English National Opera News

DIRTY DANCING  - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd HallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

LA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnectionsLA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff and double bassist Xavier Foley both have serious classical chops: Zharoff's recent appearances include Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Seattle Opera and Violetta in La Traviata on an international simulcast with English National Opera. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kirsty Bushell On Playing Juliet at Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Interview: Kirsty Bushell On Playing Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Apr 19, 2017

Unusually, actress Kirsty Bushell comes to Juliet later in a stellar career; her work includes everything from the title role in Salisbury Playhouse's Hedda Gabler to Disgraced at Bush Theatre and Ivo van Hove's Antigone. English National Opera boss Daniel Kramer's production, co-starring Edward Hogg and opening Emma Rice's second and final Globe season, begins previews on 22 April. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge TheatreRory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic RoleBWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World StagesTickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nom. The Kentucky Cycle), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017.     (more...)

Hershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna PlayhouseHershey Felder's NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO to Premiere at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the final announced production of its 2017-2018 season of shows, written and directed by Hershey Felder, NATHAN GUNN, FLYING SOLO. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents 'Great' Symphony and Works by Sibelius and Mozart, 5/11-14New Jersey Symphony Presents 'Great' Symphony and Works by Sibelius and Mozart, 5/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Schubert's “Great” Symphony and works by Sibelius and Mozart, May 11–14 in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Violinist Jennifer Koh—Musical America's 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year—returns for Sibelius' Violin Concerto. The program opens with Mozart's Così fan tutte Overture. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists to Design for Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre & MoreLinbury Prize 2017 Finalists to Design for Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet of Opening Night of CAROUSEL at London ColiseumPhoto Flash: On the Red Carpet of Opening Night of CAROUSEL at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel officially opened at the London Coliseum last night, 11 April 2017, and will continue its strictly limited five week run to 13 May 2017. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL, London ColiseumBWW Review: CAROUSEL, London Coliseum
by Nicky Sweetland - Apr 12, 2017

The English National Opera (ENO) have been criticised in recent years for their staging of musicals. The last two years have seen the company-whose home is the London Coliseum-score huge success with their adaptations of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard (which starred Hollywood icon Glen Close) and in a recent interview with The Stage, Producer Michael Linnit claimed the ENO 'would not survive' were it not for the revenue generated by putting on more commercial musicals in the venue. (more...)

Public Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 OpensPublic Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Public booking for the highly acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera opens on Saturday, 15 April at 9.30 a.m.  Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival, once again nominated for 'Best Festival' in the forthcoming International Opera Awards, will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe and the Cast of CAROUSEL at London ColiseumPhoto Flash: First Look at Alfie Boe and the Cast of CAROUSEL at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel continues at the London Coliseum, completing its strictly limited five week run on 13 May 2017. (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best MusicalCURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 9 April 2017) at London's Royal Albert Hall. The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. The full list of winners is available below and online at OlivierAwards.com (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...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Leads April's Top 10 New London ShowsANGELS IN AMERICA Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Full Casting Announced for West End Transfer of OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOURFull Casting Announced for West End Transfer of OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, subsequent UK tour and sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour opens in the West End in May 2017 at the Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic AdvisorLawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia As Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's “big commitment to new repertoire” (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

A tortuous love triangle involving the King of Sweden. A mysterious fortune teller who predicts that the King will soon die. An assassination plot. Few of Giuseppe Verdi's operas contain as many bewitching elements as his 1859 masterpiece Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which opens at Florida Grand Opera on April 29, 2017, in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)

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