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New Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAMNew Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season titled "Life Is But a Dream," featuring premieres of works by American composers Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, and Ben Moore inspired by poetry and folk melodies, and a World-Premiere Commission based on Shakespeare texts by Matthew Harris in honor of the chorus's upcoming 50th anniversary. The concert will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 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 and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will feature performances by Merola alumni from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and current and recent participants, including: soprano Deborah Voigt (1985); mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (1983); Mark Morash, pianist and Merola Opera Program Music Director (1987); and soprano Tracy Dahl (1985); soprano Kristin Clayton (1993), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (1990), Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone (1992, 1993, 1994), and John Churchwell, pianist (1996); baritone Quinn Kelsey (2002); 2013 Merola graduates mezzo-soprano Zanda Šv?de and tenors Pene Pati and Issachah Savage; soprano Julie Adams, and bass Anthony Reed,  all from 2014; Amina Edris and Toni Marie Palmertree, sopranos; and Brad Walker, bass-baritone, both from 2015; and 2016 artists Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Amitai Pati and Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenors; Andrew G. Manea, baritone; John Elam and Jennifer Szeto, pianists; and director Aria Umezawa. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/302017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Renée Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Met's new production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new production—the company's first new staging of the piece since 1969—with Sebastian Weigle conducting all performances. The starry cast includes El?na Garan?a in her company role debut as the Marschallin's young lover, Octavian, opposite Erin Morley as Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between Marschallin and Octavian; Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, the Marschallin's oafish cousin; Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Sophie's father Faninal; and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Kathleen Kim sings Sophie in the April 28 and May 1 performances.   (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for
Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco ReunionDallas Opera Announces The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2017 San Francisco Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

In connection with its twenty-year commitment to address a long-standing gender imbalance at podiums throughout the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that this year's annual reunion of the Fellows of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera will take place at the famed War Memorial in San Francisco, California, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music to Honor San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink, 4/18San Francisco Conservatory of Music to Honor San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will honor San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink at its Spring 2017 Gala, taking place Tuesday, April 18. Serving as the symphony's executive director since 1999 and previously as general manager from 1990-1994, Assink is regarded as one of America's leading arts administrators. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday,April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renee Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced2017 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens Star in L'AMOUR DE LOIN at Great Performances at the Met, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Susanna Phillips stars as Clémence, the Countess of Tripoli, opposite Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour on a quest to find his perfect love, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages back and forth between them.   (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLANDStage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council AuditionsNine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Marking their first U.S. performances together, this spring Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi tours five California cities with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), where he launched his tenure as Principal Conductor this season. At concerts in Santa Barbara (March 28), Palm Desert (March 29), San Diego (March 30), Costa Mesa (March 31), and San Francisco (April 2 & 3), he and the orchestra will perform Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with star soprano Deborah Voigt, whom Luisi conducted as Brünnhilde in Robert LePage's 2011 “Ring” cycle at New York's Metropolitan Opera. The music of Danish composer Carl Nielsen, long a DNSO staple, will also be featured: the Helios Overture, and, exclusively in San Francisco, the Symphony No. 6. At the first four concerts, the program will be completed by the spring-infused First Symphony by Mahler, whose Ninth Symphony Luisi conducted at the DNSO's season-opening concerts last fall; in San Francisco, he will instead lead music by Beethoven – the “Eroica” Symphony and Violin Concerto, with Arabella Steinbacher as soloist – and Richard Strauss. Shortly after the tour, Luisi returns to California to conduct the San Francisco Symphony (April 27–29) before bringing his U.S. spring season to a close on the East Coast, where he looks forward to leading The Orchestra Now (T?N) at Bard College (May 28). (more...)

Craig Ketter to Perform Ullmann Piano Sonata No. 1 on PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEYCraig Ketter to Perform Ullmann Piano Sonata No. 1 on PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

In each of its seasons "PREformances with Allison Charney" turns the spotlight on the virtuosity of the concert series' extraordinarily talented collaborative pianist, Craig Ketter. When he assumes center stage onMarch 13th Mr. Ketter will take the opportunity to play the infrequently performed music of 20th century composer, pianist and conductor Viktor Ullmann. Over the past decade pianist Craig Ketter has collaborated with colleagues in "The Ullmann Project," bringing the music Viktor Ullmann and a lost generation of musicians stifled by the Nazi regime to a broader audience. As with all PREformances' special guests, Mr. Ketter's performance anticipates a special, future engagement - in this case, a recording project of the complete piano sonatas of Viktor Ullmann. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley Set for MasterVoices' 2017 Spring BenefitKelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley Set for MasterVoices' 2017 Spring Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, will hold its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club, 1 E. 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue), on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30. (more...)

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