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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014

Below are BWWOperaWorld.com's most popular articles from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 BWW Reviews: From Kaufmann and Florez to Beczala and Camarena, It's the Year of the Tenor
by Richard Sasanow - May 13, 2014

"The party's over," wrote Betty Comden & Adolph Green in BELLS ARE RINGING. "It's time to call it a day." The opera season at the Metropolitan said its farewells to 2013-2014 on May 10 with a bel canto doubleheader of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (a shot heard round the world via radio and The Met's LIVE IN HD) and Bellini's IL PURITANI--not a bad swan song, considering the singing talent involved. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

General Director Placido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thais,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanael, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanael, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Catherine Foster, Nina Stemme, Daniel Brenna and More Set in WNO's THE RING Directed by Francesca Zambello
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced principal casting and performance dates for its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three full cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 On Site Opera to Give Audience Google Glass PYGMALION Experience in Manhattan, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which opera is further freed from the opera house. On Thursday, June 19 at Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom in Manhattan, the companies will give a special performance of On Site's new production of Rameau's one-act Pygmalion for users of Google Glass. As the performers move about the space during the performance, audience members will be able to read an English translation of Ballot de Sovot's libretto conveniently in their Glass field of vision. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 On Site Opera with Figaro Systems Present a Special Performance of Rameau's PYGMALION for Google Glass Users, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which opera is further freed from the opera house. OnThursday, June 19 at Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom in Manhattan, the companies will give a special performance of On Site's new production of Rameau's one-act Pygmalion for users of Google Glass. As the performers move about the space during the performance, audience members will be able to read an English translation of Ballot de Sovot's libretto conveniently in their Glass field of vision. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Tenor Joseph Calleja Stars Opposite Marion Cotillard, in THE IMMIGRANT, Opening Today
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja 'magnificently impersonates' his idol Enrico Caruso in the feature film The Immigrant, which opens today, May 16, in New York City and Los Angeles. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Present RATED 'R' ON STAGE, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Central City Opera and Curious Theatre Company present Rated "R" on Stage: Community Panel on Sex, Violence and Nudity in the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented June 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Curious Theatre located at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. Cocktails, snacks and a video presentation featuring the play Venus in Fur and the opera Dead Man Walking will be offered from 5:30 to 6 p.m. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Cleveland Orchestra Presents Leos Janacek's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Music Director Franz Welser-Most continues his emphasis on operatic and choral repertoire with a compelling new production of Leos Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, performed with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall today, May 17-24. Presented with innovative and original animation, this world premiere production explores the depths of human experience in a charming tale of love, peril, freedom, and family. On the surface, the opera's story is about childish things, but underneath, human emotions boil over and burst apart between the 'animals of the forest' and their human interlocutors. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 5/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 Opera Philadelphia Presents A COFFIN IN EGYPT, 6/6-15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has performed many of opera's greatest roles in her storied career that began in 1970. In June, she makes her Opera Philadelphia debut in an incredible new role written just for her, in the East Coast Premiere of A Coffin in Egypt by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia. (more...)



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