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Renee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative ConsultantRenee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with world-famous soprano Renee Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Warner Bros Developing New Installment of THE FUGITIVEWarner Bros Developing New Installment of THE FUGITIVE
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures has begun development of a new installment of THE FUGITIVE. According to the report, Christina Hodson is set to write the script with Arnold and Anne Kopelson returning to produce. (more...)

Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Star soprano Renée Flemingadds a beguiling new character to her wide-ranging Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed Pontevedrian millionairess. (more...)

Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the MetSusan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehr's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio BroadcastsLaura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Beginning on Saturday, May 16, and continuing every Saturday through July 11, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2014-15 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. (more...)

David T. Ormesher Appointed President-Elect of Lyric Opera of ChicagoDavid T. Ormesher Appointed President-Elect of Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced that David T. Ormesher, a current member of Lyric's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and chairman of the Innovation Committee, was unanimously elected at today's Board of Directors meeting as Lyric's president-elect. (more...)

Italian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Stars As the Tortured Poet Unlucky in Love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.mItalian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Stars As the Tortured Poet Unlucky in Love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This SummerTHE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events partner to present "The Met: Live in HD' 2015 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from the 2014-2015 Live in HD series in more than 480 U.S. cinemas nationwide through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Carousel is the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric's American Musical Theater Initiative. The King and I and South Pacific follow in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively. Past productions were Oklahoma! in the 2012-13 season and The Sound of Music in the 2013-14 season. Carousel runs Friday, April 10 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (26 performances, including one preview and one student matinee) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening TodayLyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition “Creating Carousel” at the Civic Opera House. It opens on today, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be open for all performances of Carousel through May 3. It is free to performance ticketholders. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Lyric General Director Anthony Freud Receives Dominican University's Bravo AwardLyric General Director Anthony Freud Receives Dominican University's Bravo Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

On Saturday, March 14th during Dominican University's Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala, Lyric Opera's general director Anthony Freud was given the Bravo Award for his significant and memorable contributions to the arts. (more...)

Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg('The Mastersinger of Nuremberg') in its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast. (more...)

Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert to Showcase Ryan Opera Center Members, 3/21Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert to Showcase Ryan Opera Center Members, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates its 40th season with its annual Rising Stars in Concert program Saturday, March 21, at 7:30pm at the Civic Opera House. The talented singers and pianist of the 2014-15 ensemble will perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in works of Bellini, Berg, Berlioz, Bizet, Debussy, Donizetti, Floyd, Gounod, Handel, Korngold, Mozart, Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Rossini. Rising Stars in Concert is offered in celebration of an exceptionally successful year of study and performance for these up-and-coming artists. (more...)

Lyric Names Civic Opera House Stage After Kenneth G. PigottLyric Names Civic Opera House Stage After Kenneth G. Pigott
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Lyric Opera general director Anthony Freud announced that the stage of the Civic Opera House has been named for Kenneth G. Pigott, who served as Lyric's president and CEO from 2011 until his death on February 13. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Host CELEBRATING KEN in Honor of Kenneth G. Pigott This WeekendLyric Opera of Chicago to Host CELEBRATING KEN in Honor of Kenneth G. Pigott This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago invites the public to join the Lyric Opera family as we celebrate the life of Kenneth G. Pigott, who served as president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago from 2011 until his death in February 2015. (more...)

'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Wendi Reichstein - Mar 6, 2015

Nearly150 students filled the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center Friday morning for an early- and unforgettable- Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) nominations ceremony. Surrounded by eager theatre students, excited teachers and directors, and local Austin media outlets, the GAHSMTA Select Ensemble (in true musical theatre fashion), under the direction of the Long Center's Education and Outreach Director Ginger Morris, performed an impressive Broadway-style opener leading up to the morning's big announcement. (more...)

Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Harpschordist & Conductor Jeanette Sorrell to Conduct BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 3/20Harpschordist & Conductor Jeanette Sorrell to Conduct BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Jeanette Sorrell returns to Heinz Hall as guest conductor and harpsichordist for Bach's Coffeehouse, a BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend with concerts Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22. (more...)

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