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BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Staged Concert Version of The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Staged Concert Version of The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS
by Jade Kops - December 04, 2016

The rarely performed 1930's American Opera, PORGY AND BESS is given a Staged Concert treatment by Director Mitchell Butel with the support of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.... (more...)
Mannes Opera Young Artists Present COSI FAN TUTTE Mannes Opera Young Artists Present COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2016

LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOSEPH COLANERI, the critically acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists present a fully staged performance of Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, in collaboration with the Mannes Orchestra. The performance will take place Friday, December 9 at 7:30 and Saturday, December 10th at 1:30.... (more...)
Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town.... (more...)
Tony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & More Tony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & More
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2016

Nikki M. James, who won a Tony Award for her appearance in The Book of Mormon, will appear as Eileen Sherwood in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town.... (more...)
Jordi Bernacer To Conduct San Francisco Opera's Performances, 12/2-8 Jordi Bernacer To Conduct San Francisco Opera's Performances, 12/2-8
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Beginning this today, San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Jordi Bernacer will take the podium to lead four programs over a span of seven days.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's RICHARD THE LIONHEART, 1/21 Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's RICHARD THE LIONHEART, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart, at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater January 21st-29th. ... (more...)
American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing' American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.... (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA, 12/2 Florida Grand Opera Presents SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), the Josephine S. Leiser Center and Steinway and Sons Piano Gallery Miami are pleased to present the first installment of “Songfest South Florida” in Miami on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30pm. This free concert features young artists Melissa Fajardo, Calvin Griffin and Be... (more...)
BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29 BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - December 01, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, Decemb... (more...)
ADVENTURES and More Set for Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series This Winter ADVENTURES and More Set for Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's 'Richard the Lionheart' Pittsburgh Opera Presents Handel's 'Richard the Lionheart'
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart, at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater January 21st-29th. ... (more...)
The Dallas Opera Presents Michael Fabiano In Recital, 1/22 The Dallas Opera Presents Michael Fabiano In Recital, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2016

The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series will feature the magnetic tenor, Michael Fabiano, in an exclusive recital produced by The Dallas Opera. The performance will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Dallas City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 ... (more...)
Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2016

In the annals of the Wagner family, the name Houston Stewart Chamberlain is but a footnote. Yet, argues Avner Dorman's new opera Wahnfried, he was in some ways the link between Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain was a failing English scientist who became obsessed with Wagner's music, after... (more...)
Michael Fabiano in Recital at The Dallas Opera Michael Fabiano in Recital at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2016

The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series will feature the magnetic tenor, Michael Fabiano, in an exclusive recital produced by The Dallas Opera. The performance will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Dallas City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 ... (more...)
Seattle Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA Seattle Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2016

Seattle Opera rings in the New Year with some of the most glorious music in all of opera: Verdi's La traviata, the original Moulin Rouge. German Stage Director Peter Konwitschny has created an "excitingly rebellious" (A Younger Theater) production that takes an uncompromising look at moral hypocrisy... (more...)
BWW Review: Stars Align in Met's BOHEME with Opolais, Beczala, Kele and Cavalletti BWW Review: Stars Align in Met's BOHEME with Opolais, Beczala, Kele and Cavalletti
by Richard Sasanow - November 28, 2016

Take Puccini's LA BOHEME for granted at your peril. Sure, it has more gorgeous music per square inch than just about any other opera in the repertoire, but that doesn't mean that it always falls together, even at the Met. Lucky for those attending the current run of the opera, the stars are in align... (more...)
Met Opera Announces Sunday Openings Met Opera Announces Sunday Openings
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2016

The Met will offer open visiting hours and brunch service at the Grand Tier Restaurant every Sunday beginning December 4.  The Sunday openings are an expansion of the company's "open house" initiative launched last month, which allows members of the public free access to the Metropolitan Opera House... (more...)
BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal
by Richard Sasanow - November 23, 2016

When Massimo Cavelletti stepped on stage at the Met on November 16, it was a milestone: His 100th performance as Marcello, the baritone lead in LA BOHEME and part of the quartet at the opera's heart: There's Mimi, the seamstress, the sad soul who dies at the opera's end; Rodolfo, the heartthrob teno... (more...)
Lyric Opera Names Vickie L. Hubbard as New Executive Director Lyric Opera Names Vickie L. Hubbard as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric are pleased to announce the appointment of Vickie L. Hubbard, CFE as the organization's new Executive Director. Hubbard will assume her role on January 3, 2017.... (more...)
Wonder and Whimsy Fill Canadian Opera Company Stage with Beloved Fairytale Opera, Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' Wonder and Whimsy Fill Canadian Opera Company Stage with Beloved Fairytale Opera, Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2016

It's a fairytale start to 2017 with the revival of the Canadian Opera Company's playful and whimsical production of Mozart's beloved opera, The Magic Flute.... (more...)
BWW Student Interview: Backstage at Opera Orlando's DON PASQUALE BWW Student Interview: Backstage at Opera Orlando's DON PASQUALE
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - November 23, 2016

This week, I got the chance to sit down with Michael Sakir (Conductor), Vincent Connor (Stage Director), and Dennis Jesse (Dr. Malatesta) from Opera Orlando's production of DON PASQUALE.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18 Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the... (more...)
The Atlanta Opera Presents FROM OPERA TO OPRY, 12/7 The Atlanta Opera Presents FROM OPERA TO OPRY, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

The Atlanta Opera will present the first-ever production of From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love and the Lord on Wednesday, December 7 at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. The concert event, in collaboration with ADA Ovations, will feature renowned professional opera singers... as well as the bluegrass ... (more...)
Photo Flash: Opera Grand Rapids Hosts 13th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition Photo Flash: Opera Grand Rapids Hosts 13th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

Opera Grand Rapids' 13th annual Collegiate Vocal Competition held this past weekend included winners from Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Community College. The competition, which provides West Michigan's finest budding vocal artists the opportunity to com... (more...)
Metropolitan Opera Celebrates 50 Years With THE INAUGURAL SEASON: EXTRAORDINARY MET PERFORMANCES FROM 1966-67 Recording Metropolitan Opera Celebrates 50 Years With THE INAUGURAL SEASON: EXTRAORDINARY MET PERFORMANCES FROM 1966-67 Recording
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

In honor of the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center, the company has released an exclusive 22-CD compilation of historic performances from the 1966-67 season. The set, called The Inaugural Season: Extraordinary Met Performances From 1966-67, will be available November 18, 2016, i... (more...)


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BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow

   

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