English National Opera News

Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces programming for its milestone 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18, which spotlights its virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Acclaimed Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations, February 23-26 in Englewood, Newark, Red Bank and Morristown. Pianist Kirill Gerstein-hailed as "alarmingly gifted" by Classical Review-returns to perform the Rachmaninoff concerto, one of the most enduring works in the canon. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Nicholas Lyndhurst Joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in CAROUSEL at the London ColiseumNicholas Lyndhurst Joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in CAROUSEL at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/9Florida Grand Opera Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

From January 28 through February 4, 2017, Florida Grand Opera presents, Tchaikovsky's best loved opera, Eugene Onegin, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This run is followed by performances on February 9 and 11 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing'Met Opera GM Cancels Verdi Production to Save $1 Million; Spanish Director Says Decision Was 'Cruel and Disappointing'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.” (more...)

Glenn Close to Discuss Her Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD on NBC's 'Today'Glenn Close to Discuss Her Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

BWW has learned that on Thursday, January 26th, actress Glenn Close will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway in the revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Sxip Shirey's New Album 'A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees' Out TodaySxip Shirey's New Album 'A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Acclaimed electro-acoustic composer and performer Sxip Shirey's new album A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees, is out now on VIA Records. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Houston Grand Opera expands its commitment to broadening the audience for opera with a 2017-18 season that includes the first presentations of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical West Side Story by a major American opera house and the world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree. HGO will present its first performances in a quarter century of two iconic works: Richard Strauss's revenge-filled Elektra with virtuoso sopranoChristine Goerke in the tempestuous title role and 2016 Richard Tucker Award-winner and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson in her role debut as Chrysothemis, under the baton of HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers; and Bellini's grand-scale tragedy Norma showcasing the debut of stellar dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the notoriously difficult title role, with 2015 Tucker winner and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. (more...)

The King's Head Theatre Presents New Staging of MADAM BUTTERFLYThe King's Head Theatre Presents New Staging of MADAM BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Paul Higgins returns to the King's Head Theatre after his acclaimed reality TV set Cosi Fan Tutti to direct Puccini's Madam Butterfly in a new English version by Amanda Holden who won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera in 2001.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

Hawai'i Orchestra Presents Brahms Double Concerto, 2/5Hawai'i Orchestra Presents Brahms Double Concerto, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Indulge in the beautiful music of Brahms as the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) proudly features two of its own musicians - Concertmaster Ignace (Iggy) Jang and Principal Cellist Mark Votapek - in the Brahms Violin and Cello Concerto in A minor (also known as the Brahms Double Concerto) under the baton of Maestra Xian Zhang at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 4 and at 4 pm on Sunday, February 5.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Seattle Opera is Weston Hurt's Home Away from HomeBWW Interview: Seattle Opera is Weston Hurt's Home Away from Home
by Erica Miner - Jan 10, 2017

A veteran of diverse leading roles, Hurt is also an experienced concert and recital performer (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway!Full Cast Announced for Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe To Make Role Debut In TANCREDI, 2/10-2/19Stephanie Blythe To Make Role Debut In TANCREDI, 2/10-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano 'who can do anything' according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside 'the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen' for an immersive concert event. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town HallOPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Sxip Shirey's New Video/Single 'Woman of Constant Sorrow' Premieres on BillboardSxip Shirey's New Video/Single 'Woman of Constant Sorrow' Premieres on Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Acclaimed electro-acoustic composer and performer Sxip Shirey's video for his new track “Woman of Constant Sorrow,” featuring vocals and performance from Rhiannon Giddens, premieres on Billboard. (more...)

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