Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonMusica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Prepares for 23rd Festival Season, Featuring ALBERT HERRING, CAROUSEL & HANSEL UND GRETELUnion Avenue Opera Prepares for 23rd Festival Season, Featuring ALBERT HERRING, CAROUSEL & HANSEL UND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 30 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera [UAO] debut during its 23rd Festival Season this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIACarriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera present THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new co-production with Victorian Opera, Benjamin Britten's opera in two acts, The Rape of Lucretia. Directed by Helpmann Award Winner, Kip Williams, the production stars Mezzo Soprano Anna Dowsley (Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Australia; SCO's Ich habe genug) in a career-defining title role. Conducted by SCO's Artistic Director, Jack Symonds, Costume Design and Associate Direction is by Elizabeth Gadsby; Set Design is by David Fleischer; and Lighting Design is by Damien Cooper. Six performances of this world premiere season will be presented at Carriageworks from 19 - 26 August 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air TheatreCasting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bringing two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dickens Uncovered celebrates the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

The Everyman Brings a Rich Mix to Summer ScheduleThe Everyman Brings a Rich Mix to Summer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Everyman has a tantalising line up for the summer season with a rich mix of theatre, music, comedy and family shows. With over 100,000 customers through the doors in 2016, the Everyman team are looking forward to creating more magic for Cork audiences in the season ahead. (more...)

The Orchestra of the League of Composers to Present Works by Clement, Part & More at Miller TheaterThe Orchestra of the League of Composers to Present Works by Clement, Part & More at Miller Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Orchestra of the League of Composers, Louis Karchin, Music Director, and David Fulmer, conductor, will present works by Clement, Bielewa, Lerdahl and Part on Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY. (more...)

The Solti Foundation U.S. Announces 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant IncreaseThe Solti Foundation U.S. Announces 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant Increase
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, announced today the Foundation's eighth grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, to Christopher Allen, Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. (more...)

The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Unison Media's acclaimed concert series continues its second season on May 31, with a special preview of Opera Philadelphia's hotly-anticipated new opera Elizabeth Cree, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Puts and Campbell (more...)

Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. (more...)

Grant Park Music Festival One Night Membership Passes Go On Sale TomorrowGrant Park Music Festival One Night Membership Passes Go On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Summer in Chicago begins in less than seven weeks with opening night of the Grant Park Music Festival on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Anthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to AustraliaAnthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. The Australian Premiere will be held in Brisbane in November, then travel to Sydney in December, this new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish RepWOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street TheaterINTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)


by José Germán Martínez Paneque - Apr 19, 2017

Ya se ha anunciado la programacion de la temporada 2017-2018 del Teatro Real de Madrid, y entre las producciones que se montaran este año destaca STREET SCENE, que podra verse en Madrid por primera vez entre el 13 y el 18 de febrero y entre el 26 de mayo y 1 de junio de 2018. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street TheaterINTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

Concerts at Saint Thomas Presents The Copenhagen Royal Chapel ChoirConcerts at Saint Thomas Presents The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On Friday, April  28, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas presents the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir. As one of Europe's leading choirs, this fine choir has delighted listeners since 1924 with its interpretation of the works of major composers of the renaissance and baroque eras, as well as 20th century choral music for boys' and men's voices. Since 1959, the choir has been resident at Copenhagen Cathedral and as part of its duties performs at state occasions and during royal visits abroad. (more...)

Concerts At St. Thomas Presents The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, 4/28Concerts At St. Thomas Presents The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas presents the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir. As one of Europe's leading choirs, this fine choir has delighted listeners since 1924 with its interpretation of the works of major composers of the renaissance and baroque eras, as well as 20th century choral music for boys' and men's voices. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Receives $1 Million Campaign Gift from the Lauridsen Family Foundation and $2 Million in Additional Leadership GiftsDes Moines Metro Opera Receives $1 Million Campaign Gift from the Lauridsen Family Foundation and $2 Million in Additional Leadership Gifts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) recently received a $1 million gift from the Lauridsen Family Foundation in support of the Company's Words & Music at the Carnegie Capital Campaign. Other leadership gifts have been received from Charlotte and Fred Hubbell, Nancy Main, Kathleen Picken, Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey, Ardene and Bob Downing, The Laverty Foundation and Cherie and Bob Shreck. The $3.5 million campaign was begun in June of 2016 and in less than a year more than $3 million has been raised.     (more...)

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