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Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center Tanna Frederick to Star in DUTCHMAN at Edgemar Center
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

Dutchman Opens Limited Engagement at Edgemar Center for the Arts on July 15; Tanna Frederick and Siaka Massaquoi star, Levy Lee Simons directs... (more...)
Utah Opera's 'Libretti & Libations' Features Cocktails Inspired by THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Utah Opera's 'Libretti & Libations' Features Cocktails Inspired by THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2015

For the last time this season, art influences life with Utah Opera's “Libretti & Libations,” a partnership with Salt Lake City's top mixologists to create craft cocktails inspired by the current opera production. During May, six social sippers -- Bambara, BTG Wine Bar, Caffe Molise, Finca, Takashi a... (more...)
NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17 NY Gilbert & Sullivan to Present THE GONDOLIERS at Skirball Center, 5/15-17
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, will present its spring production The Gondoliers May 15-17 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place).... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3.... (more...)
The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3 The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina BWW Interview: Bryan Hymel Talks French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina
by Erica Miner - April 01, 2015

Tenor Bryan Hymel's rapid rise is being followed by opera mavens worldwide.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word BWW Reviews: In LUCIA at the Met, Tenor Calleja Has the Last Word
by Richard Sasanow - March 23, 2015

The title role of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR was so important to star sopranos during the last half of the 20th century, that it's hard to recall that in Caruso's day, the tenor was the main attraction. I thought of that during the current performance of the opera at the met, with Russian sopra... (more...)
Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22 Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Dir... (more...)
Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - November 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fellow who's jovial and friendly one minute…and then you hear he's robbed a store. He uses and abuses p... (more...)
Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd Dallas Opera Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Draws Record-Breaking Crowd
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium.... (more...)
Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone Dallas Opera Celebrates Achievement of Simulcast Milestone
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

DALLAS, OCTOBER 28, 2014 —The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadi... (more...)
The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000 The Dallas Opera's Live Simulcast of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Brings In a Crowd of 7,000
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce that last Friday evening's live simulcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Klyde Warren Park, the company's ninth simulcast in four years, attracted a record-breaking crowd for any Dallas Opera performance outside a sports stadium.... (more...)
Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER Review Roundup: The Met Opera's Controversial THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
by Review Roundups - October 24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season kicked off with the controversial John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, conducted by David Robertson and directed by Tom Morris.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met BWW Reviews: Stellar Production, Good Cast Still Don't Add Up to MAGIC at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - October 13, 2014

A little slapstick here, a little mysticism there, some knockout arias, a love story, parental conflict--put them all together and you have Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE--better known in these parts as THE MAGIC FLUTE. Add a good cast and a spectacular production with wonderful effects, flying boys, Bunr... (more...)
Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5 Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Opera Philadelphia opens its 40th Anniversary Season in grand fashion this September, with a New Production of The Barber of Seville. Rossini's comic masterpiece will be presented in five performances at the Academy of Music, today, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, with a FREE HD broadcast on a giant screen... (more...)




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