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BWW Review: Costanzo Itchy to Bring Obscure Handel ACI to National Sawdust Audiences BWW Review: Costanzo Itchy to Bring Obscure Handel ACI to National Sawdust Audiences
by Richard Sasanow - July 14, 2017

ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO (ACIS, GALATEA AND POLYPHEMUS)--which just opened a short run at Brooklyn's National Sawdust venue, ending on July 20, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo--may be the most obscure Handel opera that you think you know but don't. (And it's not an opera, either, for tha... (more...)
Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tooka... (more...)
BWW Preview: ELIZABETH CREE is a Tale from a New York Crypt Headed for Philadelphia Opera Festival BWW Preview: ELIZABETH CREE is a Tale from a New York Crypt Headed for Philadelphia Opera Festival
by Richard Sasanow - June 05, 2017

Fifteen compelling minutes of a new work doesn't always turn into an opera for all seasons, but a first-look at ELIZABETH CREE—Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's latest collaboration--came across with startling originality. Based on Peter Ackrolyd's Victorian-era tale set in London's dangerous Limehous... (more...)
BWW Review: Joyce DiDonato and Harry Bicket's English Concert Handle Handel's ARIODANTE Quite Nicely at Carnegie Hall BWW Review: Joyce DiDonato and Harry Bicket's English Concert Handle Handel's ARIODANTE Quite Nicely at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - May 05, 2017

Harry Bicket and the English Concert returned for its just-about-annual Handel-fest at Carnegie Hall with a concert performance of the well-loved ARIODANTE by Handel, starring the even better-loved mezzo Joyce DiDonato. The result was some awfully fine singing--particularly from DiDonato in fine dra... (more...)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for Grammy WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for Grammy
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2016

 The Florentine Opera's original recording of Wuthering Heights makes Opera News' 10 Best in Opera recordings of the Year in 2016. Read more at OperaNews.com.... (more...)