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Lyric Opera of Chicago's RUSALKA to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Strange things are afoot in the deep darkness of the woods when humans, wood nymphs, water sprites, goblins, witches, and other creatures intermingle - knowingly or otherwise. Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Antonin Dvorák's Rusalka, the famed Czech composer's darkly sensual fairy tale, which makes its eagerly anticipated company premiere in a new production opening on Saturday, February 22, with six performances through Sunday, March 16. Performance dates are February 22, 26, March 4, 7, and 10, all at 7:30pm, with a matinee on March 16 at 2pm. (more...)

FIS Joins Forces with Microsoft to Advance Cybersecurity
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Under the agreement, FIS representatives will work hand-in-hand with forensic analysts, software developers and researchers at the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, which opened in November 2013. The partnership goal is to increase cooperative action between international law enforcement and private industry in order to help continuously improve the security of payments and financial transactions worldwide and make the Internet a safer place to do business. (more...)

New Study by Harvard Business School Professor and NAM Chief Economist Shows International Software Piracy Hampering Manufacturers in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Low-cost imports made by global firms using illegal software have drained $240 billion in revenue (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago's RUSALKA to Open 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka, the famed Czech composer's darkly sensual fairy tale, which makes its eagerly anticipated company premiere in a new production opening on Saturday, February 22, with six performances through Sunday, March 16. Performance dates are February 22, 26, March 4, 7, and 10, all at 7:30pm, with a matinee on March 16 at 2pm. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces 2014/2015 Season, Including FALSTAFF and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company unveiled a season dominated by the most important, respected and talked-about artists working on the operatic world stage today at a public launch of its 2014/2015 season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft's legal and technical expertise as well as cutting-edge tools and technology with cross-industry expertise, marking a new era in effectively fighting crime on the Internet. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Presents ARABELLA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

Arabella by composer Richard Strauss sung in German with English translations projected above the stage at Ordway, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, tonight, November 9, 7:30pm, Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm, Thursday, November 14, 7:30pm, Today, November 16, 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 17, 2pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Minnesota Opera's ARABELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Minnesota Opera presents ARABELLA, by composer Richard Strauss, Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage at the Ordway, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, opening tomorrow, November 9, and running through November 12. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Minnesota Opera Presents ARABELLA, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Arabella by composer Richard Strauss sung in German with English translations projected above the stage at Ordway, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm, Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm, Thursday, November 14, 7:30pm, Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 17, 2pm. (more...)

Chicago Sinfonietta Joins Ballet West for THE SLEEPING BEAUTY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Chicago Sinfonietta Joins Ballet West for The Sleeping Beauty tonight, October 4 at 7:30PM and Saturday, October 5 at 2PM and 8PM. (more...)

PARSIFAL, OTELLO, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and More Highlight Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Lyric Opera of Chicago and its general director, Anthony Freud, announced the lineup for Lyric's 2013-14 season todaY. Joseph Calleja, Joyce DiDonato, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani, and Patricia Racette are among those headlining the new season's offerings. These comprise 67 performances of eight different operas, beginning today, October 5, 2013 and concluding March 23, 2014: new productions of Parsifal, La traviata, The Barber of Seville, and Rusalka (Lyric premiere); a revival of Otello; and new-to-Chicago stagings of Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, and La clemenza di Tito. (more...)

Rob Ashford, John Caird and More Highlight Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Lyric Opera of Chicago and its general director, Anthony Freud, announced the lineup for Lyric's 2013-14 season today. Joseph Calleja, Joyce DiDonato, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson, Ana Maria Martinez, Matthew Polenzani, and Patricia Racette are among those headlining the new season's offerings. These comprise 67 performances of eight different operas, beginning October 5, 2013 and concluding March 23, 2014: new productions of Parsifal, La traviata, The Barber of Seville, and Rusalka (Lyric premiere); a revival of Otello; and new-to-Chicago stagings of Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, and La clemenza di Tito. Lyric's music director, Sir Andrew Davis, will lead three operas, and guest conductors Marco Armiliato, Bertrand de Billy and Michele Mariotti will make their house debuts. Additionally, Lyric will present a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music in the spring of 2014, continuing the company's American Musical Theater Initiative, and Davis will conduct a special Subscriber Appreciation Concert in March featuring Lyric's creative consultant - the star soprano Renee Fleming - with tenor Jonas Kaufmann. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Announces Updates to 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce casting updates for the 2013–2014 season, which boasts three company premieres and five productions new to Minnesota audiences. Based on anticipated demand, the boundary-busting production of The Magic Flutewill receive nine performances. Other season highlights include James Valenti starring in the premiere of a revised The Dream of Valentino by Dominick Argento as part of Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative; Kelly Kaduce in an opulent production of Puccini's soulful Manon Lescaut; Jacquelyn Wagner, Elizabeth Futral, Brian Jagde and Craig Irvin in a stylish production of Strauss' romantic comedy, Arabella; and Verdi's chilling take on the Shakespearean thriller, Macbeth, starring Brenda Harris and Greer Grimsley. Minnesota Opera is also pleased to announce the roster for the 2013–2014 Resident Artist Program, as well as unveil a new website. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013-14 season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

Single tickets go on sale to the general public today, Aug. 1, for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 59th season. (more...)

Scoop: ROOKIE BLUE on ABC - Today, July 25, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jul 25, 2013

Get all the scoop on ROOKIE BLUE, airing on ABC today, July 25, 2013! (more...)

Microsoft vs. Pirates; Announces Settlement of settles 3,265 Software Piracy Cases
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has settled 3,265 copyright infringement cases around the globe during the past year. At the end of its fiscal year on June 30, the cases totaled 35 across 19 U.S. states and 3,230 international cases across 42 countries. (more...)

Scoop: ROOKIE BLUE on ABC - Thursday, July 25, 2013
by - Jul 08, 2013

Get all the scoop on ROOKIE BLUE, airing on ABC on Thursday, July 25, 2013! (more...)

Cirque du Soleil & Estate of Michael Jackson Unveil 'Michael Jackson ONE' in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson unveiled Michael Jackson ONE today in Las Vegas, a new creation to take residency exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Debuts New Show MICHAEL JACKSON ONE in Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Cirque du Soleil will debut its new show, 'Michael Jackson ONE' at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this summer. Previews are slated to begin tonight, May 23, with opening night set for June 29, 2013. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil & Estate of Michael Jackson Unveil 'Michael Jackson ONE' in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson unveiled Michael Jackson ONE today in Las Vegas, a new creation to take residency exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (more...)

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