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BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2016
Always looking for new worlds to conquer, Gioachino Rossini wrote GUILLAUME TELL in French, as Paris became the center of the opera world. Despite his successes there, this was to be his operatic swan song, a story glorifying a revolutionary character--with a message that resonated, loud and strong,... (more...)
12th Annual Opera News Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016
OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees—stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade—will be feted a... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016
Chicago's historic Studebaker Theater will become the home of live opera with a contemporary adaptation of Henry Purcell's 1692 "The Fairy Queen," a reimagining of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Chicago Opera Theater (COT) beginning November 5.... (more...)
HAZEL: MADE IN BELFAST to Have World Premiere at Carnegie Hall 10/16
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2016
Hazel: Made In Belfast-- an operatic musical narrative co-produced by New York artist Gregory de la Haba and Irish poet and pianist Terence Browne- makes its world premiere this Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.... (more...)
BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29|
by Richard Sasanow