Benjamin Britten News

 

Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
St. Bart's 23rd Annual Summer Festival Continues on Sunday 7/23St. Bart's 23rd Annual Summer Festival Continues on Sunday 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The 23rd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, July 23, at 11 am with a service of music by Benjamin Britten.   (more...)

BWW Review:  Will Albert Herring ever shed his innocence?BWW Review: Will Albert Herring ever shed his innocence?
by Steve Callahan - Jul 11, 2017

Union Avenue Opera mounts a delightful production of 'Albert Herring,' Benjamin Britten's only comic opera. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Telegraph Quartet to Quartet-in-ResidenceSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Telegraph Quartet to Quartet-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of the Telegraph Quartet as the institution's next quartet-in-residence. The position, which the Quartet will hold from the 2017-18 season through the 2019-20 season, will showcase the ensemble through public performances at SFCM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Felix Jarrar & Brittany GoodwinBWW Interview: Felix Jarrar & Brittany Goodwin
by Olga El - Jul 6, 2017

Experimental and beautifully composed, Songs of the Soul Beams is a theatrical musical cycle by Felix Jarrar (composer, musical director, pianist) and Brittany Goodwin (librettist, stage director, Persephone) that fuses elements of opera, musical theater and dance in order to explore coping with death. The show made its debut on Sunday, June 4th in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher-Hillman Studio. I was excited to have the chance to catch up with the promising, young directors of the show and learn more about their process. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/1/2017
by - Jul 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/1/2017. (more...)

BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and NorthBWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 29, 2017

Classic and contemporary, opera and orchestral, the music doesn't stop when the temperatures climb in New York, whether you're in New York City, or ready to travel to one of the festivals that dot the landscape of the Northeast. Musical life doesn't stop when the Met closes its doors: Here's a look “from here to eternity”…in the first part of our series on summertime's opera/vocal venues, covering New York City and Westchester. (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance FavoritesBALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark d'At-PaceBWW Dance Interview: Mark d'At-Pace
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 18, 2017

Broadwayworld Dance recently conducted an interview with Australian ballet dancer Mark d'At Pace, find out about his life and career. (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 LineupNorth American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Lara St. John to Perform at Naumburg Bandshell with Ensemble LPRLara St. John to Perform at Naumburg Bandshell with Ensemble LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Violinist Lara St. John will perform with Ensemble LPR on June 27, 7:30pm, as part of the 112th Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, a free concert series founded in 1905, held at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. (more...)

Concord Bicycle Music Acquires Imagem Music Group, Which Includes Rodgers & Hammerstein WorksConcord Bicycle Music Acquires Imagem Music Group, Which Includes Rodgers & Hammerstein Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Concord Bicycle Music has announced the acquisition of global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group. Unique for its leadership role in Broadway, classical, and pop music, Imagem Music Group's vast and historic catalogue of music assets totals more than 250,000 copyrights and includes compositions by some of the most significant and successful artists and songwriters in music history. The landmark agreement brings Concord Bicycle Music's combined publishing catalogue to 380,000 copyrighted works, further underscoring the company's position as a fully integrated independent recorded music and publishing powerhouse. (more...)

Concord Bicycle Music Acquires Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatrical Rights & PublishingConcord Bicycle Music Acquires Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatrical Rights & Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Concord Bicycle Music has announced the acquisition of global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group. Unique for its leadership role in Broadway, classical, and pop music, Imagem Music Group's vast and historic catalogue of music assets totals more than 250,000 copyrights and includes compositions by some of the most significant and successful artists and songwriters in music history. The landmark agreement brings Concord Bicycle Music's combined publishing catalogue to 380,000 copyrighted works, further underscoring the company's position as a fully integrated independent recorded music and publishing powerhouse. (more...)

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...)

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