 14 at 3 pm at the Saban Theatr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage
by Kathy Strain - December 09, 2014

Broadway Chamber Players (BCP) is a concert series aimed at developing the New York concert scene by featuring the many talents of Broadway's musicians, by bringing the players from the pit to the stage.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 8PM and Sunday, November 9th at 3P... (more...)
Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

Recently, David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's music director, sat down with Stanley Drucker to discuss his illustrious career, Mozart and life after 60 years with the New York Philharmonic.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for Opera BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for Opera
by Erica Miner - October 16, 2014

Opera has been as large an identification with Thomas Hampson's persona as anything else.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein
by Erica Miner - October 15, 2014

Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career whose length and degree of success belie his still youthful age.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTAR BWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTAR
by Peter Danish - October 06, 2014

On July 7th 1977, Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed the opening concert of a three-night stand at Madison Square Garden. The tour, in support of their new album 'Works Volume One' was famous and infamous for the massive 76-piece symphony orchestra and choir that it featured. It was also the first c... (more...)
BWW PREVIEW: THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR - Rock Legend Keith Emerson Performs with South Shore Symphony BWW PREVIEW: THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR - Rock Legend Keith Emerson Performs with South Shore Symphony
by Peter Danish - September 24, 2014

THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR: ROCK LEGEND KEITH EMERSON TO PERFORM WITH SOUTH SHORE SYMPHONY... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA
by David Clarke - September 12, 2014

NY Philharmonic is kicking off their 2014-15 season with LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA. Celebrating the music of Italian cinema, the concert will feature famous music pulled from Filippo Sugar's library of soundtracks. With so many exciting elements coming together to make LA DOLCE VITA... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Guitarist Kaki King BWW Interviews: Guitarist Kaki King
by Peter Danish - April 28, 2014

Kaki King will be appearing on June 24th at the New York "River to River Festival" at the Winter Garden downtown.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Spencer Myer, Pianist Appears with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, 5/3 BWW Interviews: Spencer Myer, Pianist Appears with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, 5/3
by BWW Special Coverage - April 21, 2014

On Saturday May 3rd at 8PM and Sunday May 4th at 3PM, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony is featuring Spencer Myer, Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition as soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. We sat down with Spencer to find out more about this brilliant pianist i... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian Soul BWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian Soul
by Erica Miner - March 31, 2014

In a continuation of our extraordinary conversation, Maestro Ferruccio Furlanetto reveals insights on performing the astonishing Russian basso repertoire - in Russia.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
by Erica Miner - March 28, 2014

Notwithstanding the pall of despondency hovering over San Diego Opera, to be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour while he imparted his wisdom was an overwhelming experience.... (more...)
BWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego Opera BWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner - March 18, 2014

Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczala (dubbed 'Piotr the Great' in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Boheme debut, triumphed these past weeks in Verdi's A Masked Ball, and will complete his 'March madness' with Verdi'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis -  International Superstar to Perform in NYC BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis - International Superstar to Perform in NYC
by Peter Danish - March 18, 2014

With a dozen gold and platinum releases under his belt, two hit PBS Specials and a decade of sold-out concerts world-wide, international superstar Mario Frangoulis returns to New York for two shows this weekend at Lincoln Center.... (more...)


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