Benjamin Britten News

 

Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
The Dallas Opera Presents the Acclaimed Glyndebourne Production of The Turn of the ScrewThe Dallas Opera Presents the Acclaimed Glyndebourne Production of The Turn of the Screw
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dallas Opera is proud to present a landmark of modern opera new to the company's repertoire: THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Benjamin Britten, with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper. dark and gripping tale is based on the atmospheric, nineteenth-century novella by Henry James. This production from England's Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House. Three additional performances of THE TURN OF THE SCREW will take place on March 19, 22, and 25, 2017. (more...)

16th Street Theater presents INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH16th Street Theater presents INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 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 - May 20, 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...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra To Announce 25th Anniversary SeasonOrlando Philharmonic Orchestra To Announce 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Season Announcement on Saturday, March 4 at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m., before both Irish Romance concerts at Bob Carr Theater at 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 3/26LA Opera Presents Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

LA Opera Invites Angelenos of All Ages to an Open House at the Dorothy Chandler PavilionLA Opera Invites Angelenos of All Ages to an Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented, jointly, by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 85th Anniversary SeasonChattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces the 2017/18 season - the 85th Season for the organization. Music programmed showcases the old and the new - from music that was written hundreds of years ago to music written more recently. (more...)

Kent Tritle Announces Spring 2017 SeasonKent Tritle Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

To launch his 2016-17 season, Kent Tritle made his conducting debut in Asia with a program of Beethoven and Bellini at South Korea's Great Mountains Music Festival and School in August, and in November led the New York premiere at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine of the recently deceased Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigilia. Opera News, praising Tritle's “profoundly musical direction,” said, “Truly, this was a choral concert for the ages. … For those of us who love choral music, and for those of us who particularly love choral music connected to the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this concert was possibly the finest event of the 2016-17 season.” (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 TourAlan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival SeasonDes Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the full casting for the Company's 45th Summer Festival Season, which runs from June 23 through July 16, 2017, and offers 17 performances of four different operas. (more...)

James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA OperaJames Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New CastTHE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 TourRichard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

One of the UK's most widely celebrated contemporary dance companies is presenting eight works to tour throughout 2017, including a world premiere of brand new piece Chacony in the US, accompanied by a live string quartet. (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off February 2017 with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and 28 Days of Major Concerts & ShowsKravis Center Kicks Off February 2017 with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and 28 Days of Major Concerts & Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in February 2017 with 30 amazing productions and events, including one of the biggest hits now running on Broadway, three international orchestras, a couple of impressive symphonies, two legendary dance companies and incredible line-up of musical headliners and a truly memorable NIGHT OF STARS. (more...)

Five Exquisite Singers to Present a Winter Recital of Songs and RomancesFive Exquisite Singers to Present a Winter Recital of Songs and Romances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

Warm yourself this winter with the gift of voice and song at The National Opera Center in NYC! On Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm, five exquisite singers offer a diverse and moving recital of songs and romances you won't want to miss. (more...)

Trinity Church's TIME'S ARROW Festival to Celebrate 250 Years of St. Paul's ChapelTrinity Church's TIME'S ARROW Festival to Celebrate 250 Years of St. Paul's Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Trinity Church Wall Street's annual series of concerts in January has long been a highlight of the musical season. Entitled 'Time's Arrow' to allude to Trinity's signature juxtaposition of early and modern music, the 2017 festival (Jan 1-12) celebrates the 250th anniversary of the opening of St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest church building in Manhattan. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak PerformancesRichard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Over the last few years, Peak Performances has become a New York / New Jersey home for the work of Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC), one of Britain's foremost contemporary dance companies. (more...)

Mirror Visions Ensemble to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Concert at the Sheen CenterMirror Visions Ensemble to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Concert at the Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture with a concert entitled Reflections and Projections: 25 Years of Mirror Visions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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