English National Opera News

National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This JulyNational Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This summer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a "bona-fide star" (New Yorker) of the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, and Glyndebourne, returns as one of twelve curators to Brooklyn's artist-led National Sawdust (NS), where he will present and perform in a radical reimagining of Handel's dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, a co-production of National Sawdust and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (led by conductor Nicholas McGegan). (more...)

Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARDReaders Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD leading lady Glenn Close continues to make headlines and waves across social media this week, following her apology for being too ill to perform on Mother's Day via an open letter the entire Broadway community has dubbed 'classy.' (more...)

Glenn Close Stops the Show at SUNSET BOULEVARD to Stop Photo-Taking Audience MemberGlenn Close Stops the Show at SUNSET BOULEVARD to Stop Photo-Taking Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With one look she can stop the show...literally.  BroadwayWorld has just learned that at yesterday's matinee of Sunset Boulevard, leading lady Glenn Close paused her performance to politely ask an audience member to stop taking photos, saying it was distracting and disrespectful. She said: "We can have a show or we can have a photo shoot," and then quickly began "With One Look" again from the top of the song. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 23, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will perform their first-and-only U.S. performance tonight, May 23. at New York City Center. Below, watch as the duo chats about performing together onstage, their friendship offstage and so much more! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public ApologyCynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public Apology
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2017

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo took to BroadwayWorld.com's Facebook page to respond to Glenn Close's public apology for missing a performance on Mother's Day due to illness.  (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season YetFlorida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic AdvisorThe Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Casting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air TheatreCasting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bringing two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dickens Uncovered celebrates the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

VIDEO: Glenn Close Recalls Taking On Lead Broadway Role With No Rehearsals!VIDEO: Glenn Close Recalls Taking On Lead Broadway Role With No Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, Glenn Close chatted about one of her first jobs on Broadway as an understudy, and having to play the lead role without rehearsing. (more...)

The Solti Foundation U.S. Announces 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant IncreaseThe Solti Foundation U.S. Announces 2017 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and Award Grant Increase
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, announced today the Foundation's eighth grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, to Christopher Allen, Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This WinterMark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Final Week Offer For CAROUSEL Starring Alfie Boe and Katherine JenkinsFinal Week Offer For CAROUSEL Starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

After touring to every corner of the world, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is now heading into London's West End from September 2017, playing at the Lyric Theatre for a special four-month season. Book tickets here from £25 (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BODYGUARD Opens at L.A.'s Pantages TheatrePhoto Flash: THE BODYGUARD Opens at L.A.'s Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge a€' what they don't expect is to fall in love... (more...)

Free Choral Theatre Production At Liverpool Cathedral this MonthFree Choral Theatre Production At Liverpool Cathedral this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Cut to the Chase Productions are delighted to announce that their new choral theatre production; Through The Wilderness will take place at none other than the stunning Liverpool Cathedral on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May. (more...)

SFCM to Present Soprano Patricia Racette with Honorary Doctorate at 2017 CommencementSFCM to Present Soprano Patricia Racette with Honorary Doctorate at 2017 Commencement
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will present internationally renowned soprano Patricia Racette with an honorary doctorate at the institution's annual commencement ceremony on May 19, 2017. Racette, highly sought after for her dramatic interpretations of roles both iconic and new, is known the world over for her lyrical expressivity and dynamism. She has performed on the stages of La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among many others. She is also the recipient of the prized Richard Tucker Award and the Opera News Award. (more...)

Winners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition AnnouncedWinners of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An elite group of nineteen of the most talented young opera singers in the country competed this weekend for prestige and prizes in the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. (more...)

Utah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNIUtah Opera Closes 2016-17 Season with Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart's “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Excitement is building as Florida Grand Opera (FGO) prepares to open its production of one of Verdi's greatest works, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a searing drama of royal intrigue and the conflict between duty and following one's heart. Long considered one of the ultimate challenges for the world's greatest singers of the Italian repertoire, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, and Plácido Domingo, Un ballo in maschera comes to Florida Grand Opera for the first time since 2005, with a cast of some of the finest singers available on the international opera scene. (more...)

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