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Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, TodayHouston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program2016 Schwabacher Debut Recitals to be Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals. This season, the recitals move to the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, located on the fourth floor of the Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco). The February 28 series-opener—Ports of Call with New York Festival of Song Artistic Director Steven Blier and 2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Amina Edris, Edward Nelson and Brad Walker—marks the inaugural public performance in the Taube Atrium Theater, which boasts the innovative Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. The 5:30 p.m. Sunday recital series continues on March 6 with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist John Churchwell; March 20 with baritone Efraín Solís accompanied by pianist Robert Mollicone; and April 24 with baritone Kihun Yoon and pianist Mark Morash. (more...)

Dolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement AwardDolora Zajick to Receive Opera Index Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 17, Opera Index will present its 37th Distinguished Achievement Award to Dolora Zajick, a true dramatic mezzo-soprano, acclaimed by The New York Times as “a mezzo in a class by herself,” at a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni AwardPatricia Racette to Receive the Merola Opera Program Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni AwardPatricia Racette to Receive Merola Distinguished Alumni Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Merola Opera Program is pleased to recognize Merola 1988 alumna Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2016, in San Francisco. The ceremony is an invitation-only event for members of Merola's Gold Circle and above. Those wishing to join Merola may find information at www.merola.org. (more...)

Opera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDSOpera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

New York, NY (December 10, 2015) – OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees — Joseph Calleja, El?na Garan?a, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, and José van Dam — will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 10th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  (more...)

Carol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC ManhattanCarol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents the fall season finale of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 14th at 12:30pm. In this unique concert series, you will hear celebrated classical musicians just before their performances on the world's most prestigious stages removing traditional barriers between performer and audience. (more...)

Chelsea Opera to Present BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT, Featuring Deborah Voigt, 12/20Chelsea Opera to Present BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT, Featuring Deborah Voigt, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Metropolitan Opera star Deborah Voigt is the special guest in Bending Towards the Light ... A Jazz Nativity.  Chelsea Opera joins forces with Kindred Spirits, Inc. to present this fresh and dramatic telling of the Christmas story.  WQXR's Terrance McKnight and WBGO's Sheila Andersonco-host this 30th anniversary production of Bending Towards the Light ... A Jazz Nativity, featuring jazz greats Ingrid Jensen, Steve Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon, and 93-year-old Latin congo player, Candido.  Performances take place at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street in NYC, on Sunday, December 20 at 5 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets range from $25 to $50, available online and at the door (cash/check only). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Well-Strung Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with New 'Silent Night' Music VideoSTAGE TUBE: Well-Strung Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with New 'Silent Night' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2015

Watch the new Well-Strung video below! (more...)

Well-Strung Kicks Off Their Christmas Show Today in New Orleans; Stops in NYC, Orlando & More Next!Well-Strung Kicks Off Their Christmas Show Today in New Orleans; Stops in NYC, Orlando & More Next!
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 27, 2015

Well-Strung kicks off the tour of their Christmas Show tonight in New Orleans. After New Orleans, the group will visit Batavia, New York City, Woodstock, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Details of New Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera; Opens Feb. 2016San Francisco Opera Announces Details of New Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera; Opens Feb. 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced new details of its soon-to-be-completed $21 million renovation of 38,000 square feet in the Veterans Building's fourth floor and basement named the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. Adjacent to the War Memorial Opera House, the Wilsey Center for Opera is scheduled to open in late February 2016, and consolidates most of the Company's operations into a single campus in the vibrant and emerging arts district of San Francisco's Civic Center. The 1932 Beaux Arts-designed Veterans Building recently reopened in September following a 26-month, City-financed $156 million seismic retrofit and renovation of the historic Herbst Theatre, Green Room, meeting rooms, offices and corridors throughout the first three floors. (more...)

Well-Strung to Bring Holiday Show to Feinstein's/54 Below Next MonthWell-Strung to Bring Holiday Show to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

 On the heels of their Billboard Top 10 Classical Crossover album, Well-Strung returns to New York with a "A Well-Strung Christmas" at 54 Below on December 9, 10, and 14.  The new show has been devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, and features the group's own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites, such as 'Silent Night' and irreverent newly-observed versions of songs like 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' and 'Sleighride,' all the way to George Michael's 'This Christmas' and everything in between.   For tickets and information please visit http://54below.com/artist/well-strung/. (more...)

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by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

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The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - Stephen Sondheim, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more. (more...)

LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass FestivalLA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD, THE CRUCIBLE and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more. (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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Well-Strung to Premiere Holiday Show in New OrleansWell-Strung to Premiere Holiday Show in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

On the heels of their Billboard Top 10 Classical Crossover album, Well-Strung returns to New Orleans with a world premiere holiday show featuring Varla Jean Merman. 'A Well-Strung Christmas' will have its world premiere at Cafe Istanbul on November 27, 28, and 29. The new show has been devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, and features the group's own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites. The new show hosted by Varla Jean Merman will feature holiday favorites like 'Silent Night' and irreverent newly-observed versions of songs like 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' and 'Sleighride,' all the way to George Michael's 'This Christmas' and everything in between. For tickets and information please visit www.broadwaynola.com. (more...)

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by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

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BWW Review: Despite Game Cast, PIRATES with MasterVoices Abandons Ship at New York City CenterBWW Review: Despite Game Cast, PIRATES with MasterVoices Abandons Ship at New York City Center
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 19, 2015

Bravo to the Collegiate Chorale for taking things up a notch--changing its name to MasterVoices and taking on an ambitious season that opened with a semi-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at New York City Center, with a game cast including some top Broadway performers and opera singer Deborah Voigt. But this is the house that City Center ENCORES! built over the last 20 years—including originating the long-running Broadway production of Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO—and they should have known to bring in a stronger director to help the evening jell. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala TonightPhillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

MasterVoices will hold its Fall Gala and Concert, featuring the THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY at Le Parker Meridian and the New York City Center tonight, October 15, 2015. (more...)

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