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Photo Flash: Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Return to SWEENEY TODD at the English National OperaPhoto Flash: Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Return to SWEENEY TODD at the English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price directs Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Joining Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett are Matthew Seadon-Young as Anthony Hope,Katie Hall as Johanna Barker, Philip Quast as Judge Turpin, Jack North as Tobias Ragg, Alex Gaumond as Beadle Bamford, Rosalie Craig as Beggar Woman and John Owen-Jones as Pirelli. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Terfel and Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD!Photo Coverage: Terfel and Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price directs Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Begins Tonight at the London ColiseumSWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Begins Tonight at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller begins tonight, 30 March 2015 the London Coliseum. (more...)

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to Present Brahms  Strauss & Mozart with Conductor Xian ZhangNEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to Present Brahms Strauss & Mozart with Conductor Xian Zhang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello-featuring Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz-Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Strauss' Serenade for Winds, April 30-May 3 (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists Announced; Rebecca Luker Among Judges2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists Announced; Rebecca Luker Among Judges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Fourteen exceptionally talented singer-actors from the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Rochester, New York. (more...)


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Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets are available via Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1018 or operaphila.org. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

MADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert HallMADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The cast and company of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, produced by Raymond Gubbay with the Royal Albert Hall, will tonight celebrated the production's 100th performance in the venue. The current revival runs until Sunday 15 March. (more...)

West End's SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Adds Performance, April 5West End's SWEENEY TODD, with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Adds Performance, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Due to unprecedented public demand, an extra performance has been scheduled on Sunday 5 April at 3pm for Lonny Price's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Tickets for the 5 April performance, including 300 seats at £10 each, will go on sale today (3 March 2015) at 10am. Sales for Sweeney Todd broke English National Opera box office records last September and the few remaining seats for performances from 30 March are available through the box office. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music DirectorLondon Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present PRINCESS IDA, Beginning 24 MarchFinborough Theatre to Present PRINCESS IDA, Beginning 24 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series continues with the first professional London production in over twenty years of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 (Press Night: Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE PASSENGERPhoto Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mieczys?aw Weinberg's powerfully haunting opera, The Passenger, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a new-to-Chicago production by David Pountney. It opens on Tuesday, February 24 with six performances through Sunday, March 15. Performance dates are Feb. 24, 28, Mar. 4, and 9 at 7:30pm; and Mar. 12 and 15 at 2pm. The Passenger will be sung in Russian, German, Polish, French, Yiddish, Greek, Czech, and English with projected English translations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its exhilarating 57th season with the Kansas City premiere of composer Kevin Puts' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night, beginning tomorrow, February 21 and continuing February 25 & 27 and March 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Anthony Roth Costanzo & Nadine Sierra, 3/22George London Foundation to Welcome Anthony Roth Costanzo & Nadine Sierra, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The George London Foundation's season of events comes to a close with a duo recital by two young singers who both won George London Awards in 2010: countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, whose indelible performances in recent New York Philharmonic productions of Le Grand Macabre and A Dancer's Dream have made him a New York favorite, and soprano Nadine Sierra, one of the youngest winners of the George London Award as well as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Joined by pianist Brian Wagorn, they will perform the last recital of the George London Foundation's season on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8Schimmel Center to Welcome Anna Christy as Part of VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS Series, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, Schimmel Center at Pace University will present an afternoon with the powerhouse soprano, Anna Christy accompanied by pianist Ken Noda. (more...)

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