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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Opera Comes Alive in THE MAGIC VICTROLA Family Show Tomorrow at the Lyric Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Opera Comes Alive in THE MAGIC VICTROLA Family Show Tomorrow at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Lyric Unlimited's all-new family presentation, The Magic Victrola takes place tomorrow, Saturday, January 17 at 3pm at the Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below!... (more...)
BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara! BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara!
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

Beginning New Year's Eve, Renée Fleming returns to the stage in her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will make her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operet... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Morningside Opera and SIREN Baroque to Bring PERGOLESI POWER GAMES to NYC Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Morningside Opera and SIREN Baroque to Bring PERGOLESI POWER GAMES to NYC
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with all-female orchestral ensemble SIREN Baroque to present, PERGOLESI POWER GAMES, a double-feature of two masterpieces by baroque composer Giambattista Pergolesi... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR: AIDA Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR: AIDA
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida – one of Sydney's most spectacular annual events. The fourth year of Opera on Sydney Harbour is set to be the biggest yet with the season extended to a month. The show features the full Opera Australia Chorus on stage together with inte... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Offers High-Spirited Farcical High Jinks Performed by a Multi-Talented Cast BWW Reviews: Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Offers High-Spirited Farcical High Jinks Performed by a Multi-Talented Cast
by Shari Barrett - December 05, 2014

The Pirates of Penzance with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert is an hilarious and hopeful farce concerning Frederic (Chris Yeschenko), who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates led by the hot-shot Pirate King (t... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Finding Oneself in FIDELIO BWW Reviews: Finding Oneself in FIDELIO
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - November 24, 2014

As one can imagine, an opera created by Ludwig van Beethoven is likely driven by intricate musicality. That assumption would be completely accurate as the plot is fairly simple and the characters are of common theatrical stock. Though these observations are true, Madison Opera's recent production of... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESS Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's PORGY AND BESS Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. The production opened last night, Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are N... (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Lyric Opera of Chicago's Diamond Ball & Concert with Jane Lynch, Jenn Gambatese & More Photo Flash: Inside Lyric Opera of Chicago's Diamond Ball & Concert with Jane Lynch, Jenn Gambatese & More
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm - sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs at 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and Auction Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs at 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and Auction
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

The 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and Auction took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Mission Viejo Country Club with the Laguna Beach 501(c) (3) nonprofit - raising record-setting gross receipts in excess of $173,000. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres, a no host cocktail bar, silent and l... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL Presents the Classic Horror Story as a 1700s Steampunk Operetta BWW Reviews: FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL Presents the Classic Horror Story as a 1700s Steampunk Operetta
by Shari Barrett - October 27, 2014

FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL is based on the original novel by Mary Shelley and has music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen. The story follows Shelley's novel quite closely, and is ultimately about man reaching for the power of God, while battling the tw... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and More Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's PARTENOPE Starring Danielle de Niese, David Daniels and More
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of George Frideric Handel's comedy Partenope in six performances October 15-November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Winner of London's 2009 Olivier Award for 'Best New Production,' this production is directed by Christopher Alden with sets ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming and More in Lyric Opera's CAPRICCIO
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago's spectacular 60th Anniversary season continues with Capriccio, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as Countess Madeleine and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Richard Strauss's final masterpiece reunites these longtime collaborators in performance and ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNI Photo Flash: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Falls, artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It opens on Saturday, September 27 with 10 perfo... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's Production of LET'S MAKE A SANDWICH Photo Flash: First Look at Guerilla Opera's Production of LET'S MAKE A SANDWICH
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Guerilla Opera presents Let's Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, which includes two world premiere operas with music and librettos by composers Rudolf Rojahn and Curtis K. Hughes, and stage direction by Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty. Through performance, this production investiga... (more...)
Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15 Photo Flash: Julian Wachner Makes San Francisco Opera Debut in PARTENOPE, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced that Grammy-nominated American conductor Julian Wachner will make his San Francisco Opera debut conducting George Frideric Handel's Partenope, presented October 15–November 2, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Mr. Wachner replaces British conductor Christian ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Indulge in the Fantasy with Washington National Opera's Beautiful FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON BWW Reviews: Indulge in the Fantasy with Washington National Opera's Beautiful FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON
by Benjamin Tomchik - September 23, 2014

The enchanted journey we embark upon with Washington National Opera's season opener Florencia in the Amazon is a production filled with beauty and a timeless truth.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Strong Voices Perk Up TAM's Gilbert and Sullivan BWW Reviews: Strong Voices Perk Up TAM's Gilbert and Sullivan
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - September 22, 2014

As has been the tradition for quite a few seasons, Theater at Monmouth ends its season with a production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operettas. This year's choice, The Sorcerer, is a frothy, pleasant entertainment enhanced by the strong vocal merits of much of the cast. The pristine neo- ... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. The illustrious cast features Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas as the unwisely flirtatious and cavalier ... (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila Photo Coverage: First Look at NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - September 12, 2014

The long awaited return of the country's first full-length grand opera NOLI ME TANGERE (this opera was last seen in Manila 27 years ago), inspired by José Rizal's 1887 classic romantic novel 'Noli Me Tángere' ('Touch Me Not'), featuring music by National Artist Felipe de Leon and libretto by Nationa... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenere... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Photo Flash: First Look at Glimmerglass Festival's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Glimmerglass Festival presents An American Tragedy, July 20 - August 24, 2014. Check out a first look below!... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2014

Pinchgut Opera is celebrating Christmas in July as they present The Chimney Sweep by Salieri. Now it's only six months between drinks! You no longer have to wait a full 12 months to hear Pinchgut do what they do best as they bring you two productions in 2014. More information about tickets can be fo... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD's 'Summer Encores' series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.* (*check local theaters for dates and times). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production!... (more...)
Photo Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National Opera Photo Flash: Terry Gilliam's BENVENUTO CELLINI Opens at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2014

One of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2014, Terry Gilliam's production of Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera opened at the London Coliseum last night.... (more...)



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