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Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th AnniversaryUtah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Fort Worth Oprea Announces Line Up Of Unpublished Operas, 5/3-5/4Fort Worth Oprea Announces Line Up Of Unpublished Operas, 5/3-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the names of the eight composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for the company's fifth annual, critically acclaimed new works series, Frontiers - funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Amy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak PerformancesAmy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Peak Performances will present the world premiere of Quixote, from composer-librettist Amy Beth Kirsten and director-designer Mark DeChiazza, March 23-26. (more...)

Kate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon PlaceKate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Dixon Place and The Wet Ink Ensemble will present the NYC premiere of award-winning composer/performer Kate Soper's IPSA DIXIT for two nights only Friday, February 3rd and Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This WeekPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival begins this week, running January 5-15! (more...)

BWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in JanuaryBWW Preview: Mazzoli-Vavrek WAVES Gets Second Break, at New York's Prototype Festival in January
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 27, 2016

For a new opera to have its second major showing less than four months after its premiere is unheard of—but then BREAKING THE WAVES, based on the Lars Von Trier film of the same name, isn't just any opera. This triumph by composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavrek, and direction by James Darrah—with a star-making turn by soprano Kiera Duffy in the central role of Bess—debuted at Opera Philadelphia last September and is having its New York premiere on January 6-9, 2017, over the first weekend of the Prototype Festival at NYU's Skirball Center. (more...)

PlayMakers to Present Workshops of DE PROFUNDIS This JanuaryPlayMakers to Present Workshops of DE PROFUNDIS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present a workshop production of"De Profundis," an original work being developed and directed by explosive theatre-makers Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Opens 45th Anniversary Season with SOLDIER SONGSDes Moines Metro Opera Opens 45th Anniversary Season with SOLDIER SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Des Moines Metro Opera, in an historic partnership with the Iowa National Guard and Camp Dodge, will open its 45th Anniversary Season with a production of David T. Little's poignant and chilling one-act opera Soldier Songs in late January 2017. (more...)

There's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand OperaThere's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fresh off her debut at London's Royal Opera House and just before her Met debut, Daniela Mack joins Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) cast of George's Bizet's Carmen. Ms. Mack will perform the title role from December 1 through December 3, 2016 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (more...)

Today Only: Your Donation DOUBLED in Support of American Lyric TheaterToday Only: Your Donation DOUBLED in Support of American Lyric Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Make 2x the impact with your gift from now until midnight (more...)

Third Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable ComposersThird Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Third Coast Percussion, the acclaimed young ensemble from Chicago, joins forces with Glasgow's Cathie Boyd and her arts organization, Cryptic, for 'See You Later', an evening of new music presented visually as a staged concert. 'See You Later' asks the question, what if you could see music? Where else but the fertile soil of Peak Performance could such a daring enterprise bloom? (more...)

Christopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS NextChristopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

NYFOS Next-the "invaluable contemporary-music series" from the 'indefatigable art-song devotees' (The New Yorker) at New York Festival of Song-continues Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a showcase of new music and poetry explored by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE & FRIENDS.  (more...)

NYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena FrankNYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena Frank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A new season of NYFOS Next opens Today, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with GABRIELA LENA FRANK. Frank curates and hosts an hour-long evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues Avner Dorman and Derek Bermel. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, TodayCarnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Music Director George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) on Today, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the first of two concerts in Zankel Hall this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary. The concert, a Halloween-themed program titled Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music, includes two world premieres: Paul Moravec's "The Overlook Hotel Suite" from The Shining, featuring music from his new opera based on the classic Stephen King horror novel, and Judith Shatin's Black Moon for Orchestra and Conductor-Controlled Electronics, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The program also features electrifying music from Bernard Herrmann's Psycho Suite-from Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film-and David Del Tredici's Dracula. Guest artists include soprano and narrator Nancy Lundy and electronic engineer Maxwell Tfirn. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season today, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Third Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable ComposersThird Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Third Coast Percussion, the acclaimed young ensemble from Chicago, joins forces with Glasgow's Cathie Boyd and her arts organization, Cryptic, for 'See You Later', an evening of new music presented visually as a staged concert. 'See You Later' asks the question, what if you could see music? Where else but the fertile soil of Peak Performance could such a daring enterprise bloom? (more...)

BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 18, 2016

Although '27'--the opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek about the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of friends--had its world premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2014, its upcoming performances at City Center in New York, on October 20-21, are a debut of a different color. As part of the 75th anniversary season of MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, 27 has had some interesting changes since the performances seen in St. Louis. (more...)

Sky-Pony Presents Halloween Show, 10/30Sky-Pony Presents Halloween Show, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The other night we played the Park Avenue Armory Gala... on a bill with Patti LuPone! A pic from the event, to the right. Now we're gearing up for our big Halloween extravaganza on Sunday October 30th! Expect costumes, surprises, and a healthy dose of our lush and theatrical indie pop. Plus we'll be joined by backup singer emeritas Lizzie O'Hara Marx, returning from California to join us for this show only. (more...)

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